Thursday, December 05, 2013

Did Nelson Mandela die or Barack Obama?

Nelson Mandela died.  That's a great loss.

So why the heck did Ari Shapiro 'report' on Nelson in terms of his 'impact' on Barack Obama?

I don't give a crap how he impacted or didn't impact Barack Obama.

Nelson Mandela was a heroic figure on the world stage.

Don't 'report' on him by making him a background player when he should be the focus of the story.

Ari Shapiro's cock worship of  Barack Obama has hit a new low.

NPR and All Things Considered should be embarrassed about the segment they just aired.

Everything in the world, despite Ari's disturbed erotic fantasies, does not star Barack or need his input.

Nelson Mandela was a heroic figure.  Sad to break it to NPR but no American president in the last fifty years can make the same claim.

Nelson is the story, not some politician.

Added 10 minutes after this first went up: The Tavis Smiley Show just posted "A Symbol of Defiance – How One Man Can Make a Difference in the World" -- it covers the important things that Ari Shapiro couldn't because he was too busy drooling over Barack to appreciate what Nelson Mandela accomplished.

Added an hour later: The Tavis Smiley Show has a tribute to Nelson Mandela airing tonight:

In a tribute to Nelson Mandela, Tavis talks with activist-entertainer Harry Belafonte, Rep. Maxine Waters and talk show host Larry King, all of whose paths crossed with this extraordinary man, and also shares a personal memory of the then-ANC deputy president’s 1990 visit to Los Angeles.
Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to fighting for equality and helped transform the future of a nation. He moved the world when he became the first Black president in a part of the world engulfed by apartheid.
From a 27-year incarceration for his activities in South Africa's anti-apartheid movement to winning the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming president of the Republic of South Africa, spending his retirement years raising money to build schools and clinics in South Africa's rural areas and sharing his life and struggles in several books, Mandela proved that one man can make a difference. The world has lost a courageous and inspiring human being.
In a tribute to his life and legacy, we're joined by three people who have very personal remembrances of meeting the great man. Harry Belafonte—a tireless advocate for justice and equality in his own right—was a longtime friend and chaired the organization that introduced then-ANC Deputy President Mandela to the U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters first met Nelson Mandela in Los Angeles during his first visit to the United States. And, venerable talk show host Larry King had the privilege of interviewing President Mandela several times.

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