Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
He got a bigger audience from this than he ever gets on his low-rated show. – CNN’s dimwitted, haughty night-time host Don Lemon made actual news over the past two days when he played host to another in a long line of segments ridiculing the average, hard-working Americans who make up the preponderance of President Donald Trump’s support base.
In case you’ve managed to miss it to this point, here’s a clip of the segment in question, which apparently took place on Saturday:
Will @donlemon have some of us @realDonaldTrump supporters on his show? I’ll put my Harvard & four other college degrees plus 4 decades of work experience up against his & any opposing guest he chooses any time. pic.twitter.com/xj3AjXo8vG
— Col. Rob Maness ret. (@RobManess) January 28, 2020
So, this is likely to become the next “deplorables” incident committed by the demented Democrats and their corrupt media toadies. The joker on the right in the clip with Lemon is the detestable hack Rick Wilson, a pretend “conservative” who worked on the … wait for it … Evan McMullin presidential campaign in 2016. He now makes money by being one of CNN’s fake conservative mascots. The clown on the left is some guy named Wajahat Ali, who bills himself on Twitter as an op/ed contributor for the … wait for it … New York Times, and an on-air contributor for CNN. Because of course he is.
Clowns to the left of Lemon, Jokers to the right, there he is, stuck in the middle on national television, ridiculing 63 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump in 2016, and the millions more who have joined his supporter base since. Not really a good look, even for a CNN host with the IQ and character of the average Louisiana swamp nutria.
Lemon apparently got a scolding from his corporate bosses over the segment on Tuesday, after the clip had gone viral Monday night. Which can only be attributed to someone at parent company AT&T fearing that it might not be good for its cellular service or DirecTV customer base for CNN’s on-air [bad] talent to be actively ridiculing half of the American public. Certainly, no one in CNN’s own management gives a damn about such considerations, as demonstrated by the fake news channel’s behavior over the last five years.
Regardless of who in corporate management initiated the action, Lemon obviously spent much of his day on Tuesday with CNN’s HR and communications staff, and came up with a very Clintonian non-apology to recite at the start of his show Tuesday night:
#BREAKING: @DonLemon addressing the now-viral Saturday @CNNTonight segment mocking and showing such venom toward Trump supporters. Not surprisingly, Lemon deflected: "I don't believe in belittling people….In the moment…I didn't catch everything that was said." pic.twitter.com/oI4eNz7rkR
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 29, 2020
Let’s break that statement down, shall we?
And one final note that I have for you because this is personally important to me to address this, okay? Anyone, ask anyone who knows me, they’ll tell you I don’t believe in belittling people [Ah, the old Clintonian “ask anyone who knows me” dodge. Standard non-apology tactic there.]
— belittling anyone for who they are, what they believe, or where they’re from. [Yet, the clip clearly shows Lemon roaring with laughter, to the point of tears, as his two dimwitted guests belittled millions of ordinary Americans out here in Flyover Country for ‘who they are, what they believe, and where they’re from.’]
During an interview on Saturday night, one of my guests said something that made me laugh and while in the moment I found the joke humorous, and I didn’t catch everything that was said. [Oh, boy, the “I didn’t catch everything that was said” dodge, which is just a slight variation from the “I was misquoted” dodge and the “I was taken out of context” dodge. Again, standard non-apology tactic.]
Just to make this perfectly clear, I was laughing at the joke and not at any group of people.” [And yet, clearly, Don Lemon, Rick Wilson and that Ali guy who nobody’s ever heard of were laughing uproariously at an easily-identified group of people called “Trump supporters.”]
Lemon’s statement – no doubt dictated to him by his AT&T/CNN bosses – was not an apology at all. It was simply more condescension towards a group of millions of Americans he personally hates and who his bosses simply do not value. It was a desperate and insincere act by a haughty, thoughtless jackass whose only real concern is that he doesn’t want his face to be featured in thousands of Trump/Republican campaign ads this Fall.
Well, sorry, Don – too late for that. Any Republican candidate who doesn’t produce a TV ad featuring this clip is a Republican candidate who is probably too dumb to win his or her election.
Matter of fact, Ronna McDaniel and the RNC are already showing candidates how it’s done:
The Left has mocked us for years because we support @realDonaldTrump.
They think we are a joke.
Let's prove them wrong in November. pic.twitter.com/QbHraFgfpL
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) January 29, 2020
Thanks for the gift, Don.
What comes next? On tonight’s show – or maybe he’ll wait until tomorrow – Lemon will start claiming he is receiving death threats over the clip, a tactic to which Ali already resorted in a Tweet on Tuesday. It’s nonsense, but hey, it’s on the next page of the playbook.
These people hate you and wish you were dead. Never, ever forget that.
That is all.
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