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Old 06-06-2019, 07:53 PM
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Don Lemon doesn't think he or CNN is liberal.



CNN host Don Lemon says his show and his network are not 'liberal'

CNN host Don Lemon doesn't believe his show -- or his network -- are "liberal."

The CNN star offered up the assessment at an industry event on Thursday, Shortly after the remarks made their way to Twitter, many were quick to express their shock and surprise at the remarks.

"Don Lemon says CNN and his show aren't 'liberal' -- what do you think?" Ken Fisher tweeted.

The responses came in fast.

Lemon has been a vociferous critic of President Trump and frequently attacks him during his primetime show on CNN. In May, Trump appeared to respond by calling Lemon the "dumbest man on television."

For his part, the CNN host has called the president a "conman-in-chief," accused him of trying to "rewrite inconvenient facts," and questioned his mental fitness.

Lemon's comments came amid news that The New York Times advised its reporters to stay away from his show and others due to perceived bias.
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CNN’s Don Lemon Claims ‘Biggest Terror Threat in This Country Is White Men’

Oh, yeah...He's a regular William F. Buckley...
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The Network leader in fake news puts out a fake analysis of it's political alignment. The height of Hypocrisy or Hubris.

Not to mention the assumption by CNN that their viewership is that stupid.

Of course there is the possibility that Don Lemon has no idea what "Liberal" means. If so, then perhaps people should not trust getting their "news" from him.

Being anti Trump is not in and of itself the same as being a liberal. But suggesting Trump was a bad choice over Hillary is patent proof. And frankly not a news item but an opinion.
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The Network leader in fake news puts out a fake analysis of it's political alignment. The height of Hypocrisy or Hubris.
Not to mention the assumption by CNN that their viewership is that stupid.
Of course there is the possibility that Don Lemon has no idea what "Liberal" means. If so, then perhaps people should not trust getting their "news" from him.
Being anti Trump is not in and of itself the same as being a liberal. But suggesting Trump was a bad choice over Hillary is patent proof. And frankly not a news item but an opinion.
"that Don Lemon has no idea what "Liberal" means."
I think this may be the case in the sense that he and many(most?) on the left are simply BLIND to the idea that others would have views that don't align with their view of the world. They are so immersed in their world view that they are Blind to their bias.
They sincerely don't think of a wide spectrum of their views as "Liberal". They think they are reality, and only a few of their ideas are really "Liberal". They START with the Idea that most of their views are "reality" so to them it's NOT BIAS to report the news from their POV. since it's NOT really a POV it's "reality".
They cannot view or understand the world without the glasses of their world views. And have no real way to be "objective" becasue they just don't see others views as being in the acceptable realm.

this is an issue most of us have to deal on various issues.
You know it's like an ignorant rich kid who doesn't understand why some kids don't have food or even their own cars. "...use your credit card or just get your parents to buy one!". It's just not part of the world/mindset they live in. Objectivity would mean they'd have to see a wider world and possibly question their own situation.

Just how far Lemon is down that rabbit hole I'm not sure. Seems pretty far if he's serious. And based on other things he's said I think he is serious.

CNN is a sad joke. At this point it's the 24/7 Bash Trump network.
I've never seen anything like it in my life. It still has some real stories too, but the fog of Anti-Trump is so thick it's hard to see past it.
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"that Don Lemon has no idea what "Liberal" means."
I think this may be the case in the sense that he and many(most?) on the left are simply BLIND to the idea that others would have views that don't align with their view of the world. They are so immersed in their world view that they are Blind to their bias.
They sincerely don't think of a wide spectrum of their views as "Liberal". They think they are reality, and only a few of their ideas are really "Liberal". They START with the Idea that most of their views are "reality" so to them it's NOT BIAS to report the news from their POV. since it's NOT really a POV it's "reality".
They cannot view or understand the world without the glasses of their world views. And have no real way to be "objective" becasue they just don't see others views as being in the acceptable realm.

this is an issue most of us have to deal on various issues.
You know it's like an ignorant rich kid who doesn't understand why some kids don't have food or even their own cars. "...use your credit card or just get your parents to buy one!". It's just not part of the world/mindset they live in. Objectivity would mean they'd have to see a wider world and possibly question their own situation.

Just how far Lemon is down that rabbit hole I'm not sure. Seems pretty far if he's serious. And based on other things he's said I think he is serious.

CNN is a sad joke. At this point it's the 24/7 Bash Trump network.
I've never seen anything like it in my life. It still has some real stories too, but the fog of Anti-Trump is so thick it's hard to see past it.
Great analysis.
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Neither this nor being anti-Trump means one by defualt is liberal. Plenty of conservatives don't support this president (Not saying Don Lemon is conservative.), and what is the breakdown of domestic terrorist attacks by race and gender of the perpetrators?
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Neither this nor being anti-Trump means one by defualt is liberal.
True.
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Plenty of conservatives don't support this president
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(Not saying Don Lemon is conservative.),
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and what is the breakdown of domestic terrorist attacks by race and gender of the perpetrators?
well yes, Most are in fact white.
But that's what he said.
what he said is.
We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them.
1st of all who's "we".
but I have the same problem with that statement as i do/did with those that claimed that Obama incited and/or encouraged riots and created the racial divide in America. And that Black leadership or rank and file want riots and looting. It's just false.
And Lemon's last part about having to do "something about them", uhh what? WTH does he mean by that?
It could be taken in the most benign way as in 'these poor deluded white guys need a good talking to'. Or it could go as far as more malevolent ideas like 'these right-wing minded white men need to be watched, their guns taken away and more.'

In general It's just a sorry broad bush that shows the bias which he should , as a journalist, be able to reign in while he's on air.
But it seems he doesn't see the problem. Because in his mind what he said is 'reality', "right wing radicalized white guys" are the biggest terrorist threat in America and they need to be dealt with somehow.
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That's not to say that the KKK, Neo-Nazis and the alt-right aren't a real problem.
Or that they don't find some place and agreement with parts of the republican party.
But IMO the problem with them has more to do with the subtle "mainstreaming" of their ideas and policies rather than their Terrorist threat.

There have always been guys like James Alex Fields Jr, who drove through a crowd of protesters,
Dylan Root, who shot up a church
Anders Breivik, who shot up a youth retreat in Europe.
And they DO in fact fuel themselves with 'far' right ideology. Just like Radical Muslim fuel themselves with the darkest bits of their ideology.
All prepping/fighting the "war" and "saving" the "nation", "race", "religion" from the "infidels", "liberals", "lesser races".

It is a problem, everyone needs to not just say it's wrong, but also promote the truth to friends and family.
And not let the people in our circle drift into BS us-verses-them mindsets.
We're all human beings and God intends us to at least live in peace... even if we can't make our way clear to love everyone.
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