Long ago I used to watch CNN – and I liked Don Lemon’s segments. Then we got to the heart of the Obama candidacy – the first presidential election cycle – and he lost all credibility with me. Sure, I know he doesn’t care, but just giving the background 🙂 But today a headline grabbed my attention and it was very encouraging. Dom Lemon agreed with Bill O’Reilly’s talking points on race – that was somewhat encouraging. But then – he topped that and said that Bill O’Reilly didn’t go far enough. Now I’m intrigued.
I’ll share some of the article and the link to the full article and a video of his segment. You should definitely watch it –
CNN’s Don Lemon Backs Up Bill O’Reilly: ‘He Doesn’t Go Far Enough’ In Criticizing Black Culture
Lemon addressed the wounds inflicted by black males onto their community on his “No Talking Points” segment Saturday afternoon, saying he was able to bring this up now that the George Zimmerman trial had concluded. Before the verdict, right wing media had consistently asked why the “liberal media” was fixating on Trayvon Martin while ignoring rampant black-on-black violence, a “deflection,” in Lemon’s words, from the injustices of the Martin shooting. But now that Zimmerman had been acquitted, it was time “for some tough love on the subject.”
Lemon played a clip of O’Reilly stating, “The reason there is so much violence and chaos in the black precincts is the disintegration of the African American family…Raised without much structure, young black men often reject education and gravitate towards the street culture, drugs, hustling, gangs. Nobody forces them to do that. Again, it is a personal decision.”
“Bill’s got a point,” Lemon said. “In fact, he’s got more than a point…In my estimation, he doesn’t go far enough.”
To read the rest of the article and to watch the video – http://gopthedailydose.com/2013/07/27/cnns-don-lemon-backs-up-bill-oreilly-he-doesnt-go-far-enough-in-criticizing-black-culture/