Selective Demons

CNN’s Lemon:

“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."


UPDATE: An additional wrinkle to Lemon's comments: "'There is no travel ban on them... They had the Muslim ban; there is no white-guy ban,' he added. 'So what do we do about that?'"

It's hard to know where to start with this. There was no "Muslim ban"; there was a temporary ban on entry from certain countries, identified by the Obama administration, but hardly including all of (or even the majority of) the Muslim world. Second, it was a bar on entry for non-citizens, who have no right to enter the United States. Lemon is talking about a bar on travel for citizens, who do have a right to come home if they should go abroad. The US ban didn't interfere with anyone's travel around their own nation, either, which Lemon sounds as if he might like to do.

His comments are not only outrageously biased, they're ill-informed and ignorant of basic facts. Why is this guy on television?


Assistant Village Idiot said...

We can't mourn with them because they aren't mourning. They are only pretending to mourn, as evidenced by their instant politicisation of each incident.

E Hines said...

Because white men aren't people.

The racist Don Lemon spews again.

Eric Hines

Gringo said...

Perfect. “We have to stop demonizing people" and then he proceeds to demonize white men.

Gringo said...

Don Lemon was responding to a white murdering two blacks at a Louisville area supermarket. The murderer should face full legal consequences for what he did- and quickly. Unfortunately, the US legal system doesn't do quickly very much.

This Newsweek article has a graph on interracial killings.Race and Homicide in America, by the Numbers. I doubt that Don Lemon would like to comment on it.

Christopher B said...

Why is this guy on television?

Two reasons.