Monday, April 08, 2019
In 2018, various journalists wanted to talk to me about a couple of tweets I'd posted in favor of Kanye West. They couldn't seem to believe that I supported his "crazy" feed, especially when he said he liked Trump, and couldn't fathom why I tweeted "Hail Kanye!" in response to his weird blend of transparent prophet and calculated p.r. prankster.
He would top the "SNL" performance off with a free-associative rant where he would praise the president, diss a one-sided liberal media, accuse cast members of trying to bully him into not wearing the MAGA hat and essentially accuse leftists of being the real racists. And at the White House he talked to Trump about, among other things, prison reform, abolishing the 13th Amendment and even a hydrogen-powered iPlane whose plans he was happy to share with his host, whom he would call the father he never had, and that he loved him very much and then ask if he could hug him. For this, Kanye was lambasted across the media landscape as a "token Negro" and "an attention whore" who should be "hospitalized" and that "what happened" to Kanye was "what happens when a Negro doesn't read books" -- this actually coming from anchors on CNN and MSNBC.
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