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Is Sean Hannity man enough to debate me?

03/20/2008 6:03 pm 137 comments

Its been an absolute trip watching Sean Hannity foam at the mouth on his radio show and TV show over Sen. Barack Obama and his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.  What amazes me is how he continues to toss all kinds of nonsense out, and no one corrects him. Now, Hannity really tries to hold himself up as a big-time Christian, but I have doubts about that. Oh, yea, I said it. If you listen to his hateful talk, then he doesn’t walk the walk.  I think the real issue is that Sean Hannity and the conservative blowhards are absolutely afraid of Obama. They have absolutely NO LOVE for Sen. John McCain, and when they don’t have anyone to love, they need someone to hate. And their hate has turned to Sen. Barack Obama.When I listen to Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and the rest of the Conservative Cabal, they claim to be defenders of truth and honesty, yet they are strangely silent – VERY SILENT – when their own conservative preachers make some of the most outlandish comments.  This is not about defending Rev. Wright or Sen. Obama. It’s about defending the First Amendment, the goodness of an individual, but most of all, the truth. So, I’m issuing this challenge to you.  Ask Sean Hannity why he won’t honor his own word to have me on his show. That’s what he told me at the Radio Hall of Fame when we met in 2006.  When he heard I had done Bill O’Reilly’s show on nearly a dozen occasions, he said, “Well we’ve got to have you on my show!”  So, Sean, what say you? Are you willing to debate someone who isn’t afraid of you? are you willing to debate someone who isn’t gonig to back down from you?  You claim to be a Christian. I’m a Christian. Let’s have a REAL discussion about the church – black and white. Let’s have a REAL discussion about race in America – black and white. Let’s have a real discussion about the issues of the day – in black and white.  You keep quoting the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but you don’t LIVE King’s life? Let’s start with a conversation.  Time to man up, Sean!

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  • Carole from Fayetteville, GA

    Roland,

    Thank You, Thank You for being our voice. You are one of only a few who are truly making sense in analyzing this lowdown media feast. Hopefully it will end real soon. I would love to see you and Sean go at it but. I’m ashamed of CNN and all of the anchors. Every one of them are trying to keep the highest ratings. Without us, where would they be????????????????????

  • Steve

    Roland- We, as a community of fair-minded Americans, with balanced politcal views, all owe you a debt of GRATITUDE for standing up publicly, and sometimes alone, against the onslaugh of ignorance (about African American churches), hatred (for anything slightly challenging to “their” position) and bias observed on CNN and in the media, especially lately. It feels like we’re at historic times in America, and as many forceful, eloquent leaders as we can muster right now, the better. Thanks for being one of them.

  • celeste

    Hi Roland,

    I have now become a big political JUNKY! I think I watch CNN 24 hours a day sometimes. I just love whats happening in this historic election.

    Anyway, Fox news seems to have this possisive, overly obessive & extreme HATE for Obama. Everyday they speak this man’s name over a 100 times a day, mostly from that Loney man-Hannity. I think he is so filled up with rage & anger for this man it really is so shocking. He knows that Obama is so close to getting the nomination and he seems real T-off. He talks about obama’s pastor speaking hateful things, but Hannity does the same as well. The WHOLE ENTIRE NEWS REPORTS seem to hate obama. Yes, this man is scared to have a debate with you, and also important civil rights leaders. You guys would destroy him verbaly.

    It’s really sad to see what this man does everyday. Playing on the fear and stupidity of Americans. But I think we really know better.

    Roland, I think you are AWESOME. Keep up the good work, your great.

    P.S. YOU NEED YOUR OWN T.V. SHOW!

  • http://www.fabuluxeblog.com Terrica

    Another fabulously written post, Roland. I look forward to a response. But we shall see, no?

  • Kenneth

    Hello Roland,

    To start off, I am a huge fan of yours, and I always look for your contributions on CNN for real perspective. I am 18 years old and I support Barack Obama. I was floored by Obama’s speech and absolutely agree that this wasteful parsing at Reverend Wright’s words do more harm than good. But you and I would agree that it is extremely difficult to avoid Sean Hannity’s broadcast on this subject EVERY SINGLE night. As a fan of yours, I want you to absolutely push to talk to him. He has absolutely no clue the damage he is doing to his viewers. Beyond that, his credibility to even utter a sentence on this is also in question. I have read on websites about his relationship with Neo-Nazi, Hal Turner. Last night, a member of the New Blank Panther raised the question of whether we should judge Hannity by his association with Hal Turner. As expected, he completely blew him off, as if it was a question not worth addressing. And even funnier, I look up Turner on wikipedia, and Hannity’s name (which was there the day before) coincidentally vanishes.
    On Reverend Wright’s behalf, I also agree that his entire career should not be minimized to sound bites. I think Hannity is hurting people more than Wright with an ill-informed and biased perspective of the whole church. He should remember that he praised Jerry Falwell for his outgoing charity to his community, despite Falwell blaming 9/11 on pagans and gays. Reverend Wright should be praised for his outgoing charity for his community.
    I also believe the media has been unfair to Obama. Though I do think it was a blessing to have Obama address it the way he did on Tuesday. But, coverage of McCain’s affiliation with Rob Parsley and John Hagee have been few to non-existent on television. I do not believe McCain share controversial views and I will not hold him accountable for their actions, but its obvious (to me at least) that there is a double standard on television, especially Fox News, but thats no surprise from them. I cannot quite figure that out.
    As a big fan, I believe you should absolutely pursue this Right Wing neo-con, put him in his place, because its absolutely getting tiring.
    I am 18 years old, and I believe someone in the media should take Obama’s call for unity and discussion beyond the bickering and nitpicking of Reverend Wright. I believe you’re the guy. Do it on his show, do it on CNN. Just let people know that Obama’s message will not be lost in general, or misconstrued by the Right. Challenge them to go to the church, tell them to listen to the whole sermons. They are absolutely afraid of Barack Obama’s appeal, and we should assuage those fears. Let those people (Right wing conservatives) know that with their help, it is more than possible to make-up and bridge grounds on race no one thought would be possible.

    Good Luck and Go Get’em,
    Kenneth Taing
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Michelle

    Hello Mr. Martin,

    I am so tired of Sean and his hateful self. Hiding behide Christ Seans the biggest devil there ever was.
    Anyway what I wanted to asked you have you seen the email going around THE HUFFINGTON POST
    well it’s about Frank Schaeffer: idt was posted March 16/2008 The heading reads as follow and I wonder why know one has brought this up for discussion.

    Obama’s Minister Committed “Treason”but When My Father Said the Same Thing He Was a Republican Hero

  • Leslie

    I hope he accepts. If he does, I hope he let’s you talk instead trying to bully his guests. He will never stop broadcasting the Rev. Wright story. He wants it to be fresh in his viewers minds for however long he can. Its sad how much he’s trying to bring down Obama. That entire network will be talking about it for as long as possible. No other network is broadcasting it as much as they are. That’s all they care about. Sean Hannity is the most unfair and the most bias reporter I have ever seen. Oh and the biggest hypocrite too. I really hope you get a chance to go on his show and put him in his place.

  • Esau

    Yes! Please let me know when this takes place. I’m sure Sean is not ready for truth. Roland, when a lie is esposed, it loses its power. These guys have made a name for themselves through outrages lies. If you bring truth. there foundation will weaken.

  • http://NA Charlee Dawkins

    Thank you for your support on this issue. I am an AME and I just hate the tone of Rev.
    Wright’s remarks. He did not actually say GOD D____America. He stated elloquently:
    Whites brought Drugs to this Country, Sold them to Blacks, Built larger Prisons, Past a Law 3 Strikes you’er out and then expects him to sing God Bless America !!!! I did not
    hear the qualifying words “They should expect them to say God____America. I am 66
    soon to be 67 years of age. I sing in a 9 member Gospel Group. One of our memembers
    refuses to wear a flag pen on he lapel when we sing for our annual Memorial day
    Musical. She refuses because she says that BUSH wears one. His demonstration of
    Patriotism sickens her. When I read the Lewinsky/Hillary Calendar of events. Hillary
    was in the same house with them. How sick is that? Bill had a full time job.

  • ramesh

    Dear Mr. Roland.
    I watch AC360 and follow your panels discussions esp. on politics. It’s unfortunate that a lot of people in the media, esp. republican right wing such as sean hannity, rush limbaugh etc. thrive in the divisive politics as it benefits them the most rather than serve the humanity. You have tried to explain the relationship of a pastor and the member of a church, the environment and the context in which the sermons are given and told the viewers and the panel that your wife is a pastor of church.
    Even Gov. Huckabee says that he understands the role of a Sen. Obama’s pastor very well as he himself was a pastor before he entered into politics. He even asks the news media to give some slack to Mr. Wright and Mr. Obama on the issue that has most recently become a talking point in the media including CNN AC360 show. Please take a look at the following link and may be you can quote this next time if you have to address this issue again on AC360 show.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/19/huckabee-defends-rev-jer_n_92346.html

    thanks
    Ramesh

  • Lawrence Gardner

    Roland, my wife and I were watching you today responding to the reaction over Obama’s speech on racism and the human tendencies of his grandmother and all Americans. You made a statement that took me back 27 years. As black men we are taught to be strong and to rise above the negative experiences we have faced and still face today. Your statement was as a black man at/from Texas A&M, the first question you are asked is “did you play football? In 1981, I was one of 36 black students in an incoming class of 10,000+. For me if I wore sweats/athletic gear, I got the football question, but if it was a polo, I got the luxury of being asked if I ran track. Years later as a commercial real estate broker in Dallas, and several pounds heavier tham college weight, the question isn’t did I play ball, they go straight to the position. Linebacker is what they typically guess. I was in the business school, but the balance of the of the black students not on the field could be found in the engineering program. My first reaction to your comment was, how many times have I said that? Next my mind went back to A&M where a couple during my 1st semester with smiles on their faces told me to play good on Saturday, this after hearing the do you play ball question 40-50 times during my first 90 days on campus. Next thought was of me walking from Shumacher Dorm to get a burger one evening at the Cow Hop and having a pitcher of beer thrown at me from a bunch of cowpokes at the Dixie Chicken. Finally, the memory of one of my professors trying to have a debate on affirmative action, only to have a several folks in the classroom say “send them back to Africa”. In order to have a debate my professor joined my “for” position against the 120 students who were against affirmative action. Yes, we were taught, and I’ll teach my kids, to rise above the ignorance of statements people will make. That we should esteem others rather than tear them down with our words or actions is edifying to the soul. May God continue to bless you as you as a blessing other.

    Lawrence Gardner, TAMU, Class of 85’

  • Lawrence Gardner

    (Revised)
    Roland, my wife and I were watching you today responding to the reaction over Obama’s speech on racism and the human tendencies of his grandmother and all Americans. You made a statement that took me back 27 years. As black men we are taught to be strong and to rise above the negative experiences we have faced and still face today. Your statement was as a black man at/from Texas A&M, the first question you are asked is “did you play football? In 1981, I was one of 36 black students in an incoming class of 10,000+. For me if I wore sweats/athletic gear, I got the football question, but if it was a polo, I got the luxury of being asked if I ran track. Years later as a commercial real estate broker in Dallas, and several pounds heavier than my college weight, the question isn’t did I play ball, they go straight to the position. Linebacker is what they typically guess. I was in the business school, but the balance of the of the black students not on the field could be found in the engineering program. My first reaction to your comment was, how many times have I said that? Next my mind went back to A&M where a couple during my 1st semester with smiles on their faces told me to play good on Saturday, this after hearing the do you play ball question 40-50 times during my first 90 days on campus. Next thought was of me walking from Shumacher Dorm to get a burger one evening at the Cow Hop and having a pitcher of beer thrown at me from a bunch of cowpokes at the Dixie Chicken. Finally, the memory of one of my professors trying to have a debate on affirmative action, only to have a several folks in the classroom say “send them back to Africa”. In order to have a debate my professor joined my “for” position against the 120 students who were against affirmative action. Yes, we were taught, and I’ll teach my kids, to rise above the ignorance of statements people will make. That we should esteem others rather than tear them down with our words or actions is edifying to the soul. May God continue to bless you as you are a blessing to others.

    Lawrence Gardner, TAMU, Class of 85’

  • Kenneth Taing

    Hello Roland,
    To start off, I am a huge fan of yours, and I always look for your contributions on CNN for real perspective. I am 18 years old and I support Barack Obama. I was floored by Obama’s speech and absolutely agree that this wasteful parsing at Reverend Wright’s words do more harm than good. But you and I would agree that it is extremely difficult to avoid Sean Hannity’s broadcast on this subject EVERY SINGLE night. As a fan of yours, I want you to absolutely push to talk to him. He has absolutely no clue the damage he is doing to his viewers. Beyond that, his credibility to even utter a sentence on this is also in question. I have read on websites about his relationship with Neo-Nazi, Hal Turner. Last night, a member of the New Blank Panther raised the question of whether we should judge Hannity by his association with Hal Turner. As expected, he completely blew him off, as if it was a question not worth addressing. And even funnier, I look up Turner on wikipedia, and Hannity’s name (which was there the day before) coincidentally vanishes.

  • Kenneth Taing

    On Reverend Wright’s behalf, I also agree that his entire career should not be minimized to sound bites. I think Hannity is hurting people more than Wright with an ill-informed and biased perspective of the whole church. He should remember that he praised Jerry Falwell for his outgoing charity to his community, despite Falwell blaming 9/11 on pagans and gays. Reverend Wright should be praised for his outgoing charity for his community.

  • Kenneth Taing

    I also believe the media has been unfair to Obama. Though I do think it was a blessing to have Obama address it the way he did on Tuesday. But, coverage of McCain’s affiliation with Rob Parsley and John Hagee have been few to non-existent on television. I do not believe McCain share controversial views and I will not hold him accountable for their actions, but its obvious (to me at least) that there is a double standard on television, especially Fox News, but thats no surprise from them. I cannot quite figure that out.
    As a big fan, I believe you should absolutely pursue this Right Wing neo-con, put him in his place, because its absolutely getting tiring.

  • Kenneth Taing

    I am 18 years old, and I believe someone in the media should take Obama’s call for unity and discussion beyond the bickering and nitpicking of Reverend Wright. I believe you’re the guy. I would do it on a dime if I could. Do it on his show, do it on CNN. Just let people know that Obama’s message will not be lost in general, or misconstrued by the Right. Challenge them to go to the church, tell them to listen to the whole sermons. They are absolutely afraid of Barack Obama’s appeal, and we should assuage those fears. Let those people (Right wing conservatives) know that with their help, it is more than possible to make-up and bridge grounds on race no one thought would be possible.
    Good Luck and Go Get’em,
    Kenneth Taing
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Desmond

    Thank you! I watched Hannity’s interview with a member of the New Black Panther Party last night (03/19/2008) and when challenged, all of a sudden, he was “out of time”. I listen to you on CNN and you always seem to be the one with common sense. Continue to be true to yourself and true to God. There is a reason why you are multi-talented. Continue to be the voice in the mainstream that people like myself do not have access to. When you talk, I feel like I’m talking…Thank You!

  • Rev. Melonie

    You probably are wasting your time trying to debate Sean and all of his trash talk. He’s making too much money and increasing his ratings by spreading venom and misrepresenting Barack Obama to be engage in an honest and fair debate about any issue—particularly with anyone of intelligence.

    I love that he brags about going to seminary! As an Ordained member of clergy and graduate of Payne Theological Seminary and a pastor, I can assure you that whatever he learned had nothing to do with spreading the Gospel! I honestly believe that he does indeed understand how unfair and imbalanced that Fox News Chanel is. But is one of their star performers in attempting to take down the candidacy of Senator Obama and perhaps ruin his future. But, we must understand that “formed weapons” may cause pain upon impact, but the Bible I read, says that they will NOT prosper.

    If anyone is bringing “damnation” upon the country, it is people like this who insist upon using TV shows and newspapers to try to unfairly bias the outcome of an election. I’m offended that he thinks the public is dumb enough to buy all the foolishness. To me, it has the same gutter quality of the trashy newspapers at the grocery store check-out counter. I don’t buy it—and people are starting less and less to tune in to Fox (I call it “Pox” News).

    You have entirely too much class to try to converse on a civil level with this silly man. He’d rather go get the likes of the desperately confused people such as Larry Elder and Ken Blackwell (as if they represent the position of most Black people), to help him justify his own moronic ideas. PLLEEASE! I doubt that you will ever hear from him.

    Keep up the good work and God Bless!

  • jesse sherrod

    mr. martin god bless you,i am so sad and hurt about how the united states have not changed.this hannity guy is a disgrace as to what ever he is called.He says i am a christian,he’s the devil that what he is,he’s hateful,mean-spirited and dont like black people he may fool some people but he can’t fool god.thank God for you MR.Martin because you dont mind as they say telling it like it is.I am just so sad that the media today just want to destroy at any cost.I am praying for you that some way you can expose this hateful man,iam a small pastor of a small church and my brother this stuff going on now need to stop,because more and more are pieling on.god bless be safe.

  • Jonathan Rowland

    Roland,

    A debate between you Hannity would be very good. I have watched his show closely and he never sticks to the facts or focus on the real issues. When he is losing, his grumpy old buddy chimes in to save him with some irrelavant question. They take pride in cutting off guest in mid sentence but become angry when a guest doesn’t allow them to talk over him or her. He was defeated by Charles Barron and Malik Shabazz because they would not allow him to startle them with his rapid fire questions. They answered questions one at a time causing him to repeat his follow up questions while they made their point. What I dislike most about Hannity is the fact that he tries to downplay racism or tell a victim of rasicm how they should feel about it. Thats like a man telling a women how she should feel after giving birth to a child. Take him down brother!

  • http://blacktennispros.blogspot.com Shelia

    Roland, I well imagine that you are receiving all kinds of support for the incredible job that you are doing breaking it down for the fools wherever you go, especially CNN. Well add me to the list. It’s not like we didn’t know that Senator Obama wouldn’t come under this kind of fire storm, but I never expected it to be this vicious. Sean Hannity is possesed! Lou Dobbs, someone who I used to greatly respect is not going through as many changes, but he’s an Obama hater on the DL too.

    The thought that this Black man is within touching distance of the presidency of this country is driving some white people crazy, especially Hillary, LOL!. At the same time, friends of mine that are white and some people that I see on television like or dislike Obama on an intellectual level, not because he’s a Black man, and I am so very happy to see that.

    Even on CNN I can’t believe the hate that is coming out some folks mouths, but brotha, you are holding up the blood stained banner. I get a kick out of seeing you rattle off names, dates, times and places, it’s beautiful.

    Keep up the good work, we all have to do what we can to ensure that Obama goes through this process fairly and win, lose or draw on his merit, not his color.

  • Teresa

    I hope you are able to schedule this debate. I do listen to Fox News because I need to know what all sides are saying and thinking. I have not listened to Sean Hannity’s entire show lately because I do not like what he has been saying. He has consistently called Rev. Wright’s words hateful and even unpatriotic. I find Sean Hannity’s words extremely hateful. I truly do not understand how his ‘Klanesque’ commentary is allowed on any network. I did see the last interview he had with Rev. Sharpton and was glad Rev. Sharpton held his own – big time!

    IMHO Senator Clinton and Senator McCain are not the opponents Senator Obama must defeat. The major opponent Senator Obama is facing is FEAR!! They are afraid!!

    Peace!

  • Renee

    I completely agree. I am totally stunned when I hear some of the things that these “broadcast journalist” will say. First of all I heard one journalist say that it was racist, and one should be labeled as a bigot, if you think that Jesus is Black. WHAT!!! So, its OK to think that Jesus is white. Also, its not OK for Rev. Jeremiah Wright to say, “racist remarks” ( by the way I don’t think the remarks are racist ) but its ok for obama’s white grandmother to say racist remarks as indicated by the media’s disapproval for of using her as an example in his speech. Also, they now are mad about Obama saying “typical white person” which they claim lumps all whites together. However, they are lumping Rev. Wright and Obama together are they not?

    Also, I hate to throw Tikki Barber under the bus, but I gotta do it. I saw him on MSNBC today. One correspondent asked Tikki “ I bet you hate it when fans come up to you and show you love and you know in the back of your mind that these fans would not love you if you didn’t play football.” “Tikki responds, “that is a testament to me because I have the ability to transcend race.” Are you serious!!!! Does Tikki think that these fans would give him the time of day if it were not for his ability to play football. WHAT!!! So, the struggling black man that can’t catch a break is suppose to learn from Tikki how to transcend race?

    I mean this whole issue is so disheartening. Roland please talk to Oprah about having a televised discussion about this matter because clearly our white friends just don’t get it, will they ever? Roland, please holla atcha girl. Tell me what can I do to ensure that this mess will not be the cause of Obam’s demise.

  • DJ Stolarski

    Roland,

    Time to man up is right!!!

    I’ve grown tired of conservative radio latey and have found the reaction to Obama’s Rev. Wright Issue troubling in its tone and content.

    As a middle-aged conservative leaning white guy, I was initially intrigued by, and lately supportive of, Sen. Obama’s run for President. I believe that he has the capacity to make Americans see themselves differently and to have the rest of the world see the US and us, as Americans, differently.

    I don’t pretend that I completely understand the cultural differences that exist in some black churches that would make comments of Rev. Wright acceptable. I do understand, as you are suggesting Roland, that if we do not have a discussion based on trying to understand our differences, nothing will change.

    By the way, I enjoy your contibutions to the CNN election coverage.

    Kindest Regard.

  • Sherry Davis Johnson

    Sean Hannity will not debate you! He needs to be in an arena to scream out inacurate information followed by, “we’re out of time”. He’s not the sharpest tool in the shed. I often wonder if it’s a performance.

  • W Johnson

    I would love to see it. Let me know when it’s on.

    Have you read anything about race in Africa? I’ve grow sick of blacks blaming ALL their problems on whitey. Here is a piece on how well they treat each other in their motherland, in particular, Obama’s father’s homeland. Gosh, blacks are such NOBLE people. All the evil in the world is whitey.

    http://www.gvnet.com/humantrafficking/Kenya.htm

  • http://mbn.com Brenda Miller

    I pray that you get a chance to debate Shaun Hannity, but don’t hold your breath. You don’t fit the profile type he’s looking for; a quack or a millitant type.

    He’s not looking for any meaning dialogue on race. He’s looking for someone to agree with his racists views and to join him in ranting and raving like a mad dog!

  • Rita

    Roland, Hannity is not going to debate you. As you say he can’t handle the truth. I looked on his website and I see someonelse thinks he is Satan. Now answer me this, why all of a sudden Bill O’Reilly is asking some of his guests, what Barack should do to change things around. Do you know Bill O’Reilly had the audacity to ask Bush’s Brain, Karl Rove his opinion. Rove’s response was literally “get on your knees and ask for forgiveness for you have sinned” Another of O’Reilly’s guests, Bernard Goldberg stated that Barack should come on O’Reilly’s show so that Barack could speak to “all” of the people and as Bill put it, “not to just his “crew”. Isn’t that a conflict of interest, FOX is spewing constant hate, while trying to get an exclusive under the pretense of helping Barack. Last night, while CNN and MSNBC were talking about Barack’s passport breach, FOX NEWS was still stuck on Reverend Wright as usual. It’s amazing how with all that is going on in the world Reverend Wright is the only thing they can talk about.

  • Demi – Atlanta

    W Johnson, whether you are black, white or other your comment reflect the A-typical ignorance in white Americas with low self-esteem. Hannity and his clan of (KKK undercovers) are afraid of Obama as well as other intelligent black men who aren’t afraid to take them by their devil horns. If Obama becomes President of the U.S., there will be ZERO Black US Senators (out of 100), two Black Governors out of 50, and 40 Black House of Representatives out of 435. Whoever says that race is not an issue in this country is a L-I-A-R. Also, learn about Africa before you judge its conditions based on what the WHITE-controlled American media reports. MARTIN VS HANNITY 08! MARTIN VS CAFFERTY 08! It would surely educate a lot of ignorant people.

  • http://mbn.com Brenda Miller

    W Johnson,
    Statements made in your comment stating that blacks blame whites for their problems will cause race relations to remain stagnet. I don’t know how to fix the problem. I just know that White folks needs to understand that slavery happened to black folks who were brought to America and treated like animals. And Black folks need to understand that todays white folks were not the ones that broght them to American and treated them like animals.

    I Pray that black and whites can come together someday soon. I’m 56 years old I’m tired of racisim.

  • W Johnson

    On second thought, you write nothing more than oatmeal. Hannity debating you would only give you more air time to spew your tired old oatmeal racist views.

    It would be a waste of time for everyone.

    You’re a never was.

  • Shelia Johnson

    Mr. Johnson

    It is obvious that you’re dealing with some internal strife…I’m not sure who you’re listening and talking too but, I don’t know not one black person who blames white people for lifes’ challenges. Each of us are responsible for our own actions/destiny but, history has taught us that white men feel the need to oppress and control other human beings.

    You’re probably one of those people who believed that the US had every right to go into Iraq and literally destroy that country’s infrastructure! And why did we go in there? Oh, yea…weapons of mass destruction, and we must not forget Hussein was a dictator so it is America’s duty to put him on trial for “Crimes Against Humanity.” Now that is a BIG JOKE – Nobody and no country has committed more crimes against humanity that white american men! So what should we do?

    We forgive them and let God avenge…

  • Steve, Morrisville, NC

    Roland, As a former listener to Limbaugh and Hannity, I now wonder how I could have been so nieve. Obama’s campaign has caused both me and my wife to switch from the Republican to Democrat party. As a Christian myself, I also don’t understand how another Christian would act the way Hannity is acting or say the things he is saying. I hate to say this, but I have to wonder if their rationale goes beyond conservative politics… to the possibility that they just cannot accept having a black person in the White House. It is interesting that since switching parties, we have both found that the Democratic party actually is much more aligned with our views on the current issues than the Republican. I have stopped watching Fox News altogether. How could I have been so blind before?

    I became an active Republican back when Reagan came on the scene. And I actually was active in supporting Jessie Helms and looked forward to his acceptance speaches — primarily talking about Senator Kennedy. My dislike for the Democratic party I think was largely because I didn’t think they were genuine.. or at least as genuine as I perceived the Republican leaders to be at that time. For example, I didn’t understand why the Democratic leaders would all stand behind Pres Clinton at the White House clapping when he had just been impeached.

