CNN anchor Don Lemon has spoken up concerning the ongoing protests in Kenosha, Wis., demanding justice for Jacob Blake — and he needs Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to talk up too.Whereas masking Evening 2 of the Republican Nationwide Conference together with his colleague Chris Cuomo, the veteran broadcast journalist shared his ideas on the outrage and demonstrations that erupted in Kenosha this week after Blake was shot a number of instances by police in entrance of his younger kids.“What’s happening in Kenosha is a Rorschach test for the entire country,” Lemon stated. “I think this is a blind spot for Democrats. I think Democrats are ignoring this problem or hoping that it will go away. And it’s not going to go away. …“The problem is not going to be fixed by [the presidential election], but what they can do — and I think maybe Joe Biden may be afraid to do it — … He’s got to come out and talk about it. He’s got to do a speech like Barack Obama did about race. He’s got to come out and tell people that he is going to deal with the issue of police reform in this country.”
Lemon’s subsequent remarks on the unrest in Kenosha — which has seen a number of arrests, a number of companies set on fireplace and two deadly shootings — prompted a stir on Twitter. Many demonstrations within the metropolis have been largely peaceable.“What’s happening now is happening … on Donald Trump’s watch, and when [Biden] is the president, Kamala Harris is the vice president, then they will take care of this problem,” Lemon continued. “But guess what. The rioting has to stop. … It’s showing up in the polling. It’s showing up in focus groups. It is the only thing — it is the only thing — right now that is sticking.”A number of criticized Lemon for specializing in polling numbers as a substitute of violence in Kenosha, whereas others accused him of overlooking the foundation problem of police brutality and failing to carry the present president accountable for his dealing with of systemic racism.
“Why is it that Don Lemon is holding Biden’s feet to the fire when Trump is the man in charge?” tweeted Courageous Information Weblog’s Bianca Delarosa.“What’s more concerning is how the media always frames the shooting of an unarmed black person around the aftermath,” added author Florence J. Tipton. “Riots and destruction of property are more important than state sanctioned murder. Shameful!”Representatives for CNN and Lemon didn’t instantly reply Wednesday to the Los Angeles Occasions’ request for remark.In a latest interview with The Occasions, Lemon opened up concerning the exhausting and rewarding expertise of main CNN’s protection of the nationwide protests prompted by the police killing of George Floyd.
“All of the chaos makes me sad,” he stated in June. “But seeing those young people out there [who] are doing things the right way. They got it right. And they’re mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore. And good for them. So I am optimistic.”