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‘I Know It’s Killing You That Obama Is In Office!’ Damon Dash Goes Off On Daily News Reporters Outside Of Courthouse
While heading to court for testimonies regarding the $1 million lawsuit filed against him by his son’s mother, Linda Williams, hip hop mogul Damon Dash lashed at out a group of New York Daily News reporters. His interesting rant was captured on film.
“How come you never talk about the positive stuff? ‘Cause I’m black?” Damon questioned the reporters.
Damon went on to point out that instead of simply covering his current court case, the Daily News insists on bringing up skeletons from his past, including his highly publicized financial troubles.
“You’re a racist, republican paper! I know it’s killing you that Obama is in office. It’s killing you that you went to school to write for a paper that’s not credible.”
Clearly frustrated with the media’s fixation on driving negative news to the bone, he then pointed out some of his major business accomplishments that frequently go unnoticed.
“Why don’t you say: ‘He has art galleries around the world,’ ‘He has independently owned companies that do well over $50 million,’ ‘He employs at least 10 people at any given time.’ You never say that! Why?”
“I can pay everybody else’s bills but y’all just want to talk about the ones y’all think I haven’t paid. The same exact tax bullsh*t for five years…get a new story!”
Watch Damon’s angry rant below. Thoughts?
UPDATE: Deborah Turness Has Been Named President Of NBC News, But Many Others In Media Are Out Of A Job
As President, Turness will be responsible for all aspects of the NBC News division including the programs “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Today,” “Meet the Press,” and “Dateline” as well as its news bureaus around the world. She will also oversee all breaking news, investigative and enterprise reporting, along with the division’s digital properties including NBCNews.com. Additionally, she will have oversight of Peacock Productions, an award-winning in-house production company.While Turness has good news to celebrate, we have word of more media job losses, this time over at the Village Voice where veteran reporter Michael Musto was among the reporters let go. (Food critic Robert Siestema and theater critic Michael Feingold were the others.) For fans of the alt-weekly — and alternative news outlets in general — it’s a tremendous loss.
Barbie has just been wilding out over these past few years, huh folks? I’m not mad at it though. While the Mattel doll has always been pretty controversial, over the years, things have become a bit too real for some people. She’s had pregnant friends, had a tramp stamp on her back, inflatable boobs, and now, she’s covered in ink! On top of that, the edgy Barbie also has a pink bob (is that Nicki’s wig??) and wears Hot Topic-esque clothing with a side of leopard print.
The doll costs about $50, and according to Mattel, is marketed at adults who are fans of collecting the miniature women. As the brand said in a statement, “Barbie has been dressed by more than 70 fashion designers over the years. Many of Barbie’s most pop-culture couture outfits have been designed for the adult doll collector.” While the doll may seem cool for older people, many parents are NOT feeling this new look for a doll that will be seen by their kids. In an interview with the New York Daily News, Queens father Tom Gurry said he would lay the smack down on his 11-year-old daughter if she tried to come home with a tattoo, or the doll:
“I’d kill my daughter if she came home with a tattoo. Barbie’s supposed to be a role model for young girls, right? I don’t want my daughter looking up to someone like that.”
Another parent, mom, Tiffany Newkirk, said that now that her own teenage daughter is bothering her about getting a tattoo, she really doesn’t think a doll like this is a good idea to put out there for kids to view:
“I don’t think that’s an appropriate toy for a young girl. You don’t want your kids to think tattoos are a good idea at such a young age because they last a lifetime.”
Okay. The sensitivity level out here is getting waaaay too high.