Category Archives: Don Lemon

Chris Cuomo: Martha McSally ‘Acted like a Punk’ by Dissing CNN Reporter

CNN host Chris Cuomo criticized Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) for “acting like a punk” and tarnishing the late Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) legacy when she called a CNN reporter a “liberal hack.”

Pelosi Got Idea To Withhold Impeachment Articles from a CNN Interview: Report

It’s one tiny detail, but if it’s true, it’s damning. Buried inside a lengthy, fawning profile of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi published Thursday by Time magazine is a nugget of information that had conservative news sites and social media buzzing: The woman being portrayed as the reigning mastermind of the Democratic Party, someone whose mania…

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CNN’s Lemon Blasts ‘Toxic’ Racism, Homophobia in America — ‘Stop It America – That’s Not What We’re About’

After ringing in the new year in Nashville, TN, CNN’s Don Lemon and Brooke Baldwin discussed what they wanted to see in 2020. Baldwin said she wanted to “lift women’s voices” in the new year while Lemon said he wanted

Don Lemon Spends Two Minutes Freaking Out Over a Meme

CNN anchor Don Lemon went on a tirade Tuesday night about a meme released by the Trump campaign, calling it “literally crazy.”

“What are we—in junior high school? Like, what the hell? What is this?” Lemon said. “I cannot believe that I’m even having to report this on the news. This is crazy. This is literally crazy. Are you people insane?”

Lemon then sarcastically urged the Trump campaign and Republicans to continue trolling the Democrats on Twitter before warning that history will vindicate the impeachment proceedings.

“Go ahead. Troll the Democrats on Twitter. Do this stupid, silly you-know-what,” Lemon said. “Play this stupid, juvenile meme game. History won’t record this meme stupid crap, but history will record this: the seriousness of what is happening.”

“Today is the day that the House of Representatives in the United States of America introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump, the president of the United States of America, for committing high crimes and misdemeanors,” Lemon continued.

The meme that caused Lemon’s meltdown is a video showing Trump’s face on the body of the Marvel supervillain Thanos in the film Avengers: Endgame. In the clip, after Thanos says “I am inevitable” and snaps his fingers, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), Rep. Jerry Nadler (D., N.Y), and other Democratic leaders announce articles of impeachment and are vaporized.

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Jane Fonda: Trump Needs to Be Removed from Office for the Sake of the Environment

Actress and left-wing activist Jane Fonda told CNN’s Don Lemon in an interview that aired late Wednesday night that “whether it’s through the elections or through impeachment,” President Donald Trump needs to be removed from office for the sake of the environment.

Beto: Religious Institutions Should Lose Tax-Exempt Status for Same-Sex Marriage Opposition

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke (D., Texas) said he would strip religious institutions of their tax exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage.

“We are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights of our fellow Americans,” the former congressman said during CNN’s Equality Town Hall on Thursday.

CNN host Don Lemon pressed O’Rourke on the particulars of his plan for LGBT Americans.

“Do you think religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities, should they lose their tax exempt status if they oppose same sex marriage?” Lemon asked.

O’Rourke answered with an unequivocal yes, and stressed that as president, he would make punishing religious organizations a priority.

“There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us,” O’Rourke said.

Religious liberty groups said O’Rourke’s proposal threatens fundamental Constitutional rights. Luke Goodrich, an attorney with the non-profit firm Becket Law, said the government should not target religions based upon their traditional beliefs.

“Stripping tax-exempt status from religious groups, solely because of their religious belief in traditional marriage, would be a major attack on ReligiousFreedom,” he said in a tweet.

O’Rourke has previously expressed his support for abortion up to the day before birth, telling a crowd at the College of Charleston, “this is a decision that neither you, nor I, nor the United States government should be making.”

He is struggling to gain traction among Democratic voters, and faces the strong possibility of missing out on the fifth Democratic presidential debate in November due to weak polling.

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Transgender Activist: ‘CNN, You Have Erased Black Trans Women for the Last Time’

A black transgender activist interrupted a question and took the microphone during Thursday night’s CNN Equality Town Hall, where the individual claimed CNN had “erased black trans women.”

Impeachment Cycle Spurs Late-Night ‘Pop Up’ Shows at CNN

Viewers tuning in this week to watch Don Lemon after 11 p.m. on CNN may have been surprised. During his second hour on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, he wasn’t even on the screen. Instead, Laura Coates, a fill-in host and one of the network’s legal analysts, was holding forth on a show called “White House […]

From Bret Baier to Rachel Maddow, News Anchors Carry More Weight in Late-Night

CNN’s Don Lemon recently delivered some amusing quips about bickering with his mother; his looming bachelor party; and his colleague Chris Cuomo’s diet (“Steroids,” joked Lemon). He wasn’t holding forth on CNN. Lemon, like so many other prominent news anchors, found himself in conversation with one of TV’s many late-night hosts. Lemon had paid a […]

Nolte: CNN Conspiracy Theory Blames Trump for Sex Assault Allegation Against Don Lemon

Far-left CNN is not only blaming President Trump for a sexual assault allegation filed against Don Lemon, CNNLOL is also spreading the conspiracy theory that Trump is responsible for April Ryan’s bodyguard allegedly roughing up a journalist, and Chris Cuomo’s hilarious “Fredo” meltdown.

