Take, for example, Adrienne Washington. She has this to say (in this morning's Washington Times) about Kanye West's outlandish stunt at the Hurricane Katrina fundraising telethon the other night:
Witness what happened to rapper Kayne (sic) West during NBC's fundraising telecast for Hurricane Katrina victims. He created a firestorm of gasps and denials when he went off script and said that "[President] George Bush doesn't care about black people." (link)For some strange reason this editorial appears in the Metropolitan section of the paper. Regardless, the reason there was a "firestorm of gasps" when West opened his mouth and idiocy rolled out was because it was a fundraiser. The people who put the telethon together were trying to raise money for the victims of a natural disaster. And offending the viewers with puerile political ranting is not conducive to raising cash (except at MoveOn.org events).
This basic fact is lost on Ms. Washington. She'd rather complain about whitey.