LEMON: The person had seen us out in the field, CNN. He does not want publicity. He was involved in the chat, which many red-blooded American men do with their sweethearts or women, with their sweethearts.
RUSH: Wait a second, stop the tape, stop, stop, cue this back. So now (laughing) this is great, CNN. Here we’ve got a guy involved in a — what do you call it, sexting? Here’s a guy involved in a sex chat, and he happens now to be a CNN source, so of course the first thing we have to do is say, “Hey, hey, nothing strange here. A lot of red-blooded American men do this. Ain’t no big deal, audience. So don’t discredit our new source because you might think he is a reprobate. No, no, no, no, no. We even have some people at CNN that do this.” Well, he didn’t say that, but that’s how — (laughing) and they tape themselves doing it, too. It’s just so common, nothing to see here on that score. Don’t be negatively affected by the fact that the guy is doing whatever he’s doing to his computer. Okay, here it is again from the top.
LEMON: The person had seen us out in the field, CNN. He does not want publicity. He was involved in the chat, which many red-blooded American men do with their sweethearts or women, with their sweethearts, “How are you, honey? Will you send a selfie,” or do whatever, so he’s a little bit embarrassed about that. I don’t see why he was embarrassed because any — everybody, not everybody, but many people do that. He was trying to get in touch with someone who he thought was an authority figure, but most people don’t just know how to pick up the phone and call the FBI.
RUSH: Oh, is that why it took over a week, the guy didn’t know who to call? CNN’s probably walking by the house every day. How many media people were there? This guy is close enough to hear the shots, right? He and his computer are close enough for his computer to pick up the shots, and he can’t find a media person. He doesn’t know who to call. He doesn’t know how to reach them. He apparently can’t look out the window that picked up all these shots and see an army of media people out there. He didn’t know what to do. So somehow the guy finds CNN.
Now, we love Don Lemon here. Don Lemon, I mean, this guy’s a gem. We love him here. I hope nothing ever happens to him. He is the one reason I would never ban audio sound bites from CNN. He’s the guy who asked if a black hole might have swallowed up that missing Malaysian airline flight. I mean, it’s just a gold mine. But the pressure is on me to start banning audio sound bites from CNN because they want the same thing to happen to them that’s happened to MSNBC. We stopped highlighting things there, MSNBC dropped off the radar. Not that they were ever really on it.