ELDER PATRIOT – CNN’s Don Lemon’s inability to engage in debate has once again led him to shut down dialogue with a guest and walk off the stage.
With hosts like Lemon it’s no wonder that CNN’s ratings as so low they’re looking up at Nick-at Nite, FX and TLC. Joe Rogan’s podcast has more listeners for crissakes.
The topic Lemon was so impassioned about centered on the costs associated with keeping President Trump and his family safe. Considering that CNN has been fomenting violence against the president and his family for many months one is forced to ask why they’d want to reduce the budget for protecting the First Family at this time. Hmm? Whatever could that reason be?
Here’s Lemon giving three sycophants virtually unlimited airtime to drone on about the hypocrisy and the costs involved and then cutting off the conservative who challenges him on why this story is even warranted:
Don Lemon: “Paris, what do you think?”
Paris Dennard: “I think this is fake news. This is not…this is not a news story.”
Don Lemon: “What about it is fake, Paris? Are we going down this road again?”
Paris Dennard: “Yeah we are! The President is not breaking any laws.”
Don Lemon: “…Please stop with that stupid talking point that this is a fake news story!…”
Lemon then gives his definition of fake news and challenges Denard to tell him how this is fake news. Dennard tries to explain that the topic itself is nonsensical but Lemon cuts him off by saying, “Ok, thank you very much everyone. Thanks for watching. Have a great weekend. Good night all.”
The timing of Lemon’s question to Dennard, coming so close to the show’s conclusion as it did, tells us that he never had any intention of engaging in a serious discussion on any issue with the conservative Dennard. And frankly, this wasn’t a serious discussion to begin with.
Here’s why it wasn’t: the entire budget for the Secret Service to protect the Trump family and Trump Tower for FY 2017 is $120 million. That’s barely a fraction of the monies B. Hussein Obama earmarked for the anarchists threatening our president’s life. And, it’s a fifth of the $600 million the CIA gave Jeff Bezos to turn the Washington Post into a daily source of anti-Trump diatribes.
Americans are showing they no longer believe CNN has anything to offer and more of them are now watching re-runs of Yogi Bear and Full House than the drivel CNN is putting out these days.
CNN has not learned that when you find yourself in a hole it’s best to stop digging. Let’s send them some more shovels, eh?