What is it with Reverends? Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson was recently on the Sean Hannity program bumbling his way through a discussion on the police shooting in South Carolina. Also on the panel was professional raving lunatic Leo Terrell. By the way, I say that fondly. Leo is an artist at the performance of outrage. I was on a panel program with Leo a few years ago. Leo and I knew of each other, but had never met. When the camera was off, Leo and I talked with each other in reasonable tones; he smiled, even cracked jokes. When the camera was back on, he furrowed his brow, raised his voice and began pounding his fist. I thought, “what happened to the guy I was just talking to? The pattern was repeated at every commercial break. Genius! In this instance, however, I don’t believe he was playing to the camera.
Peterson begins talking about angry, young black men and Leo loses it. Eventually, Terrell walks off the show.