Don Lemon Plays the Race Card. Will CNN Let Him Off the Hook?

CNN opinion host Don Lemon played the race card in a very disgusting manner on Monday night. On fellow CNN opinion host Chris Cuomo’s show, Lemon stated that “we have to stop demonizing people and realize that 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. There is no travel ban on them, there is no ban on, you know, they had the Muslim ban, there is no white guy ban. So what do we do about that?”

How about practicing what you preach, Mr. Lemon? If we need to stop demonizing people, why did you just demonize a broad range of people, white men? My guess is that it’s “white men” who pay your salary.

In a sane world Lemon would have been castigated and ostracized by his employer, colleagues and community then sent directly to the unemployment line. A message would also have been sent that this rhetoric is not tolerated. But in this heated arena of Trump Derangement a reprimand or condemnation is a bit too much to ask.

This is not an isolated incident and the double standard is clear. Anyone knows what would happen if a white conservative media figure said the inverse. It will be very telling should Lemon still have a job by the end of the week. Based on inflammatory remarks made by his colleagues in the past, he probably will.

The liberal media is living out their fantasies vicariously through reality. They say what they want to be true, report what they imagine should happen and think everyone believes them. “News” outlets like CNN and MSNBC have become institutions of absurdity. What passes for fact is actually make-believe and their so-called reporting is laughable. It’s conspiratorial nonsense steeped in vitriolic hatred for President Trump, Republicans and especially conservatives.

Don Lemon and his cohorts are willfully fooling some, doing a disservice to this nation and making a mockery of journalism. This is why Trump calls them out on their lies and deception. It’s about time a Republican fought back.


Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative thinker, and Editor of, a website for conservative viewpoints. A human rights activist, he is a firm believer in the Constitution and the rule of law. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at

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