    But now, it seems to me that Obama is the genuine candidate. If Hillary is nominated, it is likely that we will vote for McCain. I wonder how many other former Republicans believe as we do and will vote like us in the general election.

    Keep up the good work — we look so forward to your commentary along with David G’s on CNN every night!

    Happy Easter, Roland! Come visit us in NC soon!

  • Hiram Abiff

    W Johnson, why do you spend so much time on African American Blogs, we all know your FULL of IT!

  • T Williams

    W Johnson…

    We are not in Africa. We are in America. Or at least I am. To make a statement as ridiculous as Black people blame ALL their problems on whitey just further highlights your ignorance. Simply because there is injustice in Africa doesn’t mean we have to stand for it in America. Obama’s father is from Kenya so based on where you live you can’t comment on atrocity?
    If you actually listen to Obama’s speech he said that while white people may not be the cause for what ails minorities in this country please don’t pretend it doesn’t exist. How many Coke a Cola or Texaco lawsuits do you have to bear witness to before you realize that there is a problem? Blissful ignorance is okay only when you keep it to yourself. Being loud and ignorant just makes you look at best pedestrian.
    The problem with posters like yourself is you seem to be just fine cloaked behind a veil of anonymity. It’s what I call “Keyboard Courage” I doubt you would have the strength to say that in public. It’s not because you fear some sort of hurt will come to your person because of it but because it’s so very asinine that no one would take you seriously. And if Roland is a never was what does that make you? You’re so lame you need to post hate on a never was’ website. I guess that makes you something sub-never-was.

    Roland…
    I enjoy hearing you speak whenever you are on TV. You always seem to be the one who is the most objective. Quite often you say things I am thinking and I am glad you can be there to speak rationally about subjects that need attention. Please keep doing what you are doing. Sean Hannity makes his living by preying on the dim witted. He wouldn’t want you on his show because you would mop the floor with him. It would just be embarrassing for him. In the end he would only cut you off and talk over you. That’s what the less enlightened do. They seem to think louder is more accurate. Don’t waste your time. If you were to go head to head with him pick a neutral ground. He would edit you into obscurity on his show.

  • Michele Mateo Rusin

    Thank you Roland! I too hope you will publicize this debate if Hannity has the guts to do it,because I definitely won’t want to miss it. Yo’ve thrown down the gauntlet like a true knight! Let’s see if Mr. Hannity has the courage to face you.

  • Got oil?

    Okay, moderator, I’m convinced you’re either W Johnson or a very unethical person.

  • Dee

    W Johnson –

    You prove Obama right with your rhetoric, but your views are the ones I’m really interested in hearing. I thought that the information age meant that those with access to information and its highway were actually more enlightened and informed. But I suppose I am naive because I am learning that ignorance can be justified by information, as well.

    I suppose I am young, but folks like you are helping me to grow up fast.

  • Bob Ripley

    Right, wrong, or indifferent… black or white… Christian or Muslim… I’m getting SO tired of all the anger and hatefulness in our society. We ignore the big issues and, instead, spew unthoughtful venom in reaction to all kinds of irrelevant trivia. It sounds awfully trite but, indeed, “Be the change you want to see” before attacking others.

  • White mom in Texas

    Mr. Martin…I don’t know how you do it…how you hold your tongue when you listen to all this hate and intolerence..
    I have 2 teenage daughters and I have tried to teach them to be conscientious of other people and their views..to try and look at things from other peoples eyes while not forgetting their own stories..
    They have been a voice to people in school that have been too beaten down to have a voice..
    There has been times I have had to ask them to also reflect on their thoughts and actions… and even be tolerent of those that are not..I think they get it…I wish more people would learn more tolerence.. We cannot seem to open our eyes to see that our view is not the only one…and it is not always the right one..
    I appreciate you…

  • http://sobendt.com/bios/about_justin/ Justin Kizer

    Hi Roland (and other readers),
    I wouldn’t bother commenting had I not read W Johnson’s comments. I don’t usually reply to such silliness, nor do I engage in internet forum battles (which is why this will be my one and only post), but I do feel the need to at least voice my contrary opinion, given that W Johnson’s is the only post here.

    I enjoy listening to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, and many other members of the “Conservative Cabal.” However, this does not mean I find their views to be accurate or fair; in fact, quite often I find them to be exactly the opposite. Yet I also watch CNN, on which Mr. Martin often appears, and I enjoy and value his input also (though again, I do not necessarily always agree with it).

    But on the Rev. Wright story, Roland Martin is the only one I’ve seen who has taken the necessary steps to offer adequate context to the story, which is always imperative in finding and understanding the truth, and I have found his contributions on this issue illuminating and monumentally important. The real tragedy of this story is how painfully obvious it is that most of today’s media won’t take such steps to provide sufficient context, but rather seek only to sensationalize the most controversial and shock-provoking parts of a story. In this regard alone, the media would be much better off if it had more men and women like Roland Martin.

    So if it is indeed oatmeal that Martin is offering, I, for one, am eagerly hungry for seconds.

  • Mark A.

    It’s always a sight to watch you on CNN, especially with how devoted you are in finding the truth behind all these characterizations of people under controversy. Rather than go with what every other person addresses to the public, in terms of mere snippets and opinions, you take the time to research your facts, back them up, and then reveal to everyone else. Granted, there are a lot of people who ignore the truth and hide in a corner believing what they want to believe, but you’re pulling them out and setting them straight, whether or not they want to hear the truth at all. Good for you! I’ve been listening to Sean Hannity every so often, as well as Rush Limbaugh, and are they really any better than Wright on their words? No, if not, they are surely worse in by placing their judgment on people in the most hateful of ways. Is that Christian of them? No. Anyways, I’d love to see you put this guy in his place and have him hang up his hypocrite ways for good.

  • Cynthia L.A.

    Did I hear that Hannity recently lost a radio show? Oops!

  • http://myspace.com/spayyde John

    You just made another fan. It’s about time a brotha faced down these white christian racist conservatives who ‘feel’ they are under the gun when they spread war, voilence, and racism and play the reverse race card to defend their racist ways. Sean couldn’t even handle Wright himself on his own program, so how is he going to handle you. The face off will never happen because he knows you’ll get too much press and will expose him as a racist just like Bill O’, Rush, and the rest of the conservative undercover klan members. Wright is right not wrong, he is not a racist, he did not spread hate only the truth, I’m glad Obama sat in his church for 20 years, it showed me what a already knew, that he represented the truth of not only the black plight but the plight of white, latino, asiatic, and native peoples. Does any of the conservative clowns do that? No. ‘Nuff said, cut the drama and vote Obama.

  • W Johnson

    Hiram Abiff – are you so RACIST you won’t allow a white on your AFRICAN AMERICAN blogs?

  • W Johnson

    Dee, I guess your comment makes sense, but I can’t figure it out. Could be please be clear.

  • W Johnson

    T Williams – you are the MOST pampered race there has ever been in the history of the world. You act like everyone else has life SO EASY. That being white, we have to make NO EFFORT to get things. That doors are not slammed in our faces.

    The white man has done more for the black man than the black man has ever done for himself.

    Why is it that blacks have to be included in everything white? Because blacks have not built anything. Why have they not built anything. I know, whitey again! Like your homeland is so successful!! You have be be included in everything whitey builds and then all you do is trash us. If we are such a horrible people, why do you want to be a part of anything we build?!

  • W Johnson

    T Williams

    You’re so lame you need to post hate on a never was’ website. I guess that makes you something sub-never-was.

    I guess you be right! huk a huk a huk a

  • BabyBoomer of Howell, Michigan

    I’ve been listening to you on CNN and agree with most of your comments. The absolute over coverage by the media of Reverend Wright’s 10 second (rather radical) sermon has been so over done. I think Obama did the right thing by giving that speech. Anyone that has been watching his campaign, and listening to him speak, knows he is a candidate of integrity and honesty and extreme intelligence. Obama has been hit from every direction. The kitchen sink syndrome, the inexperience tactics of the Clinton Campaign, Reverend Wright, the 3 a.m. phone call, the pledge of allegiance, his heritage, but through it all he has remained calm and focused. Being from Michigan, I do not blame Senator Obama for any of the election re-do issues caused by the local government officials for breaking the rules. I have never donated to a political campaign, but I have donated to Barack Obama. He is a breath of fresh air. His message is inspirational and this country does need “Change”. I hope and pray that he will withstand all the dirt, that will no doubt come at him from this election, and bring our country to a better place. We need someone to save us from the bad politics of George Bush and revive our standing as a nation.

  • Willie Spencer

    First of all W. Johnson my homeland is the United States Of America, this is where I was born and raised. I am also a Army vet and have experienced racism. At age 13 walking home from school being called n%$#$, chased by a white man with an ax, and jumped on by a 18 year old white male. So don’t tell me how well things are. The issues of black and white are like a bad marriage, tensions and anger are always just beneath the surface and then when it explodes white people such as yourself don’t understand it. Since Obama made his speech the other day I have attempted to engage my white counterparts in conversation about it and they are quick to change the subject. Most of them claim to be liberal, and most of them I don’t believe are racist at all but race in this country is so touchy to them that they would prefer to avoid it. Most black people have no problem talking about race relations when afforded the opportunity. Here is where people like you stand. Let’s take Bill O’Reilly who went into a black restaurant and was surprised that the people used knives, forks, and spoons, and were not yelling mother f%$#& this and that. This is supposedly a well traveled and educated man but look at his ignorance. So if that is how he thinks imagine how many others think the same thing. I am not trying to change your mind, it would do no good as your mind and perspectives are already made up. Of all the people in this country Black people and native americans are the only ones that it has taken not one or two generations to realize the American Dream but are still trying to realize and gain its total potiential . Oh and by the way Mr. Johnson you really need to read up on Black History, people such as Charles Drew, Paul Williams, William Sidney Pittman, and other black architects and scientists that have contributed to this country. But I don’t expect that you will. You see the key to resolving problems of race like any other relationship is not being afraid to sit down openly and put it all out there. Then work from there. You like many other white people like the status quo, hell so would I if the rolls were reversed but they are not. You like so many other white males have this sense of entitlement, that you should get yours first and everyone else can fight over the rest. Not just black americans, but also hispanic, women, asian ect….. The great thing is however is that my 20 year old son and 14 year old daughter are the next generations and slowly but surely people like you and the Hannity’s, O’Reilly’s and so forth are dying off. Thanks God!!

  • Dee

    W johnson -

    It is of little surprise to me that you do not get my point because you come at this from such a jaded perspective.

    Look, I assume you have experiences that lead you to feel as you do. I think they are worth hearing so that we can try to understand your perspective – a courtesy that we have not given Rev. Wright – even if we decide to disagree.

    But you own something here, as well. You own actually wanting to get past your issues just as the rest of this country does. Otherwise, you will find the most obscure information that one can access to justify your perspective. Your subsequent posts reflect either a truly hurt non-black person or an instigator only interested in rousing a fight. The latter would be unfortunate and unproductive given the opportunity for dialogue we have.

    My homeland is the US. I have never been to Africa nor have I been successful in tracing roots there – cannot find the boat my ancestors were held hostage on.

    But what I can find are whites, blacks, hispanics, asians and many others with a combination of races who are willing to journey with me past the lingering pains of our collective past. You can take this journey with us should you choose and help us to understand your anger, or you can wallow in it. However, since we know there is a connection between anger/hate/stress and illness, I would advise against wallowing in it.

    Good luck to you. I hope you decide to be a part of America’s future.

  • Pamela

    Thank You Roland!! Thank You!! Sean Hannity Truth or Dare…Where are you???

  • Pamela

    Bring your friends, Rush, and Bill O’Rielly

  • T Williams

    W Johnson,

    The great part about the Internet is that you can choose who to acknowledge and who not to. Your inflammatory and incorrect ranting on this blog just confirms my opinion of you. Because I don’t really believe anything closely resembling reason will escape what masquerades as your synapses. I see no further reason to acknowledge your very existence. To even insinuate that Black people are pampered is the result of a truly warped view of reality.

    Whatever drugs you are on you should at the very least break them in half.

    I will no longer acknowledge your words on this site as you are clearly out of your mind. Don’t bother to change your name either. Once you appear again with your same simple views I am sure it will stink of your ignorance.

  • W Johnson

    Dee – I’m just sick of all the black man’s problems being blamed on the white man. And whenever I stand up for the good the white man has done; I’m called a racist, an idiot, told to go get my hood.

    The white man has done good and the white man has done bad. Far more good than bad.

    Black man has done good and the black man has done bad. If you look at what blacks do to other blacks in America and Africa, the white man has done far more good to the black man than black man has done to the black man.

    Yes, there was slavery 150 years ago, but slavery was not a white institution, it was an African institution. That second part always gets forgotten in discussions about slavery. If you google slavery in Kenya you will find it stills exists in Obama’s father’s country. So, Obama’s family has never experienced slavery in America, but has from his father’s country. Yet he criticizes white America and omits his father’s culture. I know, I know…that is Africa and not the US, but jeezz.

    My Irish mother’s family came to the US in the early 1900′s. My German father’s family lived in Queens, New York. Had NOTHING to do with slavery. We have nothing to do with slavery and I resent being held accountable for it just because of the color of my skin. Perhaps you know how that feels?

