Roland Martin Out at CNN; Tweets ‘New Boss Wants His Own Peeps’

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  • It’s official: Roland Martin is out at CNN.

    After a six-year run on CNN, Martin tweeted that the “new boss wants his own peeps.”

    The “boss” Martin referred to is CNN President Jeff Zucker who chose not to renew Martin’s contract as a CNN commentator. Martin’s contract ends April 6.

    “Roland I am really missing not hearing your view point on @CNN,” a Twitter follower wrote. Martin replied, “Sorry. Can’t book myself. My last day at @cnn is April 6.”

    Martin is known for his straight-forward, in-your-face analysis and fans say Martin is one of the few television commentators who keeps it real by articulating a black perspective on-air.

    “I’ve worked hard to ensure that my voice wasn’t heard in one place,” Martin told Richard Prince, who writes a popular diversity column, “Journal-isms,” for the Maynard Institute. “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,” Martin added, “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.”

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    13 thoughts on “Roland Martin Out at CNN; Tweets ‘New Boss Wants His Own Peeps’

    1. Pingback: Roland Martin Out At CNN; Tweets ‘New Boss Wants His Own Peeps’ | Praise 103.9

    2. Seriously, the only reason I watched CNN was because of Roland Martin…Certain people do not like hearing the truth so, if wo/man doesn’t like the truth then they must like lies!!!!

    3. smsmsm on March 20, 2013 at 8:44 am said:

      The low information and in most cases lower IQ people that general agree will miss Roland will miss him, so sad to bad.
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      Let the (liberal) “chuch” (sp) say: A-men !!!

      lol

      Seriously, what program on CNN actually “wins” its’ time slot in ratings.

      Same goes for MSNBC (also known as PMS-NBC).

      Both of those so-called networks are “in the bag” for “you know who” !!!

      “Real News Networks”……..they are NOT !!!

    4. We know power structure hates strong truth telling black men. Make me sick. What you want us to do Brother Roland. New guy better not come with no weak crap, we have enough of that. Typical, Arsenio Hall, Micheal Baisden, now Roland and all the unnamed!

    5. CNN like any business needs a new do from time to time. Letting go of Roland was not the balance. Regardless, Rlands voice gave a fresh realistic perspective to the topics. No worries, Roland will be seen and heard everywhere else. Best Wishes!

    6. Roland, I’m going to really miss you at CNN. You’re the reason why, after leaving CNN, I returned. I loved your style and broad, multi-dimensional take on issues. I left CNN during the last President Bush administration because true and real and gritty Black commentary was watered down and buried under Republican propaganda. The new boss appears to want to revert back to those days and that’s why I’ll leave CNN again. Roland… these years you’ve given us were the best years I’ll remember when it comes to honest, informative commentary relative to the African American community. God bless you and your lovely wife. I’m not worried about you. You’ve do exceptionally well in the years to come.

    7. im not surprised because doing the 2008 election he stole the show from all the other so called analyst. Mr. Martin is a true professional and they dont want the truth anymore, they just want RATINGS.

    8. Pingback: Roland Martin Out At CNN; Tweets ‘New Boss Wants His Own Peeps’ | Praise 1300

    9. The low information and in most cases lower IQ people that general agree will miss Roland will miss him, so sad to bad.

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