Roland Martin, CNN Commenter Suspended For Anti-Gay Tweets, Leaves Network For Good (Finally)

roland martin 2Roland Martin, the CNN commentator suspended by the cable news network after posting homophobic tweets during the 2012 Super Bowl, is packing up and leaving the network for good.

Need help with those boxes, Roland?

In case you forgot, Martin tweeted last January that men who were eager to see David Beckham’s Super Bowl ad should have the “ish” smacked out of them. He also opined that a New England Patriot in a pink suit “needs a visit from #teamwhipdatass.”

But those were hardly the first times Martin insulted the LGBT community: He’s defended Tracy Morgan’s “stab my gay son” joke and, in 2009, he penned an idiotic defense of beauty queen Carrie Prejean’s attack on marriage roland martin tweetequality.  And just in case we weren’t totally nauseated by him, Martin has praised reparative therapy, which his wife practices.

Martin tweeted to a follower today:  “Yes, last day at @cnn is April 6… new boss wants his own peeps,” referring to Former NBC chief Jeff Zucker, who has taken over at the beleaguered channel.

Don’t worry, though—Martin will still be around to denigrate gays somewhere else:  “I have no plan to abandon my goal as a truth teller on a variety of issues,” he clarified. “And, yes, that includes those that may be on the LGBT agenda.”

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  • macmantoo

    Guess he’ll pop up on Fox News, they need their token African American to do the news.

  • jwrappaport

    I wonder when he’ll come to terms with his own homosexuality.


    My personal opinion is that although a lot of people say that they support equality, deep down they really don’t…they are just keeping quiet about how they really feel. It’s a surprise that this commentator was from a more liberal channel…even some liberals aren’t 100% in favor of equality, as you can see.

  • brent

    @macmantoo: You just have to take a dig at fox. I see more african-americans at fox than i do at msnbc. I think it’s msnbc that needs the token african-amercian

  • Kieran

    Good riddance.

  • 2eo

    There are serious problems at CNN, not only the constant race baiting but the absolutely shocking treatment of the recent [email protected] case and their uninterrupted 6 hours of victim bashing over the weekend.

    That is one of the absolute worst things I’ve ever seen on the news, and I live in the UK where we have Sky News and Fox.

    It doesn’t surprise me there are serious issues with the staff and their attitude to humanity.

  • Spike


  • Tim I’ve never seen any particular evidence for CNN being liberal. They are just as corporate and conservative as Fox – just perhaps more polite about it. As an example, during the coverage of the Pope pageant (why exactly is this news worth dedicating hours to?), any reformist voices were quite LITERALLY cut off mid-sentence by editing, while traditional voices got full quotes.

  • LandStander

    @brent: Wow seriously? You must not watch very much MSNBC then, they have tons of minority anchors.
    Martin Bashir
    Veronica De La Cruz
    Tamron Hall
    Melissa Harris-Perry
    Richard Lui
    Craig Melvin
    Mara Schiavocampo
    Al Sharpton

    And that is ONLY anchors/hosts … But it doesn’t surprise me that a FOX defender has absolutely no idea about the facts

  • yaoming

    This guy is already a relic. They should send him to the Smithsonian.

  • Dixie Rect

    He has a very odd shaped head.

  • John Doe

    According to two recent Pew studies –

    MSNBC was anti-Romney 71% of the time.
    Fox was only anti-Obama 46% of the time.

    85% of MSNBC’s programming is opinion vs. news.
    55% of the programming at Fox is opinion vs. news.
    46% of the programming at CNN is opinion vs. news.

    Summary –

    We may not often agree with Fox New’s commentary, but they technically report more “news” and have less “bias” than MSNBC. According to Pew.

    CNN tends to focus more on the news vs. commentary…. more than either Fox or MSNBC. According to Pew.

    In regards to Roland Martin, I’m glad he’s leaving.

    I would appreciate less commentary from all stations personally. The amount of hyper-partisan commentary is only slightly less dramatic than a terrible reality show.

  • FStratford

    good riddance! her wife’s practice is going to be illegal in NJ soon. hopefully NYC and Connecticut follows so that she will be out of work.

  • Taurox

    That Pew report has a endnote FYI


    An individual story was considered commentary or opinion if 25% of the time if that story included opinionated statements. Otherwise, the story was coded for being a factual reported piece. ?

    So according to Pew your post john doe is 100% opinion and zero factual reporting.

  • stanhope

    Rolandetta is a girl….a fat girl who gets no love so she hates in retaliation. One day she’ll be discovered in the toilets with a “wide stance” or in the parks singing a George Michael song. Just go to the baths, get corn holed and give into your feminine side so your wife can give that Bedtime Kandi dildo a rest on your hole. Smooches sugar.

  • Levi

    @John Doe: total load of bunk! You know it, we know it.

  • Caleb in SC

    Good riddance to bad trash.


    @John Doe:
    The difference is… Fox New’s greater percentage of (non-opinion) “news” is the very quintessence of BIASED to begin with. Much worse.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    His impertinent smugness covers up inherent low self-esteem. His childhood must have had something to do with this. He looks hurt. He sounds hurt. His words are that of one who hurts.

  • miagoodguy

    And I thought only republicans were homophobes. Interesting.

  • brent

    @PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID: You seem to be saying that all their reporting is to be suspect. Why not say the same of msnbc

  • brent

    @LandStander: I said i see more at fox. I didn’t say there wasn’t any at msnbc. What i also see at fox are people with different opinions. At msnbc you usually have liberals interviewing liberals. As for facts i don’t see how people who only listen to one opinion can have more facts than people who listen to different opinions. Which is the difference between fox viewers and msnbc viewers.

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