Thursday, December 2, 2021

Don Lemon (and Obama) Called ‘Uncle Tom’ On Live TV (WATCH)

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*There are moments in television that are worthy of an Emmy for “Best Serve with a side of Shade.” As was the moment when a woman high on her emotions over the tragic church shooting in Charleston, interrupted CNN’s John Berman and Don Lemon during their live report to serve the real. The only thing missing from this scene was a cup of hot tea for her to sip as she waited for Don to reply to her questions.

“We’re mad! We’re angry! Tell the truth!” she said as Berman launched into a report about the tragedy that many are referring to as a ‘terrorist attack‘ on the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Wednesday night a gunman opened fire in the historic black church, killing at least nine people—including the church’s pastor, state senator Clementa Pinckney. The killer, Dylann Roof, a white male in his early 20s, fled the scene afterwards but was apprehended Thursday morning.

“White people are terrorists! This is not a hate crime!” the woman says off-camera.

After Berman introduced Lemon, she yelled, “Don, are you angry?” Coming into frame, she repeatedly shouted questions at Lemon regarding his own anger and then said, “Uncle Tom? Hello?”

“We’re angry. Speak about the anger. Talk about the anger,” she continued as the anchors tried to control the broadcast with their banter. When they mention President Obama, the woman says:

“The president is a puppet! Stop the lies. Stop the lies. He’s an Uncle Tom, too. President Obama’s an Uncle Tom, too,” she said.

She ended with: “Black folks, get off your knees and stop praying.”

Classic. We love her. Peep the video of the epic moment below. Now THIS is true reality TV, folks! Give this woman an award!

At a press conference Thursday afternoon, President Obama spoke about the shooting at Emanuel AME Church that left nine people dead. “There’s something particularly heartbreaking about death happening in a place where we seek solace and we seek peace, in a place of worship,” Obama said.

Before he opened fire on members of a Bible study group at a church, Dylann sat with them and might have prayed with them.

Obama also spoke for the need for increased gun control. “I’ve had to make statements like this too many times. Communities like this have had to endure tragedies like this too many times,” he said. “Innocent people were hurt because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting a gun. Sometime as a country we’ll have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence doesn’t happen in other advanced counties. It doesn’t happen in other places with this frequency. It is within our power to do something about it.”

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Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. We just have someone who is willing to call a spade a spade.

    So far, neither the half breed president nor his DOJ have called the incident a terrorist act or a hate crime. His Attorney General said they are going to “open” a hate crime investigation, but one might ask just how long will that take and what will it yield, based on recent precedence. Next month will be a year since a homicide was committed against Eric Garner in broad daylight, but the Obama DOJ still can’t give us an update on their investigation. Not that we are looking forward to one, judging from the outcome of the investigation into the Trayvon Martin killing.

  2. Perhaps she should run for public office and show the people how it works. I am so sure she could do better than Obama, as it is so easy for a Black person to run a White ‘mans country

  3. Her actions solve nothing, they do nothing to comfort grieving families. This doesn’t warrant an award. Her actions are a direct contradiction to what these victims where doing and trying to accomplish in their Bible study. Is she wrong to be angry…absolutely NOT. But use the anger to constructively change things and fight back.

    • No kidding! They were praying before they were brutally murdered.
      Again, I agree! All of us must do something; funnel that anger to make a difference in our communities and beyond

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