So I gave myself a few hours of “comp time” because I am burning out. I spent the time binge-watching Hotel Hell (don’t bother, it’s just meh, which is what I needed) and when I switched back to TV CNN was on. Remember how we talked about Don Lemon being difficult with a cop and refusing to back up like he was told? Then he kept talking about the cop on live TV like he was a dog? Well apparently, that wasn’t enough for Don. He has now managed to get him fired.
One of the idiot talking heads introduces the story. It’s Breaking News! That this officer was fired for saying bad things against gays, women and Obama! Let’s interview Don Lemon who is wearing a fresh dress shirt and his black nerd glasses for this interview. First of all, the reporter wants us to know that they are not trying to insert Don Lemon in the story. Are you kidding me? They do that every night, several times a night. The reporter says she said when she watched she noticed that officer was “more aggressive” than the other officers.
Don says that this negative video about the officer magically appeared in his email this morning and he immediately called the chief of police. The officer, Dan Page, has 35 years with the force. He has now been fired and will be forced to undergo a psychiatric evaluation according to Don. I am not sure your employer can fire you and force you to be psychologically evaluated.
(This Youtube is an interview gone wrong this week between Don Lemon and rapper Talib Kweli. Not related to the officer story, just more douchebaggery by Lemon.)
That said, despite Don Lemon being a douchebag, Dan Page is a scary dude who needed to be fired. The hour long video is full of him saying things like … He is God’s child, but he is a killer. He has killed a lot of people, and he will kill more if he needs to. If you don’t want to get killed don’t get in front of him. He talks about domestic violence and says if they hate each other they should just kill each other and get it over with and stop wasting policemen’s time. He refers to himself as a killer several times. He rants against the federal government. He says that we are going to be federalized. He has this crazy outline of how the country is going to be divided into ten regions. It’s insanity. He is very anti-gay. He says the government is coming to take their kids and put them in a military encampment. He says he hates republicans, in the next breath he is giving marital advice. He then goes on talk about his memories from combat, and how we are all about to have our own. I think the point is that this nation is going to be destroyed. The government is coming to kill us all. He suggests that they(Oath Keepers) go down to the police and present themselves as not a militant group. I skipped through the video because it is an hour long and listened to bits of pieces of this and it really is very disturbing.
But even more disturbing, perhaps was Lemon’s gloating interview. And the most disturbing part is the inflammatory effect his report will have on the situation in Ferguson. This will enrage the protesters and make the police’s job a lot harder. It was not in the public interest of the city for this news to be aired on national television. It was just a way of Don Lemon getting back at someone he felt disrespected him. But apparently it wasn’t enough for him that the rogue cop was dealt with. He wanted it make it clear that it was at his hands. Don Lemon, still douching it up in Ferguson.