CNN viewers not happy with white 'expert' Tim Wise featured on #BlackInAmerica

Race-obsessed CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien is back with another “Black in America” special and it’s trending on Twitter tonight. But not for all the reasons O’Brien might have hoped for as she seeks more (one-sided) “dialogue” on the subject.

Many black viewers wonder why she turned to white leftist academic and reliable identity politics hustler Tim Wise (background on his divisive rhetoric here and refresher on Andrew Breitbart’s fight with him here):

A few defended and even cheered Wise:

But Wise’s appearance received far more thumbs of color down than up:

  • Conrad2010

    Soledad O’Brien is about as ignorant as they come.

    • $25500724

      What makes her ignorant? I often find conservatives who seethe with hatred at seeing other people on the television, life isn’t all about you.

      • David Crocker

        Liberals and reverse racist cultural trendiness has made life and all that is media all about them.

      • WisconsinPatriot

        Have you ever SEEN Soledad O’Brien? Over and over and over she is schooled about her use of talking points instead of actual facts. Do a simple google search and enjoy! There is LITERALLY hours of her unbelievable stupidity.

      • EOD

        No one hates like a Liberal.

      • Shawn Smith

        You seem to be confused. If conservatives *turn on* the TV, to almost any channel, we see liberals. We expect this and have learned to deal with it. Apart from documented lies (such as Zimmerman is suing NBC over), we rarely want any kind of punishment. Liberals, on the other hand, would *love* to use the fairness doctrine and a dozen other P.C. tools to drive conservatives off the air.

      • conservativechick

        No, I guess life is about BLACKS and MINORITIES ONLY these days? Please we all FOUGHT adn SACRIFICED for equality and THIS is what we got? Thanks.

  • FFlintstone

    When CNN wonders why no one takes it seriously, it doesn’t have to look any further than this. A show called “Black in America” has no place in a news network that’s trying to pretend its unbiased. Racial and class warfare make up the foundation of the the Democratic Party. They don’t belong on “news” networks.

    • cetaami

      And exactly how is a show about “Who is Black In America” showing evidence of bias? With posts like this, who takes you seriously?

      • Teresa Davis McCormick

        race baiting is the tool of the democratic party. CNN has been an expert at race baiting themselves for quite a long time. This show was designed to separate white and black people even more. How long do we have to put up with CNN? Just long enough for them to shoot themselves in the foot. which sounds like they have loaded the gun already.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Because CNN has yet to air ‘White in America’. Also, where’s “White History Month”? Why couldn’t I join the Black Student Union at my college? Why couldn’t I attend their ‘Heritage Ball’?

      • EOD

        Blacks already have BET (Black Entertainment Television) all to themselves.

        Why not have a show “Who is Black In America” on BET?

      • EOD

        Blacks already have BET (Black Entertainment Television) all to themselves.

        Why not have a show “Who is Black In America” on BET?

        • michael s

          who owns BET? the same guy that owns CBS MTV Paramount Pictures,Showtime Comedy Central . So Blacks don’t have BET. Do some research before you comment.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    What racists.

    When history spcls about the Norse were on they had black professors. No one complained, there was obviously no real difference.

    But those were Danish black, they weren’t handicapped by history from an American teachers union.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    See, Tim Wise is one pathetic SOB. No denying that with the mercenary way he seeks attention and employment by venomously spouting off the laughably stupid liberal beliefs on ethnicity. On the other hand, way too damn many black Americans act as if they exist in a reality separate from the rest of us, and they have an ethnic monopoly over experiences such as poverty, struggling to find employment, and dealing with crime. They’ve been convinced, that only blacks and those who avow to cater to them know what they need. Understanding that is important, because it is often used as a weapon against Republicans and black conservatives, and justification for voting Dem. We saw way too much of it last month,”That rich white MOFO Romney don’t know what its like to come from where I’m from, I’m from. But OBama! , that;s my dude! He’ll look out for my people!!!” It’s a powerful misconception that needs to be attacked, as we saw that not even record black unemployment can do anything about it.

    • $25500724

      ^ blames black people for having a hive mentality, responds by insulting all black people of having a hive mentality. The irony .. overwhelming.

