Too ethnic? Roland Martin out at CNN, says boss ‘wants his own peeps’

First, they came for Soledad

Earlier this year, “too ethnic” Soledad “Special Snowflake” O’Brien found herself a casualty of Jeff Zucker’s CNN revamp. Network contributor Roland Martin didn’t have much to say at the time, but now, it looks like he may be a little too ethnic as well.

Martin has been tweeting about his upcoming departure from CNN:

And when one of his followers asked why the shackles and straitjacket are coming off:

This was Martin’s response:

Hmmm … wonder what that means? Some Twitterers have suspicions:

(Hat tip: Big Journalism)

  • Joseph A White

    Tyron Shoelaces worries that CNN’s ratings will decline?? How is THAT possible?? they’re rock bottom already, are they not?? Roland and Soledad are just race hustlers that will land on their keisters at MSNBC….if they are lucky…

    • TugboatPhil

      Joseph, Soledad had her start at MSLSD. It was the early days and more of a techie network with some news thrown in. I don’t think she was insane then, so they let her go.

      Oddly enough, John Gibson, of Fox Radio, and Laura Ingraham were also on-air then. I used to watch it on weekends until they went total moonbat 24/7.

      • Joseph A White

        Me too, Phil. Just prior to the Invasion of Iraq, I used to watch MSNBC. As I recall, even Tingles Mathews hadn’t gone totally off the left end….

  • TugboatPhil

    Roland, maybe they just want a host who isn’t Guano Loco and can present a reasonable argument for their beliefs….oh wait, it’s CNN. Never mind.

    • Cool_Arrow

      Had me going there for a second.

  • Netmilsmom

    Didn’t he recently come out in defense of Dr. Ben Carson?
    WOW, it only takes a toestep off the plantation for the Massa to sell you off.

  • Stone Bryson

    Until Piers Morgan is heading back across the pond and Don Lemon is traded to MSNBC and Christine Ammasopure (or whatever the hell her last name is) is hosting local ‘news’ programs in Palestine… until all this, I refuse to believe CNN is serious about getting serious.

  • Elizabeth Lipp

    Now, if only they would get rid of the rape cheerleaders Candy and Poppy……

  • doublee64

    Since all they (martin, o’brien) have is opinion, they’ll fit right in at msdnc.

  • Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Now Roland can return to his real profession: Fishing.

  • Spasmolytic

    First Ed Schultz is demoted and now Roland Martin is gone? My birthday isn’t until December but I appreciate the early gifts!

  • John (it true me am)

    Ah, Jeff Zucker. The kiss of death for any network. Which is odd in this case because he’s making out with already dead. I guess this is some sort of necrophilia thing going on at this point?

  • Tantalus XVI

    Romney too rich? Martin, O’Brien too ethnic? seems fair to me.

  • CommieJuice

    Roland Martin (the toxic avenger’s brother from another mother lookalike), Ed ‘the red’ Shultz, Keith Olbermann and Soledad O’Brien should all be happy that Al Jazeera America is hiring. They all fit perfectly in the role of propagandist, so why not keep it going with another American hating leftist so-called news organization? The freaks at MSLSD would start to get jealous.

  • Chevypowered

    As a concerned Black man I am concerned that Roland Martin is being released! My concern is a level of concern the likes no concerned citizen (Black or otherwise) have ever witnessed! Please my fellow humans let us join hands in a concerned circle and pray for Roland reinstatement so we can all stop being concerned!