Dem Rep. Jackson Lee: Trump Presidency ‘Out of Control’ — ‘No Proof’ Omar, Tlaib Hate All Jews

During Thursday’s broadcast of “CNN Tonight,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) decried President Donald Trump’s call not to allow Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) entry into Israel.

Watch: Liberal Journalist Roughed Up Trying to Cover April Ryan Speech

CNN political analyst April Ryan is under fire over a video purportedly showing a man identified as a security guard getting into a physical altercation with a local news editor who was covering an event that featured her as the keynote speaker.

Elizabeth Warren: People Who Are Hateful ‘Celebrate’ President Trump

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke to CNN’s Don Lemon Monday and discussed President Trump’s supposed role in the mass shootings that ravaged communities in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, proclaiming that Trump has “created plenty of space for hate” and adding that hateful people “celebrate” the president. 

Warren: Trump’s ‘Responsibility’ to Fight White Supremacy, Not ‘Nod and Smile at It and Let It Get Stronger’

Sunday on a special broadcast of “CNN Tonight,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) accused President Donald Trump of winking and nodding at white supremacy and called on him to fight it.

CNN’s Lemon: It ‘Doesn’t Make Sense’ That Democrats Are Attacking Obama

On Thursday’s “CNN Tonight,” CNN host and CNN Democratic Debate moderator Don Lemon said that it “doesn’t make sense” that 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are “tearing down” President Obama. Lemon said, “I was sitting there on the stage with all

Democrats Complain About ‘Republican Talking Points’ Being Used Against Them

Four Democratic presidential candidates complained that Republican or right-wing “talking points” were being employed against them over the past two nights of debates.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), and former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro all used the phrase in response to pointed questions about liberal positions.

Former Rep. John Delaney (D., Md.) noted Tuesday that single-payer health care would eliminate private health insurance plans, wondering, “Why do we got [sic] to be the party of taking something away from people?”

“We are the Democrats,” Warren said. “We are not about trying to take away health care from anyone. That’s what the Republicans are trying to do. And we should stop using Republican talking points in order to talk with each other about how to best provide that health care.”

Sanders accused CNN moderator Jake Tapper of using a “Republican talking point” in a later question about health care. When former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D.) criticized aspects of the Green New Deal as being a distraction from battling climate change, Warren trotted out the line again.

“Look, I put a real policy on the table to create 1.2 million new jobs in green manufacturing,” she said. “There’s going to be a $23 trillion worldwide market for this. This could revitalize huge cities across this country. And no one wants to talk about it. What you want to do instead is find the Republican talking point of a made-up piece of some other part and say, ‘Oh, we don’t really have to do anything.'”

That “talking point” carried over into Wednesday night, when Harris declared Sen. Michael Bennet (D., Colo.) to be a GOP mouthpiece when he said she was being disingenuous about her health care proposal eliminating employer-sponsored insurance.

“We cannot keep with the Republican talking points on this,” she said. “You got to stop … Under my Medicare for All plan, yes, employers are not going to be able to dictate the kind of healthcare that their employees get. They will be able to make that decision.”

A supporter of decriminalizing illegal border crossings, Castro declared the notion of Democrats being for “open borders” to be a “right-wing talking point.” This was after CNN moderator Don Lemon read out a quote from former Obama Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson making that observation.

“You know, if you elect me president, you’re not electing me to follow. You’re electing me to lead,” Castro said. “And open borders is a right-wing talking point, and frankly I’m disappointed that some folks, including some folks on this stage, have taken the bait.”

Castro didn’t back off the criticism afterward, telling CNN that he was disappointed Johnson would adopt a “right-wing talking point.”

The Democratic remarks caught the attention of commentators, some of whom viewed it as a deflection away from responding to legitimate criticism of their policies.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper was accused by Warren of using GOP talking points when pointing out Medicare for All would rip away private health insurance. He said it was a “factual thing,” regardless of Democratic complains.

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, a former Republican and now a staunch foe of the Trump White House, raged against liberal Democrats for their invective against Obama-era policies.

“Give me a break!” Scarborough yelled on Thursday. “What is wrong with you people? You’re going up against Donald Trump and you are talking about defending Obamacare as Republican talking points? Who is advising you?”

Bennet, Joe Biden, and Marianne Williamson all countered during their debates that criticisms of far-left policies shouldn’t be dismissed thusly.

“I do have concerns about what Republicans will say, and that’s not just a Republican talking point,” Williamson said. “I do have concern that it will be difficult.”

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