GAY OR NOT DON LEMON NEEDS TO GET HIS HEAD STRAIGHT
Don Lemon is awful. Whether he's trying to character assassinate someone like Shaun King, or helping out Donald Trump by attempting to legitimize a Donald Trump lie, Don Lemon is just awful. He told a woman who had been raped that she could have done a lot more ... for example, bite the rapist's penis off. So, now that I've established Don Lemon is awful, let's move on to how awful Don Lemon is. Last night, Wolf Blitzer did his best impression of someone who isn't completely checked out, and had Don Lemon and Sunny Hostin discuss the Spring Valley High School incident, where a uniformed officer, Ben Fields, physically assaulted and arrested a teenager in class. The video has been all around the world at this point as a clear abuse of power by law enforcement. What say you, Don Lemon?
Don Lemon: The part that's most disturbing to me is to see her throwing him around [sic]. As far as, and I've looked at it over and over again, as far as the desk going over, I don't know if the desk fell over because she didn't want to get up or he pushed her over. I don't know. So I think there's context to everything. I would like to see what happened before and I would like to see what happened afterwards.
That's the sound of me going to the store to buy a new monitor since I just threw mine in anger. Don Lemony Snickets proceeds to say he agrees with the commissioner in saying it looks very disturbing—but—and this "but" is as big as Don Lemon's mind is small—just in the context of the video. He ends it by saying:
I'd like to know more before passing judgement on this video.
Sonny Hostin, who I would have forgiven if she had just stared blankly at the screen and said "IS EVERYONE TAKING CRAZY PILLS????", proceeds to bring what can only be called a smashing dose of reality down on Don's tiny head. There's a lot of cross-talk here so I will cut out some of the blither-blather:
Hostin: Are you guys kidding me????
Lemon: You weren't there Sonny. You don't know what happened.Hostin: I don't need to know more. Let me tell you this, the law provides—Lemon: —You do need to know more as a prosectuor—Hostin: —No I don't. The law provides Don, that the standard here is whether or not the officer has to use this type of force. Whether it's reasonable and necessary to secure discipline in the school—Lemon: —But how do you know without all of the information—Hostin: —The bottom line, Don, is that this is a young girl. This is a girl in school. There is no justification—Lemon: —But you don't know what precipitated it.
It goes on a bit longer with Hostin destroying Don Lemons-into-lemonade.
Here's a list of things that this young girl could have done to precipitate the justified physical response as seen in the video:
End of list.
PERSONAL NOTE: Obviously the young female high school student was concealing a Bushmaster AR-15 like the one Adam Lanza slaughtered 20 young kids and 7 adults in Newtown two years ago which is why Officer Ben Fields used the force he did in order to save his life.