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RecentlyKevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed filmmaker Warren D. Robinson (image below).
Price and Robinson discuss the problems — created by both Republicans and Democrats — when it comes to the January 6th Congressional hearings.
The January 6th Congressional hearings have been a ratings winner garnering millions of views and impressions for primetime cable news (except conservative outlets), as well as digital and print media. The hearings have been filled with salacious tidbits, meme worthy quotes and a whole lot of damning evidence against the former President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. “If their goal was to paint a negative picture of President Trump and his actions leading up to and on January 6th, then I say mission accomplished.” Concludes entertainment executive, lawyer and producer Warren D. Robinson, “Everything from the themes of each hearing, their refusal to do basic cross examination and the way they parched very tiny and specific clips of each witness, makes it clear this was not about educating the American public this was a hit job on President Trump.” While Robinson acknowledges Trump deserves the lion’s share of the blame for what happened on January 6th he can’t help but wonder if it would have been more successful had the committee truly attempted to include both sides. “The audience who is mostly absorbing this already hates President Trump.” Says Robinson, “The people we need to reach and turn around (if you don’t want another Trump presidency) are those independents and solid republicans in the middle and I think they’re being left with a lot of questions.” Robinson acknowledges it is too early to tell if these hearings will have a lasting impact but believes Democrats missed a golden opportunity to reach outside their base by being so partisan. Still Robinson doesn’t solely blame the democrats, “The Republicans had two chances, first for a bi-partisan commission and then an opportunity to select its own members for the House select committee, and they chose not to take either option. Both sides gambled here and we’ll have to see who that gamble ultimately pays off for.” Price said “that if the riot on January 6 2021 does not warrant a Congressional investigation, nothing does. However, this was the type of hearing that totalitarian regimes have around the world that are motivated by objectives other than discovering the truth. Having one or two apologists for Trump would have been way more effective than a group that had universally already made up their minds before the hearings began.”
According to a statement, “Entertainment executive and producer, Warren D. Robinson believes that when organizations are willing to have open and honest conversations about race and their own bias they can commit to meaningful change. We have seen this recently in the form of Hollywood award shows, particularly, the Grammys and the Academy Awards (Oscars). The Recording Academy and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have both taken concrete steps to diversify their ranks and address inherit biases in their voting processes. As a result we have the most diverse crop of award winners/nominees, respectively, we’ve ever seen. Contrast that with the scandal and production shutdown currently at CBS’s The Talk, which resulted because a co-host was unable to properly engage in a conversation about race, address her own bias and commit to doing better. ‘The key part to every conversation’ Warren says, ‘starts with listening. Listening and hearing are different and if you are unable to listen then you are unable to have a conversation.’
“Warren D. Robinson, is an avid and accomplished entertainment executive, motivational speaker, host, life coach and award winning producer who created the wildly popular series, Buried by the Bernards, which is currently streaming on Netflix.
“Warren has served as an entertainment consultant, manager and producer, facilitating, appearing and negotiating high powered deals on behalf of his clients in front of such companies as: Warner Brothers, BET, CNN, Freemantle, Best Buy, TV ONE, Netflix, Lifetime, Fox News, WE TV, E!, NBC Universal, Viacom and more. In addition, Warren’s entertainment prowess includes coordinating, partnering and/or producing events for: legendary actress Pam Grier, Taraji P Henson, Gabrielle Union, Vivica A Fox, Soul singer Eddie Levert (of the O’Jays), Comedian Mike Epps, Angie Stone, Flavor Flav, the Indianapolis Colts, Donna Joyner-Richardson, Stephanie Mills, Erykah Badu and Tom Joyner among others. Warren graduated from Indiana University (B.A.-Political Science) and Howard University School Of Law (J.D.).”
Learn more about Warren D. Robinson and his work here.