Don Lemon has tried to “back peddle” from his statement concerning the behaviors of the suspects in the now infamous, horrific special-needs torture video, which he said were “not evil.”
The Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis had written in a column that ran this week that the actions of the four suspects “was just another example of the problem of evil.”
In response to Lewis’s statement, Lemon made the following observation while on CNN:
“I don’t think it’s evil… I don’t think it’s evil… I think these are young people and I think they have bad home training.
I have no idea who is raising these young people because no one I know on earth who is 17 years old or 70 years old would ever think of treating another person like that. You wonder, at 18 years old, where is your parent, where is your guardian?”
During the following evening’s CNN panel discussion on the subject, Lemon made a weak attempt at defending himself.
After bringing up the push by alt-right figures to blame the crime on ‘Black Lives Matter’ by spreading the hashtag #BLMkidnapping on Twitter, Lemon stated, “It’s sickening that fake news organizations continue to push this fake narrative.”
A few minutes later, Lemon brought up the fake news again, saying to the panel, “Again, there are a lot of fake news organizations who are presenting fake information. Does anyone believe it’s not a heinous, despicable act? Is anyone making excuses for these kids or young people?”
Although Lemon tried to back peddle his original comments, it was too late. The comments had already sparked an onslaught of rebuttals on Twitter.
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