DonLemon http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1345/all en CNN Anchor Lemon Admonishes GOP: 'Stop Blaming the Media' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-anchor-lemon-admonishes-gop-stop-blaming-media <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2011-12-05-CNN-Lemon-Media dos.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>CNN's Don Lemon attacked the "classic GOP move" of claiming liberal media bias, on Sunday's 10 p.m. edition of Newsroom. The liberal CNN host lampooned Sarah Palin's "lamestream" media line and – rather sloppily – faulted the GOP candidates for their own travails.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-anchor-lemon-admonishes-gop-stop-blaming-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert CNN DonLemon GOP liberalmediabias MediaBiasDebate Republicans Tue, 06 Dec 2011 13:33:00 +0000 38497 at http://www.mrc.org For CNN, 200 'Occupy' Arrests Amounts to 'Dozens' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-200-occupy-arrests-amounts-dozens <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2011-11-30-CNN-Holmes-OLA dos.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="133" /></div> <p>CNN's T.J. Holmes, reporting Tuesday on the eviction of "Occupy Los Angeles" and the subsequent arrests of 200 protesters, simply numbered the arrests as totaling in the "dozens." Apparently for CNN, over 16 dozen arrests still merits the count of "dozens" rather than "scores" or even "hundreds" or simply "200."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-200-occupy-arrests-amounts-dozens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert CNN DonLemon liberalmediabias OccupyLosAngeles T.J.Holmes WallStreetProtests Wed, 30 Nov 2011 22:23:00 +0000 38470 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Hosts Former Communist Party Candidate to Praise OWS, Hit Obama from Left http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-hosts-former-communist-party-candidate-praise-ows-hit-obama-left <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2011-10-30-CNN-Lemon-Davis tres.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="133" /></div> <p>CNN's Don Lemon hosted radical leftist and former Communist Party member Angela Davis on Sunday night's Newsroom for what he called a "blast from the past." Davis hit President Obama from the left and praised the Wall Street protests as a continuation of the movement that swept "a black president who identified with a black radical tradition" into office.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-hosts-former-communist-party-candidate-praise-ows-hit-obama-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Elections AngelaDavis BarackObama BiasAlert CNN CommunistParty Communists Democrats DonLemon liberalmediabias Liberals OccupyWallStreet WallStreetProtests Mon, 31 Oct 2011 22:07:00 +0000 38348 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Touts Own Poll to Cast GOP Pro-Lifers In Minority http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-touts-own-poll-cast-gop-pro-lifers-minority <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2011-10-21-CNN-Lemon-Abortion3 dos.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="152" /></div> <p>CNN released a poll last month where 61 percent of Republican respondents believed abortion should be legal in "certain" cases and 11 percent believed it should be always legal, while only 27 percent opposed its legalization in all cases. Don Lemon cited this poll and touted that an overwhelming number of Republicans now support the legalization of abortion "under all or certain circumstances."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-touts-own-poll-cast-gop-pro-lifers-minority" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abortion BiasAlert CNN DonLemon liberalmediabias Pro-Choicers Pro-Lifers Republicans Fri, 21 Oct 2011 22:04:00 +0000 38315 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Don Lemon Compares Libya 'Atrocities' with LGBT Discrimination http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-don-lemon-compares-libya-atrocities-lgbt-discrimination <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> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2011-08-07-CNN-Lemon-Conservative cinqo.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="179" /></div> <p>In a Thursday NPR interview, CNN's openly-gay anchor Don Lemon lumped discrimination against gays and lesbians in with atrocities committed in Libya.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-don-lemon-compares-libya-atrocities-lgbt-discrimination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert CNN DonLemon GayRights GLBT HLN Homosexuality JoyBeharShow liberalmediabias Libya Same-SexMarriage Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:13:00 +0000 38099 at http://www.mrc.org On HLN: Perry and Bachmann Pandering to Christian 'Fear' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/hln-perry-and-bachmann-pandering-christian-fear <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/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"> <div style="float: right;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/104986" width="300" height="169" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> </div> <p>Substitute hosting on HLN's The Joy Behar Show, on Tuesday, CNN's Don Lemon prodded Jay Bakker, the son of televangelist Jim Bakker, to accuse Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann of exploiting fears of Christians as he claimed that the GOP presidential hopefuls were:<strong> "playing to a group of people who deal a lot with fear and using fear to control folks."</strong><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/hln-perry-and-bachmann-pandering-christian-fear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert DonLemon JayBakker JimBakker liberalmediabias MicheleBachmann OralRoberts RickPerry RonaldReagan TammyFayeBakker-Messner Wed, 24 Aug 2011 21:08:00 +0000 38076 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Don Lemon: 'Is Obama More Conservative Than Most People Think?' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-don-lemon-obama-more-conservative-most-people-think <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>CNN's Don Lemon asked a guest Sunday if President Obama is "more conservative" than most would believe. Lemon referred back to his question <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/2011/20110803105137.aspx" target="_blank">last week</a> when he asked a Democratic Congressman if Obama would do better running as a conservative in 2012.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-don-lemon-obama-more-conservative-most-people-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarackObama BiasAlert CNN DonLemon liberalmediabias Tue, 09 Aug 2011 21:05:00 +0000 38015 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Don Lemon Treated Dem Opponents of Debt Ceiling Bill With Kid Gloves, But Scrutinized Dissenting Republican http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-don-lemon-treated-dem-opponents-debt-ceiling-bill-kid-gloves-scrutinized-dissenting <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>Both House Democrats and Republicans opposed the debt ceiling compromise, but CNN's Don Lemon gave softball interviews to three Democratic congressmen who voted against the bill, while scrutinizing Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) for his opposition.