      • EOD

        BET – Black Entertainment Television

        NAACP- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

        UNCF- United Negro College Fund

        FUBU – For Us By Us Clothing Line

        Congressional Black Caucus

        Black Colleges and Universities
        … ect, ect, ect

      • EOD

        BET – Black Entertainment Television

        NAACP- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

        UNCF- United Negro College Fund

        FUBU – For Us By Us Clothing Line

        Congressional Black Caucus

        Black Colleges and Universities
        … ect, ect, ect

      • EOD

        NCBL- National Conference of Black Lawyers

        ABPsi – Association of Black Psychologists

        NSBE – National Society of Black Engineers

        Association of Black Cardiologists

        National Association of Black Journalists

        International Association of. Black Professional Fire Fighters

        National Association of Black Accountants

        Association of Black Sociologists
        The List goes on, and on

      • EOD

        NCBL- National Conference of Black Lawyers

        ABPsi – Association of Black Psychologists

        NSBE – National Society of Black Engineers

        Association of Black Cardiologists

        National Association of Black Journalists

        International Association of. Black Professional Fire Fighters

        National Association of Black Accountants

        Association of Black Sociologists
        The List goes on, and on

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        90% voting average for Democrats over the last 50 years.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        90% voting average for Democrats over the last 50 years.

    • Marcus Ford

      I, for one, am completely convinced the blacks are the only ones who know what blacks need.

  • $25500724

    The newest conserative GOP defense for when white people aren’t on the teevee. “Oh look, you’re race obsessed”. Yea, talking about race =/= racism. We see white people on every channel 24 hours a day, you can stomach a show on black, hispanic, America without hyperventilating, mmkay?

  • $25500724

    The newest conserative GOP defense for when white people aren’t on the teevee. “Oh look, you’re race obsessed”. Yea, talking about race =/= racism. We see white people on every channel 24 hours a day, you can stomach a show on black, hispanic, America without hyperventilating, mmkay?

    • carla5731

      Did you read any part of the article at all? As a refresher, I’ve copied and pasted the editorial part for you, but you’ll have to read the tweets from the annoyed people of color yourself. Mmkay?

      “Race-obsessed CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien is back with another “Black in America” special and it’s trending on Twitter tonight. But not for all the reasons O’Brien might have hoped for as she seeks more (one-sided) ‘dialogue’ on the subject.

      Many black viewers wonder why she turned to white leftist academic and reliable identity politics hustler Tim Wise.”

    • carla5731

      Did you read any part of the article at all? As a refresher, I’ve copied and pasted the editorial part for you, but you’ll have to read the tweets from the annoyed people of color yourself. Mmkay?

      “Race-obsessed CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien is back with another “Black in America” special and it’s trending on Twitter tonight. But not for all the reasons O’Brien might have hoped for as she seeks more (one-sided) ‘dialogue’ on the subject.

      Many black viewers wonder why she turned to white leftist academic and reliable identity politics hustler Tim Wise.”

    • David Crocker

      Again..reverse racism..and promptly ignored and/or trivialized by those high on its fumes and lost in its current popularity. E.G. Chris Rock: Constanly degrading white people in his jokes. Funny too! But which white ckmedian would go unscrutinized for doing it to black people? Answer: none.

      • michael s

        ever heard louis ck chris rock’s buddy. ever heard bill maher . ever heard lisa lampanelli ever heard of the white homosexual who does a drag act as a black woman named shirley q liquor.

    • Deborah JR

      And your comment is the trite meme of defense now trotted out by the new socialism. There are a lot of White people on TV just like there are a lot of White people in the US. There is no laser focus on the Caucasian race. There are no shows celebrating Whiteness. If anyone’s hyperventilating it’s you and your ilk. Perhaps if you refrained from obsessing about race you might enjoy life.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      You know, I find your comment pretty stupid. When I was growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, guess what TV shows I watched? “Fat Albert”, “What’s Happenin'”, “Cosby Show”, “Good Times”, “The Jeffersons” and “Sanford & Son”. I also watched “Different Strokes” and the “Facts of Life”. All on our local Fox channel, by the by. Although I wasn’t really interested in “All in the Family” or M*A*S*H, even though I grew up in a predominately white NW suburb of Chicago, where the Latinos far outnumbered the blacks. Your statement is COMPLETELY ignorant. HEY HEY HEY! (Thanks Re-run!)

      Oh, and I forgot “Webster”.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Thank you oh elected “smart person”. for confronting me with my shortcomings. Because, as we all know, the “smart people” know far better what we need to do than we do. And of course…..when a “smart person” pronounces you or your group racist…..WELL THATS ABSOLUTE!!! Take your white bitchiness back to the university junior, the grownups are talking.

    • EOD

      And yet Blacks have their very own Television Station.
      Why is that?

    • EOD

      And yet Blacks have their very own Television Station.
      Why is that?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Can you stomach a show on the “teevee” about blacks in America that are conservative and have a point of view other than what the Democrat Party tells them to have?

