Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke lost his patience with CNN’s Don Lemon after the murder of three police officers in Baton Rouge, calling 'Black Lives Matter' a "hateful ideology" and, as he said on CNN, demanding to know why the media has failed to focus on the epidemic of black-on-black violence.
Asked if he would parrot a “message of peace and coming together for the country,” Clarke refused to regurgitate the usual rhetoric.
“You don’t believe that for one moment do you?” Clarke asked Lemon, before continuing, “Any protests over the deaths of these cops today in Baton Rouge? Any riots or protests over the police officers in Dallas, Texas?”
“What are you asking?” responded Lemon, to which Clarke shot back, “It’s a pretty simple question.”
Clarke then went for the jugular of ‘Black Lives Matter”.
“My message has been clear from two years ago – this anti-cop sentiment from this hateful ideology called ‘Black Lives Matter’ has fueled this rage against the American police officer – I predicted this two years ago.”
Lemon then suggested that the murders in Baton Rouge had little to do with ‘Black Lives Matter’, but Clarke wasn’t having any of it.
“This anti-police rhetoric sweeping the country has turned out some hateful things inside of people that are now playing themselves out on the American police officer,” he asserted, before slamming BLM for ignoring black on black violence.
“When the tragedies happened in Louisiana and Minnesota, do you know that 21 black people were murdered across the United States – was there any reporting on it?”
Lemon then tried to shut down that line of conversation, before Clarke became more irate.
“I’m looking at three dead cops this week and I’m looking at five last week – you’re trying to tell me to keep it down?” he asked Lemon, who responded by demanding more “civility”.
“Don, I wish you had that message of civility toward this hateful ideology, these purveyors of hate,” said Clarke.
Lemon then kept speaking over Clarke before throwing to a commercial break.
Simply put, the CNN-sponsored narrative that black lives matter, of white privelege, and police racism just won't stand up to a) the misery, b) the statistics, and c) real people seeing through the farcical divisive lies.
Perhaps Don Lemon will wake up to the "service" he is doing to the American public by playing the politically-correct patsy?