Everyone’s least favorite “news” anchor Don Lemon is at it again.
Lemon had actor Terry Crews on his show to discuss Black Lives Matter.
By “discuss,” of course we mean that Lemon continually interrupted everything Crews had to say, and insisted that Lemon himself knew more about what BLM stood for than Crews.
Our friends at Fox News have the story:
CNN host Don Lemon lectured actor Terry Crews on Monday night about the meaning of the Black Lives Matter movement, insisting during an intense conversation that it’s about police brutality and has nothing to do with Black-on-Black gun violence.
Crews has come under fire for recent tweets noting that he wants to “unite people” regardless of race, creed or ideology, saying he doesn’t want the Black Lives Matter [BLM] movement to morph into “Black Lives Better.” Crews told Lemon that he was issuing a warning that BLM might be going too far, as leaders have made demands and threatened violence if they don’t get what they want.
“Black lives do matter, but, when you’re talking about an organization, you’re talking about the leaders. You’re talking about the people who are responsible,” Crews said as Lemon interrupted to say Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was once seen as extreme.
Cruz then brought up a surge in “Black-on-Black” gun violence that left multiple children dead since June 20.
“The Black Lives Matter movement has said nothing about this,” Crews said. “Black people need to hold other Black people accountable.”
Lemon seems to want to simplify what BLM is about by completely ignoring what they actually say they're about.
USA Today has more:
Don Lemon and Terry Crews got into a heated discussion about the Black Lives Matter movement during a CNN broadcast Monday.
In the clip shared to social media, Lemon says, "Terry, you're a high-profile person, you're writing things out there, you know you're going to get backlash."
On June 30, Crews sparked controversy with a tweet the read: "If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister. I have family of every race, creed and ideology. We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter."
Lemon continued, talking about the origins of Black Lives Matter.
"The Black Lives Matter movement was started because it was started about police brutality. If you want an All Black Lives Matter movement that talks about gun violence in communities including Black communities, then start that movement with that name," he said. "But that's not what Black Lives Matter is about."
Crews, 51, rebutted, "But when you look at the organization, police brutality is not the only thing they're talking about."
Then Lemon began talking over Crews, causing Crews' audio to break up momentarily before Crews pauses and nods as Lemon continues.
"True, very true," Crews agrees.
As Crews tries to say more, Lemon's audio overpowers him again.
Lemon and CNN pretend to allow differing perspectives on the air, but when it comes down to it, they spend half the time talking over their guests and then abruptly ending the conversations.
For lemon and CNN, controlling the narrative is far more important than the truth.