Another black guy relegated to the weekend media ghetto.
What the hell was wrong with TJ Holmes anyway? Nothing.
Rumor has it he is a power bottom, oh well
This guy is awful. He comes across as very amateurish and full of himself. Not a good anchor at all. Apparently he only seems to work for a few hours Saturday mornings. Has he ever filled in for anyone?
CNN? Is that still on the air?
He better not be a bottom. I need me some dark meat! Does anyone know for sure if he is a bottom?
r4 Is right. It seems like all the black anchors are stuck in the weekend ghetto. Anderson was off the other week, why didn't they have Victor Blackwell fill in for him? Guess they don't want blacks in prime time.
Another black in the weekend ghetto...as they say in the biz.
That surname is just too obvious.
Are they pairing him with Brianna Keilar for the weekend show?
He's the color of a Hershey Bar.
I am assuming he is gay. I guess CNN is where all the gay male news anchors work.
There are no bad times in cable news. He will be seen by people around the world. It's 9pm somewhere in the world when he's anchoring.
He's pretty good but who's at home on the weekend? CNN is up to their same ole tricks. Diversity only on the weekends and on special assignment. Isn't this why they suck in the first place?
He is new, right? So, you wouldn't place him in a spotlight position at first. Let's see what happens in a couple years.
R25 You don't have to see what happens in a couple of years. Just ask Don Lemon, Soledad O'brien, or Fredricka Whitfield. They know exactly what happens!
Blackwell by day, Black Very Well by night
What happened to Don?
Don Lemon has been with CNN for years only to be relegated to 2 hours on the weekend while NEWBIES like Tapper, Burnette, and Cuomo have their own shows so saying that Blackwell is new, give him a couple of years is hogwash. CNN is very racist towards it's minority journalist and it's very obvious.
Erin is not a newbie. She's an annoying pro 1 percenter, but she has her own show because she has star power. Cuomo has the name. Who's Tapper?
Tamron Hall is the only journalist at MSNBC during the week. Al Sharpton, as much as I like him isn't a journalist.
At least for a while, CNN did have two black journalists, Suzanne Malveaux and Soledad O'brien.
The point of this commentary is CNN not having african american journalist. It's how their minority journalist are treated. They are either on early in the morning or 1 to 2 hours over the weekend.
CNN is no comparison to MSNBC when it comes to diversity. MSNBC has a whole slew of minority anchors that come on weekdays and weekends including Tamron Hall, Al Sharpton,Toure, Alex Wagner (who is fillipino), Richard Lu (asian-american), Martin Bashir (from Pakistan), Melissa Harris-Perry who has 2 full hours with topics of her choice. Chris Hayes, Thomas Roberts, and Rachael Maddow, openly gay on MSNBC and it's been that way for years. I love MSNBC. They are an amazing organization!
There is no comparison. CNN sucks when it comes to diversity and Suzanne Malveaux? Had no idea she was black.
Chris Hayes isn't gay, I'm sorry to report.
Well he sure as hell acts like it.
[quote]Well he sure as hell acts like it.
What a dumb, homophobic comment.
Not as dumb as your font stalker!
Doesn't have the taste of my weekend Lemon. Or the sex of T.J.
[quote]Not as dumb as your font stalker!
That doesn't even make any sense. R36 is not only homophobic and stupid, but also crazy.
R35 You can't accuse other posters of being homophobic because they say Chris Hayes acts gay (feminine) and in the same breath praise Anderson Cooper for perpetuating THAT same stereotype everyday by "queening out" on his daytime show so that he can make the audience laugh (at ) him not (with) him.
Although people like you want it both ways YOU can't have it both ways.
I'm not r35, but where do you see any reference to Anderson Cooper in his post, R39?
By the way, I do agree that it's a bit homophobic for you to say that Chris Hayes "act gay" (or feminine as you claim). You seem to have rather stereotypical views about these things, which begs the question, what are you doing here?
I know who you are R38 and so does everyone else. Your the resident AC troll(s) that will create threads about anything cnn only to slowly interject Anderson and his whore within that thread. Theres nobody in this thread CRAZIER and DUMBER than you sweetheart!
R38 and R40 you are AC freeper trolls.
CNN and I share the same taste for black men.
[R32] Al Sharpton and Melissa Harris-Perry aren't journalists. Yes they both anchor and do excellent jobs, but they aren't journalists. Toure used to be a journalist, but since joining the cycle has become more of a political commentator.
