On Tuesday, anti-Trump CNN host Don Lemon said that those who stand with former President Donald Trump have no right to tell others to respect the police.
Lemon made his comments on his CNN program “Tonight.”
Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen says Republicans "should have been embarrassed by the fact that after that video they still voted not to continue this trial," adding that "it suggests that they really are afraid to face the facts or they're afraid… of their constituents." pic.twitter.com/dI4G3AeuAn
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) February 10, 2021
Lemon Attacks Police-Supporting Trump Voters
After showing the video that was presented on Tuesday of the Capitol Hill attack by the House impeachment managers, Lemon said, “Blue Lives Matter, huh?”
The video showed some of the mob action as the protests turned violent. Police officers who tried to hold protesters back were injured as protesters tried to break police lines and access outer doors to the Capitol.
Seeming to talk to Trump supporters, Lemon continued, “Law and order, law and order, respect the flags, respect law enforcement. Why don’t you just comply?”
“Don’t you dare even say that again if you can stand by after that video and give Donald Trump, of all people, Donald Trump… and his mob a pass,” Lemon said.
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The CNN host then implied anyone who supports Trump has no right to defend “law and order” and the police again.
“If you can do that, I don’t ever want to hear that again,” Lemon said. “I don’t want to hear that from you.”
“I don’t want to hear family values from you,” he went on. “I don’t want to hear respect police officers from you. I don’t want to hear it.”
Scholar says Trump's lawyers misrepresented writings on impeachment defense.
"If someone [cites] an authority and you go and look and the authority says the opposite of what they're citing for, that reflects very poorly on the lawyers," says Brian Kalt, law professor pic.twitter.com/JY9wOG3mBs
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) February 10, 2021
Lemon: ‘No Moral High Ground To Stand On’
Lemon insisted that Trump backers lacked any moral standing to demand moral behavior of others.
“No moral high ground to stand on,” Lemon said. “Look who is on your side there. There have been a lot of lies.”
“We’ve been warning you about all the lies,” Lemon finished.
Isn’t Don Lemon a personality on a cable outlet that spent years promoting the Russian collusion hoax?
All the liberal media on CNN and MSNBC that lied about the Russia Hoax & Nick Sandman are still on air, while those that raise election integrity concerns are cancelled? @LouDobbs will find a new home and his audience will follow him, but this #CancelCulture must end. https://t.co/XuiWQzYn1O
— Jim DeMint (@JimDeMint) February 6, 2021
CNN Spent Years Promoting Russian Collusion Conspiracy Theory
Journalist Glenn Greenwald reported in 2017, “Three prominent journalists resigned Monday night after the network was forced to retract and apologize for a story linking Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci to a Russian investment fund under congressional investigation.”
“That article — like so much Russia reporting from the U.S. media — was based on a single anonymous source, and now, the network cannot vouch for the accuracy of its central claims,” Greenwald noted.
Don Lemon was part of the Trump-Russia conspiracy chorus for a very long time.
Greenwald observed of the 2017 CNN story, “Embarrassments of this sort are literally too numerous to count when it comes to hyped, viral U.S. media stories over the last year about the Russia Threat.”
Additionally, CNN was the subject of a massive lawsuit over their false reporting of Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann.
Sandmann and his fellow students were blasted by the media for wearing MAGA hats at the 2019 March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., where they were confronted by counterprotesters.
CNN personalities Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo blamed the students.
Lemon stated, “The MAGA hat carries a certain connotation that provokes a conditioned reaction from many people, especially from marginalized people… Their chaperones should be keenly aware of that. Those kids should know that. And let’s say that the kids didn’t because they are kids, their chaperones should be responsible enough to educate them.”
Sandmann would subsequently sue CNN for $275 million dollars, and the network later settled for an undisclosed amount.
Don Lemon has no right or moral standing to correct other about “lies” or most anything else.
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