The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

10 July 2012

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?


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.


  • Democrats who voted to give blacks the right to vote – 0
    Kl Kl Kl founded by democrats
    Civil Rights Act was blocked by democrat Sen Byrd, Kl Kl Kl leader until Republicans banded together to stop filibuster.
    Let’s not forget democrat governor George Wallace.
    Democrat president Johnson created the projects in his “w ar on poverty” to get the blacks out of the white neighborhoods
    Now, democrats funding for Planned Parenthood to prevent as many black births as possible.

    I invite ALL black citizens to come to a Tea Party rally in your area and see for yourself that the Tea Party is about controlling over reaching government regulation and out of control spending and NOT about racism, despite how the leftist media, democrat party, congressional black caucus, NAALCP and the race punks try to paint it. You will be welcomed with open arms.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 14:07  

  • "Perhaps he feels he has been treated unfairly?!!!?" - Lord Vader

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 14:27  

  • His grandmother taught him to hate the Tea Party?

    By Blogger, at 10 July, 2012 14:27  

  • I'm Black and I'm a member of the Tea Party for the reasons the first anonymous commenter stated. Do your own research and you WILL find out the real truth about who is racist and trying to keep the "Plantation mentality" alive.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 14:45  

  • Where do I sign up for the Tea Party? Can I get a membership card? Oh wait. The tea party is a term used to describe free thinking people that are tired of being subjected to the socialistic rule of the left!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 14:50  

  • I used to like James Earl Jones. Now I just feel sorry for him. He is perpetuating the Liberal Lies. I had thought better of him. So sad.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 15:01  

  • I've always admired James Earl Jones and enjoyed his acting talents. But now, I'm extremely disappointed in him after reading this.

    Someone please explain to me: what is it about the idea of fiscal responsibility within our government that equates to racism?

    Those who throw around the racist term so freely, marginalize real racism.

    You should be ashamed of your comments Mr. Jones.

    By Anonymous Mark, at 10 July, 2012 15:11  

  • Poor james has to be suffering from Dimentia and pretty much outed himself as a racist. The LOWEST news media around and he and 3 others watch it. James you were THE man fade away gracefully please. You are no longer relevent. I find your lack of common sense disturbing!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 15:16  

  • I'll sure be glad when all of the old school racists, of every ethnic group, are gone. The older generations are the most racist of all. Then, maybe our kids truly can live in a world without skin color.

    By Anonymous orlandocajun, at 10 July, 2012 15:27  

  • Shut up and act Race-Baiter.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 15:51  

  • Vote for the cure in 2012: God, constitution, freedom and ANYBODY but Obama or a socialist marxist.

    By Anonymous Rationalist, at 10 July, 2012 15:53  

  • The Tea Party is about fiscal responsibility and limited government at all levels. Racism has nothing to do with it James, at all!!! Liberals, as always, can't handle the truth!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 15:53  

  • If this is how racism is now defined, I am a proud racist!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 16:00  

  • James has tuned into a sad old unthinking racist. Evidently, his grandmother taught him too well to not trust white people.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 16:34  

  • James Ear....shut up and act!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 16:36  

  • If there were any doubt as to the veracity of Mr. Jones' comments, this thread proves their truth beyond all question.

    And points out how "reading with comprehension" has become a lost art among a certain set.

    By Blogger ed waldo (Hart Williams), at 10 July, 2012 16:47  

  • Lean Forward and Change the Channel Mr Jones...Fact: In the 1950s, President Eisenhower, a Republican, integrated the US military and promoted civil rights for minorities. Eisenhower pushed through the Civil Rights Act of 1957. One of Eisenhower's primary political opponents on civil rights prior to 1957 was none other than Lyndon Johnson, then the Democratic Senate Majority Leader. LBJ had voted the straight segregationist line until he changed his position and supported the 1957 Act. Fact: The historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 was supported by a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats in both houses of Congress. In the House, 80 percent of the Republicans and 63 percent of the Democrats voted in favor. In the Senate, 82 percent of the Republicans and 69 percent of the Democrats voted for it. Fact: Contrary to popular misconception, the parties never "switched" on racism.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 17:13  

  • All fools are sad. Old fools are sadder.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 17:23  

  • Mr. Jones: Nobody gives a shit what you think (actually that goes for pretty much every demo-dumbass actor). Your grandmother was probably a very wise woman.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 17:34  

  • Unfortunately, Mr. Jones is a "Lion in Winter" striking blindly out in frustration at his failing powers. I thought Jones was a inconsistent but often great actor. Unfortunately, seeing him on Broadway last week in "The Best Man" was very sad. The once great voice is nearly gone and much of his performance seemed concentrated on keeping his dentures in and the drool from pooling in his mouth. Nonetheless, though appearing in a supporting role, he usurped John Laroquette's perogatives by taking top billing and the final bow - though the Laroquette's character is obviously the leading character in the play. He has his moments to be sure, but no doubt he is dealing with a great deal of frustration as his powers begin to fail him and he disrespects his colleagues and, in rants like this, tries to claw at a group about whom, most likely, he knows very little. I hope those close to him induce him to retire from the public arena before he further erodes a great legacy.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 18:00  

  • I've always had immense respect for James Earl Jones. In one fell swoop, he has caused me to wonder why.

