‘I’m Pissed’: Conservative CNN Guest Blasts Don Lemon for Laughing at Her


Appearing on CNN on Friday, The Washington Times’ Emily Miller was laughed at by both that network’s liberal guest and anchor Don Lemon after she defended Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) who suggested that some of President Barack Obama’s supporters backed him because of his minority status. Miller spent most of the segment arguing with Lemon more than she did her liberal counterpart, The Root editor Keli Goff.

On Monday, Miller joined Newsmax host Steve Malzberg where she was asked for her reactions to how she was treated on that segment. Miller said that, after reviewing the segment, that she was “pissed” about how she was treated.

“He treated you with total disrespect,” Malzberg said of Lemon’s approach to the interview. “You rightly pointed out that a lot of people voted for Obama because he was black.”

“President Obama has said that people have given me a lot of slack because I’m black,” Miller said. “I’ve never seen anything like this.”

Miller said that Lemon and his guest were “fake laughing” at her, in spite of the fact that he is supposed to play a neutral role as the dayside anchor of a cable news network. “He talked over me. He was so rude.”

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“Listening back right now, it’s kind of pissing me off,” Miller added. “He’s not supposed to be an opinion person. I’m not going on one of their prime time shows. This is not Piers Morgan, supposedly.”

“There’s nothing funny about it,” Miller said of her assertion that “white guilt” motivated some to vote for the president, a claim she suggested that the president has concurred with. “It’s not an outrageous thing to say. I’m not some kind of right-wing nut.”

Watch to the clip below, via Newsmax TV:

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