Tavis Smiley out at the TJMS

No, he didn’t have a meltdown like Artie Lange did on Howard Stern’s show yesterday. But longtime contributor Tavis Smiley has exited from The Tom Joyner Morning Show. The reasons are coming to a “he said, he said” situation: Smiley said he left because of other commitments (he hosts a nightly show on PBS.) But Joyner said the real reason Smiley left because he was hating on Presidential candidate Barack Obama too much, and listeners lit him up like a Christmas tree.