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CNN Contributor Roland Martin Leaving Network Because 'New Boss Wants His Own Peeps'

CNN contributor Roland Martin, who was suspended last year over a series of homophobic tweets during the Super Bowl, one in which he mocked men who wear pink, and another in which he advocated violence toward men attracted to men (specifically, male fans of David Beckham), is being let go.

R_martinSaid Martin to a follower on Twitter,  "Yes, last day at @cnn is April 6," adding, to another, “new boss (Jeff Zucker) wants his own peeps".

Martin met with GLAAD over his anti-gay remarks in late February and after the questionably productive meeting issued a non-apology apology, touted his support for lifting the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy,gay adoption, and including gays in hate crimes laws, and then gave what might be perceived as a warning that he'd possibly be speaking out in ways that gays might not like in the future:

"I have no plan to abandon my goal as a truth teller on a variety of issues; and, yes, that includes those that may be on the LGBT agenda."

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  1. Just when it seemed all hope was lost for CNN. Of course, this probably means he'll be replaced by actual Peeps. Just in time for Easter.

    Martin has a promising career waiting for him in Atlanta dinner theater though, so there's that.

    Posted by: stranded | Mar 19, 2013 1:43:19 PM

  2. Maybe he can get a job at his wife's "ex-gay reparative therapy" clinic.

    Posted by: Gigi | Mar 19, 2013 1:43:37 PM

  3. A leopard doesn't change its spots, and a bigot doesn't change his dorky ascot.

    Posted by: atomic | Mar 19, 2013 1:46:04 PM

  4. Maybe he can go back in time and get a gig on A Different World as a Black Studies professor. Look out, Jasmine Guy, Mr. Martin's got some schoolin' for you.

    Posted by: Bollux | Mar 19, 2013 1:53:47 PM

  5. Roland anchors a Sunday morning political show on TVOne so I think he'll be alright.

    Homophobia aside, his commentary was getting stale on CNN.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Mar 19, 2013 1:57:06 PM

  6. Aside from the fact that he's a bigot, he is just plain dumb. Watching him on a round table discussion during elections was like watching your half wit 10-year-old cousin trying to hold a conversation at the adult table at Thanksgiving. Good riddance to he and his ascot.

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Mar 19, 2013 1:58:21 PM

  7. Martin's just one of the many reasons I don't watch CNN. So, I guess when he's gone from the channel, I won't even know it (or care).

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Mar 19, 2013 2:01:13 PM

  8. Gay.

    Posted by: JeffNYC | Mar 19, 2013 2:02:55 PM

  9. Maybe he can buy a brain and a personality with his severance pay.

    Posted by: Jack M | Mar 19, 2013 2:06:18 PM

  10. We shouldn't worry too much about this blowhard -- he'll never again have such a high-profile media gig, and the wheels of history are rolling past him.

    Posted by: Richard | Mar 19, 2013 2:07:01 PM

  11. He has that same "je ne sais quoi" that Star Jones has about her.

    Posted by: Fahd | Mar 19, 2013 2:07:48 PM

  12. There's some who actually enjoy Roland Martin, he'll do just fine...haters...

    Posted by: kJ | Mar 19, 2013 2:19:32 PM

  13. Ok, Mary. Nice ascot. I have no idea why anyone cares in the least what this guy has to say. Buh and bye.

    Posted by: SoLeftImRight | Mar 19, 2013 2:59:17 PM

  14. Good riddance to bad rubbish! May the door not hit him, etcetera, etcetera!

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Mar 19, 2013 3:19:53 PM

  15. He's right about the new boss at CNN only hiring "his own peeps".

    Posted by: James | Mar 19, 2013 4:23:37 PM

  16. Sorry, Roland, but the ascot just screams "piss elegant queen." I bet you have a silk smoking jacket and monogrammed slippers at home, too.

    Roland will be gone from CNN and soon forgotten. Maybe there's a slot open at FOX, they're always in the market for an conservative ethnic homophobe.

    Posted by: Bob R | Mar 19, 2013 5:56:57 PM

  17. I'm somewhat shocked that someone so homophobic was working at a more liberal channel. In my opinion, this goes to show that even though a lot of people put up a front of acceptance and tolerance...deep down...a lot of people are truly not supportive. Just my opinion...

    Posted by: | Mar 19, 2013 6:02:11 PM

  18. the new guys "wants his own peeps." And evidently he doesn't want them to be ignorant fools who can't tell the time of day.

    Well, it couldn't happen to a more deserving s**tbag.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Mar 19, 2013 6:04:07 PM

  19. Someone pointed out on a post awhile back about this doofus that his CNN profile has read for years "working on my Master's"......So, now he'll have more time.

    Posted by: jmg | Mar 19, 2013 6:14:36 PM

  20. Martin, since Michael Steele has been snatched up by NBC News, maybe Faux News is on the look out for a trophy African-American panelist/contributor/mouthpiece. You would fit right in!

    Posted by: gayalltheway | Mar 19, 2013 7:30:55 PM

  21. Faux still have Juan Williams and that more than fills their quota for African-Americans

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | Mar 19, 2013 9:02:34 PM

  22. I will miss his insightful commentary. LOL!!!

    Posted by: andrew | Mar 19, 2013 9:53:51 PM

  23. I am sure there are at least five other African-American GOP members, surely one of them will be able to handle the duties.

    Posted by: millerbeach | Mar 20, 2013 5:34:23 AM

  24. Look!...A male sheboon...

    Posted by: sonny | Mar 20, 2013 5:39:01 AM

  25. I love how Martin's puny few supporters have no comeback other than "haters." Really?! Is that the best you can offer in response to a hundred blistering, witty comments in the opposite direction?

    You might as well go fart at a tornado, buckaroos.

    Posted by: ALSChgo | Mar 20, 2013 10:33:14 AM

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