    And yes, there was racist hate towards blacks and it still exists, but it is presented by blacks as if ALL whites are racists. When that black man was dragged to his death in Texas by those 3 whites several, no one could have been happier than me that two were sentenced to death and the 3rd sentened to life in prision. I could have only been happier if all 3 were sentenced to death.

    There is also trememdous hate of whites by blacks and many blacks feel they are owed something. As if ALL whites have it made in this world. No one has ever given me anything. My parents gave me morals and belief that if I wanted something out of life, I had to work for it and not expect anyone to give me anything. No one owes me anything, including an opportunity. I’ll make my own opportunities thank you.

    I have a black CPA and an Chinese girl with 5 years tax experience who work closely for me. The black CPA has been with the company 19 years, the Chinese girl 6 months. This tax season, the Chinese girl has prepared 3 times as many tax returns as the black CPA. The black CPA makes twice what the Chinese girl makes. The black CPA has been given every opportunity to outperform the Chinese girl. But, he does not, he skates. If I have to fire one, which one should I fire? The underperforming black CPA hurts my department, my raise, my bonus, my family.

    I have several black clients and I enjoy working with them very much. I am going to one of their homes Wednesday evening in Elizabeth, NJ. I am meeting another in Newark, NJ tomorrow am.

    So, you see, I am not a hood wearing racist. I just hate reading endlessly that the white man is to blame for all the black man’s problems as if the black man cannot take responsibilty for himself.

    I caught a few seconds of Pat Buchannan’s show. There was a black man on speaking of Obama saying “whites have nothing to fear if a black man (bi-racial if you want to be accurate) becomes president”. I thought about it and I don’t disagree. Politicians are mostly all crooks. I doubt a bi-racial could be more of a crook. However, I will vote for McCain because I feel it is important to be strong against radical islamists.

    Good luck to you, too!

  • W Johnson

    T Williams – such deep analaysis.

    Even Harvard considered lowering their standards for blacks basketball players.

    Show me a school that has raised standards for blacks!

    Compare that to Asians.

    You are SO DEEP!

  • Joy

    I think it is sad that in today’s world we are still fussing about race. This shows me that race is still an issue. What I don’t understand about this issue is how people can get mad when blacks are upset for what has been done to them but yet Jews complain and it’s acceptable. There is soo much hypocrisy and judgment put amongst that we don’t have time to heal as a nation. Yes slaves were brought over here unwillingly no matter if it was a white or a black who sold them it still was unacceptable. Johnson you said that our own blacks sold us out but who brought us? Is it okay to accept something someone sells and you know it’s wrong to buy?
    We are the most democratic nation but yet we treat each other like we live with blinders on. Johnson you are upset because you think things have been handed down to blacks but that is not true. Nothing has been given to blacks. If things was given to us why did we have to have a Martin Luther King to stand up for us. Why did we have to have a civil rights movement to be heard. Why did Abraham Lincoln have to tell slave owners to release us. See that information is in our history and it is apart of the black culture. It is something we can’t let go because it is a part of us just like the Indians are still bitter for feeling as though the anglos tricked them into selling their land.
    If history does not change it is a path that is still followed. If mothers and fathers don’t tell their children that its okay to be mad and angry but learn more to love and forgive then this world would be a little better.
    If you ever watch the history channel you would learn alot about the black, indian, and mexican culture. When I hear you talk Johnson you are mad. Not mad because it’s justified but mad because you think that blacks are living a life of giveness and that is not true. Affirmative Action does not help all blacks. Government does not help a black family more than they do any white person and I know because I live around alot of whites that are receiving government assistance while me and my husband work more than 50 hours a week to keep up our life of living. So what is given to blacks.
    Atticus Finch once said ” You don’t know how it feels until you live in my shoes.” Live in my shoes for a day. Go out and buy a black kit and see what it feels like being black. Go to the store with your black friends and see what it feels like. Watch your black friend try to buy a house or car and see what the salesperson will say to them. Don’t judge all blacks by one and don’t judge blacks by what you hear. Judge blacks by getting to know them. Matter of fact if we stop judging one another and start helping maybe we can get over racial bias and hate. We are America and if we can’t succeed then we are truly not the land of the free.
    Love thy neighbor and this to shall pass

  • Willie Spencer

    To W. Johnson, I wasn’t going to reply to you but I will once again. Those black clients you spoke to fondly of, do you believe that they would remain clients of yours if they knew of your true thoughts about Black Americans? Second in Obama’s speech he did in fact speak to Black people addressing our own issues. What you still don’t get is that racism today is far more overt than covert. You talk about how you have worked hard to get where you are which is fine. But think about this, what if the loans you tried to get had interest rates higher than that of another race based on your Irish history. Or that if you went into court and were sentenced for a crime that you got twice the length of time in jail than anyone else in society. Yes slavery has existed throughout history, yet this was the only country that defined it for years by race. Why weren’t the Native Americans enslaved? Then you also want to ignore Jim Crow, redlining, why white males make more than black males of equal experience and education. You see it is and has always been easier for people of European decent to integrate because face it you all physically look the same. Yes there are problems in the Black community and trust me no one knows that better than we do. But don’t act like we did this all by ourselves. Way back a long time ago Europeans went to Africa for culture, math, science, and technology but once again you know little of history. Do I think you are a racist honestly I don’t know, do I think you are ignorant to history yes, very. The fact that you have to state over and over that you are not racist says volumes. It’s like saying I’m not a racist I have black friends (which you don’t claim to have).You, like so many like to take a few successful Black people and prop them up and claim that everything is all good and it is not. Again I will not try to change your mind and thoughts they are yours to maintain, what I do ask is that you open your mind a little bit. What I do ask is that you ask your black clients what are there thougts on race relations, visit a black church, and a black school and look at the conditions of them. Last you redacted the statement that blacks have not built anything due to me telling you about black architects right here in this country. Black people are 13-14% of the population so is it likely that more white people are on welfare than black. The black people that do suceed have to work harder than you do to get to the same place. But of course you don’t think about that. Because like so many your first thought is about you and your own little bubble. Fortunately, I have had the experience of living overseas and througout the US. And poverty and lack of opportunity is the same all over the world. I think you basically enjoy spouting off BS, and that is your right. But before you do learn some history of the world.

  • Willie Spencer

    Oh and W. Johnson, question why is it that when young white women disappear you hear about it for days on end, however when women of color disappears, it is either not talked about or if so a small report and then it dies.

  • Joy

    Now on to the topic of Sean Hannity. I have looked him up and found out some information about him. He is mad about Wright but yet he is friends with Hal Turner. Hal Turner is a white supremacist that lives in NJ. Sean Hannity used to have him on his radio show as a guest speaker. Isn’t amazing how the internet works to let us dig up information on all people.
    It is sad how he is trying to destroy Obama on race and not his policies. I thought this election was about all americans but yet he day in and out continuously have to answer questions on whether he’s a muslim or not which shows America has not gotten over race they just moved to another culture to attack. I guess Sean thinks when he gets in the white house he’s gonna turn it black, have his muslim buddies over, and destroy all whites. He is scared and is using race as a scare tactic. He figures if he scares the Jesus out of white people then they’ll vote for McCain and we’ll be stuck with another republican talking about going to war for another 4 years but this time with Iran.
    If you have been paying attention to the news you would see that McCain is soo focused on Iran. He sang bomb bomb bomb Iran and now he’s trying to link Al-Queda to Iran. If we go to war with Iran we will have the draft put back in place and will be the most hated Continent in the world.
    Right now we are in debt to China who is now doing business with one of Bush “Axis of Evil” countries. Which tells me that if we ever have a problem with China we better fear them. North Korea fires test missiles and is making Nuclear weapons and have a very militant army who will die for their leader. Venezuela has threatened us and so have Colombians who said if the U.S. could do a better job at their borders then send your men and women over to be killed. Russia and Pakistan are being led by fake leaders. Even though Musharraf and Putin stepped in they put men in that they control. Do we even have time to continue with the list. We need to speak to these people because the more arrogant U.S. get the more the “axis of evil” will join together to tear us down. We need to stop and think before it is too late.
    John McCain=more wars=draft=hatred=debt to us.
    We are in a recession. There is a movie coming out called Stop-Loss. It’s about how the draft is already in order but it’s hurting military men and women.
    We need to stay focus on the main issues of healthcare(Clinton wants to enforce it where even if you don’t want it you have to get it or pay a fine) economy (Bush thinks we are doing fine), and why in the hell my gas is over 3.30 (Halliburton).
    Did you know they are building an Embassy in Iraq that is costing over 500 million dollars. Did you know that when Cheney was told how Americans feel about the war he said So. We are heading in the wrong direction and it is time for change.

  • Martha Davidson Canada

    Dear Roland Martin,

    Take from a 54 year old “white” woman. Don’t give that @#$%^&* anymore voice than he already has! Please. You would be far better off having a “real” debate, with a human being of intelligence. One that isn’t so filled with hate. I think his biggest resentment is being stuck on FOX. Not ABC, NBC, CBS, or CNN. No one can ever “win” with the Sean Hannitys of the world. All it does is give him a bigger audience. Anyone believing what he spouts off, won’t have their minds changed either. They are all divorced from reality. Besides, he can’t tell debate from argument, or just plain lunacy. You should find some one to have a satirical debate with from Hannitys’ point of view ( have him sound enough like Hannity and call him Hawn Shannity or something) on your radio show. Do it with the Sean Hannity types on a regular basis. Bring their foolishness to light that way. Besides, everyone can use a good laugh, it lets off a lot of steam. After all, look at the sense of humour God has! He created all of us, AND the platypus.

  • K Craven

    Had to take a big gulp. Sean vs. Roland? I would love it! Someone needs to bring Mr. Hannity in line with TRUTH and REALITY. One truth is clear. Rush and Hannity need this story in order for Obama to be defeated in the general election. Where was their anger in 2003 when Trent Lott spoke so highly of Sen. Strom Thurmond, a known segrationist, on his birthday at a roast and toast. Sure there was outrage at his comments about Sen. Thurmond, but it came from democrats as republicans were slow to rebuke Sen. Lott. Keep in mind that Sen. Thurmond never fully denounced segregation and served in the senate up till his passing in 2003. And you should hear some of the remarks he has made regarding blacks. Ask Sean if he condemned Sen. Trent Lott when he appeared on his show back in 2003 for toasting to a racist!. Such hypocrosy!

  • Kaye, Texas

    Roland,

    Sean Hannity is all a bunch of loud talk and no action. He’s not even on your level and would never challenge you to a debate because he would be intimidated by you. It’s a shame how he attracts so many uncultured and ignorant people. He would probably leave the set crying to his little friend Hal turner. Does he really know what it means to be a Christian? All I see is pure evil. I think it is imperative that the article you did on of Reverend Jeremiah Wright somehow gets aired in order to for people to at least see the full picture. Maybe you can get interview with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC. Those fools on FOX would never allow you to get your point across.

  • Hiram Abiff

    W. Johnson,

    Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, all founded and funded through and by the Slave and Opium Trades. No real African American will ever sit and listen to “Whitey”! And for the record, stop “Getting Off” on African American Blogs, which is the only forum you have to make your stupid comments ;-]

  • Hiram Abiff

    W Johnson,

    You claim to be so smart, but your blogs have mis-spelled words like everyone else.

  • LA-chicago

    Okay everyone, let’s stop talking to W Johnson. He’s taking up far too much time and space.

  • Dennis Winston Jr.

    Sean Hannity isn’t man enough to debate me Roland so I know he can’t handle you my brutha. You are a sharp cat and I applaud brutha’s like you, Tom Joyner, and Michael Baisden. There are many more positive brutha’s out there but you three are at the top of my list right now.

    Sean Hannity, is right up there with Rush Limbaugh, Bill Cunningham, Laura Ingraham etc. They say offensive, stupid stuff everyday so all of them are just as bad, if not worse in my opinion and in many others opinions than Rev. Wright.

    This is why there will NEVER BE an overwhelming majority of BLACK CONSERVATIVES OR BLACK REPUBLICANS. We think that Republicans and Conservatives are a bunch of hypocrites that just like to hear themselves talk.

    Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Bill Cunningham, and Laura Ingraham, to name a few, are arrogant, self-centered, self-righteous, stupid people, plain and simple. Also I wonder how many of those conservative so-called patriotic radio personalities have ever served in the military?

    I’m curios to know how many of them served in the military. All of them are so quick to talk about how long we should be in Iraq, but so patriotic that none of them have ever served in the military? Rev. Wright has and I have. Makes you wonder. They don’t talk to say anything else about patriotism until they suit up and serve.

  • Dee

    W Johnson –

    I want to reply to you and will break my response into multiple posts (W Johnson response #) so that I can share the totality of my thoughts. Please bear with me but I can only post so much at a time here and you have touched on so many points.

  • Dee

    W Johnson -

    (Apologies, I see that I can get it all in one post and so this is my only response!)

    First, thank you for sharing. I see and understand your frustrations and my agreement or lack thereof is not a prerequisite for such an understanding. Now, if you will indulge me, I’d like to share with you.

