A former CNN producer called out his old network for allowing host Don Lemon to continue airing "dangerous" and "offensive" rhetoric after the heinous attack at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, that took 10 lives.
Lemon criticized Republicans and blamed gun laws for the attack on innocent people at a King Soopers grocery store on Monday. Law enforcement officials have not concluded what the suspect's motives might have been, but his relatives have come forward and admitted that he had mental issues.
"Someone at CNN needs to step in. This hyperbole isn't just offensive, it's actually dangerous," tweeted Steve Krakauer.
Someone at CNN needs to step in. This hyperbole isn’t just offensive, it’s actually dangerous. https://t.co/iABa9jkjs7— Steve Krakauer (@Steve Krakauer)1616562094.0
Krakauer was responding to a collection of incendiary chyron messages that accompanied Lemon's screed advocating for draconian gun control measures.
"Every single one of us is just playing the odds at this point," Lemon said during his comments. "The odds that in a country of 325 million souls, that we won't be the ones that will get hit by the next bullets that start flying. We won't be the one that gets that phone call about someone you love who did, that phone call that changes your life."
Krakauer included a tweet of the chyrons by NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck, who also objected to Lemon's rhetoric.
"I know I say it all the time, but I'll say it again -- with people like Don Lemon in such a prominent position, if you're on the right, CNN truly hates you. They hate what you think, how you vote, and how you live your lives," Houck said.
Among the chyrons during the segment were the messages, "The 2nd Amendment doesn't require us to submit to a lifetime of mass carnage," and "Why are we willing to tolerate an obscene loss of life?"
CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment, Fox News reported.
Lemon previously made headlines when he excoriated Catholics and other Christians for holding to traditional values rather than caving to the LGBTQ agenda.
Here's the segment of Lemon's comments:
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