CNN‘s Don Lemon revealed exactly why public trust in the media is at an all-time low. In fact, his actions are actually pushing the media’s approval ratings lower.
Don Lemon was left dumbfounded while reporting on President Trump’s recent rally in Phoenix, Arizona. The “non-partisan” television anchor abandoned his teleprompter to launch into a long tirade insulting the intelligence of President Trump. Instead of artfully articulating his concerns with the rally, Lemon got overly emotional and revealed that he has a dog in the fight.
“It’s embarrassing.” Don Lemon charged after playing a portion of Trump’s rally. “I don’t mean for us the media, because he went after us, but for the country. This is who we elected president of the United States? A man who is so petty that he has to go after people that he deems to be his enemy. Like an imaginary friend of a six-year-old,” Lemon said, failing to hide his own bias.
Unfortunately, Lemon is not one of the partisan operatives that CNN often rolls out to offer “expert” opinion. Instead, Don Lemon is supposed to be the non-partisan moderator for the pertinent debate hosted on CNN. By breaking down into an emotionally-driven rant, Lemon only revealed the deep bias against President Trump harbored by CNN reporters.
“His speech was without thought,” Lemon ranted. “It was without reason. It was devoid of facts. It was devoid of wisdom. There was no gravitas. There was no sanity there. He was like a child blaming a sibling on something else…’He did it, I didn’t do it.'” Clearly, Lemon is no fan of President Trump.
Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt sat down with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), to discuss Lemon’s overreaction on his syndicated show. “I found this to be an abdication of professionalism on a level that I have not heard before, and I like Don Lemon. I’ve been on his show a lot when I used to do CNN stuff. But this, just listen to this.” Hewitt said before airing the Lemon clip.
“People at CNN,” Sen. Graham responded, “he’s driving them crazy. Trump is making a political decision here to be presidential, listen to the generals, and to go back to his base and fire them up and put pressure on the Senate and the House to do things he wants… The Congress is very unpopular, particularly with the Republican base, so there’s nothing unhinged about it. It’s a political strategy.”
Graham said he does not support the president’s pressure strategy, but it is clearly not crazy, or unhinged, or childish, or any of the other things Lemon suggested.
Graham was quick to remind Americans that President Trump won the White House through rallies like this, even if the coastal elites like Lemon don’t understand them.
Don Lemon did not need to tarnish his own reputation to insult the president. At the close of his long-winded rant, Lemon introduced a six-person panel loaded with political operatives who would be happy to generate a soundbite parroting his opinion.
The reality is that Lemon could not contain himself. He could not remain composed and do his job.