In a new radio commentary for Black America Web, CNN Tonight host Don Lemon claimed that the culture of “political correctness” in America has become “dangerous,” and that after 25 years in the news business he believes progressives are the “least tolerant” people.
Going off Jerry Seinfeld‘s widely-heard rant about so-called “PC culture” on college campuses, Lemon asked listeners:
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.
After adding that comedians like Seinfeld, Colin Quinn, and Chris Rock all agree that political correctness has gotten out of hand, Lemon continued:
We have to stop looking for reasons to be offended. We have to allow people leeway to make mistakes in conversations without calling them racist, bigots, stupid, dumb, sell outs and 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. That’s how we learn.
And then the CNN host laid blame at the feet of the political left:
After almost 25 years in the news business, you know who is the most easily offended and the least tolerant: Liberals and progressive – because many of them don’t really want to hear anyone else’s opinion but their own.
Here’s a tip, 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.
You are actually thwarting progress instead of advancing.
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