CNN's Don Lemon Insists Conservatives Offer 'Much, Much More' Hate and Hitler Talk
Published: 4/12/2010 2:26 PM ET
CNN anchor Don Lemon subbed in for Rick Sanchez on the program Rick's List on Friday, and he sounded like Sanchez in charging that right-wing rhetoric is out of control. In an interview with former GOP congressman J.C. Watts, Lemon asked him to offer "words of wisdom or caution" to Republicans.
When Watts insisted both sides do it, Lemon insisted "we have seen it on the Republican and the conservative side much, much more than on the Democratic side. The name calling in groups, with signs, calling people, you know, epithets, comparing them to Hitler. We've seen it much more from the conservatives, from the tea party movement."
Once again, a CNN anchor completely forgot the way they handled Bush-as-Hitler-with-horns protests on the left - as fair comment, as a "Bush look-alike."