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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

BACK TO ALL WHITE ALL NIGHT AND DAY


UPDATE: Since this post, Stephen A. Smith can be heard in NY on ESPN 1050 and in L.A., on ESPN 710 a.m., however, The 2 Live Stews has heard their show reduced in hours and off on Sporting News Radio. Irvin continues to be heard in Miami and on the TV circuit. Al "Race Hustler" Sharpton is on MSNBC, hosting the Race Hustle Show and long time Los Angeles radio talk show host, Larry Elder is back on KABC..In short, we got a lot of work to do..


I have had enough of this mess, I mean really! While catching the last segment of the Stephen A. Smith Show, I thought I heard him say, he's going to talk football and a lot basketball since, December 23, is the last Stephen A. Smith Show. I was thinking that maybe since time was running out from his last interview that he didn't have time to qualify his statement, with last Stephen A. Smith Show of the year.


Well, it will be the last show, period and now we're back to being on sports talk radio, all white...all night and day. According to the news, Smith will be an NBA analyst for Fox Sports...hooo hum, so freakin' what! If memory serves me correctly, that was what he was supposed to be doing in ESPN after they chopped his "Quite Frankly..." and his ESPN radio shows in New York and all of sudden...he's gone from ESPN altogether.


I don't agree much with Jesse Jackson, but during the Imus incident, Jackson said that TV [radio] airwaves needed more minority shows, and still after his statement and the Imus incident, Imus is back on the air! and I still can't name one minority that has their own lead show on the TV or radio in the big markets.


Something has got to change, I can't think of one reason, except the bullbleep reason of he's doing NBA analyzing for this man to be off the air. He's done everything asked of him; he toned down after being criticized for being too loud and abrupt and after appearing on a few FOX News Network Shows, he was even asked to tone down his independent political thoughts. For the short time he's been on the air, Smith once again proved like his shows in the past, that he has something to say, his thoughts are different from usual takes on certain subjects and he's fresh! and now his show is gone!


Another black radio show host, Tavis Smiley is losing his gig with KCET or whatever public television channel in your city and last checked, Smiley was with NPR, the same NPR that recently fired Juan Williams a few weeks ago for partly agreeing with Bill O'Reilly's "muslims were responsible for the 9/11 attacks."


So where does this leave us? lets see we have nationally..The 2 Live Stews? nope, although they are on Sporting News Radio Network, they can only be heard locally in Atlanta. Michael Irvin? nope only in Florida.


I think maybe it's time to rethink my position on the "Fairness Doctrine." Not for less conservative talk radio, but to end the all white..all night and day radio and television talk shows.

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