Huffington Post- The CNN anchor was describing the scene from outside the Ferguson police station Monday night, just moments after the announcement that police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Speaking with Anderson Cooper, Lemon reported hearing the sounds of gunfire and saw protesters jumping on cars.
And then he said: "Obviously, there is the smell of marijuana in the air."
"Obviously it smells like dope. Obviously there are watermelon seeds everywhere. Obviously the amount of ashy skin and nappy hair is overwhelming. Obviously there is a lot of that hippity hop rap "music" playing in the background. Obviously there are empty bottles of malt liquor littering the streets."
What you say Don?
Come on Don Lemon, be less of a herb for like two minutes. Here's a hint, when referring to any racial situation leave the word "obviously" out of it. Your job is to talk, on the air, to millions of people, daily. Be a little smarter for me one time? I am fairly certain that racial stereotypes are prohibited as a member of a news station. If it's really that obvious you either don't need to use the word obvious, or it doesn't need to be said at all.
Is it really that obvious anyway? I feel like I would be kind of over rioting if I was getting high. I barely want to be in a crowded bar if I'm a little stoned, nevermind catching shrapnel from an angry mob. They should have hot boxed the entire town. That's certainly a way to a mellow a crowd. I might loot a KFC, but I'm certainly not jumping on cop cars. If I'm lighting anything on fire it would be the rest of my roach. A little reefer is the night cap, not the 'party starter'.
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