CNN’s Don Lemon is now under fire after claiming that President Joe Biden merely misspoke when he recently mischaracterized the recently passed, GOP-backed voting law in Georgia.
Lemon found himself as one of the President’s lone defenders as even liberal outlets like the Washington Post accused him of lying.
As Fox News reports:
The Post knocked Biden last week for falsely claiming Georgia’s new law “ends voting hours early,” giving him its harshest rating of Four Pinocchios for spreading the misinformation. But over on CNN, Lemon had Biden’s back and blamed Republicans for making a fuss over misinformation spread by the president.
“Get this, Republicans have a new talking point, trying to turn Trump’s big lie onto Joe Biden, saying Joe Biden is lying about what’s in Georgia’s new voting law that restricts ballot access,” Lemon said as the CNN on-screen graphic said “New GOP talking point: Trying to turn Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ on to Biden for misspeaking about Georgia’s voting law.”
Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler wrote Biden’s claim couldn’t be substantiated and slapped him with the sharpest ruling of Four Pinocchios for his repeated falsehood.
WTF is this? Biden was just "misspeaking" and not lying?
This Don Lemon chyron is so incredibly dishonest and openly partisan, showing no regard for the facts about Georgia's voting law.
As for his facial expressions, he's off to quite the start tonight! pic.twitter.com/XZG1oBgkrG
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 6, 2021
Another fact-check by The Dispatch said comparisons by Biden and others of the law to “Jim Crow” policies was “incredibly disingenuous.”