MHP by the way is on the weekends, Although MSNBC does have diversity among commenters, they have very little among actual journalists.
Fuckin' racist piece of shit. You probably think he like watermelon and tap dances.
Anderson Cooper is not a JOURNALIST either. He is now a boring talk show host. By the way I'm not going to split hairs with you. MSNBC has a lot more diversity with their line-up of journalist on weekdays and weekends. More than cnn ever will and that's why they have been successful. The people that I mentioned previously have their own shows and are not "commenters". End of story.
Vic Blackwell came to CNN from main evening co-anchor at WPBF (ABC) in West Palm Beach.
[R45]What does Anderson Cooper have to do with anything? We are talking about minority journalists not Anderson Cooper.
When did political activism equal journalism? When did serving as a professor of political science make MHP a journalist? Yes they both have unique insights, I love watching them but they aren't journalists. MSNBC has "contributors" they do provide great insights but aren't journalists. The only black journalists MSNBC has is Tamron Hall and Craig Melvin.
That's because R41/R45 is obsessed with Anderson Cooper, r47. She has to bring him up in every single thread even if he has little to do with the topic at hand, because apparently she has no other reason to live but to whine and bitch about him. What a loser!
That's sad [R48], CNN has more talent than just Anderson Cooper.
Bullshit R47 now shut up and except the fact that you have no idea what you are talking about! There are at least 6 minorities that have there own shows on MSNBC. Cnn has only 1.
It's interesting to see the benderfrau get upset when someone disagrees with them.
Then they start saying things like "your obsessed", "your crazy", when they are the crazy ones. That is their only response. The steroids must have scrambled your brains. Unlike yourself R47 I have a life and will post whatever I want and whenever I want and wherever I want no matter how bent out of shape you get. It's actually quite funny.
R48 You seem like the most miserable benderfrau. You must be the repressed "bitch" in the relationship. Do you not have a say in your relationship? Do you feel like a dumbass? Are you angry because your life didn't turn out the way you wanted it too? Do you feel invisible? Does your man not give you enough attention? Do you feel like you're wasting your time?
Talk about it. It may help you feel better:-)
All one needs to do to realize that R50/R51 is a true nut case is to read her barely literate posts. On top of that, it sounds like she has major anger issues. Not a good combo.
Why so much anger overall?
Everyone is assuming the worst.
I'm very curious to know who R51 believes I am when she posted this about me:
[quote]You must be the repressed "bitch" in the relationship. Do you not have a say in your relationship? Do you feel like a dumbass? Are you angry because your life didn't turn out the way you wanted it too? Do you feel invisible? Does your man not give you enough attention? Do you feel like you're wasting your time?
There's crazy, there's batshit crazy, and then there's R51, who brings insanity to a whole new level.
I wonder what Don Lemon really thinks of CNN at this point, especially since Soledad is on her way out. I guess they are paying him enough to keep quiet because he was quite a rambunctious personality at his previous gigs. I like that people associate him with weekend evenings on CNN. I think they should do more segments of him in the field during the week and use them on Saturday and Sunday during the live show. CNN is just full of wasted opportunities and talent.
[R50]Tamron Hall, Alex Wagner and Martin Bashir are the only weekday minority anchors. Richard Lu is a rotating anchor, he doesn't have his own show.
CNN has Soledad O'Brien, Suzanne Malveaux, Fredricka Whitfield, Don Lemon and Ali Velshi. I think that's more than one.
Does Fox have any black anchors or reporters?
They're not allowed on the network r57
Fox news has Harris Faulkner and Uma Pemmaraju as anchors. And like MSNBC whole lot of commentators.
Why are only white people covering the choosing of the new pope? CNN should have sent over a black anchor. Instead they send the two whitest people they have, Chris Cuomo and Anderson Cooper. Why couldn't they send Don or Victor? CNN is racist. They have no person of color in their prime time line up nor do they let people of color fill in when a prime time anchor was off. Anderson was off for a week back in February and instead of having someone like Victor fill in they had Chris Cuomo and Jake Tapper fill in instead. I'd like to see Victor fill in on Anderson's show. I think he'd do a good job.
Anderson likes dark meat
[R50]Tamron Hall, Alex Wagner and Martin Bashir are the only weekday minority anchors. Richard Lu is a rotating anchor, he doesn't have his own show.]
