Wednesday, May 18, 2011

On Obama, Cornel West and Melissa Harris-Perry (with video)

HuffPo with video (09:02)from MSNBC-ED Schultz:
Ed Schultz sparred with Prof. Cornel West about President Obama after a day after the high-profile scholar and leading black intellectual gave a scathing interview condemning Obama's term in office.

On Monday, an interview with West appeared on the website Truthdig. In it, West called Obama "a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats. And now he has become head of the American killing machine and is proud of it." MORE...
Howie P.S.: Melissa Harris-Perry has her own disagreements with West:
Professor Cornel West is President Obama’s silenced, disregarded, disrespected moral conscience, according to Chris Hedges’s recent column, “The Obama Deception: Why Cornel West went Ballistic.” In a self-aggrandizing, victimology sermon deceptively wrapped in the discourse of prophetic witness, Professor West offers thin criticism of President Obama and stunning insight into the delicate ego of the self-appointed black leadership class that has been largely supplanted in recent years. MORE...

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