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CNN's Don Lemon: 'As A Journalist, You Weigh How Much You Should Criticize The President
ijreview.com ^ | february 28, 2014 | Caroline Schaeffer

Posted on 02/28/2014 10:00:01 AM PST by lowbridge

CNN reporter Don Lemon had some shockingly revealing things to say when asked about the criticism the President has received. He shared with his audience that journalists actually take into account his race before criticizing his policies.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bias; cnn; donlemon; mediabias; msm; nohonesty; nointegrity; nojournalism; notruth
Full title: CNN's Don Lemon: 'As A Journalist, You Weigh How Much You Should Criticize The President Because He's Black'

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxfkUSW765Y

1 posted on 02/28/2014 10:00:01 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

However, as a fellow Black homosexual with a cushy affirmative action job, it’s not really necessary, right, Don?


2 posted on 02/28/2014 10:01:16 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: lowbridge

Why not weigh how much you should criticize citizens for the belief that “gay” is another name for perversion. In other words, we’re not homophobes...there is no such thing...you made it up.


3 posted on 02/28/2014 10:02:35 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: lowbridge

Coulda knocked me over with a feather...

4 posted on 02/28/2014 10:03:41 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: lowbridge

THE REAL DEAL:



5 posted on 02/28/2014 10:04:21 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: lowbridge

Did they take Bush’s race into account before criticising his policies?

Of course not.

So what we have here, then, is good ol’ fashioned racial discrimination, different treatment for blacks and whites. And Big Leftist Media wonders why they get no respect.


6 posted on 02/28/2014 10:05:27 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: lowbridge

Donny, you are not a “journalist” - you are a clown.


7 posted on 02/28/2014 10:08:16 AM PST by dainbramaged (Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.)
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To: lowbridge

if skin color trumps truth in the MSM, then could there be a better reason to never again allow a black president?


8 posted on 02/28/2014 10:08:51 AM PST by drypowder
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To: lowbridge

Oh geez Don, you poor kid. Grow some balls.


9 posted on 02/28/2014 10:10:07 AM PST by lesko
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To: lowbridge

What happened to “report the facts”
Who, what, where, when, why
I learnt that in third grade


10 posted on 02/28/2014 10:10:33 AM PST by winodog
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To: lowbridge

OK, if you weigh 200 pounds, you can criticize the President 200 times, but if you weigh only 160, you can only criticize him 160 times?


11 posted on 02/28/2014 10:10:52 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: lowbridge

Whoa, did he really start off by saying Obama has been criticized more than other presidents?


12 posted on 02/28/2014 10:11:54 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: lowbridge

As a journOlist, you should never criticize the president.


13 posted on 02/28/2014 10:12:55 AM PST by DeFault User (Obamacare needs to be changed often, just like a baby's diaper--and for the same reason.)
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To: lowbridge
What "criticism"????

Did some journolist forget to begin his broadcast with the required "All hail Obama" or something?

14 posted on 02/28/2014 10:13:55 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: lowbridge
Thank you,

Captain 'O'blivious photo CaptOblivious.jpg

Captain 'O'blivious...

15 posted on 02/28/2014 10:15:15 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: lowbridge

What would Lemon know about being a journalist?


16 posted on 02/28/2014 10:17:27 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: lowbridge
‘As A Journalist, You Weigh How Much You Should Criticize The President’ unless it's George Bush. Then you could make any slander, every false innuendo, and unleash all your hatred because he's not socialist enough for you.

It's a shame that so many people calling themselves journalists are so strong in their support of anti-Free speech.

17 posted on 02/28/2014 10:18:43 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: lowbridge

CNN is on the government payroll. They are paid taxpayer dollars to spike or manipulate the news at the discretion of their paymasters.

CNN, NPR and PBS are government news organs. I will never trust them again.


18 posted on 02/28/2014 10:20:09 AM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: lowbridge

If Lemon wasn’t a racist he would not feel the need to avoid criticizing black people.

All people would be equal in his eyes.


19 posted on 02/28/2014 10:21:23 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: Verginius Rufus

*OK, if you weigh 200 pounds, you can criticize the President 200 times, but if you weigh only 160, you can only criticize him 160 times?*

If we start using metric more, does that mean that we can multiply our weight by 2,2 or do we have to criticize less and multiply by 0.45?

Does that change with barometric pressure or elevation?


20 posted on 02/28/2014 10:26:15 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: lowbridge
Hey, Don.

If you're doing this:
Weigh How Much You Should Criticize The President Because He's Black

You're NOT this:
Journalist

21 posted on 02/28/2014 10:38:22 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: lowbridge
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Journalists, don't risk being accused of bias.. Introducting the Bush Scales. Be a impartial professional journalist. Weigh how much you should criticize the President.


22 posted on 02/28/2014 10:45:16 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: lowbridge

Of course he is a liar.

If Herman Cain was President they would relentlessly atttack him.


23 posted on 02/28/2014 10:53:13 AM PST by Rockpile
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To: lowbridge
He shared with his audience that journalists actually take into account his race before criticizing his policies.

Wow, really? Who knew?

24 posted on 02/28/2014 10:55:47 AM PST by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: lowbridge

Whites are “racist” for ignoring Obama’s skin color. Journalists are just doing their job when they go easy on him because of diversity. Our world is off track.


25 posted on 02/28/2014 11:03:41 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: lowbridge

Uh, I have news for ya, Donny. You’re not a journalist.


26 posted on 02/28/2014 11:09:58 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: lowbridge

Do you know if Rush as mentioned this today? ...I’ve been in & out.


27 posted on 02/28/2014 11:11:13 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: lowbridge
The soft racism of low expectations?

-PJ

28 posted on 02/28/2014 11:13:15 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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29 posted on 02/28/2014 11:14:11 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: lowbridge

It’s true. Remember how they weighed very carefully their words when the criticized either Bush or Ronald Reagan?

Me neither.


30 posted on 02/28/2014 11:16:56 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: TexasCajun

Rush talking about it right now.


31 posted on 02/28/2014 11:19:24 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: lowbridge

I, too, weighed how much criticism Obama should get based on his race. I concluded he gets too little criticism because of his race so I decided to double-down on criticizing him.


32 posted on 02/28/2014 11:32:17 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: lowbridge

Well there’s a MLK moment...not!


33 posted on 02/28/2014 12:58:25 PM PST by Renkluaf
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To: Renkluaf
Well there’s a MLK moment...not!

Yes, I was thinking the same thing. So much for judging someone "by the content of their character, and not their skin color."

Race-baiting liberals undoubtedly hate that line...

34 posted on 02/28/2014 1:11:35 PM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: canuck_conservative
They won't criticize the regime because they are afraid it will implode. They put out poll numbers showing low 40% but I bet it's closer to 25-30%. It's all about appearance right now. They could never do what they are trying to do without projecting strength. The media is their last line of defense. They know they are one story away from total collapse. I just hope that story finds its way into the headlines real soon.
35 posted on 02/28/2014 1:38:26 PM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: lowbridge

It’s not the media’s job to criticize the president. The media should report the FACTS. That would be more than enough.


36 posted on 03/23/2014 6:45:16 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: lowbridge

The power of the Race Card knows no bounds.


37 posted on 03/23/2014 7:04:47 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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