CNN’s Don Lemon has not always been the far left ideologue that he is today.
As recently as 2013, he actually agreed with former FOX News host Bill O’Reilly on the subject of black-on-black crime.
An old clip has come back to haunt Lemon.
FOX News reports:
CNN’s Don Lemon blasted for hypocrisy over unearthed 2013 clip on Black-on-Black crime
CNN host Don Lemon has made news lately for insisting the Black Lives Matter movement isn’t about Black-on-Black crime and downplaying a recent surge in gun violence – but it turns out the 2013 version of Lemon probably wouldn’t care for the current edition.
“The Black Lives Matter movement is about police brutality and injustice in that manner, not about what’s happening in black neighborhoods,” Lemon said on Monday before telling actor Terry Crews he can start his own movement if he’s so concerned with “Black-on-Black” gun violence.
The “CNN Tonight” host also joked on Tuesday about conservative pundits who are concerned about an uptick in crime in Democratic cities. Lemon has emerged as a staunch defender of the Black Lives Matter movement, but only seven years ago he lectured Black people to take responsibility for violence in their communities.
A 2013 clip of Lemon that was recently unearthed by “Tucker Carlson Tonight” revealed that Lemon once reported that 72 percent of African American babies are born out of wedlock and children with “absent fathers” are more likely to become criminals.
Lemon also criticized rap music, all while CNN’s on-screen graphics said “five ways to fix our community” and warned Black people to “clean up your act.”
Watch the video:
What happened to the Don Lemon of 2013?pic.twitter.com/3Xfm457kah
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) July 8, 2020
Tucker Carlson took Lemon to task over this on his show.
Tucker Carlson rips CNN’s Don Lemon:
“If you’re running a channel like CNN, you want dumb people on TV because they’re compliant. They’ll say what they’re told.”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 9, 2020
Lemon seems to take whatever position CNN tells him to take on certain issues.