    There are those of my race who feel strongly about present day impacts of previous injustices inflicted upon the African American people. These people would argue that blacks did not ASK to be here as did America’s immigrants, such as your Irish family. These members of my race would also argue that while immigrants came to this country willingly and were able to quickly take advantage of the richness of the American opportunity which was developed in part on the backs of the free slave labor of my ancestors, blacks had to struggle until just 40 years ago to gain the right to vote and sit in the front of the bus. These same people of my race would also argue that the consequence of transplanting and systematically subjugating an entire race/society of people for hundreds of years – wherein they had the children ripped from their arms and enslaved or murdered before their eyes, wherein the men were prohibited from playing their rightful role in the family, wherein they were divided amongst themselves house nigger/field nigger and breeder/worker and robbed of their culture, dignity and cultural identity among other things – could result in little more than a dysfunctional society full of broken homes with fatherless children suffering from black on black crime and a deep seeded inferiority complex and identity crisis. My fellow African Americans would say that because of these things, the government that instituted such policies is then responsible for its impacts. Again, agreement is not a prerequisite for understanding here.

    But W Johnson, this is where I dialogue has gotten stuck over the years.

    I was born after the 60′s and much of what I know about slavery and the civil rights movement is from the anecdotes of my family and the history books. Nonetheless, I cried my eyes out when I found out that my great-great grandmother, born half-black, half-hungarian and half-free, was shot to death at the back door of her northern home for $50. She had fled with my great-grandmother who was also the illegitimate child of a white slave owner and the object of his family’s hate and his sexual desires. My great grandmother was taken back to the plantation and later ran away again, but because she was “light skinned”, she could not associate my “dark skinned” side of the family and remain free. And so the division in my own family exists today – the Funderberg’s vs. Conley’s. I still get angry when I see the photos from 45-50 years ago of black bodies hanging from a tree with white men standing around as though they had just caught a 14-point buck. Nonetheless, my mother and sisters lived through it and it is a part of their world view. I cannot watch Roots, Mississippi Burning or Amastad because their truths resurrect a very personal pain for me. I even get angry because I expect that the same way I know these things, white people should know these things and think about them before they say such things as “blacks feel like whites owe them something.”

    But, I will be honest here. I also believe that many blacks use our history as a crutch. I believe that at some point in all of our lives we have to own loving who we are right now because when you love who you are where you are, you can then stop cursing the road that got you there. I also believe that we need to accept that there are whites who hurt over our past as much as we do. But I will never speak against those who express the pain of the past because they fought and spoke out so that this black woman could walk through the front door – and in honor of that, I walk upright and upstanding every place I go! W Johnson, I CAN imagine what it is like to be blamed for something I did not do because every time I start with a new client, I have to prove to someone that I am not your black CPA. I actually DO work hard. I AM college degreed, intelligent and not an Affirmative Action case. Nonetheless, I have to pay what many blacks refer to as the “black tax” – that extra effort (arriving early, staying late, taking on extra work, never dressing casual etc.) that hard working blacks have to put forth just be par with our non-black counterparts.

    So, here we are W Johnson – naked and vulnerable. We’re hurt, you’re hurt. So what’s next? Do we continue to try to trump one another’s pain? Do we just say “so what” and keep going?

    I have a suggestion. Let’s start with getting rid of generalizations and stereotypes. Let’s not act like you and I are going to get over this after a few blog entries that will surely be interrupted by the frustrations of other posters. Let’s not act like my citing history or you having black friends will make it all better.

    Let’s just agree that NOT ALL BLACKS AND NOT ALL WHITES ARE THE SAME. What do you say?

  • http://1chicago.net JP Paulus

    Roland,

    You need to get on Hannity (and others’) show and say two thngs to them: “When & How did you accept Jesus as your LORD and Savior.” And then read James , especially about the Tongue. After that, you can truthfully publish how these conservative talk show hosts in reality (and you would have am imdemiable YouTube video or audio clip) DENY Jesus and want to take Scripture off the air. THAT would DEVASTATE them, as a good portion of their listener base would not only drop…but also counter attack.

    Can i challenge you, seriously, as a Christian brother…i know it’s funny to talk about Hannity as (literally) the ANtiChrist/Damien…but you are lowering yourself to a Rush Limbaugh -type of attack. That kind of stuff poisons the facts. In the Uptown neighborhood, the condo owners point to the extremists on the low income housing side as being extremists. Yet they have anonymous bloggers & message board posters like IrishPirate who publish outrageous videos & hateful messages. So instead of having the crazy “Shilleristas” and the “true community”, the world only sees two extreme views.

    Don’t be like them — don’t let their sinful ways poison your professionalism.

    i love your work, and your directness (as well as willingness to have fun)— but STAY PURE!

  • D Carmic

    Roland,

    I would love to see/hear a debate between you and Sean Hannity. I too am a Christian, and I just happen to be a black woman who attends a multi-cultural non denominational church. I always knew that we had something very special going on in our congregation, but this whole discussion on race and religion has made that even more evident to me. I consider myself to be extremely blessed in this regard! I too refuse to be put in a box as it pertains to politics. I am neither liberal nor conservation; on the left nor on the right. Instead, I will always go with who I view to be right on the majority of the issues that are most important to me. I listen to Sean Hannity’s radio show on a pretty regular basis. He always grated on my nerves, but I listened because it was informative and he had interesting guests from time to time. Recently, the show has become almost intolerable because he has become even more partisan — something I didn’t think was possible. I also watch Fox news AND CNN AND MSNBC. On the radio, I listen to Neal Bortz AND Michael Baisden AND Tom Joyner. Am I making my point? I try to remain open to hearing all sides of an issue. In the case of the controversy over Sen Obama, I would love to hear your rational voice at least attempt to inform Hannity’s listeners, some of whom may be willing to at least listen. I know it will be an uphill battle, but I believe you are up to the job. My 19 year old son pointed out to me that Sean Hannity’s TV show is very aptly named “Hannity’s America” because he seems to want to live in an America where only his views are deemed to be legitimate, where everyone else is wrong and he is right, and where you are either for him or against him. Everything, and I mean everything, boils down to Democrat vs. Republican (or lately liberal vs. conservative since Sen McCain became the Republican nominee). Please continue to call out those who would rather promote division rather than do the hard work it takes to find common ground.

  • Hiram Abiff

    Dee,

    You cant reason with a Fool like (W. Johnson), dont invite his stupid comments on OUR (African American) Blog. Yo W. Johnson, I’m not as friendly as Dee, my advice is that you go jump! Long live the Queen, lol :-}

  • Dee

    Hiram, I respect your thoughts as well. However, they are part of this larger problem if our goal is to evolve as a country. You are expressing exactly what pains W Johnson. Again, if here to start a fight, this is a waste. However, I am willing to chance that he is sincere. I am willing to bet that if he did not care, there would be a number of other places that he could go and share ideas beyond Roland’s site. I could be wrong, wouldn’t be the first time, but if I’m right then why not use this as an opportunity for each of us to learn and teach?

    I say to you what I said to WJ, do we want to heal or do we just want to one-up one another with reasons for anger and insults. I’m not interested in a sanitized discussion on a blog with folks who only think as I do and I do not believe that Roland is attempting to have a segregated blog. Color me bad, but I am tired of the elephant in the middle of the room. If W Johnson wants to talk, then I say, let’s do it. It may be painful, and we may find that there are wolves among the sheep that are trying to strive for better. That is a risk we will have to take.

    But if not us now, then who when?

    I hope we choose to dialogue with honesty and civility. I hope we can move forward as a country.

  • Stephanye

    As I watch & read the stories and comments about Barack Obama’s connection to Jeremiah Wright, it occurs to me that we “don’t get it.” The question isn’t “why did he stay at the church after hearing Wright’s comments?” Isn’t the better question, “what did you learn about Wright and his perspective that will enable growth among us all? How can we use what you learned to bridge gaps?” Etc.

    Obama’s tolerance and value of differences; that he seeks to understand vs judge varying perspectives; his keen ability to discern and use what he learns to identify sound principles and policy; and his expertise in focusing on strengths and commonalities to bring people together to achieve common goals are all qualities that not only enable him to be a part of a church community without abandoning his own beliefs and values; and to seek out and take advantage of the wisdom and spiritual guidance of a widely respected faith leader, without abandoning those beliefs and values that are different from Wright’s beliefs and values.

    Rather than asking why he didn’t leave Wright’s church when he heard things with which he didn’t agree, maybe we can ask more about the value of remaining in that church and in any situation where serious differences arise. Imagine if Obama and every other member of his church who disagrees with some of Wright’s beliefs, all left the church. Would those who view Wright as a spiritual leader still have benefitted from his widely respected teachings? Would they stop and question actions lead by government? Also, is it possible that Obama’s staying at the church not only helped him to form the very qualities that inspire us?

    Maybe rather than seeking to condemn Wright, we should seek to better understand Obama’s perspectives, and how Wright’s guidance helped Obama with self definition, faith and ability to think outside of the box.

  • http://Yahoo Jennfizz

    Roland, your point of view are always right on que and refreshing, as they affirm my own beliefs.

    Of late, I’ve struggled with the issues surrounding America’s apparent lack of understanding regarding the experience of African Americans, and the remains of unsightly scar tissue that causes us to filter life’s circumstances through different lenses.” To this end, I felt compelled to revisit what was personally the most turbulent period of my baby-boomer existence, as I attempted to put this all into proper perspective. I Googled (the artist) “Odetta – “Mississippi g–d—!” (actually recorded by Nina Simone – Music of the Civil Rights Movement on YouTube), a familiar song of an era that Rev. Jeremiah Wright is also a product. The artist, as well as Rev. Wright, and countless others, seem to share similiar sentiments regarding the individual and corporate effects of the socio-political-racial climate of the time. The song reflects in small measure, the strength and breadth of anger and rage that was and to a degree still is, so much a part of the experience of African American peoples in America.

    Recent events have negatively impacted the candidacy of Senator Obama that relates to media treatment of selected sermons of Rev. Jeremiah Wright (which, taken out of historical context as they have been), admittedly sound very imflammatory. The wolves are howling, with Alpha-female Ferrero snarling and circling as the pack demands blood in the form of Sen. Obama’s rejecton and repudiation of his pastor, whom he clearly understands is not the sum total of snippets of these sermons. These events causes me to wonder if there was any real progress over the 40 or so years following the civil rights movement. I question, “HOW CAN AMERICA NOT KNOW the profound effects of social injustice, racism, oppression, and discrimination upon those who happen not to be of European descent?”

    …But then again, I recall that our national response has historically been to plead ignorance to knowledge of the events that possibly lead to “the tragedy,” as we hurredly attempt to close what’s left of the barn door AFTER Mrs. O’Leary’s cow got out and burned Chicago to the ground.”

    The dichotomy of this is that I have for years stood proudly as an American civilian, in homage to Old Glory during Star Spangled Banner occasions on military installations worldwide; and I surely will not deny the reality of the surge of patriotism that has caused me to stand at attention and silently weep as I watch our troops roll through the center of town at foreign locations around the world.

    Feelings of rage at injustices in America are not exclusive of love and passion and pride that African Americans feel toward this country, especially when we are doing things that are good and honorable and fair. In fact, doing the right thing in living up to America’s ideal of forming Senator Obama’s More Perfect Union. In identifying with Rev. Wright, Nina Simone, and company, there are times of frustration when we damn this America, who is like the proverbial brawling woman—”You don’t want to live WITH her , yet you can’t live without her.”

  • Hiram Abiff

    W Johnson,

    Long live the Queen of England, lol. The Irish, a people who suppose to be Civilized? The Irish are animals who in the past hacked each other to death (1609-1886) and (1969-1997). One would think that since the Irish are so advanced they wouldn’t kill one another over Religious Beliefs, however thats not the case, right W. Johnson?

    President Bill and 1st Lady Clinton was forced to take a trip to Ireland just too stop you animals from wiping each other off the Face of the Earth (Roman Catholics & Protestants).

    So when you talk of Civility, the Irsih are not the model example ;-[

  • Hiram Abiff

    Dee,

    You cant heal people like (W. Johnson) nor can Obama and his messages heal (Racists America)! White People in America have and are gulity of Violations of Human Rights thwart the Black Race. America will never heal, Racism and hate rules this Country, just as Satan is refered to in the Bible as the god of this World.

    The only solution is for America to give (African Americans) a large part of America so that we could create our own Government and Laws. My ancestors didn’t ask to be brought to America, they were taken to this Country by White Slave Owners who pissed, lynched, raped, and then murdered them!

    So whose the animal? Black Africans didn’t invade Europe and force their Religion and Slavery upon them, so Europe had no right(s) in its evil attempts to destory the Black Family. America will heal when there is no America, and every man stands before God Almighty to receive his payment for deeds done on His Earth ;-]

  • JB

    Rowland -

    Rev Write’s so-called Biblical references in many of your reviews posted are pretty much off the mark. As a Minister and long-time Biblical teacher and student, a lot of his views are wacky. His respose to governments lie and refered to the Roman Gov’t…well if folks checked their history the way the Roman military occupied a nation during that times was a large reason why they were so successful for many centuries – permitting the occupied country to continue their society but pay taxes to the Roman Gov’t. It was well known then, so what was the lie! Many, many more items he states as “truth” can actually be proven totally false. Where is his references and data to back his statements up! The major problem is because he’s loud, uses polarizing messages and a clergy believed he must be right. Rowland, I’ve been reading many of your blogs about this topic pretty much backing up Rev Write, but have not read ANY references to other Biblical scholars or validated documents backing up Rev Wrights theories – what’s up with that Bro!

