Don Lemon Slams GOP As Extremists Who Should Not Be ‘Coddled’

Don Lemon

( – Appearing on another show on his network where he would get a friendly reception and audience, CNN’s Don Lemon attacked Republicans as extremists who should not be “coddled” by the media.

As Fox News recounts Lemon’s appearance:

“Appearing on CNN’s New Day Thursday morning, Don Lemon once again urged the media to hold Republicans to a different standard than Democrats in their media coverage.

The primetime host tied the GOP to the threat of ‘growing extremism’ on the right. He warned journalists to not give a ‘false equivalence’ to both sides, and instead acknowledge Republicans were endangering America.” [emphasis added]

Among Lemon’s attacks on the GOP, he said:

  • “We sit around, and we talk about these things, and we want to give this false equivalence to Democrats and Republicans. That is not where we are right now. Republicans are doing something that is very dangerous to our society, and we have to acknowledge that. We have to acknowledge that as Americans, we must acknowledge that as journalists because if we don’t, we are not doing our jobs.”
  • “[Republicans who still support Trump] have to answer for those questions if they come here on CNN, they must answer for that. If they go on MSNBC, they must answer for that. If they go on ABC, they must answer for that.”
  • “They cannot expect to be coddled when they go on to a news organization or if they step in front of a crowd of supporters or voters or Americans.”
  • “You have the inmates running the asylum, basically. You have the extremists because I know there are Republicans sitting out there going, ‘Don Lemon, that’s not what we are.’ Maybe it’s not what you are, but it’s what party has become and what you have allowed to happen.”

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