O’Reilly vs Tavis Smiley and Cornel West

Cornel West and Tavis Smiley have a tete a tete over poverty, Occupy Wall Street, and jobs…

OReilly’s 9% “addiction” number is questionable – when he ties it to poverty.

Lot of rich junkies in this country.

Cornel West Interview By Martin Bashir – “Wall Street Greed”

I am coming to feel that Martin Bashir is by far, MSNBC’s best interviewer. Bashir is on point, is aware of the facts, and is willing to confront bull.

In this clip, Cornel West discusses Obama’s recent discovery of a spine (the verdict is still out on that one), the vast wealth and income disparity that is a legacy of Raygun, and the need for Civil Disobedience to fight back …

Steve Harvey Hammers Cornel West and Tavis Smiley

Things are truly getting hot in here! I was also a former fan of Cornel West, until he turned into a sanctimonious boob. Not quite ready to go as far as Harvey – because some of the criticism leveled at President Obama certainly is legitimate in my view. Plus, there are plenty of Jockey Suited Lawn Ornament types much, much, more deserving of the approbation “Tom”.

Steve Harvey: Cornel West, Tavis Smiley are 'Uncle Toms'Steve Harvey: Cornel West, Tavis Smiley are ‘Uncle Toms’

During his syndicated radio show, comedian Steve Harvey called out Cornel West and Tavis Smiley for their poverty bus tour, while defending President Barack Obama.
After a listener sent an email about the duo’s tour being a hustle, Harvey didn’t shy away for offering his own opinion — accusing West and Smiley for using personal vendettas to damage the Obama’s name.

“I was a huge fan of Cornel West,” he said. “[But] Tavis, I seen him coming a mile away. His anger started when he had a town hall meeting, President Obama couldn’t come because of the campaign trail and he sent Mrs. Obama. He has held that grudge every since.”
The writer and comedian also mocked West for not getting extra tickets to Obama’s inauguration. Harvey said, “Have you ever been invited to the damn inauguration? Did Bush send for you? Did Clinton send for you? Did Reagan send for you?”
Harvey continued his rant by referring to Smiley and West as being affiliated with UTLO.org (which stands out for “Uncle Tom Look Out”).
Harvey mocked the tour by saying, “Make sure you don’t get on the poverty bus… because if you ain’t po’, when you ride the bus, you become po’.”

Cornel West’s Ego

Cornel West has increasingly made himself less and less relevant in his campaign to own the definition of blackness in America. Wish the guy would get back to the sort of intellectual work he did 15 or 20 years ago, before he self-anointed himself the guardian, and gatekeeper of all things black.

West’s tirade is utter bullshit. It’s bullshit because it’s based on his damaged ego, instead of any fair attack o President Obama’s policies.

This one from MSNBC -

This one from the Ed Shultz Show, which includes a counter by Melissa Harris-Perry -

Think it would be amusing to have “Free Black Man” Cornel West and “Real Black Man” Herman Cain in the same room with a no holds barred verbal hoedown.

Blacker than thou… Indeed. I’m putting this one under the category…

Giant Negroes.

Tavis Smiley Asks Minister Farrakhan About Obama

This is a series of clips from Tavis Smiley’s We Count! The Black Agenda is America’s Agenda. Members of the panel for Tavis Smiley Presents ‘We Count!’ The Black Agenda is the American Agenda”,Father Michael Pfleger, Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, Tom Burrell, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Michael Fauntroy, Ron Walters, Raven Curling, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Tavis Smiley, Angela Glover Blackwell and Dorothy Wright Tillman.

The full program will be broadcast on C-Span on March 29th.

These are clips on questions to Minister Farrakhan -

Part II is here.

Part III is here.

Excellent discussion by Minister Farrakhan.

Fault Lines – An Interview With Dr. Cornel West

Interesting interview with Cornel West. West outlines his views on a number of issues, including he black community’s relationship with President Obama.  Then he goes off into the Palestine-Israel conflict is nothing more than pandering to Al Jazeera for approval. One would have thought the guy was bright enough to stick to American contextual issues instead of wandering into simple minded Kumbaya with a bunch of folks who really don’t give a damn about much except their hate for each other.

Another in a series of extremely good interviews and in depth reporting by Al Jazeera’s “Fault Line” program. These guys are doing the heavy lifting and intellectual analysis almost totally missing in the American MSM anymore.

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