Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don’t get the same praise.Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. • Taking a swipe at the “Linsanity” that’s cropped up in the past week, when NBA player Jeremy Lin, one of the few Asian-American players the league has ever head (he’s Taiwanese), had a bout of overnight success. Mayweather, as you might guess, faced criticism for his comments, which he later defended: ”Other countries get to support/cheer their athletes and everything is fine,” he said. “As soon as I support black American athletes, I get criticized.” Seems like someone might’ve missed the point.
We’re glad to have him back. I think people deserve a second chance, you know. If you’ll note, he has not been on the Grammys for the past few years and it may have taken us a while to kind of get over the fact that we were the victim of what happened.Ken Ehrlich, Grammys Exec Producer, on Chris Brown performing tonight. Read that quote again. He says they needed a while to kind of get over the fact that they were the victim of what happened. HE SAYS THE GRAMMYS WERE THE VICTIM OF CHRIS BROWN’S ABUSE OF RIHANNA. Read more WTF insights here. Quote’s source here. (via celinenyc)
For this video, I wanted to do something that Conservatives had never done before. I wanted to create a stand-alone, kick-butt music single that also happened to be coming from Conservatives.Fox News contributor Steven Crowder • Writing on Big Hollywood about his intentions for this music video, “Mr. America” by Powdered Zombies. We can safely say that it didn’t work.
Sure, we hear of an occasional winner come out of the ghetto. Movie stars, athletes, business people, we know their stories, but they are the very rare exception. For the most part, losers raise losers. Somehow we’ve got to get to these families and teach them how to respect education. Till then, nothing will change.Hartford Courant cartoonist Bob Englehart • Speaking in a now-removed blog post on the Courant’s site (cached version here) which blamed “dysfunctional inner-city poor minority families” for the problems that inner-city children face. “Losers raise losers” in particular raised the ire of New Haven’s mayor and school district superintendent, who wrote a harshly-worded letter to the Courant in response to Englehart’s blog post.
Roland Martin’s tweets were regrettable and offensive. Language that demeans is inconsistent with the values and culture of our organization, and is not tolerated. We have been giving careful consideration to this matter, and Roland will not be appearing on our air for the time being.A statement issued by CNN • Explaining their decision to suspend Roland Martin from their network, following a series of Super Bowl tweets that landed Martin in hot water with GLAAD, among other LGBT advocacy groups. He said if you knew a guy who liked David Beckham’s underwear ad, you ought to “smack the ish out of him.” Martin insisted, while apologizing for the offense, that he was attempting to be disparaging of soccer fans, not a man sexually attracted to Beckham, but these excuses fell in deaf ears when it came to his employer. source (via • follow)
I’m not concerned about the very poor; we have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich; they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of America, the 90-95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling.Mitt Romney • Speaking to CNN’s Soledad O’Brien this morning. There’s a few different reasons this will, and likely should, be seen as a gaffe. Romney’s political opponents now have footage of him saying he’s not concerned about the very poor, which isolated from his broader point feeds the very narrative that is most damaging to him, that of the disaffected millionaire. Snipping the quote and excising his real point about the Americans in between would be somewhat disingenuous. Even taken in full context, though, he is suggesting the very poor and very rich are somehow equally undeserving of a President’s attention, which is a peculiar philosophical position in and of itself, and one we suspect won’t play well with a great deal of people. source (via • follow)