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10 Jul 2011

Bad Blood: Joyner blames Smiley for Halperin’s Obama ‘dick’ diss

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July 10, 2011 Category: Stateside Posted by:


Whoa, it’s going down. And that’s putting it mildly with the situation between Tom Joyner and Tavis Smiley.


Simply put, Joyner, who served as co-host/MC, along with Angela Bassett at the McDonalds365Black luncheon at the Essence Festival on Friday, is flat out saying that Tavis Smiley along with his “side-piece,” Cornel West is responsible for the climate that’s made it comfortable for Obama haters like Time magazine’s Mark Halperin to call President Obama a “dick.”


The reaction to Joyner’s commentary is bound to be “interesting” to say the least and it’ll be surprising if it doesn’t set off a firestorm of reactions in Black America and beyond.


(Editor’s Note: Joyner’s blog/commentary below was written and originally published on 07-01-11 at

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