August 9, 2016
Things got real personal Tuesday night between CNN’s Don Lemon and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino while discussing Donald Trump’s much maligned comment on Second Amendment supporters possibly stopping rival Hillary Clinton.
Perhaps Lemon took exception to Bongino summarizing the hyperventilating on the left as being “in the comical realm.”
Either way, Bongino correctly labeled the charge that Trump was somehow calling for the assassination of Clinton as “absurd” while explaining his point of view.
Throwing any pretense of neutrality out the window, Lemon clearly did not agree with that point of view.
“What you’re saying right now makes no sense!” the CNN host charged. “I’m sitting at home, I’m watching Donald Trump. I have two ears and I have two eyes and I can see the reactions… We’re not stupid!”
“You should be ashamed of yourself!” Lemon added.
“I’m ashamed that you’re talking to me as if I’m a child!” his guest fired back, as the two began going at one another.
“You don’t know crap about this, Don! You’re a TV guy!” Bongino said. “I was a Secret Service Agent! Now cut off my mic! Do what you wanna do!”
Lemon countered by telling Bongino he was “lying to the American people,” prompting Bongino to again correctly label the left’s reaction as “nonsense.”
Nonsense being a generous assessment…
In this instances Don Lemon’s methods really point up the overall expectations most conservatives have about liberal bias and their tactics.
To be fair, Don does appear to be attempting to bring news in a manner that informs if you watch other segments. He is also not the only one who tends to override and exhort guests. O’Reilly, Meghan Kelly, and others have done this as well.
My beef with all of them is that if a guest is asked to state or defend a position, let them finish. Do not say they are being immature, unrealistic, or attempt to talk over their points because it does not jive with the commentator’s. The purpose of NON-partisanship reporting is to present without drowning the segment in the obvious partisanship of the commentator. It’s human nature to have a point of view but it is not good reporting to allow it to color a segment.
In Don’s case it seems he has decided to be judge, jury, and executioner as well as correcting speech or attitudes. That shows immaturity on his part. One can only hope that as these young liberals mature and get smacked with reality enough times, their attitude of “I know best.” will change. Overspeaking others is not just rude but a typical method employed by liberals to keep truth from being uttered which might show their ignorance of a matter.
In many cases I doubt it they can or will change. Otherwise we wouldn’t have so many Democrats who have allowed themselves to believe hook, line, and sinker the socialist views currently taking over their party. They also wouldn’t have allowed their party to stray so far from its foundation.
I don’t care if politically idiotic liberals require safe zones or that we use the word progressive over socialist, radical over jihadist, mentally ill over religious fanatic, or peaceful demonstration over violent anarchist marches. The fact remains that these words are indicative of the insanity of a socialist liberal outlook on truth.
The truth is that talking not violent rhetoric, legal pursuit not threats and killings, facing issues not running off to a “safe” place or putting earphones in ears is the only way lasting change occurs. Since the sixties change has been happening at a pace in more constructive ways not through destructive methods but within the general view of the populace where it should be started. It regresses every time some fool opens his mouth and proves to the populace that education, intelligence, and commonsense are not the same.
A politically motivated group or party that chooses big government control over the constitutional foundation our forefathers fought to achieve should be made to understand the consequences of their actions are un-American and have no place in the USA under our constitution. Those views do not reflect the strength and values that as a country we should be expressing or those hopes and dreams legal immigrants have come to our shores to find. Where most countries destroy their opposition through fear, rape, imprisonment, or murder, this country has been demonstrating for years that change is possible if we value law and order in achieving the betterment of the whole.
For the last 7 and a half years we have seen just what can happen when one president plots, places himself above the rule of law, and abuses his oath of office by encouraging and inciting bad behavior rather than our nation’s security. He has at every turn been using double entendre, expanding the use of liberal rhetoric, and providing motivation and means in order to create situations so that our citizens turn on one another and create strife within our country. Allowing Hillary to become president would continue this destructive course.