CNN Tonight host Don Lemon suffered a meltdown for the ages Saturday night, spending almost 11 minutes unloading his disdain for America in 2020 and, except for a mealy-mouthed condemnation, giving support for the rioting and other criminal acts supposedly done to mourn the Monday death of Minneapolis African-American man George Floyd.
Lemon’s defense? Apparently, this will all serve as a “mechanism for a restructure of our country or for some sort of change,” ostensibly in our criminal justice and political system seeing as how so many feel as though they “have nothing to lose.”
And for those upset with the rioting and people losing their livelihoods? Well, Lemon mocked them because, according to him, this kind of destruction led to America’s founding with the Boston Tea Party.
Let’s go through this monstrosity. Lemon began his commentary after seeing live footage of a fire next to the Hay Adams hotel in Washington D.C.: “This is a country that is in chaos right now and no one knows what is going to happen. This is unfolding right in front of our very eyes.”
After stating the obvious that “[t]his is an unusual and unprecedented time for our country,” Lemon defended the violent scenes as perhaps a necessity to enact change and hypocritically bemoaned the division in America (click “expand,” emphasis mine):
As I came on air tonight with you at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, there are 40 million Americans tonight who are out of work. There are more than 100,000 Americans who have lost their lives to COVID-19. There are people who are upset about the death — millions of Americans and people around the world seeing the death of a man at the hands of a police officer on videotape and we don’t know what is happening in this country right now. Perhaps this is some sort of mechanism for a restructure in our country or for some sort of change in our country for us to deal with whatever we need to deal with in this country.
As we look at pictures on the right of burning and pictures on the left of looting in Los Angeles. I actually don’t know — I am at a loss for words as a person sitting here guiding you through this. I really don’t know what to say at this moment except for this is America. This is where our country — this is what it has come to right now. And I am wondering who is going to step into the void and call for some calm and try to pull us altogether instead of dividing us. This is a deep division that is in our country.
Next, Lemon offered his throwaway line that “[n]o one condones what’s happening” and “[t]his is actually quite sad to watch.”
In the very next sentence, he undermined his case: “[I]t’s indicative of the pain and sadness in this country of people who feel they have no other alternative but to exhibit this behavior in our country. No other option. When you have nothing to lose, you have nothing to lose.”
After another hypocritical plea for someone to call for calm and unity and false claim elected officials haven’t spoke up, Lemon ghoulishly mocked those expressing dismay at the rioting and Americans losing their businesses and jobs because….this is like the Boston Tea Party (click “expand”):
When did this country get out of control? When did we lose control of this country? When did we cease to be a country — a group of people who wanted to at least live together in spite of the differences? Because of our differences. Isn’t that the whole reason for the thing? That we are here because we want — because we are different. That we’re supposed to try this grand experiment and let’s not forget, if anyone judging this, I’m not judging this. I’m just wondering what is going on because we were supposed to figure out this experiment a long time ago. Our country was started because — this is how — the Boston Tea Party. Rioting.
So, don’t — do not get it twisted and think that oh, this is some — something that has not — never happened before and this is so terrible and where are we and these savages and all of that. This is how this country was started, but we thought that we had at least figured it out and gotten beyond that, where we could live together in some sort of democracy, but this is not democracy. This is, quite frankly, anarchy.
Lemon’s lies continued with the insistence that Republican leaders have offered nothing but “silence” and that they need to be more like Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) and House members John Lewis (D-GA) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN). Don could have consulted tweets here, here, here, here, here, and here, and that’s just a start.
The CNN hack shifted his attack to Hollywood and his fellow lefties there, demanding they not only join him in his punditry and left-wing activism, but appear on CNN or any other major news outlet to express “anger.”
For his finale, Lemon continued to lie, wondering if he’s “the only voice….calling for people to come to together and to — who’s calling for peace”:
One again Don Lemon proves his own liberal stupidity still working for the Crappy New Network and still acting like a total jerk Anyone who works for CNN is a ignorant moron who still claims the riots were peaceful
the democraps and globalists will use any excuse to “restructure” this country into a communist state. has don donated any sperm for a surrogate child? his HIV condition is an issue. don like all demcraps have no limits to their hypocrisies. there is a very good book out:Book of Humanitarian Hoaxas , don should read it. the work is excellent.
Everybody iunderstands these talking heads are reading off of a script, right?
“They”, are just a brand. They’re not speaking from their own opinion.
CNN wants revolt.
1968 all over again.. the excuses to riot and loot are the same, the situation is the changer.. shooting will come next. sadly, most of the businesses that were destroyed and looted will not be covered by insurance. major cities are becoming shit holes like san fran. and la. the major looting will continue at a political level. all the rioting has occurred in cities run by democraps. the corruption of city politics in la. chi, nyc., dc., new orleans is long standing. when mayor daley’s son got married the mob brought suitcases of money. then his son became mayor of chi along with corrupt terrorist muslin obama. surprise daley was than put on staff with the jihadist pres.
Lemon is just pissed because his rainbow tights were burned up when CNN was looted. He has no concern for this nation or any citizens. Like most Democrats, the more destruction there is, the more there is to exploit. The instigators keep pushing their useful idiots to force a confrontation, even throwing firecrackers at the defenders in order to try and incite gunfire… then they would have bodies to exploit.
How about the widespread, total, complete failure of ANY Democrat to handle this crisis? Is this what we want in the White House with the bumbling idiot puppet Biden??