[Ed. – Being blind to reality may have something to do with it.]
CNN anchor Don Lemon said on his show Monday that he sees only “right-wingers,” not Democrats, committing murders over their political beliefs.
Conservative commentator Mike Shields argued on Lemon’s show, ”CNN Tonight,” that blaming “fear-mongering” from Fox News over the Central American immigrant caravan for the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh was “disgusting” and “outrageous.”
Shields brought up the Bernie Sanders supporter who shot Representative Steve Scalise at a Republican congressional baseball practice in 2017, apparently motivated by his political disagreements with the GOP.
Liberal commentator Max Boot accused Shields of blaming Sanders for the shooting, something he had not suggested and that he patently denied.
“You’re not being honest,” Lemon told Shields, a recurring guest on the show. “This is not equal, and I understand the whole argument about both sides.”
“So if you’re not equivocating, if you’re not saying that they’re equal in comparing them, then why are you bringing that up?” the host asked. “Bernie Sanders is not the president.”