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Mad on the Street – Cornel West



Today, the MadMan had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Cornel West in person. Our only question: Are you committed to bringing about a revolution of the mind… we challenged him to come on our show and answer some tough questions… Dr. West says he is game.

And you know we will hold him to it.  We will keep you updated as we negotiate the time and place…

Get ready MadMen… this is NOT a drill.

  • Tavis Smiley: “Mr. Accountability” Shuns Professional Accountability
    Tavis Smiley, none other than “Mr. Accountability,” a man who’s gone around the country hawking a book that he wrote on the subject, and who has literally forged a living out of lecturing President Obama and others on the need to be accountable, is blatantly, and shamelessly, shunning his responsibility as a journalist, and his accountability to the people.
    Mr. Smiley is in direct violation of the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists, which states the following in part:

    Journalists should be free of obligation to any interest other than the public’s right to know.
    Journalists should:

    —Avoid conflicts of interest, real or perceived.

    — Remain free of associations and activities that may compromise integrity or damage credibility.

    — Refuse gifts, favors, fees, free travel and special treatment, and shun secondary employment, political involvement, public office and service in community organizations if they compromise journalistic integrity.

    — Disclose unavoidable conflicts.

    — Be vigilant and courageous about holding those with power accountable.

    — Deny favored treatment to advertisers and special interests and resist their pressure to influence news coverage.

    — Be wary of sources offering information for favors or money; avoid bidding for news.
    As pointed out in a previous article, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West traveled all across the country on a bus under the pretext of being so passionately concerned about poverty in America that they just HAD to take a stand – but of course, that was BEFORE the election, and when they had books to sell. But now that the election is over, and they don’t have any books to sell, they couldn’t bring themselves to walk down the street from Tavis’ office to support the Black Friday demonstrations taking place all across the country against Wal-Mart – Tavis’ major sponsor, a member of ALEC, and the biggest abuser of the working class in America today.
    And not only did they fail to attend ANY of the demonstrations taking place across the country against Wal-Mart, they didn’t even issue a comment of support. All we’ve heard coming from the Smiley/West camp are crickets – and as everyone knows, that’s extremely uncharacteristic of Cornel West, who’s renown for being willing to trade a kidney for a sound byte. So I’d say that just about says it all about those two – Tavis Smiley and Cornel West are two of the biggest hypocrites that the Black community has ever suffered . . . (MORE)

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