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Tue May 4, 2021, 07:14 AM

Don Lemon Loses It Over Rick Santorum's CNN Return: 'It Was Horrible and Insulting!'



Don Lemon Loses It Over Rick Santorum’s CNN Return: ‘It Was Horrible and Insulting!’
‘FURIOUS!’
“I apologize to the viewers who were insulted by it,” Lemon said moments after Santorum appeared on Chris Cuomo's program and showed no contrition over his Native American remarks.
Justin Baragona, Contributing Editor
Published May. 03, 2021 11:44PM ET


CNN anchor Don Lemon was absolutely beside himself on Monday night after CNN political commentator Rick Santorum showed no contrition during his first on-air appearance after his offensive remarks about Native American culture. Apologizing to viewers, Lemon said it was “horrible and insulting” that Santorum tried to “whitewash” his comments.

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“I was furious watching that interview in my office. I cannot believe the first words out of his mouth weren’t ‘I’m sorry, I said something ignorant, I need to learn about the history of this country,’” the CNN anchor seethed. “No contrition! Didn’t talk about the suffering that Native Americans have had to deal with in this country.”

“Did he actually think it was a good idea for him to come on television and try to whitewash the whitewash that he whitewashed?!” Lemon exclaimed. “It was horrible and insulting! And I apologize to the viewers who were insulted by it. I was sitting in my office furious because he’s done it so many times! So many times!”


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Reply Don Lemon Loses It Over Rick Santorum's CNN Return: 'It Was Horrible and Insulting!' (Original post)
babylonsister Tuesday OP
MyOwnPeace Tuesday #1
uponit7771 Tuesday #2
USAFRetired_Liberal Tuesday #7
MyOwnPeace Tuesday #9
Paladin Tuesday #13
rickford66 Tuesday #3
Mazeltov Cocktail Tuesday #4
johnthewoodworker Tuesday #5
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Fritz Walter Tuesday #6
Lovie777 Tuesday #10
progressoid Tuesday #11
KPN Tuesday #19
LittleGirl Tuesday #12
The Jungle 1 Tuesday #14
gab13by13 Tuesday #17
world wide wally Tuesday #15
magicarpet Tuesday #16
keithbvadu2 Tuesday #18
Marcuse Tuesday #20
elevator Tuesday #21
BobTheSubgenius Tuesday #22

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:19 AM

1. Rickey is just another example

of giving exposure and 'credibility' to rejected politicians not deserving of it.....

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #1)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:24 AM

2. +1,

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #1)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:55 AM

7. Yep

After his 17 point shellacking as an incumbent senator, we should have never heard from him again....no reason why he should have ever been on CNN in the first place.

Edit - it’s similar to how NBC gave credibility to a “billionaire” and a “great” businessman when they gave him his own show even though he filed for bankruptcy a dozen times

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Reply #7)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:27 AM

9. Ha!!!!

Love the 'edit' - indeed, quite the perfect example of misappropriation of credibility - only to give that "billionaire" and "great" businessman another chance to prove to be a disaster - only this time it came at a much greater expense.......

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #1)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:05 AM

13. White privilege, squared. (nt)

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:33 AM

3. Remember his "Blah people" comment ?

Just an awful person.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:42 AM

4. Santorum: the frothy mix of lube and fec...

You get the picture...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:48 AM

5. Fire Santorum. They'll just hire another Republican/Nazi to replace him. Republican hatred.

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Response to johnthewoodworker (Reply #5)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:01 AM

8. Yep

This is so true....There are so many blathering idiots CNN has hired on that side just for the sake of “hearing both sides”....unfortunately they give them a platform and then they become bigger than what they would have if CNN wouldn’t have given them the platform....two examples are Tucker Carlson and kayleigh mcenany

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:49 AM

6. Since when is Frothy the NoMan relevant?

He's a has-been. Washed up.
CNN should have just let him wallow in obscurity.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:31 AM

10. Santorum knew exactly what he was saying . . .

it was no misspoken bullshit. RWers truly believe they are the center and creator of everything and no other group exists in their tiny little brains.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:36 AM

11. I missed what Senator Frothy said, so I found a clip.

CNN should have fired him.


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Response to progressoid (Reply #11)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:59 AM

19. Grrrrr! Fire his ass is right! I can't believe

Chris Cuomo had him on! “We birthed this nation ...”. Who the fuck is “We” Santorum?! Certainly not you. You don’t get to appropriate “We”. This isn’t your country. Go back into your sewer and stay there.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:04 AM

12. I spent about 40 minutes total

listening to Chris Cuomo and Santorum debate this topic with Charlie Dent. Chris got in some good punches. I especially liked the reference to Chris and Rick being just two generations of “Others” that was discussed. I was rooting for Chris.

Then continued to watch the full exchange with Chris and Don (it was several minutes long) and then Don’s explanation after that. Excellent rant!

Santorum is or should be done at CNN. They (CNN) has done a good job of keeping the insurrectionists off their shows but Santorum is one that needs to be silenced. His apology was disgusting! He makes Italians look bad.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:05 AM

14. Little rickey is nothing but a carnival barker.

He makes contribution money by staying in the news and running for president.
Nothing but a low live scum running a scam.
He is a huge embarrassment to my state of Pa. I wish he would just shut his filthy pie hole.

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Response to The Jungle 1 (Reply #14)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:37 AM

17. He is an embarrassment to the country.

I remember the big reason he lost the election for Senator. He home schooled his kids and took the money for doing so from Pa. the problem being is that he home schooled them in another state and then he tried to lie about not living in Pa.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:09 AM

15. Has a Republican ever apologized for anything?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:15 AM

16. Santorum a fascist racist Christo-Nazi who is constantly being polished up and presented,...

.... as a statesman of stature to be held in high regard. But he is only a fascist Nazi goon.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:55 AM

18. There isn't much Christ in Christian culture... More Mammon.

There isn't much Christ in Christian culture... More Mammon.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 10:05 AM

20. Frothy is simply doing his job as CNN's designated asshole piata and will continue to be well paid.

Title won’t accept piñata.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 10:11 AM

21. Santorum's point about the founding of the US was correct.

I loathe him and he is despicable, but no sense in giving ammunition to the right arguing an invalid premise. The US was founded by Europeans and they wrote the Constitution. The native Americans were not part of that. They were on the continent before Europeans and had many diverse nations and cultures. And they had a significant contribution to our culture as it developed is some parts of the country.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 10:52 AM

22. Why anyone gives that festering sack of santorum any oxygen at all is beyond me.

His views are several decades behind the times, and in the hateful way of that era, not the quaint part.

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