CNN is chock-full of worthless anchors and commentators. Many of them are physically attractive, and that's why they're on the air. But between the ears, well, let's just say there's ample space.
Roland Martin, a race-baiting black commentator who just announced his contract is not being renewed, is getting the heave-ho by CNN's new management, and his statement published verbatim below demonstrates how narcissistic and delusional this guy is:
[My] agents notified me that they had been informed that at the conclusion of the two month extension granted in February, my last day at CNN would be April 6.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my little over six years there. There are many folks I will miss dearly, especially wonderful colleagues like Josanne Lopez, Soledad O'Brien, Ali Velshi, and so many bookers and producers.
But I also miss the folks I tried to speak for and represent the most when I was on the air: the men and the women who worked on the crew; the security guards; and even the janitorial workers. Those were the people I most spoke for; those were the people who would cheer me on as I walked down the streets, in the grocery store; and at airports.
I have had the likes of Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Spike Lee, Halle Berry, and others in sports and entertainment thank me for being an unwavering and unapologetic voice of truth, and unwilling to back down when someone needed to stand up.
Before I signed with CNN, I sat in the lobby of 1 Time Warner Center and said, "God, if it's your will to be here, then so be it.' I said the same these last two months.
I've worked hard to ensure that my voice wasn't heard in one place. I will continue with my show on TV One, a network I was with before CNN; will continue my daily segment on the Tom Joyner Morning Show; and will continue my nationally syndicated column.
In my final days at CNN when I'm on the air, I will to do as the Tuskegee Airmen did, fight to the last hour, last minute, last second, for what is right. And I will do that as long as there is breath in my body.
I did this and always tried to do that; I am proud that (detour into name dropping) thanked ME as I did such-and-such... The people I spoke out for cheered me as I walked down the street..." And the coup de grace, Martin has the gall to compare his situation to that of the Tuskegee Airmen. Unbelievable.
As I have said before, ego and narcissim go hand-in-hand with delusion. (Just ask Kwame Kilpatrick). It is quite possilbe that CNN's Jeff Zucker canned Martin not only because the portly pundit doesn't bring much to the table intellectually, but because he's a raging narcissist who's hopelessly full of himself.
Conservatives and all those who hope to see some sagacity and wit in their commentators (qualities sorely lacking in many commentators at CNN, FOX and elsewhere), have disliked Martin for quite some time.
But it turns out, even many on the left are glad to see this gasbag go. The gay and lesbian community has been up in arms since Martin Tweeted some offensive words against gays and lesbians during the Super Bowl.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, launched an online petition calling on CNN to fire Martin after his tweets. (CNN suspended Martin back in February.)
So Martin is not just lacking in intellect; he either has horrible judgment (giving him the benefit of the doubt that he wasn't tanked when he sent those Tweets during the Super Bowl), or he's just too stupid to comprehend how others perceive him.
Tough rocks, Roland. Why don't you give Jesse Jackson a call and see if he needs any P.R. flacks?