News and Record wins the spit-take of the morning award today.
The caller wanted to know whether Barber, the leader of North Carolina’s NAACP chapter, could spend a week in December cruising the eastern Caribbean as a part of a panel that included Nation publishers, writers and editors, big thinkers and celebrities such as film director Oliver Stone.
It’s a measure of how Barber’s name, and fame, are spreading. Adamant in his opposition to state Republicans’ legislative action and policy changes, the hulking Goldsboro preacher has emerged as the voice and face of the “Moral Monday” movement at a time when state Democrats lack a strong figurehead.
Barber will set sail in seven months with his wife to far-flung ports in Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Bahamas, but he’s charting a familiar course here. The N.C. General Assembly goes back into session Wednesday, and Barber and his followers plan to be there shortly after, just as they were last year when thousands gathered for weekly demonstrations that led to 945 arrests. – News and Record, May 10, 2012
So long suckers! Headed for the Caribbean! Figurehead? Barber is the Dem Party Defacto leader — moving farther and farther Left everyday. It’s just Occupy revamped and rebranded.
It’s all about the fame for Barber. The man has made a cottage industry in NC of getting his race-hustling mug on TV.
— Anderson Miller (@RAndersonMiller) July 23, 2013