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Sunday, January 13, 2008

African-American Leader Bob Johnson Criticizes Obama

While Barack Obama has not chased the race vote as much as he might, he must be disappointed when BET (Black Entertainment Television) has chosen to put down Obama's character. (read CV Rick's thoughts on it all [trackback])

Bob Johnson criticizes Obama

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer
COLUMBIA, S.C. - One of Hillary Rodham Clinton's most prominent black supporters said Sunday he was insulted by the characterization by rival Barack Obama's presidential campaign of her remarks about the civil rights movement.

Bob Johnson, the nation's first black billionaire and founder of the BET cable television network, said Obama's campaign had acted dishonestly and had distorted Clinton's remarks about Martin Luther King Jr.

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