Daily Archives: February 7, 2012
MittMitt came in a distant second. Is Santorum the stealth candidate?
Here’s what Roland wrote:
February 5, 2012
“Following retailer H&M‘s Super Bowl commercial featuring soccer player David Beckham, CNN’s Roland Martin tweeted to almost 95,000 followers:
“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 Remains Silent after Calls for a Statement
February 7, 2012
CNN political analyst Roland Martin posted an apology on his website following calls from GLAAD, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), bloggers, advocates and thousands of Americans. Wrote Martin:
“To those who construed my comment as being anti-gay or homophobic or advancing violence, I’m truly sorry. I can certainly understand how someone could come to a different conclusion than the one I meant. I’m disheartened that my words would embolden prejudice. While public debate over social issues is healthy, no matter which side someone takes, there is no room for debate as to whether we need to be respectful of others.”
Violence against gay people or against any other minority isn’t a political opinion. At a time when anti-gay violence afflicts countless LGBT and LGBT-perceived people in this country every day, prominent figures like Martin should condemn, not promote, such violence.
Yesterday afternoon, a video of a young man being brutally assaulted after exiting a grocery store was posted on LGBT news sites. As the perpetrators beat and kicked their victim, the attackers screamed “Fa**ot” as well as other anti-gay slurs.
- Should Roland S. Martin be Fired? (bilerico.com)
- Update: GLAAD claims CNN should fire Roland Martin over ‘anti-gay’ remarks (examiner.com)
- GLAAD to CNN: Fire Roland Martin for ‘anti-gay’ Tweets made during Sunday’s Super Bowl (miamiherald.typepad.com)
Karen Handel, an executive at the Susan G. Komen Foundation, resigned on Tuesday. Handel, a former Republican candidate for governor, had been suspected as being the root of the breast cancer charity’s controversial decision last week to pull funding from Planned Parenthood—and attracted attention after she re-tweeted a comment that it was “just like a pro-abortion group to turn a cancer orgs decision into a political bomb to throw. Cry me a freaking river.”
- Komen’s “Pink” is code for white women (heloise8.wordpress.com)
- Karen Handel Is The Komen’s Katrina (tbogg.firedoglake.com)
- Komen Needs To Clean House, Starting With Anti-Gay Karen Handel (pinkbananaworld.com)