After nearly 25 years in the “news business,” CNN host Don Lemon said it’s obvious that liberals and progressives are the “least tolerant” of differing opinions. Further, political correctness in America has hit “dangerous” levels as many people don’t want to hear any opinion but their own.
In radio commentary for Black America Web, the “CNN Tonight” host implored listeners to be introspective about whether or not they might be “too politically correct.”
“Do you allow room in your space for those who disagree with you? Do you ever call co-workers or the person you hear on the radio or see on TV stupid because you disagree with them or because they don’t hold your same opinion about an issue? If so, then you might be too politically correct for your own good, for society’s good,” he said.
Lemon argued people should be able to “make mistakes in conversations without calling them racist, bigots, stupid, dumb, sell out…on and on.”
“Not everyone is going to or do they have to agree with you. In fact, it’s better when people don’t agree with you,” he added. “That’s how we learn. That’s what conversation is really about.”
He was already catching some heat from some on Thursday after he specifically called out “liberals and progressives” for being the most “easily offended” and least tolerant of other people’s opinions.
“Here’s a tip,” Lemon continued, “if you only agree with people who hold your same political affiliation or who are of your particular race, gender or ethnicity, you are part of the political correctness run amuck problem.”
Here are just a few of the ironic responses Lemon received on Twitter Thursday:
I get less tolerant by the day, thanks to Mr. Lemon and his ilk. @Mediaite
— Sandra Davis (@SaCDav) June 11, 2015
— Ron Mitchell (@ronbear34) June 11, 2015
— Alex (@WereRoach) June 11, 2015
— dre nee (@MotownDR) June 11, 2015
— Holy Bullies (@holybullies) June 11, 2015
— Nonya (@jmotster) June 11, 2015