      No you can’t. Not because of anything about you, but because no network will ever run a show like that. That’s called B-I-A-S.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Can you stomach a show on the “teevee” about blacks in America that are conservative and have a point of view other than what the Democrat Party tells them to have?

      No you can’t. Not because of anything about you, but because no network will ever run a show like that. That’s called B-I-A-S.

  • Blake Waymire

    Funny how a white guy can’t talk about blackness, but a black man can talk about “white privilege” and a woman about “the patriarchy” all day long and the same people questioning this decision would be screaming praises. Hypocrite much?

  • Blake Waymire

    Funny how a white guy can’t talk about blackness, but a black man can talk about “white privilege” and a woman about “the patriarchy” all day long and the same people questioning this decision would be screaming praises. Hypocrite much?

  • http://twitter.com/Phelpsy64 Disciple

    Does CNN have any black employees? I wouldn’t know cause I haven’t watched it for years and years.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Don Lemon.

  • http://twitter.com/Phelpsy64 Disciple

    Does CNN have any black employees? I wouldn’t know cause I haven’t watched it for years and years.

  • TiLiNi

    I love it. All the liberal white people are getting a taste of their own medicine!

  • David Crocker

    What if Barry O hosted it?? He’s half white. “No problem” all the O worshippers were heard singing in harmony. Whats that sound? Oh its your non existent point being toasted by logic and inconvenient but obvious truth. Please… crybabys

  • digitalPimple

    Race in America… What is this 1970’s PBS?

  • American Avant Garde

    Tim wise is an anti-white racist. He’s not even a scholar, just some droning hack with little of value to say……

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    When will CNN air ‘White in America’? That’s pretty….. RAAAAAACIST, if you ask me.

  • Joe W.

    Thanks to all of this reverse racism B.S., I have finally “evolved” into a full fledged racist. All you black bass turds ought to just move back to Africa, and take an illegal alien with you under each arm. Enough is enough. I am sick and tired of y’all whining and bitching about past “struggles” with whitey. You have done NOTHING to positively impact you situation in this country. You have done it all to yourselves. I’m done trying to “understand” you. One cannot reason with lazy, impudent and immoral, violent thugs. Call me all the names you wish, but at the end of the day, you will still be black and I will still be white, and you cannot seem to handle that fact. GFYs…

  • Joe W.

    Thanks to all of this reverse racism B.S., I have finally “evolved” into a full fledged racist. All you black bass turds ought to just move back to Africa, and take an illegal alien with you under each arm. Enough is enough. I am sick and tired of y’all whining and bitching about past “struggles” with whitey. You have done NOTHING to positively impact you situation in this country. You have done it all to yourselves. I’m done trying to “understand” you. One cannot reason with lazy, impudent and immoral, violent thugs. Call me all the names you wish, but at the end of the day, you will still be black and I will still be white, and you cannot seem to handle that fact. GFYs…

  • Anyone00

    I can imagine some of the things said during the early production of this show:
    “Well, we can give this time on the show to Tim Wise or Thomas Sowell: I think the decision is clear.”

    Oh, and stop this “reverse racism” non-sense; it’s not “reverse racism”, it’s just plain racism.

    • michael s

      You’re correct its just plain racism. Tim Wise is a very duplicitous person and an admitted racist. Tim will say that its wrong that as a white person he’s chosen over a black person . His groupies will applaud that statement. Yet he didn’t say no,nor did he at one time say the next who’s black in america don’t call me pick a Tom Sowell Leonard Pitts Shelby Steele Julian Bond.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BW4Z76TREWXG4XRPQYJV3K5JHY Mike

    CNN is apparently going for the minority news network title with it’s black and hispanic in America genre. I would be surprised if they are still broadcasting in 5 years due to the low ratings and hence low advertising revenue they recieve.
    Soledad is a lightweight. Of course she is biracial and married to a white person but she is an expert in “blackness” somehow.

    • michael s

      the same people that mistreat her on cnn that never mistreat other Pres Obama supporters Erin Burnett Ashleigh Banfield Candy Crowley are the ones that make her an expert in blackness.

  • Rick Deckard

    @iain_banks:disqus – the more you comment the more you prove you’re a complete idiot. Shut up and go away!

  • NCRelite

    I grew up in a post-racial household so all of this white privelege/black in america crap just sounds so dated and ignorant to me

  • NCRelite

    I grew up in a post-racial household so all of this white privelege/black in america crap just sounds so dated and ignorant to me