Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Bill O'Reilly throwing shade on the Doctor’s day job.

I knew they would find a way to get Dr. Boyce Watkins. When you go on Fixed News talking greasy you run the risk of not making friends. The news gig was just a side hustle for Dr. Watkins. His day job is teaching finance at Syracuse University. You probably know him from his Youtube segments. This dude is always on Youtube talking about something. He falls into that same Dr. Cornel West, Tavis Smiley mode but with a sharper tongue. Well I guess he finally pissed off the wrong guy (or in this case the RIGHT guy). O’ Reilly has decided to take the fight to Dr Watkins. Sending folks to talk to his boss about his off work behavior. It’s like when a crazy ex comes to your job complaining about you not washing clothes.

Citizen Mother lets these jokers get her all worked up. I keep telling her that those commentators on Fox aren’t real journalists. Would Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings or Ron Burgundy be involved in this foolishness? Nope!!! O’Reilly has made a habit of sending people to bum rush folks. They walk up on you asking you crazy questions (the equivalent of poking someone with a stick) waiting for you to mess up. But this time, O’Reilly has hit a new low. As for Dr. Boyce, I don’t expect Syracuse University to stand up for him. Actually they might feel they don’t have to defend themselves. He is one Professor out of the many they have. Nothing good ever comes from blocking on the job!!!


the uppity negro said...


I could do a four part blog series on this mess. I write too much though, no one would read it.

In short...I've said this from jump. No black person should go on the FoxNews station. I excuse Marc Lamont Hill. Why, I don't know. Every other black that goes on there, Jesse and Al included continously get sandbagged and inevitably say something that while me and you may agree, comes off as more fodder for the O'Reilly's of the world.

I still stand that O'Reilly's Barack Obama interview was a good and fair interview, and usually O'Reilly's actual interviews, where he's prepared and done homework similar to the Obama interview come off as fair enough. But his in-studio joints or where he's interviewing someone from a remote location--complete bullshiggedy.

Citizen Ojo said...

Uppity - What is Juan Williams deal? Fox must pay real good money to buck dance like that.

the uppity negro said...

I think Boyce's comment about "happy Negro" was yet another way of Black English. Hell, he was saying that more for black folk and eff FoxNews and the rest of white americans.

We knew what he meant when he said that and didn't need an explanation. White folk refuse to accept a) the idea of coded language in the black community and b) if they accept that it happens, they pull the "reverse racism" card and claim that such rhetoric does nothing more than divide the country and blah blah blah with typical middle- of-the-road/conservative white thought patterns.

But yes, Juan Willliams changed.

I used to like him on NPR.