Tom Joyner conducts an Intervention for Tavis Smiley. By Jeff Winbush on March 15, 2010
Tom Joyner is trying to save Tavis Smiley from his two worst enemies: His Super-Sized ego and his ever open mouth. Good luck, Tom, but you canít canít talk sense to a man madly in love with the sound of his own voice.
I hope that somehow, someway, Tavis will realize that if he is ever to gain the love and respect he once received from black America, he will have to find it in his heart to show love and respect for the president. Itís just that simple. And thereís a big difference in saying you have love and showing it.
Love is unconditional Ė or it should be anyway. Thatís why I can be upset and disappointed with Tavis and some of the decisions heís made over the last few years, but still love and respect him enough not to turn my back on him.
When I hear and read about the hate people have for Tavis right now, it makes me sad. Because I know that if Tavis knew how to get out of this situation, he would. But itís not in him to do what needs to be done, to recognize he has gone down a wrong path, and his only real option is to turn around.