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Tavis Smiley is out at WBEZ and hes not smiling [Chicago NPR station drops black man!]
Sun Times ^ | 10/15/12 | Laura Washington

Posted on 10/16/2012 2:39:37 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The nationally syndicated show “Smiley & West” has been dumped by WBEZ-FM (91.5), one of the nation’s largest carriers of the Public Radio International show. The news, first reported last week by Time Out Chicago blogger Rob Feder, is a blow to both Smiley and the cause of diversity.

The move has triggered a wave of charges and countercharges and has resurrected a long-simmering controversy over the role of black voices in the era of Obama.

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: race
Tavis demands to stay on the air, even though his show is losing audience hand over fist.

Amazing that even by the standards of NPR, he has so small an audience that no one is listening.

Must be a pretty crappy show.

1 posted on 10/16/2012 2:39:45 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Tavis is to the Left and even more hate whitey than the New Black Panthers.
Even racists get sick sometimes of too much racist demagoguery.

There are so many no talent no accounts in the media and in politics who would be swiping EBT CARDS if it weren't for them flashing their treasured RACE CARDS.

2 posted on 10/16/2012 3:00:38 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Mitt four then Sarah eight.")
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To: Happy Rain

There are so many no talent no accounts in the media and in politics who would be swiping EBT CARDS if it weren’t for them flashing their treasured RACE CARDS.


LOL! Good one!

Maybe Tavis can hook up with ObamaPhone Lady and get a free cell phone until he finds another liberal outlet to work for


3 posted on 10/16/2012 3:04:18 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Chicago radio is dog eat dog and 100% about ratings and has been forever. They are being dumped on the merits. Too bad.


4 posted on 10/16/2012 3:09:47 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Tavis is a creepy Marxist bigot....just like our President.


5 posted on 10/16/2012 3:11:46 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not only is his audience low, I bet they don’t contribute during the fundraiser drives.


6 posted on 10/16/2012 3:16:48 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
This is a case for The Justice Bros.
7 posted on 10/16/2012 3:31:48 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: SoFloFreeper

NPR might be looking to the future where they might have to make a profit.


8 posted on 10/16/2012 3:34:52 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Oh No! Cornell West too?!!


9 posted on 10/16/2012 4:04:33 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Tavis Smiley is one of the dumbest people on radio and TV.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 4:06:31 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: SoFloFreeper

I was on his show over a year ago. He is, lessee, a polite ass.


11 posted on 10/16/2012 4:08:34 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: SoFloFreeper; Condor51

Tavis was a one-trick pony: Whitey “bad”, reparations “good”.

NPR in Chicago-land? Tune to 98.7!


12 posted on 10/16/2012 4:50:09 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Drop NPR.


13 posted on 10/16/2012 4:54:05 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SoFloFreeper

He is almost as bad as columnists Leonard Pitts and Eugene Robinson...and almost as dumb Eric Dyson.


14 posted on 10/16/2012 5:12:56 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The station dropped him?

I wonder how big the splatter was and who got stuck cleaning up the stinking pile.


15 posted on 10/16/2012 6:00:05 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Tavis demands to stay on the air, even though his show is losing audience hand over fist.

Just put him back on at 3am and be done with it.

16 posted on 10/16/2012 6:06:12 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

You can’t fire a black person unless you want to be sued broke for racism.


17 posted on 10/16/2012 6:15:16 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Agree. I had a tendency to listen to a public radio station on Sunday afternoons because they carried a couple of good music programs and readings of short stories. Sandwiched in between was the Tavis Smiley show. It was grindingly boring in terms of basically discussing everything from the black racist point of view. Very politely, mind you, but just so damn monotonous and predictable on every damn issue. Usually had to throw something at the radio after the first 10 minutes.


18 posted on 10/16/2012 5:07:46 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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