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Former Seal Drops the MOAB on Don Lemon, Reveals the Real ‘Enemy of the People’


Reported By Ben Marquis | November 6, 2018 at 9:08am

Last week, CNN anchor Don Lemon issued what can best be described as arguably one of the most hypocritical, nonsensical, contradictory and racist statements of all time … and not by just a little bit, either. Speaking with fellow CNN anchor Chris Cuomo about their mutual nemesis — President Donald Trump and his legions of supporters — Lemon said, “So we have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them.”

That statement is contradictory and hypocritical because Lemon literally demonized “white men” after he had just called on everyone to “stop demonizing people.” And it was thoroughly racist in that it deemed a certain segment of society the “biggest terror threat” to our nation simply because of its gender and skin color.

Lemon received quite a bit of pushback for that remark, but none was quite as exquisite as that offered up by a former U.S. Navy SEAL combat veteran and author named Ephraim Mattos.

In a Facebook post, Mattos dropped an absolute MOAB of truth on the CNN host, who was quite literally living up to the disparaging “enemy of the people” moniker that has been hoisted on the “fake news” media by President Trump … a moniker few in the media have adequately been able to shake loose, as it suits quite a few of them rather well by virtue of their own actions and words.

Mattos wrote on Facebook, “After surviving three wars, a gunshot wound, a near fatal drowning, a failed parachute, Taliban ambushes, ISIS snipers, mortars, mine-fields, suicide bombers and laying down my life for the cause of freedom while fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with my brother Arabs, Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Animists, and Atheists I have now returned home to the USA where a CNN host has labeled me as a radicalized right wing terrorist simply because of my gender and the color of my skin.”

The veteran proceeded to describe how “conservative white men” had fought and died for freedom for centuries on behalf of others, taking on the elite British Army to found the Republic, taking on fellow Americans in order to free blacks held in slavery, rescuing Europe from utter disaster — and later, fascism — in World War I and again in World War II.

“We have fought for freedom and liberty for generations and we continue to do so today alongside all of our brothers and sisters regardless of their race or religion,” wrote Mattos, before offering up something for voters to consider prior to Election Day.

“In the early 1930s, Hitler said the same thing about the Jews that Don Lemon of CNN just said about white men. This is the true face of the Democratic Party. First they enslaved and killed blacks, and now they use them to spew hatred and lies against the very people who have fought for generations to free them and uplift them,” he wrote.

Mattos continued and made an incredible point that will no doubt be lost on Lemon and others like him: “I have referred to myself as a ‘white male’ in the previous sentences multiple times, but I must make it clear that I identify as simply ‘American,’ not as ‘white’ or ‘male’ or ‘Republican.’

“Although blatantly racist and hateful, do not let Don Lemon’s ignorant words drive you into viewing yourself only by your race and religion,” he added. “Identity politics does not lead to freedom. It only leads to hatred and division and an ‘us vs. them’ mentality.

“If CNN does not fire Don Lemon immediately, it only goes to show that they are truly the ‘enemy of the people,’” Mattos concluded.

The post got noticed on social media.

CNN has taken no disciplinary action against Lemon, so the phrase remains quite apt and fitting of the network and its bigoted and racist hosts. The liberal media has made it abundantly clear that they don’t like or appreciate being labeled an “enemy of the people” by the president or his supporters, and their pushback against the implications of the term is entirely understandable, as it casts them in exceptionally poor light.

Unfortunately for them, far too often they say and do things that an honest-to-goodness “enemy of the people” would say and do, such as labeling whole swaths of the nation as “racist” or a “terror threat” simply because of skin color and genitalia, and not for any specific deeds or words that would earn such derisive labels.

Here is a reminder for the media, once again:

If you don’t want to be labeled as an “enemy of the people,” it would well-advised for you to stop acting like an “enemy of the people,” lest you prove the label correct … as Don Lemon has so sickeningly done.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE COMPLETE FACEBOOK POSTING OF EPHRAIM MATTOS:

Well, it has officially happened…

“So we have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them.” — Don Lemon on CNN (October 31, 2018)

After surviving three wars, a gunshot wound, a near fatal drowning, a failed parachute, Taliban ambushes, ISIS snipers, mortars, mine-fields, suicide bombers and laying down my life for the cause of freedom while fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with my brother Arabs, Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Animists, and Atheists I have now returned home to the USA where a CNN host has labeled me as a radicalized right wing terrosist simply because of my gender and the color of my skin.

