*Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and Gregg Jarrett targeted Don Lemon on Monday for expressing outrage that Michael Dunn was not convicted of first degree murder.
Lemon had said that he was “pissed off” that Dunn — who killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis when he shot at a group of teenagers in a car after an argument about loud music — was not convicted on charges of first degree murder.
Kelly and Jarrett did not mention Lemon by name on Monday, but referred to Jarrett’s testy Twitter exchange with Lemon over the issue. As previously reported, Jarrett tweeted that Lemon lacked “some measure of objectivity as an anchor” and criticized the CNN host for taking the verdict “personally,” while Lemon tweeted back, “Mind ur business, old man.”
(The anchors get into a “pissing” match on Twitter)
Fox News’ Gregg Jarrett & CNN’s Don Lemon
*We can’t say that we’re surprised, but CNN’s Don Lemon is getting blasted by a Fox News anchor for his comments about being “pissed” at the verdict in the Michael Dunn murder trial.
As we reported, on Saturday, Lemon very clearly expressed on the air how outraged he was at the whole thing, saying it should’ve been a very clear, open-and-shut case for the jury.
*Coca Cola’s “America the Beautiful” Super Bowl ad, which featured multilingual renditions of the patriotic song, was meant to highlight the country’s racial diversity. But many conservatives somehow saw the spot as a political push for immigration reform.
“Why did you need that to divide us politically? Because that’s all this ad is,” said conservative pundit Glenn Beck. “It’s in your face, and if you don’t like it, if you’re offended by it, you’re a racist. If you do like it, you’re for immigration. You’re for progress. That’s all this is: to divide people.”
Fox News & Commentary host Todd Starnes also blasted the commercial for taking a stand on the issue of immigration reform that has been subject to much debate in America in recent years.
“I think for the most part, the American Anglo-Saxon crew really has moved past racism, they did it quite a long time ago”–Sandy Rios
*Oh this is rich.
A Christian radio host insisted last week that white people were no longer racist, and said even if they were, it’s the fault of racist black people.
Stay with us here.
Sandy Rios, a 63-year-old conservative that hosts a show on American Family Radio, was offended when a listener suggested she was racist toward black people, who she blamed for inciting white racism.
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*Well I’m sure this gave MSNBC news anchor Melissa Harris-Perry something to smile about following her tearful apology to the Romney family recently.
Her employer, MSNBC, was a surefire winner in the weekday prime daypart (8 pm-11 pm, Monday through Friday).
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