HolyCoast: CNN's Roland Martin Commits the Unpardonable Sin

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

CNN's Roland Martin Commits the Unpardonable Sin

I don't follow Martin on Twitter, but I have seen a number of his testy exchanges with conservatives that I do follow. The guy is a completely Obama sycophant and HATES conservatives. However, those comments are not what's gotten him in hot water with his bosses at the network:
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.

On her radio show, Loesch championed U.S. Marines for urinating on dead Taliban soldiers and said that she would "drop trou" and do it too.
On his radio show, Erickson championed the tasing of an Occupy D.C. protestor and said, "watching a hippie protester get tased just makes my day."
On Twitter, Martin seemed to champion violence against gay men, writing, "If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him! #superbowl."
CNN would not directly address the decision to suspend Martin while not suspending Loesch and Erickson, though a CNN executive did tell me over email that the network was looking to "raise the bar" on professionalism.
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.

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