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Leftmedia Racism

CNN's Don Lemon admits it.

Mar. 3, 2014

CNN’s Don Lemon may have let the cat out of the bag when it comes to the Leftmedia’s cozy relationship with Barack Obama. We know that most in the media agree ideologically with the president, and that sharing his goals means carrying his water. But Lemon admitted that race plays a significant part, too: “As journalists, you know, you weigh whether you – how much you should criticize the president, because he’s black, what have you. But then you have to do it, because ultimately you’re a journalist.” Except that the criticism is rarely forthcoming, leaving Obama’s race as a trump card. A former president had a phrase for this sort of thing: “The soft bigotry of low expectations.”

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