On Friday's CNN Tonight, Don Lemon hosted a panel discussion of why most white women voted for Donald Trump that was stacked three to one against conservatives. Liberal contributor Kirsten Powers argued that such women must be "racist" because they voted for Trump, while UC Berkeley Professor Stephanie Jones-Rogers argued that women have long benefited from "white supremacy" even while being "oppressed" by white men.
CNN defended its absurd move to sue President Trump for revoking reporter Jim Acosta’s White House press pass, by bringing on a former Obama staffer to tout the network’s credibility. On CNN Tonight November 13, host Don Lemon talked with Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton and NYU law professor Burt Neuborne, about the lawsuit, with all three agreeing that the media treated Obama with the same scrutiny they have with Trump.
On Monday evening and Tuesday morning, the same CNN that largely ignored actual links earlier this year between Democratic members of Congress and Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan did find time to highlight examples of white supremacists who cheered for Republicans to retain the U.S. Senate in the midterm elections.
It came as no surprise on Thursday evening when two of CNN’s prime-time hosts reacted to the mass shooting earlier that day at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, by once again calling for stringent gun control and, despite their claims otherwise, mocking religion and the importance of prayer. The one-sided discussion began when Cuomo Prime Time host Chris Cuomo tossed to CNN Tonight Don Lemon, host of the next show, CNN Tonight, and by the end of the segment, Cuomo mocked those who'd raise questions about their viewpoints, stating that they would paint the two as “Bonnie and Clyde of Fake News.”
On a special Sunday edition of CNN Tonight, liberal contributor Kirsten Powers declared that "white men are very violent and a problem" during a segment in which host Don Lemon defended his comments from last week that "the biggest terror threat" in the U.S. is white men.
On a special Sunday edition of Cuomo Prime Time, as CNN hosts Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon fretted over President Donald Trump sending troops to the southern border, and the possiblity that armed militias will also go into the area, to ward off the caravan of illegal immigrants, Cuomo actually suggested against all evidence that illegal immigrants are less inclined to commit crimes than legal immigrants, in addition to U.S. citizens.
Over the past few weeks, the broadcast networks -- and especially CNN and MSNBC -- have promoted claims by Democrats that thousands of minority voters in Georgia have been discriminated against because at least 53,000 new voter registrations were put on hold as "pending" until mistakes could be corrected. But those same networks have ignored recent revelations about why those applications were put on hold in the first place that discredit claims of racial discrimination.
The liberal media were irate Wednesday night after President Trump called for civility, unity, and for the media to turn down their own heated rhetoric. A lot of CNN’s prime time line up after that point involved them berating the President for his own rhetoric and tone deafly denying they needed to take any such action. And during the first hour of CNN Tonight, current CNN analyst and former NBC host David Gregory laughably declared that the media was “not responsible for creating a tone”, the President was.
On Monday's CNN Tonight, host Don Lemon devoted an entire seven-minute segment to letting two liberal authors accuse the Republican party of engaging in "voter suppression" similar to the Jim Crow era against minority voters.
Conservative media and social media were set ablaze late Thursday night when CNN’s Jim Acosta reacted to a former Trump staffer tweeting “Dear Diary” to his complaint about Trump rallies featuring loud music with a “fuck you” direct message and a measly apology. Acosta’s tweet and tirade were further put into context upon seeing the CNN Tonight live shot that showed what — shall we say — triggered CNN’s chief White House correspondent.
Twice this week, CNN host Don Lemon has given attention to claims that Georgia Republicans have engaged in "voter suppression" against black voters without mentioning key parts of the Republican side of the argument. And MSNBC finally mentioned that Georgia Republican gubernatorial nominee and current Secretary of State Brian Kemp has charged that "sloppy" work by a liberal group is to blame many of the 53,000 registrations mostly of minorities being put on hold, although New York Times reporter Alstead Herndon dismissed the claims as he appeared as a guest.
During Monday’s CNN Tonight, host Don Lemon discussed a portrait of President Trump alongside previous Republican Presidents with New York Magazine art critic Jerry Saltz. According to Lemon, the image has received “a whole lot of attention” after Lesley Stahl conducted an interview with President Trump for CBS’s 60 Minutes in the private residence at the White House, where the painting was hung on the wall. Somehow, the topics of race and Joseph Stalin managed to come up in the discussion of the portrait.