Sunday, October 26, 2008

Obama + Stewart = Hughley (or D.A.G.) ?

I like Barack Obama. I don't think that he'll be able to solve many (if any) of the problems facing our country, but I still think that he's a better choice than the ever machination prone McCain. Obama's real accomplishment would be to create an environment where everyone could use their abilities to ensure their own success or failure.

I like John Stewart's show on Comedy Central. Stewart is seen more and more as a source for news and opinion by millions of young Americans.

CNN has come up with a plan that seems destined to have the same results as the WNBA. (I like basketball, I like women - let's put them both together! Sounds good - plays bad.) The network's plan seems to be a formulated vehicle for Hughley's brand of brash humor(?). A liberal Black guy doing the news is NOT funny - a conservative Black guy doing the news is (Note to Chocolate News and D.L.'s producers - Go the Colbert route not Stewart). Hughley's commentary is nothing new or original. (Although I liked his "Pimp Freddie Mack" bit.) D.A.G.'s Chocolate News is another example of the Obama Effect giving someone a shot because of a perceived racial void in news/comedy. Black comedians have been social commentators since the beginning of Black comedy (Cosby,Pryor, Mooney, Rock et. al.). Networks seem desperate to find a viable Black candidate to fill an ever growing concept of "real America".

What's next for the Obama Effect? A Black (or Asian or Hispanic/Latino) anchor on the nightly network news? Black radio hosts that speak sensibly about politics and social matters? (Good luck, Raw Dawg) Maybe the Obama Effect will open more doors for many deserving and qualified people. So far, neither D.A.G. nor D.L. fill this requirement.




This show needs to be cancelled.

I think that the viewers need to make their opinions known at CNN!

There is too much at stake for us to allow another Jimmy "Dyno-mite!" Walker minstrel on the air when there are TOOOO FEW black intellectuals getting air time at CNN who will elevate the national dialogue! Let us make that known!

Jonathan Klein
1 CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-827-1700
Fax: 404-827-1099


Susan Bunda
Executive Vice President of Content Development


Bart Feder
Senior Vice President of Current Programming

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!

All-Mi-T [Thought Crime] Rawdawgbuffalo said...

i wish him luck, but he neeeds to be a bit more knowledgeable of stuff

D.J. said...

I have been saying repeatedly that if (when) Obama wins he will spend the first two three years cleaning up the bush. I am looking forward to some of his solutions (by him i mean the people he surrounds himself with)

As far as D L Hugley goes....good luck. i have never been a fan of his comedy and I don't plan on watching his show...I do however love Chocolate News.

Anonymous said...

maybe they can put me on?