Saturday, February 02, 2008

Barak's blunders

I listened to FAIR's Counter-Spin on Wed. evening (it's the weekly radio program produced by the fairness & accuracy organization, FAIR.) Suffice it to say that their guest, Glen Ford, a popular and long-time print and broadcast journalist who has covered civil rights struggles for 30 years, was highly critical and dismissive of Barak Obama's civil rights credentials, and his credibility as a spokesperson for the African American community. He quoted Mr. Obama as saying that the black community in the U.S. today is 90% along the way to realizing the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, and pointed out that a white politician who said such a thing would be uniformly crucified across the political spectrum -- left, right and center.

Check out the link to "The Black Agenda": The African American Journal of Political Thought and Action.


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