Roland Martin to Meet With GLAAD in Wake of CNN Suspension

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CNN's Roland Martin announced last night that he will meet with GLAAD in the wake of his suspension from the network over his "regrettable," homophobic tweets.

Martin was suspended by CNN indefinitely Wednesday afternoon after the controversy surrounding Tweets he fired off during Super Bowl XLVI Sunday evening.

Among other things, he said that people should "smack the ish" out of any male fans of a David Beckham underwear commercial. Controversy erupted quickly.

Martin Tweets

CNN, which was also criticized for its delayed response, took three days to respond to the calls by GLAAD and others to fire Martin or to address his tweets.

When it did, it called the statements "offensive" and against what the network stands for, adding that Martin would be off the air "for the time being."

Martin did not directly address his suspension Wednesday. But he tweeted two messages to his followers (above) detailing his plans to meet with GLAAD.

For its part, GLAAD lauded CNN's stand on Martin but also welcomed the political analyst's apology and offers to meet with and work with the group.

Does the suspension go far enough? Should Martin be fired?

 

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T jones

I hope Roland Martin have the courage to stand firm in his convictions. Because those sick motherfuckers needs to be reminded of what day it is!!! Martin should go to them with his attorney(s) with papers in hand, and letting those freaks know that he is going to sue their asses back to hell where they belong!! And also, if I was Martin, I would be gunning for CNN next!!!

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Blacks like Roland having been demanding equal rights for years. Somehow they don't think " Politcally Correctness" applys to them. They live with the mind set that it is so much easier to apologize than ask for permission. His " Throwdown" apology is an insult. Obama gets in office and people like T-Jones somehow thinks that they have Retribution coming. Roland screwed up! Don't insult people by meeting with GLADD on CNN and sugar coat this obvious slander remark.

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By Now Roland must know that, it is one thing to report the News, and quite another to become "The News". PEACE!!

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They are a part of the same political base. They have to keep it together...it's an election year, but beyond that it may be possible that Mr. Martin is willing to do ANYTHING to keep his job.

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why the fuck would glaad want to meet with this black racist asshole? all roland wants to do is cry so he can get his job back. he realized without the high-paying job on cnn, his only other qualification is pushing a mop and mcd's. cnn needs to hold firm and never hire roland back. send a message to america that political correctness affects everyone and blacks can't say racist shit and not have to pay the price.

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