An unfortunate side-effect of the Obama candidacy is the mainstream media’s sudden scramble to add a ‘bit of color’ to their line-ups. CNN has the new D.L. Hughley show, whereas Comedy Central has added David Alan Grier. Even if we are willing to overlook Hughley’s agreement with Don Imus that the Rutger’s basketball team were indeed ‘nappy headed hoes,’ (Me? Fat chance!) the fact is, dude simply is not now, and never has been funny. The same can be said of Grier. The fact that the MSM responds to Obama by giving these two shows is telling. Goddess forbid they elevate someone who actually has talent.
I’ve said repeatedly that I wish that all famous black people could be put into suspended animation for the duration. Of course, considering the long drought many of them have endured I suppose it’s too much to expect them to simply sit their collective asses down. But a girl can dream, can’t she?