July 13, 2004

I'm going back on the tube again (Well, not really)

I'm going to be on MSNBC's Scarborough Country tonight at 10P ET.

The topic? What else? The NAACP and their attack on conservatives, President Bush and black conservatives.

For a little background, in this morning's Washington Times, NAACP president Kweisi Mfume was quoted venomously attacking black conservatives.

"When the ultraconservative right-wing attacker has run out of attack strategy," Mr. Mfume said, "he goes and gets someone that looks like you and me to continue the attacks."

Paraphrasing a line from a 2002 speech by NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, he said, "And like the ventriloquist's dummies, they sit there in the puppet master's voice, but we can see whose lips are moving, and we can hear his money talk."

In a speech punctuated by cheers from the audience, Mr. Mfume said: "They can't deal with the leaders we choose for ourselves, so they manufacture, promote and hire new ones."

Mr. Mfume named a list of conservative efforts, including school vouchers, saying that "they want to do away with many of our rights and much of the legacy of the NAACP. ... But those days are over and we aren't going back, so run your little right-wing media. Put a whisper here and an innuendo there. It won't work."

So, as in years past, conservative blacks are margnialized as "not thinking for themselves."

After all, we're supposed to be stupid, and they are supposed to know everything. But now, we're supposed to be "paid" mouthpieces?

If so, then I'm getting gypped. I haven't received a dime.

In any event, the time is 10 PM ET, the place is MSNBC's Scarborough Country.

See you there.

UPDATE: Well, scratch that -- I just got ANOTHER call from MSNBC.

Seems they double-booked me and Congress of Racial Equality head Roy Innis for tonight. And since Roy (whom I have yet to meet, but would love to) has the bigger name recognition as opposed to lil' ol' me, I got bumped.


Posted by mhking at July 13, 2004 12:42 PM

Roy who?

Posted by: Marble at July 13, 2004 01:15 PM

CORE head Roy Innis.

He's a fairly well-known black conservative who has certainly been critical of the NAACP in the past. It sounds like it'll be an interesting conversation.

The producer (who remembered me from my last Scarborough appearance) did tell me that he would keep me in mind for future segments.

Posted by: mhking at July 13, 2004 01:35 PM

One might say he is a libertarian.

Posted by: Cal Ulmann at July 13, 2004 02:09 PM

Bummer. The good news is they've got your number...

Posted by: Kevin at July 13, 2004 03:17 PM

In a way, this is a good thing. I haven't gotten my Ramblings mug from Cafepress yet, so I wasn't going to be able to enjoy a colortini out of it while watching you romp on Bond and Mfume.

Yeah, I ordered it standard shipping. I'm lazy that way.

Posted by: Laurence Simon at July 13, 2004 04:35 PM

Roy is great but kind of passing the torch to his son Niger these days. You'll have to come up to NYC for their MLK party sometime. They're always really fun, starstudded events.

Posted by: Karol at July 13, 2004 07:26 PM

Double booking? Tacky! Tacky! Tacky! MSNBC.

Posted by: Indigo at July 13, 2004 09:10 PM

Just happened to be listening to a rebroadcast of Sean Hennedy's radio show....and one of the portions of the show was to be about the NAACP. He had on Leo Turrel lawyer, and Charles Barron (NY City councilman. The first gentleman was a lawyer from the west coast who had been a member/supporter of the NAACP but when they went on the attack against the judge from San Fransisco who Bush had pushed for nomination (as a federal judge), he was fed up.
Charles was exceedingly rude from the get go. But Leo tore em a new one. Realizing Leo, was not going to cave to his retoric, Charles did the high road...many liberals take....he hung up.

Now, understand, Leo Turner is no great fan of Hennedy but he admits on radio, that they see eye to eye on where the NAACP is at and it is all about.

Posted by: Guy S. at July 13, 2004 09:29 PM

If it makes you feel better, you are still the Number One Black Conservative to appear on my blog.

Keep up the good work. Hope to see you back on the tube again soon.

Posted by: S Michael Moore at July 14, 2004 01:40 AM
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