Tavis Smiley Quits The Tom Joyner Morning Show
April 11, 2008 at 3:18 PM (PT)
Popular television talk host TAVIS SMILEY, who has been part of REACH MEDIA’s syndicated TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW, has resigned. JOYNER made the announcement this morning. “He called me yesterday and said, ‘I quit’” said JOYNER. “He can’t take the hate he’s taken over BARACK OBAMA. He loves black AMERICA and black AMERICA has been very critical of him.”
SMILEY had been critical of OBAMA for not attending his annual STATE OF THE BLACK UNION symposium FEBRUARY 23rd in NEW ORLEANS. Of the three presidential candidates, only SEN. HILLARY CLINTON accepted the invitation. TAVIS has been part of THE TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW for the past 12 years.