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Roland Martin Critical of CNN

TV host Roland Martin, a former contributor to CNN for six years,  has been relatively quiet about his former employer. When they dumped his contract in March, he seemed to walk away amicably outside of minor grumblings of the network not putting him on air as often as he may have liked.

But late Wednesday night he put the network’s ass on blast as he revealed details about a CNN meeting he once sat in about the phrase “white Hispanic.” The description surfaced in the George Zimmerman trial and has enraged some to hear Zimmerman described as a “white Hispanic.” In a few tweets, he laid out some things he heard in meetings at CNN.

The discussion began when a follower wondered why CNN wasn’t inviting someone like Martin on to discuss matters of race. “Hey @piersmorgan u debated @Toure..on ur show why don’t u make space for @rolandsmartin to debate @larryelder? wrote “Davey D” a self-described journalist, hip hop historian and part-time gigilo for the ladies over 80. (Seriously.) Martin directed his feelings to CNN’s Piers Morgan and his producer, Jonathan Wald and replied, “I wasn’t booked when I worked at CNN,” he wrote on Twitter. “I won’t hold my breath now. Clearly the suits nixed it.”

About 15 minutes later he wasn’t done. “So a white guy, a black guy & a black woman were on CNN to discuss white Hispanic. Uh, CNN, how about a booking a white Hispanic to talk?” asked Martin. He even offered suggestions: “If @CNN wants to talk white Hispanic, please book contributors @MariaTCardona & @ananavarro & someone who says they are white Hispanic.”

And then he pointed to the special they recently aired on the N-word. “Isn’t it interesting @CNN did a one-hour special on the N-word, but no one wants to do a one-hour special on white Hispanic?” Martin wondered aloud. “Hmmm.” He then invited them on the Tom Joyner radio program where he is a regular contributor: “Since @CNN & these other networks clearly are scared to talk about white Hispanics, any white Hispanics who want to come on @TJMShow?”

Those meetings at CNN? Here’s what Martin said happened there. Read more

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CNN: Which Shoe Will Drop Next?

On Tuesday we broke the news that CNN Contributors James Carville, Mary Matalin and RedState‘s Fox News-bound Erick Erickson were parting ways with the network under the direction of the new sheriff Jeff Zucker.

But who’s next?

We’re hearing that CNN may look at parting ways with Contributors Donna Brazile and Roland Martin, as they appear to have been slowly replaced by pundits who are known as their “black replacements”: civil rights activist Van Jones, NYT‘s Charles Blow and Democratic Strategist Cornell Belcher. CNN avoided using Brazile and Martin during its Iaugural coverage; ABC took advantage of  Brazile’s expertise in theirs.

Should the calls come down, Brazile likely wouldn’t be too shell-shocked. She’s already got a sweet gig with ABC. Martin, on the other hand, has his “Washington Watch” program on TV One and is a senior analyst for the Tom Joyner radio show. The call would allow him to do what his loud and loyal Twitter following has been clamoring for him to do, which is to be able to appear on MSNBC and Fox News, outlets forbidden to him while he has a contractual agreement with CNN. Martin’s contract with the network is up in early February.

 

Tom Joyner to Keynote Radio Luncheon

Nationally syndicated radio host Tom Joyner will keynote a media luncheon in Dallas in mid September. The Radio Show Luncheon, sponsored by Katz Media Group, is happening during the 2012 Radio Show, jointly put on by the Nat. Assoc. of Broadcasters and the Radio Advertising Bureau.

The Radio Show Luncheon will also include the presentation of the National Radio Award to Dan Mason, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of CBS Radio.

News media may register for The Radio Show here.

 

The FishbowlDC Interview With The Root’s Top Byrd

Say hello to The Root‘s Publisher Donna Byrd. Prior to her present post, Byrd was CEO of Black America Web, where she worked with national radio personality Tom Joyner to launch three African-American news and lifestyle websites. Byrd has sold toilet paper for Procter & Gamble; she’s quick on her feet — she once sang a jingle during a Coca-Cola presentation when technology broke down. “I remember being bright red,” she told FBDC in a phone interview, explaining that she cannot carry a tune. “I remember my face burning the entire time.” Schooling: Byrd has a B.A. in American Government from UVA and an MBA from Duke Business School.  Byrd was a military brat — she graduated from high school in Germany and has lived up and down the East Coast, North Carolina and five different places in Virginia growing up. She has traveled to 41 countries. Capetown, South Africa is the favorite. By the way, cabbies, if you want a tip don’t chatter away on your cell phone and put Byrd’s safety in jeopardy. It tends to get under her skin. Enjoy!

If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? IZZE pomegranate flavor.

How often do you Google yourself? Rarely.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor (or vice versa)? Who wrote this?

Do you have a favorite word? Wow.

Who would you rather have dinner with –  MSNBC’s Chris Matthews or FNC’s Chris Wallace? Chris Matthews. It seems like he has evolved as a journalist and reporter over the years. I’d be interested in hearing his perspective on a lot of issues, particularly social issues. 

Who is your favorite working journalist? CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. I don’t always agree with him, but I always think his opinions are thoughtful, smart and provocative.

You are ordered to go on a road trip to an undisclosed location. You can go with White House Spokesman Jay Carney or Bo, the President’s Portuguese Water Dog. No ones feelings will be hurt. Who do you take? Jay Carney, unless the location is in a deserted area with water, in which case I’d roll with Bo.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Old phone.

It’s 3 a.m. and you get up to use the bathroom or get a drink of water. Do you check your BlackBerry? Yep.

What swear word do you use most often? The one when you string them all together.

If you weren’t a journalist what would you be? If I weren’t a publisher, I’d travel the world as a relief worker.

You’ve just been told the big news: You get to have your own Sunday morning talk show. Who will be on your roundtable? (Pick four journalists or pundits types.) Shannon Reeves, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Melissa Harris-Perry, Cynthia Gordy and I’d add a wildcard guest, Dave Chappelle.

When you pig out what do you eat? Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

When did you last cry and why? Four weeks ago when my dad passed away.

What TV show is your guilty pleasure? HBO’s “True Blood.”

What is the best vacation you’ve ever taken? A land and water safari in South Africa.

What is your absolute favorite item of clothing in your closet? We want the fabric, the brand, the store and the price if possible. My cotton UVA sweatshirt. I think I bought it for $40 in college.

Pick one: Will Ferrell’s Bush impersonation or Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin? Tina Fey, hands down.

Find out what Byrd hates after the jump…

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Quote of the Day

“Chris Matthews hosting live Town Hall tonight – a chance to get out and interrupt everyday Americans face-to-face.”
- @pourmecoffee, a popular Twitter handle who remains anonymous. The writer was referring to MSNBC’s special program Sunday night hosted by MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews and radio host Tom Joyner. The show was a two-hour program on race in America called “Obama’s America: 2010 and Beyond,” which took place at Texas Southern University and aired on MSNBC at 10 p.m.

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