Crit­i­cize rap­per for think­ing for him­self

Boston Herald - - NEWS - —joe.fitzger­ald@boston­her­ald.com

It was en­tirely pre­dictable be­cause it’s hap­pened so of­ten be­fore, yet it was re­pul­sive and in­fu­ri­at­ing to watch as a vi­cious pig pile of pres­i­den­tial haters de­scended upon rap­per Kanye West for dar­ing to break free of left-wing dogma and ac­tu­ally think for him­self while vis­it­ing Don­ald Trump at the White House two days ago.

CNN’s Don Lemon called West “an em­bar­rass­ment,” sug­gest­ing his visit was “like a min­strel show,” evok­ing images of Stepin Fetchit, dar­ing to con­de­scend­ingly add, “His mother is rolling over in her grave.”

That’s just plain out­ra­geous.

Hey, Don, per­haps it’s the same way your loved ones felt on New Year’s Eve 2016 when CNN, re­al­iz­ing you were in­tox­i­cated on the air while at­tempt­ing to host its New Year’s Eve cov­er­age, cut the power to your mi­cro­phone. Nice go­ing, hot­shot. West, speak­ing fast with­out a fil­ter, em­ployed the worst of vul­gar­i­ties, evok­ing hor­ror from the same fraud­u­lent left­ies who all but cheered Robert De Niro for us­ing the same vile ex­ple­tive to den­i­grate Trump at the Tony Awards in June. What phonies.

Dur­ing the last pres­i­den­tial elec­tion an NPR re­porter pressed black can­di­date Ben Car­son, an ac­claimed neu­ro­sur­geon, on why he didn’t speak about race more of­ten, as if avoid­ing the topic.

“When I take some­one into the op­er­at­ing room,” he replied with ex­as­per­a­tion, “and I peel down the scalp, take off the bone flap and open the dura, I’m op­er­at­ing on the thing that makes the per­son who they are. It’s not the cov­er­ing that makes them who they are.”

Do you think Lemon would con­sider that an em­bar­rass­ing an­swer?

Or per­haps you re­mem­ber how Harry Bela­fonte be­rated black Sec­re­taries of State Con­doleezza Rice and Colin Pow­ell for their loy­alty to Ge­orge W. Bush, call­ing them “house slaves,” im­ply­ing they did the will of their “master,” adding “some­body needs to tell her about her black­ness.”

Rice, a lady of grace, dig­nity and in­or­di­nate ac­com­plish­ment, was in­dig­nant, and prop­erly so.

“I don’t need Harry Bela­fonte to tell me what it means to be black!” she said.

No, she surely didn’t, and the guess­ing here is that Kanye West doesn’t need Don Lemon to lec­ture him about it ei­ther.


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