CNN anchor Don Lemon once again threw off all pretense of journalistic integrity during an appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” in which the two public figures discussed the issues surrounding the border.
The two left-wing media personalities agreed that the immigration debate has a “racial component,” which prompted Lemon to present what he believes is truly driving the immigration debate: white people’s fear of “losing their privilege.”
As reported by Newsbusters, Colbert and Lemon had no problem blaming the situation on those ignorant white citizens living in border states.
Colbert opined, “One of the things that’s sort of a recurring, distressing data point and theme with this administration is using race as a tool to divide people.”
He added, “What’s happening on the southern border certainly has a racial component to it.”
Lemon wasted no time in praising Colbert’s perspective on the matter.
“You have hit on probably the most important story of our time, especially when it comes to this administration,” he said. “It has everything to do with race.”
The “Facts First” anchor continued: “We were told people would have you to believe that this was about economic anxiety. Every single study and survey shows that this was about people who are losing power and influence, it was about race, people were concerned about not having the same level of influences they had and they were concerned about it.”
Colbert jumped in, “Losing their privilege!”
Lemon agreed, “Losing their privilege. And that’s what this is about.”
It is not about people worried about economic impact of having illegal immigrants flooding into their country en mass, but everything to do with racism, according to Lemon and Colbert. Neither one of them cited facts to back-up their opinions.
You can watch a clip from the interview below:
This is not the first time Don Lemon has thrown off journalistic principles to advance an agenda. In August 2017, during a debate with Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro on CNN, he admitted as much.
Shapiro said during the exchange, “I totally understand your point of view. The point is that you have a point of view, right?”
Lemon answered, “Listen, we shouldn’t pretend that there’s this fake objectivity; everyone has a point of view. That doesn’t mean that you’re biased.”
Shapiro later pointed out, “You just said, openly, that you don’t think your point of view is biased. Your point of view clearly is biased.”