Will the same networks that found it irresistible to cover the Donald Trump birther antics make any time for black radicals claiming Obama isn’t really black? On page A-6 of The Washington Post on Thursday, Post reporter Krissah Williams found Princeton professor Cornel West stirred up debate among black bloggers and academics for calling the president a "black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats." The Post skipped over the next line: "And now he has become head of the American killing machine and is proud of it."
In a Monday interview with radical former New York Times reporter Chris Hedges, West said: "I think my dear brother Barack Obama has a certain fear of free black men...It’s understandable. As a young brother who grows up in a white context, brilliant African father, he’s always had to fear being a white man with black skin. All he has known culturally is white. He is just as human as I am, but that is his cultural formation."
Williams noticed West also surfaced Tuesday night on MSNBC, where Ed Schultz came to Obama’s defense: