Don Lemon: ‘Obviously, There’s A Smell Of Marijuana’ In Ferguson (Video)
Obviously, there is a smell of marijuana in the air.
Lemon wouldn’t have been immediately lambasted had he simply reported to have smelled marijuana.
It’s the “obviously” that is the problem, and not just because a viewer can’t smell marijuana through a television set.
The word implies a generalization of the community, as if Lemon was saying that because he is in a black neighborhood, it only makes sense to smell marijuana.
Here are some of Twitter’s best reactions:
OBVIOUSLY MARIJUANA. Don Lemon can’t not.
— Rich Juzwiak (@RichJuz) November 25, 2014
— Derrick N Ashong (@DNAtv) November 25, 2014
Anderson Cooper/ CNN reporters putting this is perspective “almost everyone is peaceful”.. Don lemon “obviously I smell Marijuana ” wtf
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) November 25, 2014
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) November 25, 2014