CNN anchor to protester: Hey, stop calling yourselves “real Americans”

posted at 4:45 pm on August 17, 2009 by Allahpundit

All this poor guy meant by “real” is that the people at Obama’s town halls were true grassroots activists who went on their own initiative, not as fronts for the White House or some conservative astroturf operation. After three weeks of being smeared every which way as flakes and phonies by the guardians of tolerance, capped by Madam Speaker calling shouters un-American, who can blame him for stressing the point? Answer: Don Lemon, deciding that even the remote chance that viewers might take this as a challenge to the patriotism of ObamaCare supporters warranted an impromptu lecture on proper political rhetorical in the age of Hopenchange. And I do mean lecture. There’s nothing in the way of a question here, as one might expect from a “reporter.”

Shot in the dark: Any CNN fans among the Hot Air readership? I’m mighty curious to know if Lemon’s flown into any similar snits about the cavalcade of “divisive” Nazi/brownshirt/political terrorist spin oozing from his side of the aisle. Click the image to watch.


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“Yeah, let’s get rid of this real American stuff”

Over my dead body, sir.

seesalrun on August 17, 2009 at 8:12 PM

We have referred to CNN for years as the Communist News Network. They seem to have a thing about “diversity” having on air reporters from every cultural and racial background who can barely speak English. They seem to obsess over so-called black issues. Now that thy have a Black Kenyan Communist President who also hates the U.S. they are in Hog Heaven!!They know he is working to make reparation to blacks by taking from the evil whites and redistributing it to minorities.They can’t contain themselves and make complete fools of themselves as journalists. Their ratings have tanked and they are becoming irrelevant. The try to sell his lies to the public; but Truth is not on their side.

Marco on August 17, 2009 at 9:28 PM

The Geico caveman and a few others are going to lose my business if they boycott Beck

trollkiller on August 17, 2009 at 9:37 PM

Oh I see Obama’s last two town hall meeting were real Americans…these sounded like American Idol auditions to me. When he was in Montana, one guy got up and introduced himself as a member of the NRA (very popular group in Montana. I believe that 7-8 people in that crowd of real-americans clapped when he said this. Sounds like the hall was packed with Obama-bots and libtards. Geez as long as the place is packed with lemmings agreeing with Obama its a REAL town hall meeting with real americans to old chubby guy with his hand out. Geez…

JohnD9207 on August 17, 2009 at 10:28 PM

You can’t be a Communist/Socialist and be a true American.

You can’t be what you seek to subvert and destroy.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 18, 2009 at 6:01 AM

Looks like there are some Americans that still have to go to the back of the bus

willardcsmith on August 18, 2009 at 7:46 AM

This is too funny, he takes umbridge when the man uses the term “real Americans”. Has he not heard most of the lib senators and congressmen call us un-americans, nazis, mobs, ignorant, etc? I would have to say that if your goal is to tear this country down and replace our way of life with some socialist government, then you are not a real American.

Wills on August 18, 2009 at 9:20 AM

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