*Not too long ago Princeton educator Cornel West told the Huffington Post that President Obama has a problem with journalists like Tavisd Smiley who offer tough critiques of him.

“Obama won’t touch him with a 10-foot pole,” the professor said.

Well whataya know. On Wednesday Tavis went on C-SPAN to discuss the Smiley/West 16 city poverty tour and reiterated what Cornel said.

“Prior to his being elected, he came on my radio programs and TV programs with regularity,” Smiley said. “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 this White House.”

The PBS TV and radio talk show host went on to say that Obama, whom he’s known for years: “is the first president in my professional career that hasn’t invited me to the White House.”

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