Sigh. Yet another actor whose body of work I admire saying something completely ignorant about modern day politics that I sure as heck wish he kept to himself:
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.
Here’s the video:
So with the admission he’s addicted to MSDNC, there is no doubt who helped him form his ill-informed opinion of the Tea Party. *insert eye roll here* Oh, and let’s not forget about what Jones’ friend Dr. Cornel West thinks about black Americans who stray from toeing the liberal line on racism.
I’ll try not to think about Jones’ off-base insults next time I watch Star Wars. Or Coming to America. Or …