Amidst #MeToo Sex Claims, Tavis Smiley Ordered to Pay $1.5 Million

March 5th, 2020 10:33 AM
Fallout from the #MeToo sexual harassment accusations that began in 2017 continued to play out on Wednesday, when a former PBS talk show host was ordered by a judge to reimburse a total of nearly $1.5 million. The ruling calls for Tavis Smiley -- who was suspended by PBS on December 13, 2017 -- to pay the network $1.486 million after accusations arose that he violated the “morals…

PBS Reports Alleged Sexual Harassment By Ex-Host Tavis Smiley

January 3rd, 2020 5:10 PM
The #MeToo movement accusing male celebrities of committing sexual harassment crimes is still playing out even thought we’re now in 2020, more than three years since the scandal started. The latest development came on Thursday, when a judge ruled against a motion to dismiss allegations regarding former talk show host Tavis Smiley, who was suspended by PBS after a report from an external…

This Week in Media Bias History: Another Christian Terror Spree

May 26th, 2018 12:15 PM
Tavis Smiley just wanted to remind viewers of all those Christian mass murderers. In 2010, seven years before he would be suspended for sexual misconduct allegations, the PBS host insisted that Christians go on murder sprees “every single day.” He bizarrely claimed the Columbine killers as an example of devout murderers. 

Time for a Trump Makeover of Liberal NPR and PBS

December 20th, 2017 10:24 AM
At the close of 2017, no less than seven prominent male hosts and editors of influential government-sponsored radio and television shows are out of work amid claims of sexual harassment. According to their accusers, the alleged Malevolent Seven are powerful pervs and creeps who've been running wild at NPR and PBS for decades, sponsored and subsidized by taxpayers and corporate donors.

PBS Suspends Tavis Smiley Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

December 13th, 2017 9:58 PM
Okay, we have Charlie Rose...gone! Matt Lauer...gone!  So who will be the next liberal celebrity to lose his career due to allegations of sexual misconduct?  Well, the answer appears to be Tavis Smiley. Today PBS announced it was suspending the talk show host for the same reason as many of his fellow celebrity liberals. Variety provides some of the details of his suspension…
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Smiley and Celeb: We ‘Don’t Want to Be Here in This' Trump 'Madness’

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November 9th, 2017 3:23 PM
At first blush, it would seem like politically alienating half the potential audience for your new movie is box-office madness. But when you think about it, a liberal actress talking to a left-wing host on a taxpayer-financed liberal network more or less founded by the liberal president who is the subject of your movie doesn’t have much to fear. The chances of a conservative watching Tavis…
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PBS Host and Guest Muse Over 'Self-Loathing' Women Voting Trump

November 3rd, 2017 5:41 PM
As liberal playright and Vagina Monologues creator Eve Ensler appeared as a guest on Wednesday's Tavis Smiley show on PBS, she and host Smiley ruminated over why so many women voted to make Donald Trump President in spite of his history of harassing women, with the two drawing a parallel between women and blacks who are "self-loathing" or have "self-hatred."
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PBS Guest Likens Conservatives to Osama bin Laden on Immigration

November 1st, 2017 10:05 AM
On Friday's Tavis Smiley show, on display for PBS viewers was the latest in a parade of mostly left-wing guests getting to promote their liberal views as author Sasha Polakow-Suransky of the Open Society Foundations promoted his book -- Go Back Where You Came From -- that was critical of right-wing political movements in Europe and in the U.S. reacting against too much immigration. At…
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PBS Guests of Tavis Smiley Slam 'White Rage,' GOP 'White Nationalism'

September 21st, 2017 11:58 PM
On Tuesday, PBS's Tavis Smiley show hosted two guests to discuss the issue of "white rage" in America in the age of Donald Trump. So did the taxpayer-funded network hold a balanced discussion with two opposing points of view? Of course not. True to form, the show was merely a conservative-free zone with two left-wing guests joining the left-wing host to go after Republicans with…
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Hippie Singer David Crosby Trashes ‘Imbecile’ ‘Orange Nightmare’ Trump

September 15th, 2017 8:10 AM
On the September 13, edition of his PBS show, Tavis Smiley invited on singer David Crosby and the '60s era hippie trashed Donald Trump as an “imbecile” and “orange nightmare.”
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Sheen Blames U.S. for Ruining Central America, Causing Immigration

September 11th, 2017 9:07 PM
Appearing as a guest on Monday's Tavis Smiley show on PBS, liberal actor Martin Sheen claimed that the United States is to blame for causing so many immigrants to leave Central American countries and travel to the U.S. as he complained about past interventions in some of those countries. The liberal actor concluded that "we're looking at what we have wrought."
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PBS Guests Fret 'Dangerous' Trump, Sessions, FNC Jabbing Al Gore

September 8th, 2017 9:47 PM
Twice this week, PBS's Tavis Smiley show has hosted guests from the far-left The Nation magazine, giving them an unchallenged forum to promote their views of the Trump administration and Republicans. On Tuesday, John Nichols -- promoting his book Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse -- fearmongered about "militant anti-immigration" Attorney General Jeff Sessions having a "nefarious…
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PBS Guest: Those Who Deny Discrimination Think Blacks Are 'Inferior'

July 19th, 2017 7:43 PM

On the Monday edition of his eponymously named PBS show, host Tavis Smiley provided a forum with little pushback for author and American University Professor Ibram Kendi to claim that the social problems that disproportionately exist within America's black population are the result of continuing racial discrimination, and that those who do not agree with his conclusions therefore must believe…

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NYT's Kristof: Media Were 'Profoundly Unfair' to Jimmy Carter

April 18th, 2017 1:42 PM
Appearing as a guest on Monday's Tavis Smiley show on PBS, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof lamented that the media "truly wronged" Jimmy Carter and were "profoundly unfair" to him while he was President, due to "snobbishness" by the media. He also seemed happy to report that Hillary Clinton's personality has improved since her electoral loss, as the…