Tucker Carlson Shows 2013 Clip of Don Lemon Criticizing Blacks, Says Host Would be 'Fired Immediately' Today

Nick Kangadis | July 9, 2020
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Fox News' Tucker Carlson has been on fire lately. Whether you agree with him or not, Carlson has been making cogent point after cogent point about pretty much anyone regardless of party affiliation. A recent report noted that Carlson had the highest ratings in cable news history. Wednesday's show was no different as one of the people Carlson targeted was leftist, radical host for CNN, Don Lemon.

Carlson wondered what happened to Lemon, who the Fox News host routinely referred to phonetically as "Le-Mon," after showing a 2013 clip of Lemon in which the CNN host constructively criticized the black community.

"More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock. That means absent fathers," Lemon said. "And the studies show that lack of a male role model is an express train right to prison, and the cycle continues."

Lemon sounded like someone currently on the right rationally explaining one of the major problems within the black community, instead of his current model of "orange man bad" and everyone that fights the right is a good guy no matter how evil they might be.

Carlson looked like he couldn't believe his ears when he heard "Le-Mon" say what he said seven years ago, partly for effect and partly because he felt that CNN would never let Lemon say what he said then in the current iteration of the radical network.

"Wow! Can you imagine what would happen if Don Le-Mon or his bodybuilding buddy [Chris Cuomo] over there, or any of these hair-hats, said something like that on CNN tonight or MSNBC?" Carlson posited. "That would be their last live broadcast ever. They would be fired immediately. You can’t express views like that, and so they don’t. Tells you a lot."

Here's video of the segment, which include the "Le-Mon" clip:


Carlson definitely has a point. If you remember, last October undercover journalism organization Project Veritas shared audio of CNN President Jeff Zucker essentially admitted the network's bias, mandating that his employees target the right - including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) - for their repeated appearances on his competitor, Fox News.