The BET network (Black Entertainment Television) must be hurting for ratings.
Why else would BET schedule a comedy, starring Maxine Waters, to follow President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address come Tuesday night?
Waters, a California Democrat serving in the U.S. House, is one of the president’s most vocal diss clowns on Capitol Hill. She rarely ever backs up her black-and-blue discourse about Trump with any substantial facts. Waters just plain doesn’t like Trump, and she will say anything to paint Trump in a bad light, even if what she says is not true.
Waters’ appearance either Tuesday or Wednesday night reportedly is part of a broader quarterly BET initiative focusing on issues facing black Americans. The program is expected to address “building black politics and the value of engagement across today’s socio-political landscape,” according to an insider who spoke to BuzzFeed News.
How racist and divisive is that?
Perhaps BET could commission a quarterly presentation that would be more inspirational. Such a program would focus on black Americans who have carved a name for themselves on the multi-colored American socio-political landscape and what it took to get them there.
Among so many others who could be featured are Condoleezza Rice, Dr. Ben Carson, Morgan Freeman, Ursula Burns, Julio Jones, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Kenneth Frazier and yes, even whiny ol’ Maxine Waters — who does not reside in the congressional district she represents. She only owns property there — property that gives her a net worth of more than half-a-million dollars. Moreover, when she ran for re-election in 2014, she raised her highest amount of campaign funding — more than $1..2 million.