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MSM Decries the Use of the Word 'Mob' to Describe Left-Wing Protesters

Activists protest on the steps and at bronze doors of the Supreme Court.

The optics of angry Democrat mobs banging on the doors of the Supreme Court, chasing Republicans out of restaurants, and bullying drivers on busy streets are not helpful ones for Democrats seeking votes from mainstream Americans ahead of the midterm elections, so the Democrat media complex is doing what it always does when the facts don't line up with their agenda -- they're telling you not to believe your lying eyes.

CNN spent much of the day Tuesday recasting what looks to most eyes like political mob intimidation tactics against Republicans as patriotic Americans practicing their First Amendment rights.

In separate segments, both Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon of CNN vigorously beat back a guest's characterizations of left-wing activists as mobs.

Baldwin reacted with disdain when the Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis mentioned the mob that harassed Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his wife out of a restaurant.

“A mob is what we saw in Charlottesville, Virginia, two Augusts ago. A mob is not what we saw chasing — I’m not saying what they did was right,” Baldwin argued.

(Note: Only liberals are allowed to define what a mob is -- people on the right don't get that privilegeCirca 2009 to 2012, the liberal media cast the peaceful Tea Party as the m-word. Circa 2016 to 2018, they went on to label Trump supporters attending Trump rallies as dangerous mobs -- which was the exact opposite of the truth. Meanwhile, left-wing political agitators who actually engage in violent, intimidating, mob-like behavior are said to be simply practicing their constitutional rights.)

Later in the day, Lemon became somewhat unglued when guest Lewis again brought up the example of Cruz and his wife being hounded by a left-wing mob out of the restaurant.

“Don, if they started following you around a restaurant and running you out of places ...” Lewis began. But Lemon interjected, saying, “But that doesn’t mean that people don’t get to object. That’s your right as an American to object. It’s covered in the First Amendment. It’s like the first one!”

When Lewis continued to make the case that there is a difference between free speech and bullying a man and his wife into fleeing a public restaurant, Lemon started screaming.

Will you let me finish? Matt, please! Let me finish,” Lemon shouted.

“Bring it on. Mind if I have a drink?” Lewis asked.

“You can do whatever you want. You can leave the show if you want,” Lemon fired back.

“I’m not going to do that,” Lewis said.

“Shut up and let me do it,” Lemon snarled.

With the floor to himself, Lemon launched into a full-throated defense of mob action:

“In the Constitution, you can protest whenever and wherever you want. It doesn’t tell you that you can’t do it in a restaurant, that you can’t do it on a football field. It doesn’t tell you that you can’t do it on a cable news — you can do it wherever you want.”

“To call people mobs because they are exercising their constitutional right is just beyond the pale,” Lemon said before cutting to a commercial.