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Don Lemon trended in the U.S. on Thursday for saying news journalists must set aside their journalistic standards and treat all Republicans as "dangerous to society".
Appearing on CNN's "New Day" on Thursday morning, Lemon urged the news media to hold Republicans to a different standard than Democrats.
Lemon, a Democrat, said journalists should acknowledge all Republicans are dangerous to America.
"We sit around and we talk about these things and we want to give this false equivalence to Democrats and Republicans. That is not where we are right now. Republicans are doing something that is very dangerous to our society and we have to acknowledge that. We have to acknowledge that as Americans, we must acknowledge that as journalists because if we don't, we are not doing our jobs."
Lemon expressed outrage that Republicans are ignoring CNN's news coverage of the ongoing hearings into former President Trump's role in the January 6, 2021 protests in the nation's Capitol.
"They have a lot to answer for," Lemon told "New Day" hosts John Berman and Brianna Keilar.
"They have to answer for those questions if they come here on CNN," he said. "They must answer for that. If they go on MSNBC, they must answer for that. If they go on ABC, they must answer for that. And they cannot expect to be coddled when they go on to a news organization or if they step in front of a crowd of supporters or voters or Americans."
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The infighting and caterwauling between centrist and left-leaning House Democrats has reached a fever pitch, with one side calling the other side "racist".
At issue is moderate Democrats seemingly dropping their support for Black Lives Matter and the defund the police movements - which they blame for the loss of several House Democrats seats during the Nov. 3 elections.
Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib (pictured) blamed her more moderate colleagues during a private conference call that was leaked to the news media.
During the call, House Democrats who lost their seats to Republicans cried hot tears and blamed their progressive colleagues for their far-left views that made it easy for Republicans to win.
Tlaib and other members of "The Squad" are highly upset that their centrist colleagues appear to have used Black Lives Matter to get what they wanted.
Both the BLM and defund the police movements are essentially dead in the water as far as the centrist Democrats are concerned.
Reps. Omar and Tlaib fighting mad after their colleagues called on them to stop using the word "socialism."
"We're not going to be successful if we're silencing districts like mine," Tlaib said, according to Politico. "Me not being able to speak on behalf of many of my neighbors right now, many of which are black neighbors, means me being silenced. I can't be silent."
Christian Walker ripped Sen. Kamala Harris in a new video produced by the Log Cabin Republicans, a conservative LGBT advocacy group.
Christian, son of NFL legend Herschel Walker, isn't impressed with Harris as Joe Biden's vice president running mate.
"That VP is going to keep you on the victimhood plantation," he said. "She's going to give you an extra welfare check, and you're not going to be able to support yourself. They're going to entice you to divorce each other."
Christian also had a strong message for criminals who break the law and refuse to follow directions from the police.
"You don't get to choose when you get arrested. So, if you’re not in the mood, you still have to follow directions. If you're innocent, you still have to follow directions.... Criminals or people who are possibly guilty of a crime - even if you're innocent, you still have to follow the law. Listen to authority. Cops are the authority.
“We don't have a bad cop problem, sweetie. We have a respect authority problem. We have a lot of men - a lot of grown men who can't listen to directions. Kindergarteners can listen to directions from teachers... Grown men - I don't feel bad if you can't listen to a cop. Follow directions and your life won't be in danger. I'm over you."
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Kanye West is serious about his quest to become the 46th president of these United States. The 43-year-old rap and fashion mogul has been added to more ballots in multiple states.
Utah is the latest state to add West's name to the ballot. According to the Associated Press, West qualified for the Utah ballot as an unaffiliated presidential candidate.
State Elections Director Justin Lee said his office verified that 1,000 signatures collected by West's campaign were from registered voters.
According to the NY Times, some Republicans are helping West, including Lane Ruhland, a lawyer who has worked for the Trump campaign, and Mark Jaboky, who worked for the California Republican Party.
West has hinted that his goal is to divert Democratic votes away from Joe Biden.
Some states booted West from their ballots, claiming the signatures were invalid.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the state Democratic Party filed a complaint against West for bogus signatures like "Mickey Mouse" and "Bernie Sanders".
But West challenged the complaint, insisting that the DNC prove the signatures aren't Mickey Mouse or Bernie Sanders.
Affidavits from six people say they were tricked into signing their names on West's paperwork.
"If the affidavits are true, crimes were committed by the West campaign," said attorney Michael Maistelman.
West's campaign is gaining support. Biden has began to slip in the polls after picking Calif. Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.
Kanye West took his "Sunday Service" rolling gospel revival to Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday to preach to the unwashed masses ahead of the presidential election in 2020.
"Abraham Lincoln was the wig party, that's the Republican party that freed the slaves," he told the crowd of about 9,000 worshipers.
"People want to call me a coon because I chose my right - in America, we got the right, right? We got our own right to our opinions, right?
"Somebody trying to tell me, because of my color, who I'm supposed to pick as the president. You Black so you can't like Trump," Kanye said, as the crowd booed.
Kanye continued, "I ain't never made a decision only based off my color! That's a form of slavery - mental slavery!"
West also slammed social media users, adding, "Do not read comments on the Internet. These people don't know you like that. Social media is designed to make you think slower... They want to slow you down and control you."
According to WENN.com, the controversial rap star also touched on American prison reform, adding, “There's one in three African-Americans in jail in this country."
But there was no mention of his long-awaited and oft-delayed Jesus Is King album, which was expected to drop on September 27.
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