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Sun Jan 10, 2021, 03:53 AM

Hedges and Cornell West

Well worth a listen:


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Response to bbgrunt (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:12 AM

1. West lost all credibility with his constant derision of Obama. NOPE.

Just no. It is all about Cornell now. He'd done IMO.

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Response to bbgrunt (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:15 AM

2. Giving Russia Today clicks to listen to Cornell West? Absolutely not.

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Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 05:51 AM

4. +

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Response to bbgrunt (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:16 AM

3. West told us Obama and Hillary and Democrats were the enemy.

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Neoliberal rule, neoliberal elites, professional classes, educated classes, the chattering classes helped crated Trump.

WTF

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Response to bbgrunt (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 05:58 PM

5. Russia Today is a propaganda outlet. WHY IS DU OK WITH THIS?

Russia Today, a fairly new and still mostly obscure English-language cable news channel funded by the Russian government.

Russia Today was conceived as a soft-power tool to improve Russia’s image abroad, to counter the anti-Russian bias the Kremlin saw in the Western media. Since its founding in 2005, however, the broadcast outlet has become better known as an extension of former President Vladimir Putin’s confrontational foreign policy. Too often the channel was provocative just for the sake of being provocative.
It featured fringe-dwelling “experts,” like the Russian historian who predicted the imminent dissolution of the United States; broadcast bombastic speeches by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez; aired ads conflating Barack Obama with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; and ran out-of-nowhere reports on the homeless in America.
Often, it seemed that Russia Today was just a way to stick it to the U.S. from behind the façade of legitimate newsgathering.

More..
https://archives.cjr.org/feature/what_is_russia_today.php

RT does not belong on DU.
Shame on West..

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Response to bbgrunt (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:15 PM

6. Anything from RT does not belong here.

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Response to bbgrunt (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 08:00 PM

7. Russia Today is "worth a listen"? What's next? More about Cornel West:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornel_West#2016_presidential_election

In July 2016, after Sanders exited the presidential race, West endorsed Green Party nominee Jill Stein and her running mate Ajamu Baraka


In 2013, West referred to Obama's speech at the 50th anniversary celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech as contradictory and as "pretty words that hide ugly deeds." West then goes on to state, "Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. Barack Obama's got drones. Martin Luther King Jr. had prophetic missions. Barack Obama's got deadly missiles that he's ready to use."


In 2014, West gave an interview slamming Obama, calling him a "counterfeit" who posed as a progressive. West defined Obama's presidency as "a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency."


West further retracted his support for Obama in an April 2011 interview, stating that Obama is "a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black muppet of corporate plutocrats. And now he has become head of the American killing machine and is proud of it.


In November 2012, West said in an interview that he considered Obama a "Rockefeller Republican in blackface."



Sorry, Cornel West's words are NOT "worth a listen" nor should they be posted on DU.

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 08:59 PM

8. K & R Thank You for this eye-opening reveal about Mr West.

In his own words yet!

It's not difficult after reading West's words, to understand why he'd choose RT to carry his message. He certainly speaks to the RT viewers.

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From your post:


In 2013, West referred to Obama's speech at the 50th anniversary celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech as contradictory and as "pretty words that hide ugly deeds." West then goes on to state, "Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. Barack Obama's got drones. Martin Luther King Jr. had prophetic missions. Barack Obama's got deadly missiles that he's ready to use."

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In 2014, West gave an interview slamming Obama, calling him a "counterfeit" who posed as a progressive. West defined Obama's presidency as "a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency."

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West further retracted his support for Obama in an April 2011 interview, stating that Obama is "a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black muppet of corporate plutocrats. And now he has become head of the American killing machine and is proud of it.

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In November 2012, West said in an interview that he considered Obama a "Rockefeller Republican in blackface."

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I'd never really listened to West.
Thanks for revealing the words of Mr West himself, I won't bother with hearing him speak him again.

Btw, we all know the despicable ire Chris Hedges has always held for the Democratic Party, so I see why the draw for West is to RT, now.
Birds of a feather & all..


My case against RT is now proven even stronger.
None of RT belongs on a Democratic site.

Thanks for the reveal ~



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Response to bbgrunt (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 09:00 PM

9. No, thank you. I'll pass.

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Response to bbgrunt (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 09:01 PM

10. Just no...all the way around. nt

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