Don Lemon Defends CNN's 'Down The Middle' Coverage

  • Published on Jun 22, 2018
  • CNN Tonight’ host Don Lemon believes that CNN, despite Trump’s constant attacks as ‘fake news,’ is the news network closest to the middle.
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  • Dave L.
    Dave L. 5 days ago

    Remember when cnn showcased obama drinking flint water and declaring their poisoned water crisis “solved” they haven’t addressed that again.

  • Michael
    Michael 7 days ago

    I usually respect Colbert's opinions but I think Putin is more powerful than trump. Putin is much richer

  • Chad Tennant
    Chad Tennant 7 days ago

    Maybe Don is a black American like Stephen is a white American, but the "African" label is why America is falling behind. The term is ignorant.

  • Drrck11
    Drrck11 8 days ago

    Truth is; there is a segment of the white population who can't stand seeing a black man having the power and authority that Obama held as president. That's why the Obama's endures so much disrespect. Now that Trump is president, they feel comfortable expressing their hate and bigotry openly.

  • Calvin Chambers
    Calvin Chambers 8 days ago

    I appreciate CNN for their attempts to present a balanced reporting of the news. However, IMO, they give too much leeway to the Trump surrogates. If they want to present both sides of an argument, that is perfect. Unfortunately, the Trump surrogates simply lie, spin, or divert attention away from his likely crimes. So I often wonder what is the point of bringing on people who you KNOW are going to lie??? Kellyanne Conway, Jim Jordan, David Urban, etc. have all been caught lying.

  • Flannery Monaghan-Morrs

    He seems like such a nice guy!

  • Grunge punk
    Grunge punk 8 days ago

    Don can you plaes admit that you are biased and double standards and you hate Trump and you love liberals and CNN is biased? It’s so obvious you know. Conservatives are still watching you guys and yet you have very low in ratings. Just be honest.

  • Monique Jones
    Monique Jones 9 days ago

    She really follows Obama on Twitter!!! She doesn't care how he feels!!

  • Abigail
    Abigail 9 days ago

    I am just a political junkie I knew all were true! Oh boy! I need a life ! LOL

  • joe moore
    joe moore 9 days ago

    Tie or no tie , somebody is getting their sick sucked

  • Marnie Mutascio
    Marnie Mutascio 9 days ago

    Another Trump contradiction and his contradictions are consistent

  • Penny Loafer
    Penny Loafer 10 days ago

    Don Lemon is the most adorable man in the glaxay.

  • Daniel in llinois
    Daniel in llinois 10 days ago

    Down the middle of the Democratic Party

  • Jeff M
    Jeff M 10 days ago

    Down the middle??? Really???

  • Argon Dargon
    Argon Dargon 10 days ago

    Don Lemon is the biggest FAKE and scam after Starbucks. Just look at his eyes, its not too difficult to see that you can NEVER EVER trust that soul.

  • Joe Della Selva
    Joe Della Selva 10 days ago

    The people exploiting race relations are the two on the Colbert show right now.

  • Robert Gilbert
    Robert Gilbert 10 days ago

    Trevor looks like he gained weight.

  • Robert Gilbert
    Robert Gilbert 10 days ago

    Down the midhehehahahahahahaha

  • jay Cali
    jay Cali 11 days ago

    Birds of the Same Feather flock together

  • Justin Scali
    Justin Scali 11 days ago

    Also Don is totally wrong that Trump presidency is about race.

  • Justin Scali
    Justin Scali 11 days ago

    If he thinks cnn is down the middle he is delusional.

  • Jorge Rabaza
    Jorge Rabaza 11 days ago

    Down the middle...LOL

  • the hawk
    the hawk 11 days ago

    why do Republicans think they can take human rights away from the people they work for I mean the voters, not the companies that bribe them.
    I do not care who they think they are my human right are mine if some out of touch overpaid dickless cult following moron tries to take my human rights away. it is going be a Disaster of epic proportions for them.
    trying to, take people human right away, a huge mistake.
    I do not need a sexually repressed virgin trying to tell me what a sin is.
    no evangelical is going to tell that I cannot get a medical treatment. I need just because they think it is what God wants.
    the religious think abortion is wrong the bible might say it is wrong, so why does the Bible use abortion as a religious ritual in the Bible.
    I want someone to show me in the 10 commandments were it state anything about LGBTQ community.
    this is a simple question about the LGBTQ community.
    in the Book of Revelations, god curated everything.
    so if God curated everything. then he curated the LGBTQ community.
    if god curated LGBTQ people then he wanted them, or did God make a mistake? ether god wanted them or god fucked up. I believe God is perfect he does not make mistakes but people do just like all the people that think being LGBTQ is a sin
    I also want, someone to answer these question.
    from the time of Jesus through to 12 century why was it ok that two people of the same sex to marry?
    why from Jesus time threw to the 12-century people go married not in a church but by the ruler of the lands?
    in the bible I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. so why do these preachers still con people out of there hard earned money?
    my opinion is that these preachers do not worship God/Jesus they worship the all mighty dollor, cash, big houses, the newest jet plane.
    above are my opinions on what i wrote.

