An Open Letter To BET Founder Bob Johnson
Sent this in an email and I wanted to get a TSF live discussion going.
Dear Bob, The comments you in made in attacking Sen. Obama this past Sunday at a South Carolina church–before your introduction of Sen. Hillary Clinton–demonstrates it doesn’t matter how much money you have it can’t buy class or, dignity. Bob while you were shucking, grinning and jiving in front of the Clintons, are you that stupid you didn’t care you came across as a boot licking, Uncle Tom?
Your attack on Sen. Obama continues to prove how ruthless you continue to be. In your own words this is what you said, “As an African American, I am frankly insulted the Obama campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Hillary and Bill Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues – when Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood; I won’t say what he was doing, but he said it in his book – when they have been involved,” Johnson said.
We all know that Sen. Obama wrote about his teenage drug use – marijuana, and alcohol in his memoir, “Dreams from My Father.” That’s old news. Bob for you to attack Sen. Obama character shows what a coon you really are.
Bob you are the founder of BET–which is the laughing stock of African Americans who care about positives images. Yes, you are successful as a capitalist but a failure in having any morals and helping to support your own race. That Sen. Clinton or anyone would want or accept your endorsement is appalling and in my opinion, calls their basic character–let alone judgment into question. Over the last 25 years you and BET have done more to propagate some of the most harmful, destructive, and degradation of African Americans in the history of popular culture.
The booty shaking videos, misogyny, gangsterism [sic] violence, alcohol and drug use you allowed to air on BET on your way to becoming a billionaire was done all for the love of money. And now you want to take cheap shots at Sen.Obama? I am amazed how you are allowed to speak and move in decent society. But, I guess in your case, money triumphs over morals. After seeing you put on your best Stephen Fetchit routine this Sunday–while Senator Clinton sat back and enjoyed campaigning with you–I now understand a lot better why the country is calling for Sen. Obama and change!
Signed, Najee Ali Founder / Executive Director Project Islamic HOPE