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Don Lemon weighs in on PC culture: Liberals are "the most easily offended and the least tolerant"

"We have to allow people leeway to make mistakes in conversations without calling them racists [and] bigots"


Joanna Rothkopf
June 11, 2015 10:55PM (UTC)

This weekend, Jerry Seinfeld spoke out against a culture of political-correctness at colleges that he argued makes it extremely difficult to do comedy. Since then, comedian Colin Quinn also weighed in, noting that the PC thing has "been out there since the '90s." On Wednesday, Glenn Beck compared PC speech policing with Nazism.

In other words, the topic of political-correctness is officially ripe enough for CNN anchor and well-oiled gaffe machine Don Lemon to weigh in.

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"We have to stop looking for reasons to be offended," he said on a Black America Web radio show. "We have to allow people leeway to make mistakes in conversations without calling them racists, bigots, stupid, dumb, sell out or whatever your word choice may be."

"After almost 25 years in the news business, you know who is the most easily offended and the least tolerant? Liberals and progressives, because many of them don't really want to hear anyone else's opinion but their own," he continued. "Here's a tip, if you only agree with people who hold your same political affiliation or who are of your particular race, your particular gender or ethnicity, you are part of the political correctness run-amok problem. You're actually thwarting progress instead of advancing it."

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