Don Lemon http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19700/all en Don Lemon Spars With Tavis Smiley Over Obama's Handling of Race http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/don-lemon-spars-tavis-smiley-over-obamas-handling-race <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-12-08-CNN-Tonight-Lemon_Smiley.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />Don Lemon rushed to President Obama's defense on Monday's <em>CNN Tonight</em>, after guest Tavis Smiley attacked the Democrat from the left over supposedly not doing enough to help blacks. Smiley criticized Obama using his recent BET interview to "<strong>lecture black folk</strong>," and then doing the "<strong>jokey-joke thing</strong>" on Stephen Colbert's program.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/don-lemon-spars-tavis-smiley-over-obamas-handling-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNN CNN Tonight Don Lemon race Tavis Smiley Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:21:55 +0000 matthew.balan 47820 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Lemon Wonders If 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' is A 'False Narrative' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-lemon-wonders-if-hands-dont-shoot-false-narrative <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-12-01-CNN-CT-Lemon.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />On Monday's <em>CNN Tonight</em>, Don Lemon refreshingly pointed out a problematic component of the Ferguson protests. During a discussion on the controversy surrounding the several St. Louis Rams players, who recently used the demonstrators' "hands up, don't shoot" pose, former police officer David Klinger pointed out that "<strong>all the forensic evidence indicates that it wasn't</strong> [Michael] <strong>Brown with his hands up standing still.</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-lemon-wonders-if-hands-dont-shoot-false-narrative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benjamin Watson CNN CNN Tonight David Klinger Don Lemon Ferguson Missouri Michael Brown Michael Brown shooting Tue, 02 Dec 2014 23:05:02 +0000 matthew.balan 47766 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Lemon: 'Why Do People Vote Against Their Own Interests' With ObamaCare? http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-lemon-why-do-people-vote-against-their-own-interests-obamacare <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-11-06-CNN-Tonight-Lemon.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />CNN's Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo, and Alisyn Camerota stuck to the left's spin about the results of the 2014 midterm elections on Thursday's <em>CNN Tonight</em>, as they discussed President Obama's Wednesday press conference. Lemon wondered, "<strong>Why do people vote against their own interests?</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-lemon-why-do-people-vote-against-their-own-interests-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional 2014 Election 2014 midterms Alisyn Camerota Barack Obama Chris Cuomo CNN CNN Tonight congress Democrats Don Lemon obamacare Republicans Sat, 08 Nov 2014 03:40:56 +0000 matthew.balan 47575 at http://www.mrc.org On CNN, Marc Lamont Hill Slams 'Racist' Bill Maher for Views on Islam http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-marc-lamont-hill-slams-racist-bill-maher-views-islam <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-10-06-CNN-Tonight-Hill_Ferguson.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />Left-wing academic Marc Lamont Hill blasted atheists Bill Maher and Sam Harris on Monday's <em>CNN Tonight</em> for their blunt views about the Islamic faith: "When he [actor Sam Harris] says that <strong>Islam is the mother lode of bad ideas, that is horrific; it is offensive;</strong> and, as Ben [Affleck] said...<strong>quite frankly, it's racist</strong>." Hill contended that "<strong>Islam is not uniquely violent or primarily violent or any more pr</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-marc-lamont-hill-slams-racist-bill-maher-views-islam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ben Ferguson Bill Maher CNN CNN Tonight Don Lemon Islam Marc Lamont Hill Sam Harris Tue, 07 Oct 2014 21:15:06 +0000 matthew.balan 47332 at http://www.mrc.org Tavis Smiley on CNN: 'Racism, Poverty and Militarism' Behind Ferguson Shooting http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/tavis-smiley-cnn-racism-poverty-and-militarism-behind-ferguson-shooting <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-09-11-CNN-Tonight-Smiley.jpg" style="float: right;" height="156" width="280" />PBS's Tavis Smiley shamelessly invoked Dr.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/tavis-smiley-cnn-racism-poverty-and-militarism-behind-ferguson-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN CNN Tonight Don Lemon Martin Luther King Michael Brown race Tavis Smiley Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:44:52 +0000 matthew.balan 47124 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Lemon Uses Bill Maher Tweet to Revisit 'Islam is a Violent Religion' Debate http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-lemon-uses-bill-maher-tweet-revisit-islam-violent-religion-debate <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-09-08-CNN-Tonight-Lemon.