BET Founder: Black Americans Are Tired of Voting for Democrats and Getting ‘Minimal Return’


There was an inflection point in the 2020 campaign regarding how the media covered black voters’ loyalty to the Democratic Party. Appearing on nationally syndicated radio show “The Breakfast Club” in May, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was pressed by host Charlamagne tha God on whether he was considering nominating a black female running mate. When Biden’s aide tried to end the interview, saying they were over time, Charlemagne was nonplussed. “You can’t do that to black media,” he said. “I do that to white media and black media because my wife has to go on at [6 a.m.],” Biden responded, looking at his watch. “Oh, uh oh, I’m in trouble.”

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