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Roland Martin Is Done At CNN

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act March 19, 2013 at 2:59PM

The bleeding under new chief Jeff Zucker's reign continues...
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Roland Martin

The bleeding under new chief Jeff Zucker's reign continues...

Last day at @cnn is April 6.

Those were words posted to Twitter today by the ascot-wearing CNN analyst Roland Martin.

Martin reportedly replied to a follower who asked for reasons why, stating:

New boss wants his own peeps.

Although this one really shouldn't be too much of a surprise. It was about a year ago that Martin was suspended by CNN for his controversial Super Bowl commercial remarks. In response to an underwear ad featuring David Beckham, Martin said on Twitter:

If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him!"

Naturally, GLAAD (the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) didn't take too kindly to Martin's tweet, and responded on its website, stating:

Martin’s tweets today advocating violence against gay people weren’t an accident — they are a part of a larger pattern for Martin. Anti-gay violence in America is a serious problem.

And due to the controversy that followed, Martin was reportedly suspended by CNN for about a month.

A funny response to Martin's tweet, if I'd thought of it at the time, would've been:

If a dude at your Super Bowl party is wearing an ascot, smack the ish out of him!

Anyway, Martin joins Sergio's favorite person in the whole world, Soledad O'Brien, as ex-CNN check cashers; although O'Brien did launch a production company that would produce feature documentaries for CNN.

But I'm sure Martin will be just fine without CNN.

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