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="156" width="280" />Don Lemon returned to the question of whether <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/shock-cnns-lemon-strongly-hints-islam-more-violent-other-religions" target="_blank">Islam is an inherently violent religion</a> on Monday's <em>CNN Tonight</em>, as he interviewed Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison and author Reza Aslan.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-lemon-uses-bill-maher-tweet-revisit-islam-violent-religion-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN CNN Tonight Don Lemon ISIS Islam KeithEllison Religion Reza Aslan Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:30:06 +0000 matthew.balan 47091 at http://www.mrc.org Shock: CNN's Lemon Strongly Hints Islam is 'More Violent' Than Other Religions http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/shock-cnns-lemon-strongly-hints-islam-more-violent-other-religions <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-09-03-CNN-Tonight-Lemon.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right;" />Don Lemon surprisingly shot down a common moral equivalency argument in defense of the Islamic faith during a panel discussion on Wednesday's <em>CNN Tonight</em>.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/shock-cnns-lemon-strongly-hints-islam-more-violent-other-religions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Arsalan Iftikhar Boko Haram Christianity CNN CNN Tonight Don Lemon Iraq ISIS Islam Middle East Syria Tawfik Hamid Tom Fuentes Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:24:00 +0000 matthew.balan 47061 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Lemon Spotlights Obama's Briefing on ISIS A Year Ago; NYT's Kristof Downplays Report http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-lemon-spotlights-obamas-briefing-isis-year-ago-nyts-kristof-downplays-report <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-09-02-CNN-Tonight-Lemon.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />On Tuesday's <em>CNN Tonight</em>, Don Lemon spotlighted the scoop that President Obama received briefings on ISIS "for at least a year" before the extreme Islamist group's blitzkrieg across northern Iraq – something the Big Three networks <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/broadcast-networks-ignore-report-obama-was-briefed-isis-going-back-least-year" target="_blank">failed to do</a> the same evening.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-lemon-spotlights-obamas-briefing-isis-year-ago-nyts-kristof-downplays-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Alisyn Camerota Barack Obama CNN CNN Tonight David Cameron Don Lemon Iraq ISIS Middle East New York Times Nicholas Kristof Steven Sotloff Syria Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:56:49 +0000 matthew.balan 47049 at http://www.mrc.org On CNN, Conservative Pollster Conway, Joy Behar Spar Over the Future of 'The View' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-conservative-pollster-conway-joy-behar-spar-over-future-view <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-07-09-CNN-Tonight-Conway.JPG" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="154" width="280" />Kellaynne Conway and Joy Behar faced off on Wednesday's <em>CNN Tonight</em> over the future of ABC's <em>The View</em>, particularly in light of Rosie O'Donnell rejoining the cast. Host Don Lemon wondered, "Will the panel reflect American politics?" When Conway asserted that the program didn't need to be political, Behar sarcastically asked if the conservative pollster wanted the job.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-conservative-pollster-conway-joy-behar-spar-over-future-view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc CNN CNN Tonight Don Lemon Joy Behar Kellyanne Conway L.Z. Granderson LZ Granderson Rosie O'Donnell The View Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:45:23 +0000 matthew.balan 46673 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Hosts: Paul Ryan ‘Not a Happy Man Today,’ But IRS Scandal Exists Because GOP ‘So Mad About It’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-hosts-paul-ryan-not-happy-man-today-irs-scandal-exists-because-gop-so-mad-about-it <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Friday’s edition of CNN Newsroom with Don Lemon, host Don Lemon and CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash made some unusual remarks about a Republican, but later retreated to downplaying one of the many scandals facing the Obama administration this midterm election year.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-hosts-paul-ryan-not-happy-man-today-irs-scandal-exists-because-gop-so-mad-about-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN CNN Newsroom Dana Bash Don Lemon IRS Targets Tea Party Paul Ryan Fri, 20 Jun 2014 22:43:18 +0000 curtis.houck 46520 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Keeps Pounding GOP: 'Holding the American People Hostage,' Wanting to 'Destroy' Government http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-keeps-pounding-gop-holding-american-people-hostage-wanting-destroy-government <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-10-07-CNN-Cuomo-Destroy.