James Earl Jones: I Can't Get Enough MSNBC
James Earl Jones: I Know Racism Better Than Anyone
Though he's best known as the onetime voice of CNN, James Earl Jones now says his heart belongs to rival MSNBC.
During an interview with Tavis Smiley and Dr Cornel West, the actor said he "can't get enough of" the far-left cable talk network. Jones also said he is known to "even venture into the right-wing talk shows sometimes".
West then interjected with the idea that Jones is seeking to discover why the other side is wrong, which didn't meet with any objection by the guest.
The Star Wars actor then went on to disparage Tea Party activists by comparing them to his "racist" grandmother, who supposedly instilled expert knowledge on the subject to a young Jones.
From Sunday's edition of the syndicated Smiley & West show:
JAMES EARL JONES (45:31): I think I have figured out the Tea Party I think I I do understand racism because I was taught to be one by my grandmother. My grandmother was part [tribal affiliation] Indian part black, she hated everybody and she taught all of her children and grandchildren to be racist to hate white people and to distrust black people.
DR CORNEL WEST: Who does she love then?
JAMES EARL JONES: Nobody
WEST: Nobody at all.
JAMES EARL JONES: But that allowed me to figure it out for myself. And I think I know what racism is better than anyone who has ever been a racist.
Extra credit for anyone who can determine how his grandmother's racism proves anything about today's political activists. Of course, logic has little to do with today's emotional "progressive" mindset.