Tom Joyner: Tavis Is Fascinated with His Own Legacy
By Gary A. Johnson, Black Men In America.com/January 27, 2013
Here we go again. Can’t we all just get along? I don’t know who’s in the news more these days. Tavis or Rhianna?
PBS host Tavis Smiley and his colleague and partner former Princeton professor Cornel West, criticized President Obama last week for using a bible belonging to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for the President’s inaugural swearing in ceremony. I’m not sure about the criticism. It’s not like the President stole the bible. The King family gave the bible to the President.
Well, Tavis’ former employer, syndicated radio host Tom Joyner apparently heard enough. Last week Joyner wrote a commentary called “Tavis vs. MLK,” published on Black America Web.com. Here are two prominent highlights in Joyner’s commentary:
- Tavis is fascinated with his own legacy, and that’s not good. He wants more than anything to be remembered the way Dr. King was, and to some how make that kind of mark on the world.
- Tavis is afraid of what will be said about him and it’s driving him crazy.
Tavis has consistently claimed that he holds no ill will towards the President and that he is simply attempting to hold the President accountable.
What do you think?
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