Discussing the case of four Chicago teens kidnapping and torturing a mentally handicapped man, CNN’s Don Lemon pushed back when a panelist called the act, which was aired on Facebook Live, “evil.”
“At the end of the day, you just try to wrap your head around evil,” Daily Caller columnist Matt Lewis said of the “sickening” video. “That’s what this is: it’s evil, it’s brutality, it’s man’s inhumanity to man.”
Lemon didn’t see the assault, during which assailants chanted “F*** white people” and “F*** Donald Trump,” the same way. Although he clearly denounced the attack, he wasn’t willing to call what the teens did to the man “evil.”
“I don’t think it’s evil,” he said. “I don’t think it’s evil. I think these are young people and I think they have bad home training.”
“I have no idea who is raising these young people, because no one I know on earth who is 17-years-old or 70-years-old would ever think of treating another person like that,” he continued. “You wonder, at 18-years-old, where is your parent, where is your guardian?
Check out the clip below to see for yourself. The relevant portion begins around the 2:38 mark.