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Tavis Smiley: Obama Snubbed Me

More trouble for President Obama from the left: PBS radio host Tavis Smiley told C-SPAN Wednesday that President Obama is the first president to not invite him to the White House. “Once he got elected and my critique of him about holding him accountable to various things didn’t sit so well with him or the people around him, he has not at this point come on my TV or radio programs one time since he’s been in the White House,” Smiley said. “This is the first president in my professional career that hasn’t invited me to the White House.” Smiley is teaming up with Cornel West, another prominent critic of President Obama from the left, for a bus tour highlighting the nation’s poverty.

August 11, 2011 6:40 AM