Don Lemon: CNN Isn't Liberal

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June 7, 2019

CNN anchor Don Lemon claimed the network CNN and his show are not liberal while speaking at the Financial Times Future of News event in New York City on Thursday.

The remarks were highlighted on Twitter and reported by Mediaite.

Despite Lemon's claim, examples of CNN's and his own criticism against Republicans abound.

In December, Lemon said he did not think he would be able to shake President Donald Trump's hand at George H.W. Bush's funeral.

"I want to say that I don't think I would shake hands with them. Nope, couldn't do it. I'm not that big a person. I would hope that I would be, but I don't— I can't fake the funk as they say," Lemon said, prompting fellow CNN host Chris Cuomo to call him "petty and small."

In October, Lemon called "white men" the country's biggest terror threat after saying "we have to stop demonizing people."

"We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them," Lemon said. "There is no travel ban on them. There is no white guy ban, so what do we do about that?"

Last August, Lemon defended the militant left-wing group Antifa, acknowledging its violent past while saying "no organization is perfect."

Aside from Lemon, other CNN hosts have revealed their bias.

New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota defended former Vice President Joe Biden's plagiarism earlier this week.

"I mean not only that, don't you go to the experts, to the experts' website, and lift some of their terminology?" Camerota asked.

Last month, White House correspondent Jim Acosta misrepresented remarks Trump made during a Rose Garden speech about his administration's immigration plan. Acosta tweeted that Trump had "[painted] asylum seekers with a broad brush," saying, "these are frivolous claims."

Trump, however, had stressed the importance of legitimate asylum seekers and distinguished them from illegitimate asylum seekers.

In April, a CNN panel questioned whether President Donald Trump's condolences in the wake of a shooting on a California synagogue on Saturday were sincere.

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