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Tavis Smiley Quits 'Tom Joyner Morning Show'

We assume some of you listen to Tom Joyner's show only when you aren't listening to NPR ... but TransWorldNews has this late-breaking story ...

"Tavis Smiley reportedly quit his weekly political commentary position with the Tom Joyner Morning Show on Friday.

The move was announced on air on the show Friday morning. However, the exact reasons for his resignation were not determined.

Smiley became a frequent commentator on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, a nationally syndicated radio show broadcast on African-American stations, in 1996."

On his blog, Roland Martin hints that it might have something to do with the backlash Smiley experienced for his criticism of Barack Obama. What do you think?

UPDATE: Tom Joyner on Tavis:

"The real reason [he is leaving] is that he can't take the hate he's been getting regarding the Barack issue — hate from the black people that he loves so much. He needed to feel the love."