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Every single one of them and they hate me too.”Media companies never admit their real motives because they care too much about their public image, and they would rather ruin the reputation of others than harm that image. Even more so if the person pushed out is a person of color in an industry run by white people. Hyzagi claims that Smiley told him: “I'm the only black guy on PBS, all these white people are waiting for me to tumble.”And because of his recklessness, he did. Making the media rounds as he argued his side of the situation, Smiley has said PBS reps met with him for that length of time, only after his reps threatened to sue if they did not.That, Smiley said, after weeks of being put off by PBS when he asked to meet with them to discuss the allegations. “Vague questions,” Smiley explained – “Might you ever have done this? “They’ve done a sloppy investigation and something needs to be done to fix this,” he added. ” Smiley answered coyly that when something “like this” hits the media, “there’s always more to the story than meets the eye,” adding he does not want to say much more because “my attorneys are hard at work.” “There’s a lot more behind this,” Smiley insinuated.Which brings us to the unfortunate — and, it appears, unfair — case of what happened to Tavis Smiley.
And he made a few enemies along the way — especially when he bravely criticized the nation's first black president for not being sufficiently attentive to the problems facing the African-American community. If you want fame and a decent salary, you've come to the right place. And sometimes it's the media companies themselves that behave badly by cynically using the wave of sexual harassment allegations as a convenient excuse to get rid of people they don't like or for whom they no longer have use.
“So, about 90 minutes after this meeting ended, we got the letter that they were…indefinitely suspending my program.
And 12 minutes after that, this exclusive story broke in Variety.
Tavis Smiley is an American anchor, political commentator, and writer.
Tavis Smiley has worked for various radio stations including National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Radio International (PRI).