  • 19stale87
    19stale87 12 days ago

    So you are saying: The white majority of USofA should accept everybody who comes to America knowing that they will become a minority in their own country? Why??

  • Katie
    Katie 12 days ago

    I love Don Lemon.

  • Robbie Backpacking
    Robbie Backpacking 13 days ago +1

    Who is tweeting this stuff? I feel like Regina George is stuck in Donald Trump's body.

  • Reymond Villasenor
    Reymond Villasenor 13 days ago


  • Zachary Alexander
    Zachary Alexander 14 days ago

    These two are so stupid, Trump was right.

  • Amit Bhatia
    Amit Bhatia 16 days ago

    Man, stephen asks his guests questions that I would want to ask. Colbert is the best!

  • cracker woods
    cracker woods 17 days ago

    Hey Don Lemon head why don't you go on Fox News and defend your B.S and the Fake News company you work for? You will be eaten alive. CNN tells more lies in one day then a prison full of inmates do in a year.

  • ernie green
    ernie green 17 days ago

    Race baiting Donny Lyman...cnn caught in a number of fake news stories ! ...Bill Clinton put in effect the law that separates children from parents that enter America illegally 1996 ..Obama enforced it for 2 terms !....Crooked News Network didn't tell you that truth ..fake news trash ...Very ! Trump is enforcing our laws ICE has arrested thousands of illegal that are gang members ...gun runners ..heroin pushers ..child traffic rings ..etc ...oh and some good cousins that harbor them .....that's a good thing not a racist thing !! 63 thousand CITIZENS killed by illegal aliens since 911 ...dems don't want crime to stop ..they have no guts ...a weak party that has sold us out a long time ago ! ..and look at blabber mouth ... Stephen Colbert .... such a lying liar .for pay ....garbage ! Over 3 million jobs and counting ...lowest tax cuts in American history ..real results you don't like the way DT phrases his words or stands when you say jump. lol ! ...VOTERS understand economy in our lifetimes ...grow up !! .DEMS DO ZERO FOR US !

  • Marc Myers
    Marc Myers 18 days ago

    Honestly one of the most relevant discussions I've heard lately. Trump's nothing but a rodeo clown. Just a distraction for a smoke and mirrors administration set on dismantling any and all social progress of the last 55 years.

  • Wes Rogers
    Wes Rogers 18 days ago

    Love Don Lemon and THANK YOU Stephen for "OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT." You guys have nailed the entire administration. It's very weird watching real life in real time through a cartoon, but I love it! Keep hammering Don Jr by the way. He's more of a jackazz than his dumb father!

  • cpmkw
    cpmkw 18 days ago

    Lemon and Colbert: "Ethnic Cleansing, for the win!"

  • ILove JunkMail
    ILove JunkMail 19 days ago

    The problem is, CNN's "down the middle" coverage is still viewed as "liberal" by everyone on the right - so it makes real leftists seems crazy since they are further left than CNN. Trying to stay neutral only glorifies the wrong side and makes the factual side seem crazy. Make a stand FOR THE TRUTH.

  • Brian Hargraves
    Brian Hargraves 19 days ago

    Hey Stephen, I see you went back to late night comedy with Don Lemon on your show. Talking about, down the middle coverage now that's funny hahahaha

  • KingTut
    KingTut 19 days ago +1

    I did not expect this talk to transfer into a race relations talk. Like wtf man, can we not talk about race for one moment

  • frank black
    frank black 20 days ago

    WALL lemon is fake news

  • James Brattin
    James Brattin 20 days ago

    They're all true

    ILOVENJ00 20 days ago

    One fool congratulates the other. Can’t get real guests, msnbc?

  • porn theater mop bucket

    Intelligent people don't watch CNN.

  • Rudiann Wildgoose-Laing

    This too shall pass. Just have to be strong enough to get through it. 🙏.

