Don Lemon defies CNN’s new direction, says journos must warn world ‘Republicans are danger to society’

In what was billed as openly defying the reported direction desired by CNN boss Chris Licht, network host Don Lemon was as committed as ever to his Democratic advocacy in flat out declaring the Republican Party is a danger to America.

Not content with spewing his radically left views in the evening, Lemon appeared on CNN’s New Day Thursday morning after a network interview the night before featuring a former Proud Boys spokesman — apparently, the Proud Boys are credible in the eyes of CNN should they say the right thing, in this case, that political extremists may be rising to prominence in the GOP.

“We sit around and we talk about these things and we want to give this false equivalence to Democrats and Republicans. That is not where we are right now,” Lemon said. “Republicans are doing something that is very dangerous to our society, and we have to acknowledge that. We have to acknowledge that as Americans, we must acknowledge that as journalists because if we don’t we’re not doing our jobs.”

In effect, Lemon is calling on journalists to attack the GOP as a danger to society and hold them accountable — the Democratic strategy going into the midterms is to paint Republicans as extremists, tying that charge to their support for Donald Trump.

“We cannot sit here and pretend like, well, Republicans it’s a — cut them a break,” he continued. “Let’s — we want to hear — they have a lot to answer for in this moment. A lot to answer for what happened with the former president of the United States, why they allowed his antics to go on for so long, why he is not accountable, why they go along with it and don’t say anything. They’ve got to answer for that. Why they are — whether you agree with abortion rights or not — why they have taken back a right that was — that, uh — you know, that was granted to — uh, American women for 50 years.”

The Wednesday night interview also featured NYU History professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat, who made the absurd supposition about the Proud Boys and Oathkeepers “becoming the militia wing or the paramilitary wing of the party.”

“I don’t think a lot of people know that on the local and state level there’s a lot of intermingling and fusion between extremists and the GOP, and I really see the GOP as an extremist entity now,” the wacky left professor said.

“New Day” co-hosts John Berman and Brianna Keilar offered no pushback to Lemon’s outlandish accusation, likely because they either agree with him or as two white people are afraid to challenge him because he checks all the right boxes as a gay black man. Berman even commented on the “bleed over” between these radical groups and the Republican Party.

This prompted Lemon to declare, “It’s not bleed over. It’s a merger — they’re merging.”

“Essentially openly opposing new CNN boss Chris Licht’s reported desire to bring CNN back to journalism and away from Lemon’s brand of partisanship,” Media Research Center’s Aidan Moorehouse wrote.

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:

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