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CNN host Don Lemon is facing continued backlash from some conservative commentators and groups over comments he made earlier this week regarding the relative threat he believes one group in particular poses to homeland security.

Lemon drew fire specifically for declaring that the “biggest terror threat in this country are white men.”

Among those who have since publicly denounced Lemon’s comments are three co-chairmen of the Project 21 Black Leadership Network, an organization sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank.

A statement from Horace Cooper, Bishop Council Nedd II and Stacy Washington called on CNN bosses to take action in light of the on-air proclamation.

“Within a space of five seconds, CNN’s Don Lemon went from saying we shouldn’t demonize people to broadly labeling white men as our nation’s ‘biggest terror threat,’” they wrote. “That’s not responsible journalism. This cannot stand.”

The trio went on to cite the network president’s recent statement denouncing President Donald Trump’s frequent criticism of CNN and the news media in general.

Following a bomb scare at CNN’s New York City headquarters last month, Jeff Zucker issued a statement describing a “total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media.”

Zucker called on Trump and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to “understand their words matter,” and concluded that “they have shown no comprehension of that” so far in the administration’s first term.

Cooper, Nedd and Washington wrote that Zucker should apply his own standard to his network’s hosts.

“CNN President Jeff Zucker recently called out the White House for its criticism of the media, saying President Trump doesn’t comprehend the importance of the words he uses,” the statement concluded. “It’s time for Zucker to put his own house in order — starting with explaining how Don Lemon’s outrageous statement can stand in light of Zucker’s call for civility.”

Lemon addressed the controversy in a segment Wednesday evening, using data from the Government Accountability Office that indicates right-wing extremists have been responsible for more deadly attacks on U.S. soil than left-leaning groups.

“Earlier this week, I made some comments about that in a conversation with Chris (Cuomo),” he said. “I said that the biggest terror threat in this country comes from radicals on the far right, primarily white men. That angered some people. But let’s put emotion aside and look at the cold hard facts. The evidence is overwhelming.”

The information he referenced showed 62 separate attacks staged by terrorists believed to hold radical right-wing views have caused a total of 106 deaths since the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001.

Comparing that to a much lower total assigned to left-wing extremist groups, Lemon declared that there was one deadly leftist attack “for every eight deadly attacks by right-wing extremists.”

Islamist extremists were responsible for a total of 119 terror-related deaths in 23 attacks over the same period, according to the GAO report.

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21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. sharon steiner

    November 2, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    he is a racist and ,as such, should be fired

  2. Stephen Russell

    November 2, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Choices:
    Take over CNN by buyouts & move Execs out
    Boycott sponsors?
    Nothing seems 2 work

  3. Fredroe

    November 2, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Don Lemon is a halfwit that needs to be fired. CNN is calling for the president to reign in his criticism of the leftist news organizations, but has never called out their “journalists” to reign in their half truths, lies, or sarcasm to the president. Or democrat congress people that openly encourage violence to republicans. I don’t want Trump to tone down, he needs to show how biased the news media is, and criticize those members elected to Congress that behave like thugs.

    • PhowDaul59

      November 2, 2018 at 5:08 pm

      AMEN …..WELL SAID. !!!

    • Pearl Lemdal

      November 2, 2018 at 7:56 pm

      Shows how biased the media is

  4. sms0551

    November 2, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    he is a racistand as such, should be fired !!!

  5. Michael Patterson

    November 2, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Wow he sleeps with a white man every night is he in danger?

  6. abolishliberalism

    November 2, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Lemon-Head should then also explaine why he used the term “House Negro” to describe Kanye West!

  7. James Kelly

    November 2, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Just another example of why cnn is in the pits.

  8. Ameriproud

    November 2, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Mom always said “Every dog has they’re day” and lemons day is coming. You do bad, you receive bad.

  9. Toni

    November 2, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Define “white”. As I look around where I reside, and where I visit, I don’t see a whole lot of “whites”. Has anyone not heard? “”whites (what are left” are in the minority. And by the way, isn’t Obama half white? And isn’t this Lemon guy married to or lives with a “white” man as a partner? Thank goodness people like this guy are suddenly leaving the Dem party. At least they have finally came to realize the Dem’s have not done one thing for them. “White” Trump as at least opened up the job market for them. Since I do not see anyone’s paycheck I cannot say positively, but I’ve heard their take home pay is getting larger and the teenagers are finding more jobs. Lemon should actually be without a job for his comments.

  10. Dogg

    November 2, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Banging his head on the headboard overnight has damaged his brain.

  11. Michael A Heath Sr.

    November 2, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    CNN just needs to fire this little wannabe Negroe and be done with the issue, hell, he really ain’t an issue just a pain in the ass !!!

  12. Isabel

    November 2, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Lemon must be fired.

  13. Pearl Lemdal

    November 2, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Imagine they blame the republicans for the division in the country when really it is the demo crats who has been doing.

  14. errollus

    November 2, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Isn’t his boyfriend white?

  15. Pat

    November 2, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Double down on stupid.

  16. Helen

    November 2, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Hey Don, Barbra has room on her bus! Canada or bust!

  17. Unknown Individual

    November 2, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    FIRE HIS SORRY ASS.

  18. marty

    November 3, 2018 at 1:22 am

    Dem/left, the main stream media & their leaders what you say folks are they violating this law? 18 U.S. Code § 2384 – SEDITIOUS CONSPIRACY: “If two or more persons…conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States… they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than TWENTY YEARS or both.” https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2038215703171813&set=pob.100009502103297&type=3
    HRC & BHO media connections

  19. Sharon

    November 3, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    CNN is not smart enough to fire this racist moron. That is why their ratings are pitiful!

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