Well, folks, apparently we have come full circle, because we now have CNN host Don Lemon ACTUALLY DEFENDING Fox News’ host Tucker Carlson during a Tuesday night segment on “Don Lemon Tonight” after Carlson was angrily accosted by a man in a Livington, Montana fly fishing shop.
What is the brief history here?
Early last week, there was a video that featured a man named Dan Bailey that went viral.
Bailey shared the altercation to his Instagram page and captioned it with the following description:, “It’s not everyday you get to tell someone they are the worst person in the world and really mean it! What an a**hole! This man has killed more people with vaccine misinformation, he has supported extreme racism, he is a fascist and does more to rip this country apart than anyone that calls themselves an American. #f***tuckercarlson[.]”
The video shows the man confronting Tucker Carlson as he was shopping for fishing gear with his family in the store in Livingston, Montana.
There were some heated remarks where Bailey accused Carlson of being a fascist, being an “extreme racist”, and of killing a lot of people because of his terrible “vaccine misinformation.” Bailey vehemently insisted that Carlson should be known as the “worst human being known to man.”
To his credit, Carlson kept his cool and merely navigated away from Bailey and went to another part of the store.
What did Lemon say?
During his segment, Lemon argued that he thought that Bailey had no business publicly accosting Carlson in the manner that he did, invading the “personal space” of the Fox News Host.
“Let me tell you this,” he began. “I don’t like it. I don’t like it when people do that because I would not want it to happen to me. I have mixed emotions because Tucker has done this to people before. Tucker said some really nasty things about me, and the next day there’s paparazzi in front of my house hiding, taking pictures. … We’re all on TV, we’ve been approached. We hear good things, we hear bad things from people. We don’t even know who they are; it’s part of the gig. Don’t you think this went a little too far though?”
CNN commentator and guest Ana Navarro responded that she agreed with Bailey’s actions 100 percent, and said that Bailey was merely exercising his First Amendment Rights.
“Deal with it,” she advised.
Lemon responded, “But I don’t think that should happen to you, Ana. I don’t think that should happen to [CNN anchor] Chris [Cuomo]. I don’t think it should happen to me. … Your First Amendment right doesn’t mean invading my personal space, I’m sorry, Ana. I understand what you’re saying and I get it. I think what Tucker says much, much of the time if completely reprehensible and divorced from reality, but he has a right to be in a space and not be accosted and not be ambushed by anyone.”
Lemon has a point, folks. And as far as Ms. Navarro goes, one has to wonder: if the shoe were on the other foot and a conservative was accosting a liberal such as herself or Mr. Lemon, would she feel the same way, or would she be ready to draw and quarter them? Hmmm…questions, questions…