Tavis Smiley has been accused of alot of things but to be compared to the nurse in the infamous Tuskegee experiement seems a little much. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
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Melissa Harris-Perry says Tavis Smiley sold out blacks like the nurse in the Tuskegee experiment…has this feud gone too far?
Tavis Smiley has been an ardent critic of the president since he first announced his intention to run for office. Smiley and his traveling companion Dr. Cornel West have been relentless in their criticism of Obama, but Smiley does not take kindly to people talking about him. He has had Mo Kelly served with a cease and desist notice for talking bad about him. Read the link for all the details and share your thoughts.
“Sean Hannity noted that the three often disagreed. “I do enjoy it when you both criticize Barack Obama, I thank you for that,” Hannity admitted to Smiley and West, the latter who replied, “we’re even more critical of you!” Tavis Smiley and Cornel West were on his show to discuss their new book, The Rich and the Rest of Us. Read the Link for the entire story and the video clip.
Dr. Cornel West no stranger to controversy has called MSNBC contributor Melissa Harris Perry a liar. She worked with west at Princeton but of late she has been a vocal critic of the volatile West. Cornel West and his cohort Tavis Smiley have been two of president Obama’s most vocal crticis. Read the linked article and tell ne what you think.
What do you get when you combine Bill O’Reilly, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West…you get a firey smackdown
Watch the sparks fly as Fox News Bill O’Reilly discusses Occupy wall Street with Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West.
Ralph Nader called the president “Uncle Tom”, now he and Cornel West are looking for a liberal to challenge the president
Cornel West is uniting with perennial presidential candidate Ralph Nader to find a liberal to challenge the president in the primary. They are looking a progressive that will push a more liberal agenda. West partnership with Nader is just his latest swipe at the president. It is interesting that West could hook with a man who called the president Uncle Tom during the 2008 presidential campaign. West and Tavis Smiley spent the summer bashing the president on their “Poverty tour” so this is just the fall show. Wonder what’s on the agenda for the winter? Maybe West can hook up with the Tea Party. No, this is not a balanced piece and no it is not objective, and no Cornel West is neither of the two when it comes to the president.
I saw on Twitter that Smiley and West were on C-SPAN this morning so I decided to watch. They are talking about their Poverty Tour, but it is apparent that their dislike for the president goes beyond politics. West made note of the fact that during the 2008 campaign he campaigned for the president. In fact he did 65 events for him, but he went on to say he would not support the president in the primaries. He said he was looking for a Bernie Sanders type candidate. He did say in the general election if Obama faces someone like Michele Bachmann he would vote for the president. When Smiley was asked if he would support the president he played the media card, but he went on to lament the fact that the president has never invited him to the White House, and also that the president has never appeared on his television show, but he was not complaining. Really? Because it sounded like he was. Smiley and West are members of their own mutual admiration clubs, and in that club there is truly no room for personal reflection or true self-analysis. They are right and the president is wrong, and that is the first rule of membership. My concern when I listen to them is their message is somber. It is true that middle class people are falling into poverty. It is true that the president does need to devote attention to jobs and a job bill, but it is also true that we need to vote, and Smiley made a comment about how people thought they were voting for change in 2008 and look what they got. It is that kind of remark that will make people say why bother, and if people do not vote what they have done is given a vote to the opposition, and maybe if they got a President Bachmann they would yearn for the good old days of President Obama.
Dr. Cornel West has found a listening hear in Tavis Smiley. It is hard to tell which guy dislikes the president the most. You be the judge. http://video.pbs.org/video/1950333343
I read this very interesting article about the Dr. Cornel West and his strained relationship with President Obama. I posted a snippet from the article earlier today, and then I came across this insightful piece by Melissa Harris-Perry. Read it and tell me what you think.
I have been at a conference for a few days so allow me to comment on some things that happened this week. Dr. Cornel West made the following comments about the president during an interview. “It’s understandable. As a young brother who grows up in a white context, brilliant African father, he’s always had to fear being a white man with black skin. All he has known culturally is white. He is just as human as I am, but that is his cultural formation. When he meets an independent black brother, it is frightening. And that’s true for a white brother.” So tell me what you think about Dr. West’s comments. What would be the reaction if this same comment had been made by Newt Gingrich?