CNN host Don Lemon said some incredibly hateful things about Kanye West last week. His racist rhetoric was ignored by most of the media, of course. Worse, Lemon said the famous rapper was mentally ill, as evidenced by his support for President Trump. Then he laughed when a liberal guest on his show, Bakari Sellers, said, “Kanye West is what happens when Negros can’t read.”
Lemon then referred to West as “the token Negro of the Trump administration.” Thankfully, not all African Americans share Lemon’s hate speech. In stepped legendary NFL great Herschel Walker. What he said should be read by every American.
Walker tweeted, “Went to bed appalled over Don Lemon’s despicable behavior laughing at Tara Setmayer and Bakari Sellers’ awful remarks about Kanye West’s visit with Trump! Woke up wondering why CNN doesn’t take all three off the air?” Walker concluded with one word – “Shameful.”
This did nothing to soften the tone of the Left, whose hollow cries for civility work only in one direction. Setmayer responded to Walker, “Bless your heart. You want to silence me because I expressed a different opinion than yours?”
Of course that is not what Herschel Walker was saying. Otherwise, he’d call for the firing of every host on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, etc. To his credit, Walker is only calling for the firing of one host – Don Lemon – who has made a mockery of both journalism and human decency.
In Walker’s own words: “No, Tara Setmayer, anyone that is African American with an opinion different than yours, you want to call them out by using the N-word and Don Lemon is laughing? To me that is bullying and shameful.”
Walker is not the only African American who was offended by Lemon’s immature remarks.
Fox News contributor Deroy Murdock said, “These reprehensible, racist comments on CNN are typical of the Trump-hating left. Black Americans who think for ourselves are mocked and degraded with words we last saw under Jim Crow. When one of America’s most prominent black entertainers praises and visits the president, he is trivialized as a ‘token’ who ‘doesn’t read.'”
When President Trump’s policies led to the lowest black unemployment rate in American history, Lemon said nothing. When Chicago’s inner city blacks killed each other by the hundreds during the Obama years, Lemon remained silent. But when one prominent African American – accompanied by NFL legend Jim Brown – had the courage to stand on his convictions, Lemon lost it.
Don Lemon is a blight on journalism and decency. He has found a safe home at CNN. And that is the silver lining. As long as he is at CNN, he can’t do too much damage – since no one is watching.
Good job, Herschel Walker! God bless you for standing up, speaking up, and doing what you can to inject sanity into a rather insane week.