Tom Joyner Double Crossed by Best Friend, Forced Out as Obama’s Term Ends, Claims Report

Tom Joyner Double Crossed by Best Friend, Forced Out as Obama’s Term Ends, Claims Report
December 01 14:30 2015 Print This Article

UPDATE: Tom Joyner’s response to the allegation is posted below.

In “The Race Explainers Are Being Purged: MSNBC Ends Rev. Al Sharpton’s Daily Show”, BreakingBrown’s Yvette Carnell tried to lay out a case for why many black media pundits and personalities would be losing their jobs as Obama’s tenure winds down.

Rev. Al Sharpton was at first rumored to be getting the axe at MSNBC, and it was later reported that he was moving to weekends. Pundit Goldie Taylor’s contract with the network wasn’t renewed. And the latest victim of the Obama purge, according to an unconfirmed report, is none other than Tom Joyner, whose departure is made all the worse because allegedly, his best friend is responsible for twisting the knife into his back.

Tom Joyner’s best friend, David Kantor, allegedly convinced Joyner to sell some of his Reach Media stock to Radio One, and now the host is being forced out by the parent company, The Daily Mail reports.

David Kantor

David Kantor

“They think going with a younger, fresher show is the way to go and the entire plan has been orchestrated by the man who actually launched Tom into syndication originally,” a source told the paper.

The end of The Tom Joyner Morning Show, which began in 1994, is set to coincide with the end of President Obama’s second term.

More from Daily Mail’s source:

‘While both Tom and David made millions each time a new deal was done with Radio One; Tom had less control of the company he once owned, while David gained more power.

‘Each year they would make Tom lay off long-term employees and comediennes like Miss Dupree and Myra J.

‘It killed Tom to just get rid of the people who had been loyal to him from the beginning, but he had no say in the matter,’ the source tells Daily Mail Online.

The report claims that it was decided in 2014 to get rid of Joyner in 2016, to coincide with Obama’s departure from the White House. Also according to the report, Joyner will be replaced by radio host Russ Parr.

BreakingBrown called Reach Media for comment but our calls have not been returned.

UPDATE: Tom Joyner has denied the allegation that he’s being forced out.  He issued the following statement (emphasis added):

Any stories that suggest major changes to the Tom Joyner Morning Show are inaccurate. Tom Joyner is under contract with Reach Media until the end of 2017.  We expect that Reach will continue to syndicate Tom’s show beyond that date and for as long as he would like to be on the air.  There has always been refinements and updates to the show as well as market changes due to local conditions and there may be some in the future; but Tom Joyner and the Tom Joyner Morning show continues to be strong and is a daily Party with a Purpose®. Reach is committed to Tom Joyner for the long term who remains committed to radio, his audience and the future

 

 

 

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Rick Manigault
Rick Manigault

Remember the attitude of these "race explainers" as Carnell calls them. Joyner and the rest were NASTY about the love and devotion they had for the race Tyrant. Black people I love and respect giggle like girl scouts and revert back to elementary school when critics of Obama dare to speak a sentence. "invites to the white house" "you're not the President so don't question the President" " he doing the best he could with the Republicans". 


Until the day I die I will remind people of the truth of the last 7 years and it's nothing to be proud of. Obamacrats are way worse than even Neocons and if they took this event seriously Obama would have been brought to task. No other leader in world history had such an extreme personality cult  to shield him from reality. 

docbhub
docbhub

@Rick Manigault Amen!!!  I will also add that as his term in office ends, it is and will be hilarious to see the Clinton vs Obama drama (i.e who is/was/will be better for black folks) further divide the Obamacrats into three different waring camps:  1) Those lead by Dyson who are setting themselves up for Hillary, 2) those who see 7/8 wasted years and are and will be eternally disillusioned with racial identity politics (include Smiley and West in this camp since they were right all along), and 3) those lead by Al Sharpton and company who will defend the Obama legacy to the end with positive and/or twisted-negative spin.

docbhub
docbhub

@Rick Manigault @docbhub  >>1 and 3 are are the same people.<<  Well sort of, the difference I am most emphasizing is that group 1 is trying to re-write history as it pertains to their collective role in holding those with power to account with constructive criticism (see past BlackAgendaReport predictions about this).  Group number 3 holds no such regards and will pretend that history is "all good" (or rather better than the Bill Clinton years) and that they were apart of this all along.  Otherwise, I agree, both groups were on the same page initially as Obama enablers.

Rick Manigault
Rick Manigault

I see the differences. You have to separate pure dnc minions from members of the cult.

BlackheywoodHeywood
BlackheywoodHeywood

They played and double crossed Black folks, then others did it to them. Turnabout is fair play they say.

Johnw11
Johnw11

@BlackheywoodHeywood  Note  the article stated that "Tom" (no pun intended) kept giving up control with each deal he made. Although he made millions with each deal, it was foolish of him to keep giving up control. Looks like the "playa" got played.

In my observation, the only reason he's being kept around until the end of President Obama's term, is so he can keep serving as a propagandist for that administration.

Keep in mind, he has millions (I believe about $30 million) in net worth. So his fanatical fawning over President Obama has far less socioeconomic consequences for him than it does for his average fan, who has lost most of what little they had during Mr. Obama's watch. That's what many Blacks fail to understand, the difference between race and class, particularly in social-political-economic matters.

I think you said it best a while back in a comment here: "All skin folks, ain't kin folks."