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CNN suspends (Roland) Martin for 'offensive' comments (some say anti-gay, homophobic, .. )
Yahoo ^ | 2/8/12 | AP

Posted on 02/08/2012 2:58:47 PM PST by NormsRevenge

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN suspended political analyst Roland Martin on Wednesday for "offensive" tweets during the Super Bowl that some critics said were anti-gay.

Martin commented on Twitter about a commercial during the Super Bowl that showed soccer star David Beckham in underwear: "If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him."

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said the remark advocated violence against gays. Martin said that he was making a joke about soccer and that he doesn't support violence against anyone.

Martin also tweeted: "Who the hell was that New England Patriot they just showed in a head to toe pink suit? Oh, he needs a visit from (hash)teamwhipdatass."

Martin later issued an apology on his website saying he was "truly sorry" to those who felt his tweet was anti-gay, homophobic or advocating violence. "I'm disheartened that my words would embolden prejudice," he said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnn; comments; gaymafia; homosexualagenda; offensive; rolandmartin; suspends
He probably wanted some time off.. write a book.. move to Miami.. or LA. Get ready for the Olympics..
1 posted on 02/08/2012 2:58:53 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

The Alliance needs to get a sense of humor.


2 posted on 02/08/2012 3:06:20 PM PST by FES0844
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To: NormsRevenge

“The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said the remark advocated violence against gays”

That is so gay!


3 posted on 02/08/2012 3:07:27 PM PST by Grunthor (Mitt Romney and anyone supporting him can go fornicate themselves with a cactus)
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To: NormsRevenge

“He probably wanted some time off.. write a book.. move to Miami.. or LA. Get ready for the Olympics..”

Work on Obama’s campaign.


4 posted on 02/08/2012 3:11:04 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Martin is a still-in-the-closet sausage lover who's trying too hard to act all butch with his faggy insults. He's fooling no one. What a queer.

8^)

5 posted on 02/08/2012 3:12:26 PM PST by Gargantua (Men are CREATED equal, but 21 years later... you get the picture.)
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To: NormsRevenge

See Also: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2844093/posts


6 posted on 02/08/2012 3:12:35 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: NormsRevenge

One guy wisecracks... and we’re supposed to fear him.

One group demands his destruction, and we’re suppose to support them.

This is near terminal political correctness.


7 posted on 02/08/2012 3:12:41 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said the remark advocated violence against gays.”

Queer.


8 posted on 02/08/2012 3:16:24 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: NormsRevenge

Not sure who’s side to take here.

Roland is a scumbag, to be sure. But his comments don’t seem to me to be “homophobic” or related to homosexuality in anyway.

I’d say this is akin to the Sunni and the Shia fighting. I hope they both lose.


9 posted on 02/08/2012 3:19:14 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: NormsRevenge

This is like PC-Liberal “rock, paper, scissors”. Gay beats black, Muslim beats gay. The only open question is whether black beats Muslim or whether Muslim is the trump card.


10 posted on 02/08/2012 3:21:49 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Soooooo that’s what he does when he’s not fishing.


11 posted on 02/08/2012 3:40:15 PM PST by Cyman
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s not homophobic...it was a creepy ad. I’m sure not buying that brand of underwear.

If fact, the Tatoo alliance should be ticked off more than the gays...gives them a bad name too.

Heck, the halftime show was more gay than that.


12 posted on 02/08/2012 3:43:07 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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To: Gargantua

I doubt if anyone thinks he's (Martin's) straight so it's probably an orchestrated ruse. CAUTION: LANGUAGE AND TOPIC ALERT AT LINK

13 posted on 02/08/2012 3:44:31 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: NormsRevenge

Looks like he’s been Juan Williamed


14 posted on 02/08/2012 3:45:17 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: NormsRevenge
Perhaps Martin meant a "smack on the lips."

Who cares what GLAND thinks?

15 posted on 02/08/2012 3:45:47 PM PST by GSWarrior (I don't like half the folks I love.)
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To: NormsRevenge

What is “ish”?


16 posted on 02/08/2012 3:56:05 PM PST by MistrX
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To: NormsRevenge

Really - So PC (gay) of the Media to go on so about it... It is funny to watch the contortions that go on within.


17 posted on 02/08/2012 4:00:04 PM PST by Deagle
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To: MistrX

“ish” from Urban dictionary: Slang term often used to replace “sh*t.”


18 posted on 02/08/2012 4:31:31 PM PST by The people have spoken
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I’m still trying to figure out how paper beats rock,LOL!

Shouldn’t it be the other way around?


19 posted on 02/09/2012 9:35:01 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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To: NormsRevenge

What are ‘ish’ and ‘hash’ supposed to mean?


20 posted on 02/09/2012 9:36:16 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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To: rabidralph

Thank you,rabidralph,for that photo of Beckham.

It’s about time we women have something to look at!


21 posted on 02/09/2012 9:37:58 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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To: The people have spoken

So that’s what “ish” means!


22 posted on 02/09/2012 9:39:39 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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