I represent just one of the hundreds of thousands of conservative white men who have fought to preserve freedom in this great Nation and in other nations. My forefathers are the 3% who founded this Republic against the might of the British Army. It was white Conservative men who died by the tens of thousands after charging into our southern states to free our black brothers from the slavery imposed on them by the Liberal left. We were the ones who acknowledged that women have a right to vote. We held the line in WWI and charged the beaches of Normandy in WWII. We have fought for freedom and liberty for generations and we continue to do so today alongside all of our brothers and sisters regardless of their race or religion.

In the early 1930s, Hitler said the same thing about the Jews that Don Lemon of CNN just said about white men. This is the true face of the Democratic Party. First they enslaved and killed blacks, and now they use them to spew hatred and lies against the very people who have fought for generations to free them and uplift them.

Remember that when you go to vote.

One final thought: To make a point, I have referred to myself as a “white male” in the previous sentences multiple times, but I must make it clear that I identify as simply “American,” not as “white” or “male” or “Republican.”

Although blatantly racist and hateful, do not let Don Lemon’s ignorant words drive you into viewing yourself only by your race and religion. Identity politics does not lead to freedom. It only leads to hatred and division and an “us vs. them” mentality.

If CNN does not fire Don Lemon immediately, it only goes to show that they are truly the “enemy of the people.”

– Ephraim Mattos, Former US Navy SEAL

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Writer and researcher. Constitutional conservatarian with a strong focus on protecting the Second and First Amendments.

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Sour Lemon

Don Lemon says we should stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror is white men. Isn’t that the epitome of racism?

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Black Leaders Issue Powerful Message to CNN over Don Lemon’s Anti-White Comments


Reported By Chris Agee | November 1, 2018 at 1:04pm

CNN host Don Lemon is facing continued backlash over comments he made earlier this week regarding the threat he claimed one group in particular poses to homeland security. Lemon drew fire specifically for declaring that the “biggest terror threat in this country are white men.”

Among those who have since publicly denounced Lemon’s comments are three co-chairmen of the Project 21 Black Leadership Network, an organization sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank. A statement from Horace Cooper, Bishop Council Nedd II and Stacy Washington called on CNN bosses to take action in light of the on-air proclamation.

“Within a space of five seconds, CNN’s Don Lemon went from saying we shouldn’t demonize people to broadly labeling white men as our nation’s ‘biggest terror threat,’” they wrote. “That’s not responsible journalism. This cannot stand.”

The trio went on to cite the network president’s recent statement denouncing President Donald Trump’s frequent criticism of CNN and the news media in general. Following a bomb scare at CNN’s New York City headquarters last month, Jeff Zucker issued a statement describing a “total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media.”

Zucker called on Trump and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to “understand their words matter,” and concluded that “they have shown no comprehension of that” so far in the administration’s first term.

Cooper, Nedd and Washington wrote that Zucker should apply his own standard to his network’s hosts.

“CNN President Jeff Zucker recently called out the White House for its criticism of the media, saying President Trump doesn’t comprehend the importance of the words he uses,” the statement concluded. “It’s time for Zucker to put his own house in order — starting with explaining how Don Lemon’s outrageous statement can stand in light of Zucker’s call for civility.”

Lemon addressed the controversy in a segment Wednesday evening, using data from the Government Accountability Office that indicates right-wing extremists have been responsible for more deadly attacks on U.S. soil than left-leaning groups.

“Earlier this week, I made some comments about that in a conversation with Chris (Cuomo),” he said. “I said that the biggest terror threat in this country comes from radicals on the far right, primarily white men. That angered some people. But let’s put emotion aside and look at the cold hard facts. The evidence is overwhelming.”

The information he referenced showed 62 separate attacks staged by terrorists believed to hold radical right-wing views have caused a total of 106 deaths since the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001. Comparing that to a much lower total assigned to left-wing extremist groups, Lemon declared that there was one deadly leftist attack “for every eight deadly attacks by right-wing extremists.”

Islamist extremists were responsible for a total of 119 terror-related deaths in 23 attacks over the same period, according to the GAO report.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Chris Agee is an American journalist with more than 15 years of experience in a wide range of newsrooms.

Don Lemon said what about white men?



Authored by Dr. Michael L. Brown – Guest Columnist | Thursday, November 1, 2018 | http://www.askdrbrown.org/

Michael BrownA liberal like CNN’s Don Lemon will hardly be held accountable by an overwhelmingly leftist media – whereas a conservative will be eaten alive for perceived insensitive or racially charged comments.