  • La Lechuza
    La Lechuza 21 day ago

    "Every 5 nights of the week for 2 hours i HAVE to talk about the president". I don't have a dog in this race, I'm from new zealand, but it seems very clear that CNN has a clear bias against the president and would rather see him fail than the country succeed. Project Veritas was very revealing

  • RaisingHad3s
    RaisingHad3s 21 day ago

    The gayist interview ever, I love how the leftist zombie puppets lie.

  • Jaime Browzki
    Jaime Browzki 21 day ago

    Don lemon, learned he was homosexual when raped by a homo pedo in his childhood. Let's just say lemonhead is messed up in the head.

  • lanebird
    lanebird 21 day ago

    First off I think trump is a piece of shit but saying he is the one that did this is disingenuous, this has been happening as far back as I can tell since 2010. It may have gotten worse but we were already separating thousands back in the Obama admin. So Don saying this is about people losing privilege isn't holding up to me seeing as Mr. Obama is a mixed man who would of been in charge of immigration policies, since for some weird reason it is under the executive branch and not the judiciary.

  • Jeff dejarnette
    Jeff dejarnette 21 day ago +1

    CNN is down the middle ? Bullshit!!

  • Charlie Maddock
    Charlie Maddock 21 day ago

    Don lemon your a loooser

  • luckyjasonfan
    luckyjasonfan 21 day ago

    The #FakeNews Media needs to take a BREAK from Trump! No reporter, no nightly program, NO ONE mention his name for 2-3 Weeks - Imagine the Healing!!! 😊😆 #HeIsANarcissist

  • William Donovan
    William Donovan 22 days ago

    Thats not the real Don Lemon ! #PewNews

  • Enoch Antwi
    Enoch Antwi 22 days ago

    Very sharp suit Don

  • M M
    M M 22 days ago

    "Down the middle"
    Lmao now that's funny

  • N S
    N S 22 days ago +1

    Lying, treasonous Trump should go to jail for kidnapping, and child abuse. The Coward-in-Chief with fake heel spurs picking on children by separating them from parents at the border is cruel. Republicans have NO family values or moral compass. If you are not Native American you are an immigrant. Shame on Republicans! Congress needs to Amend the US Constitution to elect the President by direct popular vote. End the electoral college system that gave us Putin's puppets Trump and Pence. Fox propaganda is the fake news. Don Lemon is the real news.

  • Vinder HD
    Vinder HD 22 days ago


  • Soldier Slim
    Soldier Slim 22 days ago

    TRUMP 2020🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Andrew Solymos
    Andrew Solymos 22 days ago

    If Don is super...and CNN is the "Most trusted"...then why are they so low in the ratings...which is based on the number of viewers......

  • Bear Mare
    Bear Mare 22 days ago

    Dumbest man, yes. But oh so fuckable. I mean top or bottom, he's a prize.

  • D L
    D L 22 days ago +1

    Don Lemon - right on. question mark, YES you ASK the question. And these potus bastards challenge it?? IMPEACH THIS POTUS AND ALL REPUBLICANS

  • Steffaney Williams
    Steffaney Williams 22 days ago

    Don Lemon is Awesome!

  • Alex Mercedes
    Alex Mercedes 22 days ago

    Lemon is a very smart man. So much integrity! This is my first extended look at him and I will keep an eye on him from now on.

  • lh Wun
    lh Wun 22 days ago

    We all know he's one of the dumbest men, only second to Colbert.

  • mickey edwards
    mickey edwards 22 days ago


    • mickey edwards
      mickey edwards 22 days ago

      Ok! Educate me! Please give me your definition as I am anxious to begin school. What I mentioned are facts! Every fucking one of them and I'll start with free speech. Why do the Progressives try and stifle people's right to free speech? Ben Shapiro cannot even show up in places like Charlottesville. Why does ANTIFA attack people who aren't bothering anybody but rather just doing their own deal? They savagely attacked a group of free speech advocates/Constitutionalists at UC Berkeley in March of 2016. They're featured on multiple on this site attacking people simply for being Republican. Sounds a lot like the brown shirts of Nazi Germany to me.

    • Dirt Floor Cracker
      Dirt Floor Cracker 22 days ago +1

      You still do not understand the definition of fascism!!! Facts matter not your opinions!!! Rather than typing BS on social media, use that computer to actually learn what fascism is!!!

    • mickey edwards
      mickey edwards 22 days ago

      Outside of the obvious tight control of money and industry, did I leave anything out?

