Month: December 2017

Tavis Smiley: Presumed Guilty – When the Pseudoppressed Become Pseudoppressors

Tavis Smiley may or may not be guilty of sexual harassment.  But, under the progressive worldview, he is definitely guilty of being male and powerful.  And that’s enough — certainly enough to toss out due process.  The progressive virtue he has accrued from his status as a black and part of the progressive elite didn’t spare him.  As Smiley says, “The PBS investigators refused to review any of my personal documentation, refused to provide me the names of any accusers, refused to speak to my current staff and refused to provide me any semblance of due process to defend myself against allegations from unknown sources.” When the pseudoppressed become pseudoppressor, they make the journey from presumption of virtue to presumption of guilt.  That must be a surprising and difficult trip.

Tavis Smiley fires back at sexual harassment allegations: ‘PBS made a huge mistake’

Talk-show host Tavis Smiley defended himself again against sexual harassment allegations today on “Good Morning America,” saying, “PBS made a huge mistake here.” PBS suspended the distribution of his eponymous talk show earlier this month after an investigation, noting “multiple, credible…

For more explanation of this perspective, read my book Newthink: The Hidden Logic of Progressivism and the Usurpation of the Traditional American Worldview.