CNN’s Don Lemon is at it again, spouting off about right-wingers while leaving the Democrats out of the discussion when it comes to people committing horrible acts over a difference of political views.
Lemon invited Mike Shields, a known conservative, to his show and they discussed issues such as “fear mongering” regarding comments made about the migrant refugees traveling from Honduras to America.
They also discussed the mass shooting that occurred in Pittsburgh where someone shot up a synagogue over the weekend.
During their discussion, Shields referred to the man who shot up a Republican congressional baseball practice last year. That man was a Bernie Sanders supporter who nearly killed Representative Steve Scalise, who was shot during the attack.The motivation behind the shooting, which could have been a mass shooting if more targets were hit, was most likely political, specifically disagreements with the Republicans.
Lemon couldn’t handle it and tried to stop Shields from continuing down the path of blaming the “Bernie Bro” shooter for having political motivation.
“You’re not being honest,” Lemon told Shields, a recurring guest on the show. “This is not equal, and I understand the whole argument about both sides.”
“So if you’re not equivocating, if you’re not saying that they’re equal in comparing them, then why are you bringing that up?” the host asked. “Bernie Sanders is not the president.”
“So why do you keep bringing up other people instead of talking about the person who is the president of the United States, the rhetoric that is being spouted by one network, and the conservative media?” Lemon said. “Why not just take ownership of that and talk about how you can correct it on that side instead of this whataboutism?”
“For both sides to understand this, they both have to realize they contribute to it, okay?” Shields responded.
“The right-wing group killed the woman in Charlottesville. This guy is a right-winger who killed the people in the synagogue. The right-winger sent bombs to CNN and to Democrats. I don’t see Democrats killing people because of political — yeah, there may be democratic operatives who are out there.”
“Well they tried to,” Shields interjected.
“Okay, fine, they tried to, and that’s not right,” he said. “But for the most part, what do you see here, Mike? You see these extreme right-wingers.”
Scalise himself would disagree with Lemon, or at least it seems that way. Scalise posted this story and as a victim of a leftist shooting him, he holds a heavy weight on this subject.
He very simply used the “Shocked eyes” emoji after Lemon made his ridiculous remarks:
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) October 30, 2018
Lemon ignored the obvious, which is all the attacks brought on by leftists or leftist groups. To be fair, it’s arguable that the woman who lost her life in Charlottesville should be blamed on Antifa and the counter-protesters.
If they had not attended the bizarre tiki torch event, then it’s possible that no violence would have broken out and the event may have only received a minimal amount of television coverage.
Both extremes are bad for relations and unity, especially when they’re fist fighting in the streets and causing chaos when they could be out in the world solving problems in unity, which is what everyone should aim for.
Lemon also appeared to reject the notion that the “Bernie Bro” baseball shooter was just as bad as anyone on the extreme right of politics. He shot someone and nearly took their life, so that should be right up there with anyone Don Lemon says is “bad.”
Lemon also seems to forget that the person who shot up the synagogue in Pittsburgh does not like President Trump.
There are so many things that Lemon is purposely ignoring in hopes to push his agenda that his story and interview now have more holes than a slice of Swiss cheese.