    • mickey edwards
      mickey edwards 22 days ago


    • Dirt Floor Cracker
      Dirt Floor Cracker 22 days ago +1

      Learn the definition of fascist!!!

  • David Claytor
    David Claytor 23 days ago

    Trump has made these CNN people stars

  • Sammie Jo
    Sammie Jo 23 days ago

    Don Lemon is one of the smartest men on television..Don't hate!! We love Lemon!!!!!💕

  • Sena
    Sena 23 days ago

    As a black american reporter, please tell us, what do you think about identity politics?

  • jlcjapon59
    jlcjapon59 23 days ago

    I just "Love" Don's show and point of view! Brilliant!

  • sassyblonde inwa
    sassyblonde inwa 23 days ago +3

    Why do we have a president that calls people names and lies every day? if you would not accept this behavior from your children..why would anyone accept this behavior from the person in charge of our country?

  • AHDBification
    AHDBification 23 days ago

    Never heard of this guy before, but he's a good guy.

  • Ms. Moses
    Ms. Moses 23 days ago

    President gets two scoops of ice cream everyone else gets one!😂😂😂

  • ahepperl
    ahepperl 23 days ago

    Don Lemon is 52. Not joking.

  • satish8299
    satish8299 23 days ago

    Good smart people both, i hope lot of people will see this (also the republicans and the frustrated white low earned worker should), it is possible to be reasonable, i hope next administration reasonable kind smart people will be on power and will help the frustrated people. I hope the white or crazy haters will have a better understanding what there vote means, lets hope for a better election. O Yes republican dont care about nothing, thjey need frustrated voters to be in power.

  • Lia London
    Lia London 23 days ago

    As a white woman, I am aware that I have a level of privilege in society, but to me, I see no reason why what I have couldn't be equally shared with everyone. I like the rights I have, but do they have to be exclusive to me and my color? How would it take away my happiness to let all colors have the same (white) privilege? I realize the word implies special treatment or value, but it shouldn't have to. We can all have the same rights and privileges without it taking away the value of what those rights mean for my voice and my experience. Blah blah... I'm rambling. What I mean is: Holy cow, white people--quit feeling so threatened by the idea that we could all be treated equally in the eyes of society? It doesn't take anything away from you except a FALSE sense of superiority.

  • Obi Ryn Denobi
    Obi Ryn Denobi 23 days ago +1

    I just wish they would at least stop giving nazis live mics to program the sheep from! They continue to aid them in spreading deliberately false information, all in a effort to be 'fair' to nazis calling them 'fake news.' Ironically moronic!!!
    When the Icestapo arrive to haul them all off to Shitvankashwitz, they'll insist on giving them 'equal time' to be 'fair!'

  • holmeed
    holmeed 23 days ago

    ALL treasonous gop/cons should be held accountable for their treason like the south in the civil war, HANG EM HIGH! SHERMAN! BURN THE TRAITORS!

  • Aruka Lowell
    Aruka Lowell 23 days ago

    Really agree with Don Lemon here, media should stop talking about stupid stuff he said. its so repetetive... They talked for a week because Melania slashed his Hand away. Thats not a Story. The media should focus on his politics, nothing more. Even this Pornstar-Story...who really cares?

  • TLR Eclipse
    TLR Eclipse 23 days ago

    7:30 perfect example of what is really happening.

  • Eddie Vancorah
    Eddie Vancorah 23 days ago

    Poor Jon Batiste. He knows Stephen is a pervert. A friend of Podesta.

  • Queen Mediva
    Queen Mediva 23 days ago

    Don Lemon and his suit are exactly what Stephen's couch would look like in human form.

  • Forrest Gump II
    Forrest Gump II 23 days ago

    What!? No Rules!!!!

  • Martin Curry
    Martin Curry 23 days ago

    Why are so many people giving this woman a pass like she's slow or something? That bitch knew what she was doing and how it would divide people.until she divorces she's still MISSES TRUMP!

  • Nailah Roberts
    Nailah Roberts 23 days ago

    Love Don Lemon.

  • Shawn Mcgnnity
    Shawn Mcgnnity 23 days ago

    That’s because your a idiot fake news lover

    • Dirt Floor Cracker
      Dirt Floor Cracker 23 days ago

      Learn Trump's definition of fake news; if it makes Trump look bad, it's fake & if it makes him look good, it's a trusted source!!! So easy & fun to troll Trump supporters!!!

  • sheehan1able
    sheehan1able 23 days ago

    CNN is down the middle. And pigs are birds.