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="136" width="240" />Over the weekend, CNN anchors and guests blamed Republicans for the shutdown and smacked them for "holding the American people hostage" while opposing ObamaCare. That extended <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-shutdown-bias-republican-suicide-caucus-hurting-families">CNN's streak</a> of pounding Tea Party Republicans for igniting the shutdown.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-keeps-pounding-gop-holding-american-people-hostage-wanting-destroy-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Cuomo CNN Dan Froomkin Don Lemon Howard Bragman Martina Navratilova obamacare Republicans Tea Party Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:14:31 +0000 matt.hadro 44659 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Lemon Blames Shutdown for 'Not Really Helping' Mentally Ill Woman Killed on Capitol Hill http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-lemon-blames-shutdown-not-really-helping-mentally-ill-woman-killed-capitol-hill <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-10-04-CNN-Lemon-Walsh.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="136" width="240" />On Friday afternoon, CNN's Don Lemon blamed the government shutdown over ObamaCare for "not really helping" the mentally ill woman killed by police on Capitol Hill on Thursday who needed "health care."<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-lemon-blames-shutdown-not-really-helping-mentally-ill-woman-killed-capitol-hill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Don Lemon Health Care obamacare Wendy Walsh Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:56:30 +0000 matt.hadro 44644 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Shutdown Bias: Republican 'Suicide Caucus' Is 'Hurting Families' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-shutdown-bias-republican-suicide-caucus-hurting-families <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img width="240" height="135" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-10-01-CNN-Todd-SuicideCaucus.JPG" />CNN hosts, anchors, and reporters all joined in slamming Republicans for Tuesday's government shutdown, ripping Tea Party Republicans as a "suicide caucus" that was "hurting families" by shutting down the government.<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-shutdown-bias-republican-suicide-caucus-hurting-families" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Todd Budget Chris Cuomo CNN Don Lemon Gun Control Guns New Day obamacare Piers Morgan Piers Morgan Live Republicans Spending The Situation Room Tue, 01 Oct 2013 23:28:40 +0000 matt.hadro 44611 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Anchor Says ObamaCare Defunders 'Lied,' Are 'Holding the American People Hostage' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-anchor-says-obamacare-defunders-lied-are-holding-american-people-hostage <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/Lemon-TomJoyner.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="141" width="240" />In a <a href="http://blackamericaweb.com/168655/check-your-facts-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-affordable-care-act/">long screed</a> on Tuesday's Tom Joyner Morning Show, CNN's Don Lemon accused "some Republicans" of lying and "holding the American people hostage" over ObamaCare. In focusing on Republicans, he glossed over any falsehoods or failed promises made by Democrats and President Obama about ObamaCare.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-anchor-says-obamacare-defunders-lied-are-holding-american-people-hostage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Don Lemon Health Care obamacare Republicans Tue, 24 Sep 2013 22:28:57 +0000 matt.hadro 44558 at http://www.mrc.org Sherri Shepherd Doesn't Want Bill O'Reilly to Have 'License' to Criticize Black Community http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/sherri-shepherd-doesnt-want-bill-oreilly-have-license-criticize-black-community <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>After CNN's Don Lemon <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/07/27/cnns-don-lemon-bill-oreilly-right-about-problems-black-community-does">cited</a> Bill O'Reilly's <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-sheffield/2013/07/23/bill-oreilly-blasts-entertainment-media-encouraging-violence-amon">critique</a> of problems in the black community, ABC's <em>The View</em> co-host Sherri Shepherd wouldn't listen to O'Reilly.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/sherri-shepherd-doesnt-want-bill-oreilly-have-license-criticize-black-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bill O'Reilly Don Lemon race Sherri Shepherd The View Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:20:23 +0000 matt.hadro 44145 at http://www.mrc.org