Posts Tagged ‘Keith Olbermann’

As Keith Olbermann Leaves NBC, Will They Consider a Black Replacement?

January 22, 2011 1 comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

Apparently, eight years has been enough for both MSNBC and Keith Olbermann. The network announced Friday that this is the end of Olbermann’s tenure with the network and that he is moving on immediately:
"MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract," according to a statement issued by the network. "The last broadcast of ‘Countdown with Keith Olbermann’ will be this evening. MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC’s success and we wish him well in his future endeavors."
Olbermann addressed his departure from the network on air, starting off with a story about his time with ESPN many years ago:


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Your Black Politics: White Liberals Mad At Obama For Being Obama

December 25, 2008 2 comments

obama-citizenshipWhite Liberals Scold Obama… But Come Off Cynical & Hypocritical
By: Tolu Olorunda
Reprinted From Dissident Voice

In the wake of President-Elect Obama’s recent cabinet-appointments, many white liberals have taken it upon themselves to release pent-up aggression at a man they thought was the “progressive” candidate he had earlier claimed to be.. As they saw it, Obama had “betrayed” the loyalty that earned him victory. As a sort of catharsis, railing Obama’s reputation over the coals of indignation could make them feel better about their decision to elect a man who promised virtually nothing (of substance) in his bid for the presidency. White liberals, especially, have had to learn so much, in the last 1 month, about the man whose political dirty-laundry was never hidden from the public to begin with.

In a highly predictable move, they have sought to bash everything Obama, or Obama-like, and couch their frustration in the ‘eloquence,’ and ‘con-artistry’ of Obama. Spare me the misplaced aggravation. […]

Whilst Black progressives sought to rip the mask off of Barack Obama, in an attempt to unveil his true identity, we were deemed ‘Obama-haters,’ whose egos sought to stifle the chances of a Black man making history. […]

Full Article At Your Black Politics

Your Black Politics: FOX News’ Clown Host, Bill O’Reilly Attacks Michelle Obama

September 18, 2008 Leave a comment

The face of disgrace, Bill O’Reilly, found another way, yesterday, to take criminal swipes at the potential first lady, Michelle Obama. In a new segment he calls, “The Obama Chronicles,” an “extensive 25-part series” on Sen. Barack Obama, O’Reilly made some deeply reprehensible comments. In an effort to slime the independent-minded Michelle Obama, Billo – as he’s called by rival host Keith Olbermann – began by degradingly labeling Ms. Obama as “the controversial wife of the Democratic candidate.” To affirm this folly-inspired categorization, O’Reilly further claimed – rather baselessly – that Michelle Obama “looks like an angry woman.” Most YBW readers are aware of FOX News’ reporter, Cal Thomas’s despicable remarks, earlier this year, that most Black Women on TV are of some shade of angry. Bill O’Reilly, who has in the past, expressed willingness to lynch Michelle Obama — on the condition that substantive proof is given that she feels a certain way about her country, blamed the victims of Hurricane Katrina for their demise, publicly expressed shock at the idea of Black people acting civically at an Harlem Restaurant, and claimed inner-city kids are innately incivil, is in no way morally equipped to assess the temperament of anyone — let alone someone who, quite obviously, shatters the limited brain data he possesses:

Reposted From Your Black Life