Thursday, July 23, 2009
6955: Acting Stupidly.
Dumbing down the news in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• President Barack Obama weighed in on the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. by remarking, “I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry. Number two, that the Cambridge [Mass.] police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home.” Hey, it’s unlikely the cops are Harvard graduates.
• A subscriber to the now-defunct Vibe Magazine has filed a class-action lawsuit, charging the publication with failing to notify or refund money to subscribers. The suit complains, “This conduct includes … continuing to sell subscriptions to Vibe Magazine to consumers without disclosing that the company was on the brink of ceasing its operations.” In lieu of a refund, maybe they could offer free Black porn videos and obscene ringers from the magazine’s last remaining advertisers.
• Kool Moe Dee is making news as part of a group of performers backing new legislation that would require radio stations to cough up performance royalties. Let’s hope the artists fare better than Vibe subscribers.