Artur Davis Goes Off on CNN’S Roland Martin, MSNBC
In an interview with right wing blog The Daily Caller, former Alabama Democrat turned Republican without a home, Artur Davis, lashed out at both MSNBC and CNN’s Roland Martin. Davis is upset at MSNBC for not carrying his speech, and apparently livid at Roland Martin for tweeting that Davis is a ”punk” who is afraid to come on Martin’s show, Washington Week.
“MSNBC made a conscious marketing decision, with the exception of [Joe] Scarborough’s show that they are going to be an organ of the Democratic Party and it appears in the way we interpret the rules these days in terms of broadcasting — they clearly have an agenda in their coverage with the way they put things on the air,” Davis said.
What Davis doesn’t mention is that, before his switch, he was once a regular guest on MSNBC, and didn’t seem to have any problems with the network’s programming back then.
“That’s par for the course, and I remember going into it and someone said to me that the test for if your speech is successful will be if MSNBC shows any of it,” he said. “If it’s a bomb, they’ll cut to it so people can see that it’s a bomb. If it’s successful, they won’t cover a second of it. So the fact that they didn’t cover any of it I actually think is a positive thing.”
Regarding Roland Martin, Davis said he isn’t going on Martin’s show because there’s no way to sway black voters into becoming Republicans, which is certainly a contradiction considering Davis himself was somehow swayed to leave the Democratic Party and join the Republican Party.
“I have zero interest in going on Roland Martin’s show because there aren’t too many people who are potential voters who watch Roland Martin’s show for a Mitt Romney candidate,” Davis said. “I know that Roland Martin and some others may think I have some obligations to defend myself to a particular community. That’s their way of looking at the world and not mine. I don’t go on programs out of the theory that I’m there to defend myself to a particular community or justify myself. I’m not a candidate for office. I’m not involved in a debate about whether I should be elected to anything. So I have no obligation to go before any community to quote, unquote ‘defend myself.’”
Powered by Facebook Comments