Briefly World: CNN suspends analyst for ‘anti-gay’ tweets

CNN suspended its political analyst Roland Martin for “offensive” tweets that some said were anti-gay

Written by Agencies | Published:February 10, 2012 1:11 am

CNN suspends analyst for ‘anti-gay’ tweets

NEW YORK: CNN suspended its political analyst Roland Martin for “offensive” tweets that some said were anti-gay. Martin commented on Twitter about an ad that showed David Beckham in underwear: “If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad,smack the ish out of him.” Martin later issued an apology.

US drone attack kills Pak al-Qaeda chief

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‘Ex-Ukraine PM denied painkillers’

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Palestinian on 55th day of hunger strike

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Somalia’s al-Shabab joins Qaeda: Zawahiri

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