That's more than enough diversity for me and a lot of other viewers out there. They are leaving CNN in the dirt as far as viewership R56. Don't hate on them. Live and learn under informed benderfrau! Case Closed.
CNN has at least as much diversity as MSNBC.
[All one needs to do to realize that [R50]/[R51] is a true nut case is to read her barely literate posts. On top of that, it sounds like she has major anger issues. Not a good combo.]
R52,R54 Are mentally deranged benderfrau. Every-time someone calls them out on it they get really pissed off and start acting juvenile. I find it rather amusing when one lashes out at me.
These two nincompoops create any thread regarding anderson cooper, his trade bf, and cnn. The Victor Blackwell thread, Gio Benitez, and Pablo threads where all created by the benderfrau and not AC haters (although they will deny this and probably close this thread). I don't understand the reasoning behind this but I don't run from bullies. They also create "multiple" post with different IP addresses so they won't get tripped by trolldar.
This so called anger that you say I have is only a REACTION to the aggression I receive when I speak my mind...... and I will continue to speak my mind. Sometimes I will respond to you and sometimes I will ignore you. That's all up to me. If you call me names I will call you names even worse. Words don't effect me. You don't run control this site.
Why you mad boo?
[CNN has at least as much diversity as MSNBC.}
CNN prides themselves on hiring old, white, middle-aged men and that is a FACT. Anderson Cooper, Jake Tapper, Chris Cuomo, George Gergin, Wolf Blitzer to name a few. They have no one that represents young people for instance Chris Hayes, Ezra Klein, Chruystal Ball, and Toure of msnbc are a good representation of young america and how they feel. The minorities that are on CNN are usually on for 5 seconds throughout the day like Isha Sesay or the weekends. That is a FACT. CNN ratings are atrocious and partly because they are too right winged and vanilla. That is a FACT.
You can keep your head in the dirt and talk about how great CNN is but the ratings speak for themselves. The anchors are nothing but a bunch of 1 per-centers that are more worried about what Obama will do to their 401k than what the country is really feeling about certain issues.
They just made Victor Blackwell new weekend anchor. They still have Don, Suzanne, and others of color. They have a number of young women like Randi Kaye and Brianna Keilar.
The thread is about Victor, not how much CNN sucks.
Bottom line: AC360 SUCKS!The Erin Burnette Show SUCKS! Wolf Blitzer SUCKS! Jack Tapper will probably SUCK! Brooke Baldwin SUCKS! Carol Costello SUCKS! Suzanne Malveaux SUCKS!
The only anchors that I watch from time to time is
1. Piers Morgan- I love his outspokenness.
2. Soledad Obrien- Again very forward and not afraid to speak her mind.
3. Don Lemon- Does not allow his guest to intimidate him.
4. Ashleigh Banfield- Lively anchor, a lot of spunk, and doesn' t buckle down to aggressive guest.
Other than that cnn SUCKS and the ratings prove that. It is a FACT.
You like Piers? R66 That doesn't help your credibility.
[R65] Young women like Randi Kaye and Brianna Keilar? Randi and Brianna are 13 years apart, Randi and Suzanne though are about the same age.
[quote]This so called anger that you say I have is only a REACTION to the aggression I receive when I speak my mind...... and I will continue to speak my mind. Sometimes I will respond to you and sometimes I will ignore you. That's all up to me. If you call me names I will call you names even worse. Words don't effect me. You don't run control this site
OMG! We're all cowering in fear now because R63's threatening to speak her *mind* at will!
R63 couldn't help but bring her obsessive love/hate anti-AC troll craziness into a thread that wasn't meant to be about him to begin with.
Just keep in mind that YOU don't control this board either.
[quote]Are mentally deranged benderfrau.
Ah "benderfrau". The sick, sad, hateful and pathetic troll who can't free her mind of Anderson Cooper no matter how much she tries to trash him here and elsewhere is the only one who uses that term. What she hates to admit is that the "benderfrau" have been RIGHT about EVERYTHING when it comes to his relationship with Ben and she is always dead wrong.
Back to Blackwell. I haven't watched him yet, but CNN really needs to work on diversity.
You'd love to be a cunt wouldn't you? You'd love to have a pussy? That's why you can't keep that word out of your mouth. Sorry #bottomfeeder you are who you are.
Victor and Brianna Keilar were on this morning. This exchange was actually funny.