    One thing is true that our nation still has wounds from the past. When it looks like it’s trying to heal, then something happends to ripe off the scap and it bleeds and gets infected. We tend to go through this cycle again and again. I fall into two categories, an African American and decendent of American Indians on both sides of my family. Family members murdered in the past because their black, poverty and myself chased by mob of cars out of towns because I was black and my friends hispanic as a youth. This was also during the Black Panther movement and racial riots going on in the late sixties/early seventies in South NJ. Angered brewed and I felt justified, but one thing my Grandmother tought me was that racisim is learned, not inherited. You have to come to a point to forgive and discredit all stereotypes – your actions speaks volumes! She was qualified to make this statement having lost her first husband by a mob ambush when he rode off his farm in the South during the early part of last century. I felt as a youth, if she could forgive the murderers what about me.

    We as a people seem to have moved away from emporing ourselves, working towards equality to now blaming whites and others for our failures. Until there’s a heart change, racism will always be there in one way or another. We don’t have to ignore the past, but come to a point of forgiveness. Forgiveness isn’t the same as pay me what’s due first then I’ll forgive…that’s forgiveness with strings attached and not genuine as Christ taught.

    Rowland…..another important item that proves we’ve grown as a nation is that you now have your job! If we’ve turned back the clock, how many actual black commentators were there? Someone from the white community in the past had to look beyond color and take a stand against racism. Now you and many, many more flood the airwaves. Let’s use it to build.

    Have Rev Wright tback-up his statements with actual data to confirm, put up or shut up! I would love to debate him!

  • Dee

    Hiram –

    Your views offend me as much as W Johnson’s do. I don’t want the world you prophesy about. I also do not believe you represent the larger population of African Americans.

    I’m sorry you feel the way you do and hope that you, too, decide to be a part of America’s future.

    Good luck to you both. W Johnson and Hiram, I really mean that.

  • Darlene

    Good Day Roland:

    I want to thank you for your comments this past week regarding the sermon of Rev. Wright on behalf of Sen. Obama. This in my opinion has gone on much too long, and it amazes me on how so many people are not focusing on the “real” issues of why Sen. Obama is running for the highest office in the country; and what he has to offer as the “Truly First African American President”, not President Bill Clinton. Now, don’t take this the wrong way I am for anyone who can touch on the real issues, I feel that Sen. Obama has the ability to reach all people (all ethnic groups) on the issues we would like to see addressed and possibly resolved. Also, I feel that those who are offended by Rev. Wright are feeling a bit guilty of him expressing the truth, although spoken somewhat out of context, after all Sen. Obama intellect, knowledge and ability is putting fear in many…..God Bless

  • Janice

    Why bother or even listen to people like Sean? Intelligent people I listen to. Ignorant and ONE sided people I do not listen to. Sean was NEVER a supporter of ANY Dem. candidate and he sure wasn’t an Obama supporter. So why bother debating him? If he were a supporter and somehow changed his views regarding Obama or changed his mind about supporting him, then you would be right to challenge him. However, it’s stupid to challenge him since he NEVER supported him. You debate and challenge people that have differing and VARIOUS views, not someone with only ONE view. And, Sean is as one sided as they come…..Nice try though.

  • Dan

    Fox News is demonstrating a racial hatred. Fox and Friend, John Gibson, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly. I Rupert Murdox a racist? That is the only conclusion on the continuing loop of a small simple of Rev. Wright sermon. I listened and watch the entire service, and I understand clearly what the Pastor was saying. He has the right to say it. Roland Martin is the “ONLY” voice telling the truth. I even saw Lou Dobbs for what he is the other day. The only fair reporting is on MSNBC, and Anderson Cooper. Even then, they are tempted to slant the story to get the unethical talking heads to stir the pot of hatred. Those Buchanons, of Pat and Babe are just plain racist. The cable news is showing us just how they feel. It is the fear of the loss of power that is putting them in a panic.

  • Denise

    Roland,

    I do not agree with you, and Hiram, that was not nice to call Dee a name. The only thing that Obama brings is division. If he’s the hope and change for the future, then why does his supporters get so upset, and cheat. I like Tavis Smiley because he keeps it real. Roland, you’re only voting for him because he’s black, and you call yourself a Christian. God is not about race, he’s about character. I use to watch you until you have showed your true colors. You go on black tv shows and tell the blacks to vote for McCain if Hilary wins the nomination. That’s not right. Tell the truth and shame the devil. Out the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.

    Be blessed, I totally disagree with you. You really need to seek the Lord my brother and not allow your flesh to get in the way.

  • Sunae

    Hi Roland, Ilove watching you on CNN. Fox News is the worst. Sean Hannity is not man enough to have a debate with you. Hannity and Colmes are the worst. It seems like they hold a lot of hatred for Sen. Obama especially Sean Hannity. No matter whe it is I turn to Hannity and Colmes, Sean Hannity is always saying by the way we broke the story about Sen. Obama’s Pastor first. Really who cares? There are really no words I can find to describe that man. I am an Obama supporter and will remain that way. I don’t care about what his Pastor preached. But a lot of what he said is true. America needs to wake up and smell the coffee.

  • Derego

    Dear Martin,

    What if Barack Obama had referred to his Kenyan grandmother “as a typical black person”, would that have generated the same degree of outrage? Certainly not.

    To his white grandmother, Barack stands racially estranged in keeping with the longstanding “plantation tradition”. Thus, however thick Obama’s bloodline is to his grandmother, it is trumped by race such that the likes of Sean Hannity are considered her close relatives in the broad racial context. This is the basis of their outrage. Nothing more nothing less.

    The underpinning to the current fracas is essentially rooted in the old dispensation borne out of the plantation to cast biracial off-springs to a lower “caste”.

    So as it were, Obama, having been caste black, crosses the racial divide if he made an un-salutary comment about his white grandmother. The same cannot not be said if a white person made similar remarks about their grandmother.

    Those fanning the cinder of this outrage such as your very own Lou Dobbs are more than skin deep in their racism much as they profess otherwise.

    Question.

    The question for white America today is “what is Obama’s race?” If the answer is black, then it reinforces the caste system in this society.

    Let the race debate begin.

    Derego

  • Patrick

    Roland, i am grateful to God for Obama being in this situation. People have been saying that Obama has not been vetted, has not been tested, not expereinced a 3am phone call, been treated with kids glove by the media, etc.

    Let all those who support him see it as something positive. Everything happens for a reason. If Obama continues to put his faith in God and not waiver, then with God’s help he will calm this storm. Moments like these show what a true leader is made of. This should be his moment to shine; and his enemies will be defeated. Obama is only experiencing his Job moment. He will come back on top. What God has ordained canot be changed.

  • Taliese

    I sent Mr. Hannity an email asking if he’s man enough to debate you. And I will continue to ask him in DAILY emails until you get your invite, Roland.

    :-)

    Toodles!

    Taliese

  • Cheryl

    W. Johnson, First of all you need to go and read your BLACK HISTORY, because some where in the mix you are totally ‘TWISTED’, you said that AFRICIAN AMERICANS have never built anything, well I need to inform you just to name a few, NATHANIEL ALEXANDER (THE FOLDING CHAIR), JAMES METTHEW ALLEN (THE REMOTE CONTROLL APPRATUAS), ULYSSES S. WALTON (DENTURES) and by the way I sure hope you never have need of them, PAUL E. WILLIAMS (THE HELICOPTER DESIGN),this is just to name a few and oh yea they are all patent. If you will take your mind out of the clouds and come back down on earth with the rest of the world you just might learn something,
    W. Johnson, I have a quote for you Hannity and all the others who carry a such a HATRED, GUILT, AND LACK OF UNDERSTANDING , ‘IT’S BETTER TO BE THOUGHT A FOOL THAN TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND REMOVE ALL DOUBTS’. When an indiviual carry this much hatred it only let’s me know that they are ‘AFAIRD’, ( some not all ). Don’t be afaird to challenge your own fears.

  • Dan

    When this is all say and done. We will see Pastor Wright come out of this as a person who spoke the truth about our goverment.

  • Julia

    Roland,
    Thank you for your stances on Sean Hannity. I have
    gotten so discussed with their tone on Barack Obama,
    that I turn the channel, not that I was a big fan of
    theirs anyway. But I have become so involved in the
    campaign and hoping so much that he can win. Not
    becuse he is black but I feel we need a new kind of
    politics and person in the White House. It sadden me
    that the media and even CNN who I had often praised
    for the fact that they usually do not take a stance on
    issues. But some of their commentators and analysts
    are so negative. I would like to know where Pat
    Buchannan and Baye Buchannan come off. Are they a Tag
    team or what. CNN and MSNBC needs to get rid of both
    of those characters and I do mean characters along with LOU DOBBS who I use to have
    respect for. You can tell they are living in the same age as they are
    trying to claim Reverand Wright lives in. The Past. I also believe this
    is a hit job from The Clinton Camp. And if she wins the election, I WILL
    SIT AT HOME AND NOT VOTE.

    Where is the Reverand Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson on this?

    THANK YOU and I Applaud you. You have
    always had my respect and KEEP UP THE FIGHT as only
    you can.

  • W Johnson

    Dee –

    Thanks for your responses.

    I would love for you to explain something to me I’ve never understood.

    If blacks are so bitter about the white man having brought him here and there is so much racism here, why do they stay?

    Can you tell me the reason? Thanks

  • W Johnson

    Hiram

    OMG! You are TOO precious!!

    You speak about black women as if they are a something to be used.

    I certainly am not saying the Irish are perfect, but, we don’t glorify their failures and blame it on the Brits, or the potato famines of 150 years ago. Personally, I call them white trash and shanty Irish. I’ve even heard people call them N turned inside out.

    If they can’t get passing grades in school it is THEIR fault, not THE WHITE MAN’S FAULT. We don’t lower the standards just to keep them passing.

    Yes, the British control Northern Ireland. Do you expect me to deny it like you and others deny the history of slavery and current state of your ancestral lands.

    John Kennedy was a skirt chaser. That’s been common knowledge for 40+ years. Do you expect me to deny it and claim it is just blacky propaganda?! I believe it. So what?

    Take responsibility for yourself and quit blaming others for your failures.

    Couple weeks ago I got a flat tire in Manhattan. The AAA driver was a heck of a nice black guy from the Bronx. We were in the truck cab filling out the paper work and he had some rap music playing which essentially went “F you, you MFin’ N, I’m gonna put bullets in your MF’in N head….” You’re comparing that to Irish Step Dancing? Didn’t think you would bring out the big guns!! I give, you win!

    You’re right, with spell check my spell has suffered. Let’s make a deal, I’ll work on my spelling and you work on your ebonics.

    If your proudest accomplishment in life is the size of your humongous wiener and boinking white women, well, after my teenage years I thought there was more to life (like college, career, family), but I’m just a racist whitey, so what do I know?

  • Hiram Abiff

    W Johnson,

    Why do the Irish stay under the control of the Queen of Egland? You sound stupid my man. Blacks built this evil Country, so why should we leave when our Blood, Sweat, Wombs, and Tears made it affordable for White Trash to live comfortable lives?

    And for the Record (Bill Cosby) is a nobody amongst the true “Black Elite”, so find someone of substance to quote you ignorant drunk Irish Trash – stay off Black Blogs and Websites. Long Live tha Queen ;-[

  • Hiram Abiff

    W Johnson,

    Why do White Folks play stupid? Oh we “Whitey” dont know why Black America is so upset with us. Well maybe its because White Folks Lynched, Raped, Bombed, us! Maybe its because White Folks through brute force used our labor, wombs, and intellect for FREE, then told us we (Blacks) were not allowed to read, write, or vote.

    These are Facts, you Drunk Irish Trash – Blacks received the rights to vote in the mid 60′s which is not that long ago. How many Klans Men are Senators, Mayors, and Congressmen besides Sen. Robert Byrd? Thats the plight of the Real Black Man who was and is considered a Mutant.

    Like I said, I love being a Mutant because all the White Girls love to ride and suck my Mutant Stick, lol. I guess thats why your Doctors created “Penis Pills for “White Trash” like you who dont have the tools to knock a woman’s back out, lol. Long Live tha Queen ;-}

  • W Johnson

    “Drunk Irish Trash”? Roland, is the intelligent type of debate you are looking for on your page?

    If so, can I use the N work without censorship?

    Hiram –

    The more you write, the more I agree with you.

    It REALLY is NOT a small group of racist white people who owned slaves and lynched blacks. It IS EVERY SINGLE white person. ALL us whiteys be to blame!

    And just to show you how sorry we are, I propose we shut down our businesses and close our colleges and give you all our white women and money and let you run the country.

    Will that make up for all the bad we’ve done?

    “Long live the Queen” is supposed to upset me? Gosh, I better work on getting upset then!

    You are too beautiful, brother!

  • W Johnson

    Hiram!

    “Stay off Black Bogs and Websites” – if whites have to let blacks into everything we do, I think I’ll stay on this bog and we’ll call it being fair.

    As for your people building America, you got paid for your work. If you wanted more, why didn’t you negotiate that up front?

