Lemon slams MSNBC for Romney joke

CNN host Don LemonDon Carlton LemonConservatives slam Beto O'Rourke over threat to tax-exempt status for religious organizations CNN LGBTQ town hall interrupted by protesters O'Rourke: Religious institutions should lose tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage MORE on Monday slammed his MSNBC competitors during a heated debate about the network poking fun at Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyClub for Growth extends advertising against House Dems over impeachment Pennsylvania's other election-night story This week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry MORE's black grandson.

Lemon took aim at MSNBC after Melissa Harris-Perry's panel, while showing a Romney family photo with the black grandson, joked that "one of these things is not like the other," and that the photo represented the diversity of the Republican Party.

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"It's a bunch of people on the left who all agree with each other, and there's no diversity of opinion," Lemon said of MSNBC. "And they're saying mean, smug things about people who may disagree with them."

Lemon suggested there would be more outrage if a white Fox News panel made similar jokes about the black grandson.

Analyst Marc Lamont Hill said that was a false equivalent, but Republican Ana NavarroAna Violeta NavarroAna Navarro clashes with Rand Paul in fiery exchange: 'Don't mansplain!' Meghan McCain, Ana Navarro get heated over whistleblower debate El Paso orphan's family explains Trump photo with baby MORE agreed with Lemon and said, by now, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson would already be protesting.