While I am appalled at Halperin’s statement, I have no expectations of him as a man and know nothing about his character. I am appalled, however, that as editor-at-large of Time magazine, he is responsible for among other things, deciding what stories will be covered in that publication. As the person in charge of political content, it is upsetting to know that he probably has not been objective in his dealings with material I and so many people look forward to (until now) reading each week. Needless to say, I’ve cancelled my subscription to Time magazine and hope you will too.
But I’m even more disgusted with Smiley and West, two brothers who I did have expectations of - and thought I knew. These two have done much worse than what Halperin has done because they set the tone for it, opened the door to it, and must take much of the blame for creating a climate that would make a white, professional journalist feel comfortable verbally and vulgarly attacking the first black president of the United States.
In case you believe I think Tavis and Cornel called the president an offensive name, I don’t. I think they did something even worse. Any black people with any sense know that racists on the job, at school, at church or on the bus wait for opportunities to feel comfortable enough to spew their evil thoughts.Don't get me wrong, I am no fan of Smiley and I think West is 2 slices short of a loaf but Joyner and unfortunately a lot of black people are so stuck on Obama's behind that any criticism vulgar or not share Joyner's view that it must be because he is black. It can't be that people could hate his policies or liberal worldview that is draining America of its superpower status while he runs up the national debt like a out of control teenage girl on a mall shopping spree.
If a black person tells a racist joke in front of a racist or laughs at one, it won’t be long before the racist begins to fire off a couple of his own. Mark Halperin and others are no different. They hate the president because he is black, and Tavis and Cornel, by not having the sense to not give them the opening they waited for, went all in. And this is what we get.
It must be because he is black even though I agree with Halperin that that last press conference Obama did come off as a dick which is not something you want the POTUS to act when he is having a press conference.
But no, the Joyner worldview is Obama is god and those against him must be either racists or traitors to the cause.