CNN’s Don Lemon never misses an opportunity to say something unprofessional. On Tuesday afternoon, after the Brown family press conference, Lemon told Chris Cuomo what was really behind the violence in Ferguson: “And they aren’t the people who are out there causing the commotion every day. It is a lot of the times here bloggers and people who are trying to make a name for themselves.”
Lemon was talking to Cuomo about a disturbance during the press conference when, according to agitator Al Sharpton, he was confronted by a blogger. Mr. Lemon took that as an opportunity to launch a tirade against all bloggers.
OK, so here’s the thing that people at home should understand. So there is this outrage that everyone thinks is out there. Most of that outrage is coming from the Internet and social media. When you actually come here on the ground and the people who are actual protesters and who are upset, most of them peaceful. They have a beef and they are being peaceful about it. And they aren’t the people who are out there causing the commotion every day. It is a lot of the times here bloggers and people who are trying to make a name for themselves. People who want you to follow them on Twitter; or follow their blog; or follow them on Livestream.
So when we came in, we were confronted by a blogger; when the Rev. Al Sharpton came in, we were confronted by a blogger for questions that had nothing to do with the situation here about personal issues, or whatever. It has nothing to do with anything — not respectful of the situation. So they come in, they stick a camera in your face: ‘Do you want to comment about this, what do you have to say about that.’ And, what do you do?
Thankfully Lemon did not suggest that Sharpton avoid bloggers by “biting down” as he recently suggested to one of Bill Cosby’s accusers as a method of avoiding rape.