March 25, 2012

‘Mis-Tweetment’: Roland Martin Tells David Steinberg of PJ Media He Should Get ‘Shock Therapy’ for ‘Mental Health Issues’

Less than two weeks after his suspension for previous intemperate tweets was lifted, CNN’s Roland Martin was engaging in personally insulting “mis-tweetment” again this afternoon with PJ Media’s David Steinberg.

In a series of tweets at around 5 p.m. tonight seen after the jump, Steinberg criticized Martin for spending so much time on the press’s Trayvon Martin obsession — where one person tragically died — while ignoring the impact and meaning of the documents leaked by an unnamed Department of Justice official relating to the Fast and Furious “gunwalking” scandal — as a result of which “at least 300 Mexicans, plus at least two American law enforcement agents” have been killed. Martin’s responses were immature, insulting, condescending — and all too typical of a press corps which, now that it is seeing poll results it doesn’t like, has in certain cases taken to calling voters stupid.

From Martin’s Twitter feed (most offensive tweets by Martin are in orange boxes):


There’s also this, from Steinberg:


Roland Martin apparently isn’t interested in learning anything. His interest, that of his network, and that of the preponderance of the national press would appear to be advancing anything which might be perceived as helping the reelection prospects of Barack Obama, and deliberately suppressing genuine news which might hurt him. Legitimate journalistic considerations seem to pale in comparison.

Though tempting, it might not be a good idea to lobby CNN to suspend Martin again. I sort of like how he’s showing the world who he really is, and what his continued employment says about the network which employs him.

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