Here is Dr. Michael Brown writing about CNN’s crazy Don Lemon:
What if Sean Hannity had said on Fox News that “the biggest terror threat in this country is black men, most of them radicalized to the left, and we have to start doing something about them”? The uproar would be immediate, unrelenting, and intense. And it would continue until Fox handed over Hannity’s head on a platter.
Of course, Hannity said no such thing. But CNN’s Don Lemon said this: “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.”
As for the uproar – well, where is it?
As for CNN’s response, “A CNN spokeswoman said Wednesday neither Lemon nor the network would speak more about it.”
No big deal. Nothing to talk about. Controversy over.
Yet a few days earlier, Megyn Kelly’s blackface comment was the straw that broke the camel’s back, leading to her firing by NBC. What a contrast!
If her comment was offensive, his was beyond offensive. His was off the charts in terms of broadness and ugliness. His was off the charts in terms of being dangerous. Yes, he said, “we have to start doing something about them.”
Why the glaring double standard?
But we actually see this double standard virtually every single day. It is a standard based on bias rather than balance and on politics rather than parity.
What would have happened if Laura Ingraham claimed that Barack Obama “radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did.”
What would happen to her career?
To my knowledge, she said no such thing.
But just this week, GQ’s Julia Ioffe said on CNN that “this president has radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did.”
To his credit, CNN’s David Urban responded immediately, saying, “That’s just…it’s unconscionable for you to say that.”
Jake Tapper, however, offered little resistance, and Ioffe’s apology did not exactly hit things out of the park.
The double standards continue.
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