  • 5179anonymous
    5179anonymous 24 days ago

    I see foreigners all the time wearing clothes with English on them and most of the time they have no fucking clue what the words say.

  • Corey Burnett
    Corey Burnett 24 days ago

    I don't always appreciate CNN's coverage or Don Lemon's take on things. He's a little corporate for my taste, but he spoke some truth on this about what this presidency means. It's a time for us to figure out who we are. I think it's time to properly portray the shining city on a hill for everyone instead of holding certain people out.

  • penguinista
    penguinista 24 days ago

    Excellent point about the leveling of the playing field feeling like discrimination. And well put.
    If you want to convince people to give up their power, it is wise to acknowledge that it can become discrimination instead of leveling. To make these changes smoothly, we need to be able to discuss where that line is.

  • Maritess Vicente
    Maritess Vicente 24 days ago

    Melania, so full of class! 🙄🙄🙄

  • Jorge Edisson Parreno Pineda

    HEARTLESS, THOUGHTLESS, and MINDLESS..just like her husband!!!

  • FewRee
    FewRee 24 days ago

    Don Lemon, the news actor overtly concerned with appearing neutral while pretending to be at all journalistic. Cant stand over paid losers like him. Don Lemon and Tomi Lahren are the same people as news anchors.

    • FewRee
      FewRee 23 days ago

      sheehan1able Tomis a shill just as much as Don. Don believes the crap he spews too, until he doesnt, just like her.

    • sheehan1able
      sheehan1able 23 days ago

      Tomi says what she believes in, although she has no self reflection. Don Lemon is a fraud.

    • FewRee
      FewRee 23 days ago

      sheehan1able Im aware. That wasn't what I was comparing between them. The comparison was directed at their paychecks, despite pretending to be working to inform the nation.

    • sheehan1able
      sheehan1able 23 days ago

      Bad comparison. Tomi has never pretended to be neutral.

  • Ferris Gump
    Ferris Gump 24 days ago +2

    Don Lemon definitely knows about down the middle.

  • NessOnett8
    NessOnett8 24 days ago

    Most of Don Lemon is great. But down the middle coverage is the cancer that got us here in the first place. Most of the time one side is factually right, and one side is factually wrong. Calling it 50/50 and giving a "one side says this, the other side says that" level of reporting is disingenuous and not actually news. It's why we have the blurred line on reality we have. Because Republicans have wantonly lied for decades and the media has treated their blatant lies as just as valid as objective reality.

  • Nah!!Hey!HEY,hooray! James

    Stephen Colbert SHOW:🤣😎DON lemon,guess.
    Ha,hooy!!Stephen Colbert insane, LUV THE show.

  • Jasmine Houston-Burns
    Jasmine Houston-Burns 24 days ago

    I specifically remember the "(He Didn't)."

  • craftygirl960
    craftygirl960 24 days ago

    When did he defend the 'Down the middle' coverage?

  • Caliluv
    Caliluv 24 days ago

    Don is amazing!! Keep up the great work and fighting attitude!!

  • Tootsla 125
    Tootsla 125 24 days ago

    Consider being trolled by Trump as a badge of honor!

  • Douglas Lees
    Douglas Lees 24 days ago

    Thank God for people like Don Lemon

  • alex desmery
    alex desmery 24 days ago +2

    CNN is not down the middle.

  • bonzology
    bonzology 24 days ago

    CNN needs to understand that their obligation should be to the “truth”, which would not align with “up the middle” as trump is an astonishing liar. The figure heads of the media like Lemon, are just smart enough to fool idiots and tow a corporate line, they could care less about protecting democracy. Don’t believe me? Why do they keep having a disgraced liar like Kelly Conway on? Shut out the liars and get logical respected experts who have no affiliation with the lying sick regime.

  • joseph jasen
    joseph jasen 24 days ago

    Don Lemon is the dumbest man on TV and chief overseer of fake news production at CNN

    • joseph jasen
      joseph jasen 23 days ago

      DirtFloor Cracker you're right

    • Dirt Floor Cracker
      Dirt Floor Cracker 23 days ago

      Facts matter not your opinions!!!! Lame comeback!!! Truth must hurt so bad that you couldn't think of anything better!!!

    • joseph jasen
      joseph jasen 23 days ago

      DirtFloor Cracker suit yourself

    • Dirt Floor Cracker
      Dirt Floor Cracker 23 days ago

      Fake meaning it makes Trump look bad, truth has absolutely nothing to do with Trump's definition of fake news!!!