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BET Tv Founder Robert L. Johnson Tells It Just Like It Is
http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | September 28, 2011 | annem040359

Posted on 09/28/2011 8:27:55 AM PDT by Biggirl

In an interview on CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, the founder of BET,(Black Entertainment Television) Robert L. Johnson, a successful businessman in his own right, who founded BET in 1980, then sold it to Viacom, for three billion dollars.Mr. Johnson, now at the present time chairman of RLJ took the time to be seated for an interview with Mr. Pelley in this brief interview. When I took the time to watch this interview, even though Mr. Johnson himself is not running for any public office; as a businessman he should be given CREDIT for telling it just like it is.

Mr. Pelley gives in the beginning of the interview a brief description on the story of how Mr. Johnson began the BET channel and is asked about the very troubled American economy, the politico in-fighting in Washington D.C., and the damage this troubled economy has caused to minorities in the United States and in a special way to young minorities.

Mr. Johnson says why business people either in this country are doing one of two things either they sit on the sidelines and let the politicos in Washington D.C. have at it OR, opt to do business with countries that despite the reality that in the political arena, the governments are by American standards are nothing more than dictatorships such as China or Vietnam as given examples. Even the nation of Brazil, which for years has been regarded as a third world nation is NOW working hard to attract American businesses as the Washington D.C. beltway politicos go at each other on the federal debt that has grown larger in the past three years without controls comparing it to a group of people who go out to eat at a restaurant, “not having enough money to pay for the bill, not wanting to make the sacrifice that is needed, but instead call upon the waiter who comes with the bill and they keep on ordering.”

As Mr. Johnson adds, “we just keep on piling on debt, and we keep piling on costs because we don’t want to make the hard choices.”

I give Mr. Johnson CREDIT that for once, he is TELLING WHAT SO MANY AMERICAN BUSINESS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS, BY THEIR SITTING ON THE SAME SIDELINES OR DOING BUSINESS IN OTHER COUNTRIES that under the President Barack Hussein Obama White House not only the American people, but also American business has been suffering from the out-of-control spending, taxing, and over-regulations. Mr. Johnson IS NOT SPEAKING AS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN BUT AS AN AMERICAN with these very blunt words.

What even made my day was his call for even TERM LIMITS! THAT IS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR!

What has been talked about for years by only conservative talk-radio show hosts and much more recent of members of the tea party movement now has even been said by this patriotic American business man the need to end the practice of the “career politicians”.

Translation: Washington D.C. Beltway, GET THE HECK OUT OF THE WAY!


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: bet; business; johnson
It seems that it MUST take a sucessful American business man to explain why the American economy is in bigtime trouble.
1 posted on 09/28/2011 8:27:59 AM PDT by Biggirl
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Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey-DhXR8l78&feature=feedu

“Scott Pelley spoke with Robert L. Johnson, founder of BET and chairman of RLJ, to ask his take on America’s growing debt problem.”


2 posted on 09/28/2011 8:29:14 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Expect a lot of support for Herman Cain from private sector entrepreneurs.


3 posted on 09/28/2011 8:31:28 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - but He is watching you.)
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To: sodpoodle

Mr. Johnson laid the foundation.


4 posted on 09/28/2011 8:32:56 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: sodpoodle

I am very much is interested in learning about his 9+9+9 plan of Mr. Cain. Correct me if I am wrong with the subject.


5 posted on 09/28/2011 8:35:01 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Try this for starters;
http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/corporate/the-facts-on-herman-cains-9-9-9-tax-reform-plan/1193749


6 posted on 09/28/2011 8:50:45 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - but He is watching you.)
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To: Biggirl

Keep fer later


7 posted on 09/28/2011 8:51:52 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: sodpoodle

Thank-you!


8 posted on 09/28/2011 8:52:57 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Mr. Johnson supported Hillary over Obama in 2008. I don’t get the sense that he’s a huge Obama fan, especially now.


9 posted on 09/28/2011 8:58:07 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Biggirl
In an interview on CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, the founder of BET,(Black Entertainment Television) Robert L. Johnson, a successful businessman in his own right, who founded BET in 1980, then sold it to Viacom, for three billion dollars.

What the hell kind of sentence is THAT?

Six commas and a grammatical mess to boot.

11 posted on 09/28/2011 9:13:24 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Deploy. Dominate. Disappear.)
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To: Biggirl

Robert Johnson is a Herman Cain donor.

He’ll give Cain the endorsement.

http://www.newsmeat.com/billionaire_political_donations/Robert_L_Johnson.php


12 posted on 09/28/2011 9:13:27 AM PDT by Marie (Cain 9s Have Teeth)
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To: Marie

Good work Marie - and your tagline says it even better;)

I’ll print that out for study period.


13 posted on 09/28/2011 9:18:57 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - but He is watching you.)
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To: sodpoodle

Thank you.

I know it’s not a perfect analysis, but I think I got the basic point across.


14 posted on 09/28/2011 9:36:50 AM PDT by Marie (Cain 9s Have Teeth)
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