Don Lemon is known for his narcissistic rants, more akin to performance art than journalism, but appearances can be deceiving. Lemon is not a childish talking head but a theologian, a moral teacher.
The CNN personality broke into his new field on Monday, declaring that God “doesn’t judge people” and demanding that the Catholic church change its teachings to conform with his own fashionable viewpoints. The CNN pundit suffered another one of his moralizing meltdowns on-air Wednesday, this time attacking Black Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) for having an opinion Lemon doesn’t like.
Another Lemon on-air meltdown
In Wednesday’s sermon, he stuck to familiar territory as he reprimanded Scott for suggesting that “woke supremacy” is a problem equivalent to “white supremacy,” according to BizPac Review. After playing a clip of Scott’s remarks, Lemon took a pause and sighed aloud.
“Do you want to explain who these woke supremacists are?” Lemon huffed. “Come on, Tim Scott!”
Lemon said he “didn’t see” any “woke supremacists” at the Capitol on Jan. 6, conveniently ignoring months of far-left rioters taking the law into their own hands this summer, and even suggested with accidental irony, “Where are the woke supremacists attacking police?”
Lemon continued to develop his point that left-wing radicalism is not a serious problem, accusing Scott of “gaslighting” the country and whining that he was spreading “misinformation” by suggesting otherwise, shouting aloud, “what are you doing, brother?”
“White supremacists, Tim Scott!” Lemon raved. “What are you doing?…..Tim Scott! Tim!!!” he continued to sputter. “I know you don’t want me to yell but this is ridiculous. You are gaslighting people, you are giving people misinformation! What are you doing, brother? What are you doing? You’re not helping!”
If one is only willing to accept Lemon’s assumption that left-wing violence and cancel culture are not real, then his speech may start to sound convincing.
Scott, who has often been derided by leftists as a “token” conservative and an “Uncle Tom,” said that Lemon and others are simply intolerant of Black conservatives like himself.
“It was the woke supremacists, by the way, who said that me and Herschel Walker were the coon squad,” Scott told Fox News.
“If you watch the folks who are yelling the loudest right now, it includes people who are at their wit’s end because there are African Americans willing to speak their minds from a conservative perspective,” Scott said.
He continued, “Until [Lemon] has taken a serious look at what’s happening on his side of the aisle and come out strong against that, we’re going to continue to have a conversation in America that keeps us divided and not building a bridge so that we can live in this nation together.”