Former Seal Drops the MOAB on Don Lemon, Reveals the Real 'Enemy of the People'


Last week, CNN anchor Don Lemon issued what can best be described as arguably one of the most hypocritical, nonsensical, contradictory and racist statements of all time … and not by just a little bit, either.

Speaking with fellow CNN anchor Chris Cuomo about their mutual nemesis — President Donald Trump and his legions of supporters — Lemon said, “So we have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them.”

That statement is contradictory and hypocritical because Lemon literally demonized “white men” after he had just called on everyone to “stop demonizing people.” And it was thoroughly racist in that it deemed a certain segment of society the “biggest terror threat” to our nation simply because of its gender and skin color.

Lemon received quite a bit of pushback for that remark, but none was quite as exquisite as that offered up by a former U.S. Navy SEAL combat veteran and author named Ephraim Mattos.

In a Facebook post, Mattos dropped an absolute MOAB of truth on the CNN host, who was quite literally living up to the disparaging “enemy of the people” moniker that has been hoisted on the “fake news” media by President Trump … a moniker few in the media have adequately been able to shake loose, as it suits quite a few of them rather well by virtue of their own actions and words.

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Mattos wrote on Facebook, “After surviving three wars, a gunshot wound, a near fatal drowning, a failed parachute, Taliban ambushes, ISIS snipers, mortars, mine-fields, suicide bombers and laying down my life for the cause of freedom while fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with my brother Arabs, Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Animists, and Atheists I have now returned home to the USA where a CNN host has labeled me as a radicalized right wing terrorist simply because of my gender and the color of my skin.”

The veteran proceeded to describe how “conservative white men” had fought and died for freedom for centuries on behalf of others, taking on the elite British Army to found the Republic, taking on fellow Americans in order to free blacks held in slavery, rescuing Europe from utter disaster — and later, fascism — in World War I and again in World War II.

“We have fought for freedom and liberty for generations and we continue to do so today alongside all of our brothers and sisters regardless of their race or religion,” wrote Mattos, before offering up something for voters to consider prior to Election Day.

“In the early 1930s, Hitler said the same thing about the Jews that Don Lemon of CNN just said about white men. This is the true face of the Democratic Party. First they enslaved and killed blacks, and now they use them to spew hatred and lies against the very people who have fought for generations to free them and uplift them,” he wrote.

Mattos continued and made an incredible point that will no doubt be lost on Lemon and others like him: “I have referred to myself as a ‘white male’ in the previous sentences multiple times, but I must make it clear that I identify as simply ‘American,’ not as ‘white’ or ‘male’ or ‘Republican.’

“Although blatantly racist and hateful, do not let Don Lemon’s ignorant words drive you into viewing yourself only by your race and religion,” he added. “Identity politics does not lead to freedom. It only leads to hatred and division and an ‘us vs. them’ mentality.

“If CNN does not fire Don Lemon immediately, it only goes to show that they are truly the ‘enemy of the people,'” Mattos concluded.

The post got noticed on social media.

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CNN has taken no disciplinary action against Lemon, so the phrase remains quite apt and fitting of the network and its bigoted and racist hosts.

The liberal media has made it abundantly clear that they don’t like or appreciate being labeled an “enemy of the people” by the president or his supporters, and their pushback against the implications of the term is entirely understandable, as it casts them in exceptionally poor light.

Unfortunately for them, far too often they say and do things that an honest-to-goodness “enemy of the people” would say and do, such as labeling whole swaths of the nation as “racist” or a “terror threat” simply because of skin color and genitalia, and not for any specific deeds or words that would earn such derisive labels.

Here is a reminder for the media, once again:

If you don’t want to be labeled as an “enemy of the people,” it would well-advised for you to stop acting like an “enemy of the people,” lest you prove the label correct … as Don Lemon has so sickeningly done.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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