What if Sean Hannity had said on Fox News that “the biggest terror threat in this country is black men, most of them radicalized to the left, and we have to start doing something about them”? The uproar would be immediate, unrelenting, and intense. And it would continue until Fox handed over Hannity’s head on a platter.

Don Lemon (CNN)Of course, Hannity said no such thing. But CNN’s Don Lemon (right) said this:

“We have to stop demonizing people and realize that the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them.”

As for the uproar – well, where is it?

As for CNN’s response, “A CNN spokeswoman said Wednesday neither Lemon nor the network would speak more about it.” No big deal. Nothing to talk about. Controversy over.

Yet a few days earlier, Megyn Kelly’s blackface comment was the straw that broke the camel’s back, leading to her firing by NBC. What a contrast!

If her comment was offensive, his was beyond offensive. His was off the charts in terms of broadness and ugliness. His was off the charts in terms of being dangerous. Yes, he said, “we have to start doing something about them.”

Why the glaring double standard?

But we actually see this double standard virtually every single day. It is a standard based on bias rather than balance and on politics rather than parity. What would have happened if Laura Ingraham claimed that Barack Obama “radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did.” What would happen to her career? To my knowledge, she said no such thing.

CNN logoBut just this week, GQ’s Julia Ioffe said on CNN that “this president has radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did.”

To his credit, CNN’s David Urban responded immediately, saying, “That’s just…it’s unconscionable for you to say that.”

Jake Tapper, however, offered little resistance, and Ioffe’s apology did not exactly hit things out of the park.

The double standards continue.

What if, on the anniversary of 9/11, Mark Levin said that Joe Biden “has done more damage to the dream of America than any foreign adversary ever could.” Could you imagine the outrage and calls for him to be taken off the air?

MSNBC logoBut on September 10, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough wrote that President Trump “has done more damage to the dream of America than any foreign adversary ever could.” Have you noticed that he has not skipped a beat on MSNBC since penning those unfortunate words?

And for all those who attack President Trump’s immigration policy, I assume you disagree with these words, correct? To quote exactly:

“We simply cannot allow people to pour into the U.S., undetected, undocumented, unchecked and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, lawfully to become immigrants in this country.”

There’s only one problem. These are not the words of Donald Trump. They are the words of Senator Barack Obama, spoken in 2005. Even Snopes.com, a left-leaning fact-checking website, verifies this.

Yet Obama was praised for expressing these sentiments while Trump is condemned for expressing similar views.

How about this immigration quote? Surely Trump is a bigot for saying such things:

“But there are some areas that the federal government should not leave and should address and address strongly. One of these areas is the problem of illegal immigration. After years of neglect, this administration has taken a strong stand to stiffen the protection of our borders. We are increasing border controls by 50 percent. We are increasing inspections to prevent the hiring of illegal immigrants. And tonight, I announce I will sign an executive order to deny federal contracts to businesses that hire illegal immigrants.

“Let me be very clear about this: We are still a nation of immigrants; we should be proud of it. We should honor every legal immigrant here, working hard to become a new citizen. But we are also a nation of laws.”

Horrible, you say? This is why you’re a Democrat rather than a Republican? Well, these are not Trump’s words either. Rather, they are the words of President Bill Clinton in his 1996 State of the Union address.

Did I say double standard? Did I say that we judge things by bias more than by balance?

But the sword cuts both ways (and here is where I will offend many of my fellow-conservatives).

It’s true that the TV and news media are overwhelmingly leftist. And that means that a liberal like Don Lemon will hardly be held accountable, whereas a conservative will be eaten alive for perceived insensitive or racially charged comments.

But if we are to be honest with ourselves, we would have to acknowledge that the very things we condone when they’re on “our side” are the things we condemn when they’re on the “other side.” We have our double standards too.

If you don’t believe me, try this little exercise. If you are a fellow-conservative and fellow-Trump supporter, imagine how would you feel about Donald Trump if he was to the left of Bernie Sanders politically and ideologically. Would you appreciate his deprecating tweets? Would you excuse his exaggerations and misstatements? Would you consider him a champion or a bully?

So, my appeal is simple and succinct. Let’s call balls and strikes fairly. Let’s hold the sword of truth firmly and unflinchingly.

In a society swarming with lies and misinformation, only the truth can set us free.


Dr. Michael Brown is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book – from which some of the material for this article was excerpted and adapted – is “Donald Trump Is Not My Savior: An Evangelical Leader Speaks His Mind About the Man He Supports As President.”

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