With its decision to suspend political contributor Roland Martin today for controversial statements he made on Twitter, CNN seems to have suggested that controversial comments made recently by other contributors — namely Dana Loesch and Erick Erickson — do not warrant the same punishment.Had Loesch or Erickson (both of whom I follow) made any kind of remark that could have been considered anti-gay, they not only would have been suspended but probably would have been fired from the network since they're both strong conservatives. However, their comments were well within the bounds of political satire and as professional commentators, they shouldn't be hounded about things they say off CNN's air.
Martin, however, dared walk where even angels fear to tread - gay humor. If there's one thing we know the gay activists have about as much of a sense of humor about themselves as Planned Parenthood had about the Komen grants. Zip. Zero. Nada.
Martin will be forced to make an apology and perhaps undergo some sensitivity training, and then he'll be back lashing out a conservatives just like the good old days.