    By Blogger Chuck, at 10 July, 2012 18:09  

  • I have known racists.I'm a Native American/Danish American who most would take for white 50/50. Raised in the O.C.,Ca. I knew many blacks thru sports.James Earl Jones seems to live the good life on the dime of the 'racist' white folks who supported him. Like a good little sleeper cell communist,waiting for the change to come when he can show his true color;Red!I have joined with many who are boycotting "Hollywood Stars", who think they can air their liberal views without sanctions and or consequence!

    By Blogger HemetHermit, at 10 July, 2012 18:42  

  • Those that we thought were not racist, are turning out to more racist then any white person I have ever known!! They carry racism around like a badge of honor!!It is a very sad time we live in, when racism doesn't exist, they wish it did, only to further their progressive liberal ideology!! This is just another, case and point!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 18:48  

  • The last four years have , for the first time,everyone can see what blacks think of the country and the rule of law. Not much!Just you wait!Jan.19,2013 isn't far away , again hoping ,James ,that for the 1st you'll truly need a! -BOYCOTT-HOLLYWOOD-BOYCOTT!

    By Blogger HemetHermit, at 10 July, 2012 18:58  

  • Why do thespians continue to publically air their political beliefs when all it does is hurt their careers? Each time they bloviate fewer people can stomach a movie or show they appear in.

    To all thespians: America does NOT share your hedonistic values! Just shut up and act!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 19:18  

  • James Earl Jones? Okay, I'm done. And here I thought I had best friends that happen to be black for life up until Obama. Not so any longer. I don’t want you in my home, around my kids, my businesses or in my overall life for a while and maybe never again. To think I had some say in decisions made some 200 years ago Mr. Jones is insane!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 20:12  

  • Anonymous (17:13):

    Actually, Democratic Pres. Harry Truman integrated the military, through Executive Order 9981, in 1948. Eisenhower certainly deserves credit for sending federal troops to Arkansas to integrate Central High School in 1957. The 1964 Civil Rights Act was signed into law by Democratic Pres. Lyndon Johnson.

    I really thought all you wingers would be congratulating Jones for pointing out that people of color (like his part-Indian, part-Black grandmother) can be racist, too, but you must have been too distracted lloking for someone to get angry at.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10 July, 2012 20:35  

  • Just what we need, another liberal who believes he knows everything! Does it ever end with these liberals? What precisely gives them the authority to comment on anything and be right about everything? How did these folks become so arrogant? "I know everything about the tea party even though I have never ever met a tea partier"! You can smell the smugness and self importance from a mile away and the stench is sickening!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 July, 2012 01:40  

  • You wingers get angry at the most trivial things; an 80-year old character actor makes an offhand remark, and you jump all over him! And the words you people use to describe people like Jones: hedonist, sleeper-cell communist, thinks he's right about everything. Get some perspective. It was one remark. I don't remember Jones ever saying" I know everything about the Tea Party," so to claim that he said that is kind of silly. But with so much of the GOP beholden to religious right lunatics, it doesn't surprise me that the same types of people who believe in angels and spend too much time in the alternate reality of FAUX News would have such a rabid reaction to a single, offhand remark.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 July, 2012 11:04  


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 July, 2012 11:08  

  • Sad to see someone of his perceived integrity stoop so low as this! The Tea Party is made up of concerned American citizens. They are not racist and especially are not racist just because someone like him chooses to play the race card rather than look at what the real facts are.

    By Blogger Al Bunger, at 11 July, 2012 12:58  

  • It saddens me when I learn that somebody who I truly admired and respected stoops as low as race baiting. This puts him, unfortunately, on the Al Not-So-Sharpton level!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 July, 2012 13:06  

  • Truman issued the order to integrate the armed services. Absolutely true!!! Only problem was that he did not ensure its implementation. Ike began that process. Ask any black serviceman from that era (like my late brother). Laws and executive orders do not mean squat if they are not enforced. Sound familiar? Count me as one black man who wants Obama retired preferably to Hawaii or Kenya.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 July, 2012 13:51  

  • Truman issued the executive order but did not implement it. Ike implemented integration of the Armed Forces. Ask any black service personnel who served in that era (like my late brother--a career soldier). Laws and executive orders are not worth squat unless they are implemented. Count me as one black man who wants to retire Obama. Preferably to Kenya or someplace equally far away.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 July, 2012 14:01  

  • Anonymous (14:01):

    Truman's actions were vital to integrating the military; it didn't happen overnight, but significant progress had been made (not just on paper) by the early fifties as he approached the end of his presidency.
    I believe in judging a person by his actions, rather than by whether he has a D or an R after their name. I also believe in giving credit where credit is due.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11 July, 2012 17:34  

  • To me we are all a product of our experiences. But with that we should grow and learn. Racism is still alive from what others tell me. The biggest bigots I have met have been Black or Hispanic. Not all, of course. The NAACP is up in arms about the new laws on citizenship proof and it being aimed at them. They don't live in the border states that are concerned about illegal aliens voting similiar to the old political machines of the past in Chicago. Not everything is about color.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 17 July, 2012 10:42  

  • Shame on Smiley and West for not challenging Mr Jones' grossly false statements and comparisons of the Tea Party to racist groups i.e the KKK and White Citizens' Council. They seemed to agree with everything he said. Too bad they were star-struck. LISTEN to the WHOLE segment in the interview (at the end). The most outrageous part was CUT OUT of the transcript on Why hide it? In a separate response S & W laughed at the criticism to Mr. Jones' comments as if nothing was wrong with what he had said. My respect is gone for S & W. Maybe their closing words should be "Keep the Hate".

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 28 February, 2013 16:52  

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