  • Hiram Abiff

    W Johnson,

    To me and to Real White folks your nothing but Irish Trash, your on the low end my friend. Thats why I say Long Live the Queen, because deep down in your drunk Irish soul it hurts, lol. I dont blame all Whites nor do I trust all Whites. Again, how many KKK Members are Congressmen, Senators and Mayors?

    Thats the plight of the “Real Black Man”. So dont say gosh America is so great and advanced, when there are Members of Congress and the Senate who were or are Klansmen, thats a fact you Drunk Irish Fool! Blacks dont want to do everything Whites do, we dont want to (Eat Half Cooked Food, Rape, Murder, and Enslave other People) we leave that stuff to you animals (White Folks).

    Well, not you per se, especially seeing that England continues to piss on Ireland, telling you Drunks “Dont worry its only rain”, lol. W Johnson your not “Our Kind of People” so stay off Black Websites and Blogs. Long Live the Queen of England ;-}

  • http://rolandmartin.com Julie Singer

    It is my honest belif that folks like Sean Hannity have so little self esteem that they must bash and put others down in an effort to feel better. Consequntly, I do not expend any of my preci0us energy on Sean Hannity and folks of his ilk. I a much too enlightened.

  • W Johnson

    Willie Spencer Says:

    Those black clients you spoke to fondly of, do you believe that they would remain clients of yours if they knew of your true thoughts about Black Americans?

    A – It is not my feelings on ALL black americans. It is my feelings on black americans who blame me (whitey for all their problems as if just because I’m white the world is laid out in front of me to take what I want). They don’t preach white hatred to me. If they did, I would not have them as clients.

    Second in Obama’s speech he did in fact speak to Black people addressing our own issues.

    A – He talked about slavery. His family never knew anything about slavery in America. If he wants to trash the white man about it, let him also address slavery in his father’s native Kenya where it still exists today.

    What you still don’t get is that racism today is far more overt than covert.

    A – No, I get it evertime a black treats me like crap. I have plenty of stories like I’m sure you have. Just this am on the A train in Manhattan an older black woman asked me if she would get the L train from the A. I said, yes you can. I’m taking the L train. I’ll take you over. And I did.

    A – being treated like crap by the other race IS NOT a one way street. Look at all the garbage Hiram is talking to me!

    You talk about how you have worked hard to get where you are which is fine. But think about this, what if the loans you tried to get had interest rates higher than that of another race based on your Irish history. Or that if you went into court and were sentenced for a crime that you got twice the length of time in jail than anyone else in society.

    A – Ever hear the Irish are just N turned inside out? I have. Life is so easy for white people. I have a German surname in an industry dominated by Jews. Guess how much they love having a kraut working for them!

    Yes slavery has existed throughout history, yet this was the only country that defined it for years by race.

    A – so, it is better that the black man enslaved his own people?

    Why weren’t the Native Americans enslaved?

    A – How about you tell me. I know an answer.

    Then you also want to ignore Jim Crow, redlining, why white males make more than black males of equal experience and education. You see it is and has always been easier for people of European decent to integrate because face it you all physically look the same.

    A – Asians don’t look like Europeans and they’ve flown by blacks AND whites economically.

    Yes there are problems in the Black community and trust me no one knows that better than we do. But don’t act like we did this all by ourselves. Way back a long time ago Europeans went to Africa for culture, math, science, and technology but once again you know little of history.

    A- point me to the book and I’ll read it if you’ll read books I recommend.

    Do I think you are a racist honestly I don’t know, do I think you are ignorant to history yes, very. The fact that you have to state over and over that you are not racist says volumes.

    A – Call me whatever you want. I’ve got a black admin my boss has wanted me to fire for years. I defend her all the time because she does what I need her to. I’ve told him, if others have problems with her, let them write her up, but she does what I need so I have not reason to write her up.

    It’s like saying I’m not a racist I have black friends (which you don’t claim to have).You, like so many like to take a few successful Black people and prop them up and claim that everything is all good and it is not. Again I will not try to change your mind and thoughts they are yours to maintain, what I do ask is that you open your mind a little bit. What I do ask is that you ask your black clients what are there thougts on race relations, visit a black church, and a black school and look at the conditions of them. Last you redacted the statement that blacks have not built anything due to me telling you about black architects right here in this country.

    Black people are 13-14% of the population so is it likely that more white people are on welfare than black.

    A – per Bill Cosby’s book, 70% are born out of wedlock. As a percentage, more blacks are on welfare than whites and whites pay more into it that blacks.

    The black people that do suceed have to work harder than you do to get to the same place. But of course you don’t think about that.

    A – Schools everywhere in the US have lowered their standards to allow blacks to pass and get in.
    Like I’ve written. I have a black CPA with 18 years experience and an Asian with 5 years. The Asian has done 3 times as many tax returns as the black. How is that working harder?

    Because like so many your first thought is about you and your own little bubble. Fortunately, I have had the experience of living overseas and througout the US. And poverty and lack of opportunity is the same all over the world. I think you basically enjoy spouting off BS, and that is your right. But before you do learn some history of the world.

    Oh and W. Johnson, question why is it that when young white women disappear you hear about it for days on end, however when women of color disappears, it is either not talked about or if so a small report and then it dies.

    A – I don’t know and I don’t think it is fair either. ASK ROLAND THAT QUESTION. HE WORKS FOR CNN!!

  • W Johnson

    Willie Spencer – Along with asking about black women disappearing, ask why Al Sharpton wanted Imus fired regardless of all the good he has done, but was not held accountable for his TOTALLY FALSE accusations in the Tawana Brawley fiasco.

    Why he was not held accountable for the TOTALLY FALSE Duke Lacrosse fiasco.

    Why he allowed Isiah Thomas to get off with an apology for repeatedly calling a black woman a bitch and a ho but wanted Imus fired.

    Why Bryant Gumbel can make the comment “So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention” and not be held accountable. I know, I know, I know…it was taken out of context, etc, etc, etc. How come that never works for the white man? He gets fired.

    A spit in the face of all the white kids who’ve been training since they were 6 years old our younger, they’re not athletes according to Gumbel.

  • Derrick Gowan

    The Irish guy up top lost the fight. Its a wrap, now lets move on.

  • Hiram Abiff

    w. johnson,

    I got you all shook-up. Dude I have lost all RESPECT for you. Your like sitting somewhere sweating and looking up information to post. Man, how can you be so stupid to actually take what I say seriously, lol.

    However, I stand by everything I’ve said thus far. Until then S.O.M Mutant Stick, lol
    ;-}

  • Hiram Abiff

    W Johnson,

    Stop trying to avoid me you Homo. No one with good sense is going to read your long drawn out postings, lol ;-[

  • W Johnson

    Hiram – are you trying to tell me you’re NOT the village idiot racist you pretend to be?

    I’m crushed! You could be the posterchild.

    Do you mean no one will or that you can’t?

  • W Johnson

    J Thomas – I’m ready. Are you?

    Going to blame whitey for all your shortcomings?

  • W Johnson

    Cheryl

    My bad. At least it is something.

  • W Johnson

    Roland – what is a “big time Christian”?

    Are you a “big time Christian”?

  • Celina Bean

    Please guys, were were trying to have positve dialogue on this sight. I think that if we just ignore the racist remarks by W. Johnson and others, they will eventually feel that they are in the wrong place and go away. It is impossible to rationale with people who are ignorant of facts and just say things just be saying them. For instance, most black people know of many black people that have contributed many good things to society. There have many inventions by black people that you don’t hear about until Black History month. I suspect that W. Johnson doesn’t even know anything about these inventions, because he says that whites have done everything and blacks have done nothing. Now, how can you really argue with a person like that. W. Johnson has no basis for his statements and just puts them out there like people are going to believe them. Because he makes statements like this, it shows his true ignorance. I think that we should just ignore him when he post comments and eventually he will get the point that nobody who really wants unity is listening to all that petty rhetoric. “lIKE A SOUNDING BOARD, SIGNIFYING NOTHING”.

    It’s probably Sean anyway. ‘

  • Brenda

    Don’t forget the white house. There was a one side-sided contract. Payment = zero. We list our contributions to negate the lies that black people are lazy and did not contribute to the building of America. The same is said of indians, mexicans, spanish, hispanics. How can it be true that one race built america? We want one thing. A “United States Of America” or back payment starting with the indians. The history of the united states is our history starting with the indians. It was not built by one race. The indians had it right. The resources of God are for all creatures. Why is there a race problem in the world? The first man created or evolved was dark. The skin colors evolved.

  • W Johnson

    OMG, black history month. WTF do we have to hear the same old thing every year?!

    Why don’t we have a Chinese month, a British month, Indian month etc, etc, etc and listen to the things they’ve done over and over and over and over. Christ Almighty!! And you say you’re not pampered?!?!

    Who else do we have to hear about for an entire month?!?!

    Please make if January if we have to have it so it can be grouped w MLK and his “I have a dream”!

    Quick, without looking, what is his dream?

    All of you, not just one or two!!!

    By the way, if your talking about what you’ve done, address 70% children born out of wedlock.

    I won’t go away!!

  • Hiram Abiff

    W. Johnson,

    Your Moral views are “Stupid”, 70% of Children born out of wedlock, who cares dude? I would love to participate in “British Month”, Long Live the Queen. Quick, without looking, what is the purpose of some men see things the way they are, yeah, whats the rest?

    Dude you are so out of your league, your nothing more then a Social Experiment, lol. Do you have a Lover, Friends, or better yet a Job? Dude you blog to much, get a Life ;-]

  • Hiram Abiff

    W. Johnson,

    The Irish are “Wigga’s” my friend. The Real White Folks laughs at the Irish. Long Live the Queen. England continues to piss on W. Johnson and his Irish Ancestors, lol ;-[

  • L. Sorey

    It is time someone stand up and demand this man take on someone that will speak the truth to him! I am a white woman, 45, from missouri in the bible belt .. and I have been shocked at how this nation would not stand behind this reverend! There are many things in the past my pastor has said behind the pulpit…. that I have not agreed with but so much more I do so I stay and support my church and minister… I am glad Obama took a stand and said he would not walk away from him!
    I am sick of the racist in this country! As far as the Grandma situation… well darn it .. There have been many times I have went into a convenience store and been afraid if there were several young black males in there. … I have never considered myself a racist but…. cautious…. there are many many gangs out there and if your not afraid then you should be at least cautious… does it make it right that we feel this way no….. but I have friends (african americans) that say they don’t dare go into small town america at night and they always lock their doors driving thru them….
    But, does that make them racist no…. it makes them cautious and they should be…. I mean I know of a town in missouri …. VIENNA, MO. that still has laws on their books dating back 100′s of years that state … NIGGER DON’T SHOW YOUR FACE IN TOWN AFTER DARK!
    So don’t tell me that Shawn Hannety doesn’t get it .. his whole thing is that he is Republican and he knows that this will take a good decent man down that is running for office! SHAME ON YOU HANNITY!

  • Hiram Abiff

    TO: Wigga Johnson,

    Dont take it so personal dude, except the fact that the Irish are and never will amount to anything of substance. The Black Man freed himself from the White Slave Owners, to bad I cant say the same about good ole “Ireland”. Dude you cant touch no Black Man of pure Education and Substance.

    Except it W. Johnson, you were “An Awesome Social Experiment”. It was good to know have the Irish really feel about Black People. Now I’m done with you, I got the info I needed, so go jump or should I say River Dance your way back to where you and your people came from, lol.

    Oh yeah, since I’m a Gentlemen, you can have the LAST WORD :-}

  • Vinnie

    Dudes, Im native Irish and you both come across as a couple of teenage bigots arguing about who has the biggest genitals. I hope this helps you both on your quest for the most pointless stereotype imaginable.

  • Hiram Abiff

    Wigga Johnson,

    Ok. I lied about being a Gentlemen. However, not only do I enjoy the Ghetto, I love it as well. Thanks for allowing me the time and space to brainwash you, lol (MK ULTRA).

    Until next time my Wigga. I’ll see you in Ireland or maybe we could hook-up at Mass. You, Me, and the Irish Priests, we will have a great time knocking Innocent Little Boys in their A-holes and Pieholes, lol.

    Dude, remember “Social Experiment” thats all you were and ever will be. Long Lives the Queen of England, this smile is for you, after all Irish eyes are smiling right, or are they smiling to hide their tears, because England continues to piss on y’all?

    ;-}

  • Brenda

    Roland,

    The only punitive lawsuit that I believe in is slander. Can Obama, you and a class action democrat legal case sue the people who are deliberately distorting the facts and spewing vile and demonic words. If I were Obama or anyone who is slandered with lies in public (like Dixie Chicks or John McCain in SC), I would sue to defend my name and loss. I know one way to get Dr. Wright’s entire speech heard. Dr. Wright could sue to show that he was preaching word for word out of the bible. If the information is true in context fine but when a person lies, he should be held accountable under the law. This act has been deliberately repeated every day. If tabloids have been successfully sued, I am sure that these people can be sued too. Free speech does not give anyone the right to slander anyone. The evidence is certainly available and Obama has been surely harmed. Damages should be the entire cost of the campaign plus 10x more in punitive damages.

  • Norma Curl

    Keep up the good fight. Stay vigilant, we need and appreciate you.

