Tangled Webs

by matttbastard

Kevin @ Slant Truth:

Michael Baisden is a popular radio show host. I’ve listened to his show once or twice while driving from the airport or something. It’s your standard love and relationships thing, complete with all the gross generalizations about men and women that you can imagine. It’s not my thing. However, he has done a lot of work for the Jena Six, and for that he should be commended.

Well now, it turns out that he has attacked the reputable online advocacy group Color of Change, calling James Rucker, the founder, “shady,”and bringing Mychal Bell’s father, Marcus Jones, on air accusing them of not giving the money they’ve raised to the Jena Six.

As Kevin goes on to note, Color Of Change has been scrupulous in its accounting, allowing the group to ably and easily refute Baisden’s bogus charges. Now it has come to light that karma has given the talk radio hack a swift kick in the ass:

Michael Baisden, a nationally syndicated black radio host who is leading a major fundraising drive on behalf of the Jena 6, has declined to reveal how much he has collected. Attorneys for the first defendant to go to trial, Mychal Bell, say they have yet to receive any money from him.

Motes and planks, my brother.

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