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-don-lemon-treated-dem-opponents-debt-ceiling-bill-kid-gloves-scrutinized-dissenting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BarneyFrank BiasAlert CNN DonLemon EarlBlumenauer JoeWalsh liberalmediabias RaulGrijalva Wed, 03 Aug 2011 23:23:00 +0000 37993 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Don Lemon Asks If Obama Should Run as Conservative in 2012 http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-don-lemon-asks-if-obama-should-run-conservative-2012 <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>Channeling liberal disenchantment with President Obama, CNN anchor Don Lemon wondered Monday if the President would be "better off running as a conservative" in the next election.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-don-lemon-asks-if-obama-should-run-conservative-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AndersonCooper BarackObama BiasAlert CNN DebtCeiling DonLemon liberalmediabias PiersMorgan Wed, 03 Aug 2011 14:37:00 +0000 37996 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Lemon Peppers Rand Paul With Dem Talking Points After Asking Paul to Leave Talking Points Out of Interview http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-lemon-peppers-rand-paul-dem-talking-points-after-asking-paul-leave-talking-points-o <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 asking Tea Party favorite Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to discard his talking points and be frank on the debt ceiling issue, CNN's Don Lemon repeatedly interrupted the Senator, and even lectured him and threw some Democratic talking points at him. Lemon interviewed Paul on Saturday's 5 p.m. EDT edition of CNN Newsroom.<br /> <br /> "At this point though, and can we do this – let's do this interview without talking points, okay, let's just talk to each other," Lemon curtly told the senator at the outset. But then he asked a pointed question which made Paul raise his eyebrows.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnns-lemon-peppers-rand-paul-dem-talking-points-after-asking-paul-leave-talking-points-o" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert CNN congress DebtCeiling DonLemon economy liberalmediabias RandPaul Mon, 01 Aug 2011 22:11:00 +0000 37979 at http://www.mrc.org On CNN Newsroom, Same-Sex Marriage Is the Major Story of the Day http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-newsroom-same-sex-marriage-major-story-day <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>A possible debt ceiling crisis? Mass murder in Norway? These are important stories, but Sunday on the 6:00 pm EDT hour of CNN Newsroom they took a backseat to the first day of legalized same-sex marriage in New York.</p> <p> </p> <p>Openly-gay anchor Don Lemon devoted much of the hour's coverage to the same-sex marriages, highlighting one conducted by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Less than ten minutes were spent on a potential debt ceiling deal in Washington, and the terrorist attacks in Norway warranted even less air time.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-newsroom-same-sex-marriage-major-story-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert CNN DonLemon liberalmediabias MichaelBloomberg Same-SexMarriage Mon, 25 Jul 2011 15:11:00 +0000 37952 at http://www.mrc.org Don's 'Debate': Openly Gay CNN Anchor Hosts Dem Strategist and 'Pro-Gay Marriage' Conservative http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/dons-debate-openly-gay-cnn-anchor-hosts-dem-strategist-and-pro-gay-marriage-conservative <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>Is this CNN's idea of objectivity? To discuss a gay marriage bill in the New York state senate, openly-gay CNN anchor Don Lemon hosted a Democratic strategist and a pro-gay marriage conservative Sunday. Given the probability that all three would support the legislation, one can only wonder how an honest debate could have transpired during Sunday's 6 p.m. EDT edition of Newsroom.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/dons-debate-openly-gay-cnn-anchor-hosts-dem-strategist-and-pro-gay-marriage-conservative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert CNN DonLemon GayMarriage liberalmediabias NationalReview WillCain Tue, 21 Jun 2011 14:00:00 +0000 37843 at http://www.mrc.org Joy Behar: Rick Santorum 'Seems Like a Big Homophobe' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/joy-behar-rick-santorum-seems-big-homophobe <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>Hosting openly-gay CNN anchor Don Lemon on her Monday night show, HLN's Joy Behar lamented that Lemon will have to interview GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum "who seems like a big homophobe."<br /> <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/joy-behar-rick-santorum-seems-big-homophobe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Elections BiasAlert CNN Culture/Society DonLemon HLN Homosexuality JoyBehar liberalmediabias RickSantorum Wed, 18 May 2011 14:31:00 +0000 37707 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Features Guest Who Charges 'Regressive White Right' Has 'Declared War' on Progress http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-features-guest-who-charges-regressive-white-right-has-declared-war-progress <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> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-11-07-CNN-NR-Lemon.jpg" /></div><p>CNN's Don Lemon tossed softballs at leftist writer Tim Wise on Sunday's Newsroom, mostly reading back excerpts from his latest column, which the anchor labeled a "<strong>withering rebuke of</strong>...<strong>the 'white right</strong>.'" Lemon even twice emphasized how Wise has apparently received death threats over the column, where he slammed "<strong>conservative old white people</strong> [who] <strong>have pretty much always been the bad guys</st</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cnn-features-guest-who-charges-regressive-white-right-has-declared-war-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AllenWest BiasAlert CNN CNNNewsroom Conservatives DonLemon Labeling liberalmediabias TeaParty TimWise Mon, 08 Nov 2010 18:47:00 +0000 36927 at http://www.mrc.org Pornographer Exhibits Higher Journalistic Standards than CNN Anchor http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/pornographer-exhibits-higher-journalistic-standards-cnn-anchor <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><object width="240" height="194"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdkU6UQuqG&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdkU6UQuqG&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" allowfullscreen="true" width="240" height="194"></embed></object></div><p>CNN's Don Lemon hosted pornographer Larry Flynt on Sunday's Newsroom, ostensibly to talk about an upcoming Supreme Court case in which the 19</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/pornographer-exhibits-higher-journalistic-standards-cnn-anchor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert CNN DavidVitter DonLemon LarryFlynt liberalmediabias sexscandal Mon, 04 Oct 2010 20:43:00 +0000 36738 at http://www.mrc.org