  • Norma Curl

    Thank you for your investigations. So often we only get the spin. And the worst of it is that the spin if more often than not untrue. Every time I hear that Senator Obama should have left his church because of a comment his pastor made, I ask what would Jesus do? I think you don’t throw out the baby with the bath water. Just because someone in your family makes you angry it doesn’t mean you hate them. What intelligent people will do is investigate why one says what they do.

  • Hiram Abiff

    Wigga Johnson,

    I love bringing the HATE and RACISM out of you sorry soul. Tell your Mom and Family Members to keep their lips wrapped around a Wine Bottle “Drunk Irish Sluts”, lol. Long Lives the Queen who stole your Country and Language!

    W. Johnson, its to bad your not the “Real White Man” you wanna be, your just Irish Trash. I talk about your Irish Catholic Priests doing Innocent Little Altar Boys, of which I’m sure you fully SUPPORT. Like I said, you was the perfect Social Experiment. A pissed on Drunk Irishmen trying to stand against a Educated Black Man, aint gonna happen. Your intellect isn’t potent enough. Long Lives the Queen, lol.

    Now do yourself a favor, go have a Drink, lol ;-)

  • Hiram Abiff

    Wigga Johnson,

    You always contradict yourself. First you ask why are Black People upset with White Folks. Then you answer by stating Whitey’s Syphilis Experiment, which means you know why Black Folks dont trust White Folks. Your just trying to be a wise guy, however the jokes on you, Irish Cracker!

    I call you a Cracker in the sense of England Pissing and Cracking you and your Ancestors across your heads/domes, lol. Until then continue to do more research on Blacks being abused by White Folks, and be sure to post it.

    Long Lives the Queen :-)

  • P.Cook

    I would like to suggest that all supporters of Roland Martin to email Sean Hannity’s website requesting a debate.

  • W Johnson

    Hiram

    This has gotten old.

    Thanks for the ride.

    Enjoy the view from the bottom of the ghetto.

  • http://Yahoo Jennfizz

    Roland,

    How is it that the Hillary – Bosnia “fabrication” was abruptly quieted when the media fed off the Reverend Wright situation for weeks? And why isn’t anyone addressing this double standard?

  • W Johnson

    Jennfizz

    I’ve read about Clinton’s “mistake” quite a bit.

    More so than Write’s “Gad damn America!”.

  • Hiram Abiff

    W. Johnson,

    Its called “Free Speech” :-) . So if someone says President George W. Bush is a “War Criminal” does that make he/she a enemy combatant? Of course not, boo-boo the fool! If so all these Impeach Bush Regime, Peace Groups and Out of Iraq Groups would have been locked-up long time ago.

    If one can say God damn you Bush-you War Criminal, then why cant they say God damn America? You are full of ignorance, go study some more, find more bogus/negative things about Black Folks and be sure to post it, lol. GFY, homo boy wonder! Long Lives the Queen :-)

  • W Johnson

    Hiram

    Once again you’re lost…..

    Schvatza.

  • A Johnson

    I am an African American and I don’t understand this site. I have sent several comments, but you choose to post an apparent racist like W. Johnson. It is apparent that this person is either a white racist or a confused black person.

  • Jenine

    I am thankful to see the bridge of Jesus and politics with you. I believe there are clear distinctions betweent the time of THE LAW (Everything linear before Stephen spoke in Acts 7, and God clearly says “Israel I put you aside” at this time- to what Jesus declared to Paul (Ephesians 3) about the unconditional love of His Grace. (notice Paul is raised up right after the Jewish leaders kill Stephen speaking by the holy spirit, and Peter is told for the first time to “eat pork” God is a choice, clearly spoken through Paul after Israel was put aside. The law kills, and the love of God constrains us. Because God has ordained choice, our way should be clear, and any choices by any one of us will either have the electricity of God running through our submitting wills, or obviously we will choose to not have HIM there. As a democrat with the FAITH of Jesus (not my faith in, but HIS FAITH OF (check out the Greek in Galatians 2, it’s not your faith in Jesus that saves, that happened once in punctilliar- but the faith OF Jesus that saves- which is linear and never ends) There is alot of mud out there, and I’m sure people like Hannity, (IF they are believers) put all their submitting in THE LAW, the law condemns and kills, which was more important to the Jewish leaders at Jesus time, than actually submitting to HIS LOVE. The Law was a “foreshadowing of what was coming” Grace is getting what we don’t deserve, and then being able to LOVE because he has made us able, not because we have to. Thanks to Jesus for your Heart and abilities Roland! Rock on!

  • Hiram

    Wow,

    Roland you made Tavis Smiley quit the “Tom Joyner Morning Show”. You and all your little demon friends of worship Sentor Barack Obama as Allah. I hope you are happy, maybe Tom will give you the job ;-(

  • W Johnson

    A Johnson – and how is that?

    I have stated nothing more than facts.

    No other people have been as pampered as blacks have been.

    And they only dig themselves deeper.

  • Connie in NC

    Thank you for bringing out the truth about Rev. Wright’s comments, and for calling out Sean Hannity. I wonder if Sean knows what it means to be a Christian, and by whose standards does he measure himself?

    Sean, if you continue on this self-destructive path, you will be rewarded accordingly. When was the last time you looked into the mirror and took a good look at yourself? I sincerely encourage you to do so.

  • Eldressg

    Roland,

    I just want to say thank you for your boldness, and for speaking and bringing the truth to the forefront of “the media.” Every time I have seen you on CNN, you speak truth and evoke thoughts that makes a person say, “hmmm.” As for Sean Hannity…I would love to hear the two of you debate. He doesn’t stand a chance! I believe he is afraid of you as a radio host, just as he is afraid of Obama becoming the nominee of the Democratic party. He appears to use his media platform as his battleground to express his racist views. I also believe he is afraid of the truth about him and his affiliations will be exposed. He says he is a christian, but does his walk line up with his talk. As a woman of faith, I must say that I am tired of so called christians, confessing out of their mouths about that they are a christian, but have so much hatred, and very little compassion for anyone or anything for that matter. It’s all about them, rather than it’s all about HIM. Who are they trying to convince? themselves? When you are a Christian you don’t have to announce it, people will see it. It is time for an talks show host altar call! Bring the debate on! Sean should come running with a need to first repent, and to pray that God delivers him from his hatred and demeaning spirit. I am not judging, but I am calling it as I see it. Okay, I’m getting off of my soapbox!

    I would really love to see if he could man up face to face with you Roland. I got my popcorn popping. :) Continue to report the truth! May God richly bless you!

  • Eldressg

    Roland,

    I just want to say thank you for your boldness, and for speaking and bringing the truth to the forefront of “the media.” Every time I have seen you on CNN, you speak truth and evoke thoughts that makes a person say, “hmmm.” As for Sean Hannity…I would love to hear the two of you debate. He doesn’t stand a chance! I believe he is afraid of you as a radio host, just as he is afraid of Obama becoming the nominee of the Democratic party. He appears to use his media platform as his battleground to express his racist views. I also believe he is afraid of the truth about him and his affiliations will be exposed. He says he is a christian, but does his walk line up with his talk. As a woman of faith, I must say that I am tired of so called christians, confessing out of their mouths about that they are a christian, but have so much hatred, and very little compassion for anyone or anything for that matter. It’s all about them, rather than it’s all about HIM. Who are they trying to convince? themselves? When you are a Christian you don’t have to announce it, people will see it. It is time for a talk show host altar call! Bring the debate on! Sean should come running with a need to first repent, and to pray that God delivers him from his hatred and demeaning spirit. I am not judging, but I am calling it as I see it. Okay, I’m getting off of my soapbox!

    I would really love to see if he could man up face to face with you Roland. I got my popcorn popping. :) Continue to report the truth! May God richly bless you!

  • Robert

    Mr. Martin, CNN really doesn’t have any shame with the negative tactics against Senator Barrack Obama. It would really be nice if CNN wouldn’t be so obvious with their choice of candidate Hillary Clinton, just once play his entire response from your passion forum.

    It is really sad that we has African Americans are constantly being judge by a set of standards which doesn’t apply with White Americans; case and point Hillary Clinton has told un-truths, bold face lies about several events, Senator Clinton and her husband amassing $109,000,000.00 within ten years and she calls Senator Obama an elitist.

    How about CNN can you for once tell all the truth without spinning Senator Barrack Obama words? It would be really nice to here a major news conglomerate like CNN, MSNBC and FOX deliver the truth, just this morning “Morning Joe Show” Joe Scarborough has quoted Senator, Barrack Obama calling the people in the small towns of America bigots, which he never called anyone a bigot as it relates to this story. It’s just amazing how easy it is to see through the smoke screen (hill of spin) I hope that CNN, MSNBC and FOX news are proud of your fears. Why won’t you interview African Americans or are there only White Americans blue collar in small town across America.
    Finally Mr. Roland I would hope that African Americans New Journalist will tell the truth and stop playing the game, because at the end of the day Rev. John Hagge statements about the Catholic Church never made it on the air and Pastor Haggee media ministry can measure up too par with most of your local news stations never the less no footage. White Americans are offended with word BITTER but their okay with words like African American when in fact we’re the only race of Americans are damn if we do and we’re damn if we don’t. Mr. Martin I wish someone in journalism would tell the absolute truth about what’s really going on right before our very own eyes.
    The bigotry which I believe that flowed from the very top of leadership to the local levels in this country, unanswered hate crimes over 350 plus years. But go figure Senator Barrack Obama had to answer to his former Pastor interpertations of the scriptures, why? Because he’s a member of United Church of Christ not a member of Rev. Jerimaih Wright but he’s now looked at as racist hum!
    I can at least thank you for your professionlism and open truthfulness as it relates to your opinions.

  • s. felders

    Hannity has an obsession with Obama because he’s an intelligent black man, smarter than him, that’s why he’ll spend a whole show on talking about Obama plus the fact they don’t want to see a black man in the white house. Everything Obama says is taken out of content. I just heard on csnbc that Oprah has lost some of the (white)women audience because she endorsed Obama. Oprah has done good deeds for everyone all over this world and for the women movement to try to dictate what she does is outragous. Oprah is endorsing Obama because she believe’s in him, she respect Hillary but she feels Obama would be a better president. I’m voting for Obama and if they take this election from him i will be voting for McCain. Hillary is a lair and she can’t be trusted, everytime she opens her mouth she lies she stated that her father took her to see Martin Luther King Jr. as a child and at the rally he reached out and touched her hand, she also said on hearing of his death she took her bookbag and flung it across the room. We didn’t have bookbags back then. She’s also full of dirty tricks and will do and say anything to win. I don’t like McCain but sometimes you have to take a stance on what’s right. Sometimes we need to stand for somrthing or we will continue to fall for anything and everything.

  • Greg

    This situation with Mr. Bob Johnson, and what he said “that Barack Obama wouldn’t be where he’s at if he was not Black”, makes me think of the House Slave going to his Master, and telling him that his field Slaves was planning to run away. He tells his Master “. Master why would they want to run away Master; you are a good Master you give them a place to live and food to eat, and you give their woman your blood when you have sex with them. Master they do not know how good they got it, I will never leave you Master.
    This also reminds me of the Willie Lynch letter.
    http://www.itsabouttimebpp.com/BPP_Books/pdf/The_Willie_Lynch_Letter_The_Making_Of_A_Slave!.pdf

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    By Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com I hate the Dallas Cowboys. No, I don’t dislike them. I flat out cannot stand anything about the Dallas Cowboys. The year they went 1-15, I was ticked they won that one game. When they played in those three Super Bowls in the ’90s, I rooted hard for the opposition. Hell, I hate them more than the Ku Klux Klan! That’s why I take great pleasure in seeing the transfer of power in the [...]

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  • Politics Herman Cain Tops Mitt Romney In Latest CBS/NYT Poll

    Herman Cain Tops Mitt Romney In Latest CBS/NYT Poll

    Source: Corbett B. Daly / CBS News CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto. Businessman Herman Cain is now atop the field of Republican White House hopefuls, squeaking past former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the latest CBS News/New York Times poll. Cain garnered 25 percent support of Republican primary voters in the poll released on Tuesday, compared to Romney’s 21 percent. To read this article in its entirety [...]

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  • Politics Rick Perry: Obama Birth Certificate ‘A Good Issue To Keep Alive’

    Rick Perry: Obama Birth Certificate ‘A Good Issue To Keep Alive’

    Source: Luke Johnson / The Huffington Post Texas Gov. Rick Perry said the birther issue was worth “keeping alive” in a CNBC interview Tuesday morning. “It’s a good issue to keep alive. It’s fun to poke at him,” said Perry, according to host John Harwood. Perry also spoke evasively about President Barack Obama’s birth certificate in an interview with Parademagazine published over the weekend. When asked if he believed the president was born in the United States, he said, “I have no reason to think [...]

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  • Video What Did You Think Of The GOP Debate? (VIDEO)

    What Did You Think Of The GOP Debate? (VIDEO)

    CNN’s T.J. Holmes caught up with some folks just after the Las Vegas GOP debate ended. WATCH: Sphere: Related Content

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  • Video Poverty Rises For Blacks In Omaha (VIDEO)

    Poverty Rises For Blacks In Omaha (VIDEO)

    CNN’s Thelma Gutierrez reports on the disproportionate rate of poverty among African-Americans in Omaha, Nebraska. WATCH: Sphere: Related Content

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