"What I believe Geraldine Ferraro meant (is) if you take a freshman senator from Illinois called 'Jerry Smith' and he says I'm going to run for president, would he start off with 90 percent of the black vote? And the answer is, probably not.
"Would he also start out with the excitement of starting out as something completely different? Probably not. He would just be a freshmen senator ..."Geraldine Ferraro said it right. The problem is Geraldine Ferraro is white. This campaign has such a hair trigger on anything racial. It is almost impossible for anybody to say anything."--BET founder Bob Johnson
in an interview with the Charlotte Observer on April 15
Why would anyone listen to racial commentary from this man, who made his billions through promoting minstrelsy, and the objectification and denigration of women? BET remains a scourge on the black community and a hotbed of misogyny even years after Johnson's departure. (While we're asking questions, why does the so-called feminist candidate (La Hillary) call Bob Johnson friend?)
Why would anyone listen to political commentary from a moneyed fat cat who tried to subvert the democratic process by threatening Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi? Johnson led Clinton supporters and big Dem funders in an effort to extort silence from party leadership.
Why the hell is Bob Johnson still talking?