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Chris Brown got into a fight with comedian Jenny Johnson on Twitter, sending immature tweets about wanting to defecate on her. It ignited a war from Brown fans against Johnson; she's even gotten death threats. Lots of people are flocking to Brown- including CNN anchor Lola Ogunnaike- defending him, but does he deserve it, given his background with abuse and misogyny?

Comedian Jimmy Dore and political analyst Ben Mankiewicz (Host, Turner Classic Movies) break it all down on this installment of The Jimmy Dore Show.

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Jimmy,

In regards to the Chris Brown segment, I have come to realize that the condemnation/defense argument between his detractors and supporters has become a subversive racial conflict. Many of my black friends (and most of them female) defend Chris Brown to the death because they see the popular condemnation of him as an unfair double standard by society at large. They think the popular and persistant condemnation is the media’s and white society’s typical demonization of black men, where as they don’t feel there is a similar push against his white counterparts. In our conversations in which they defend him, they bring up a number of white celebrities who have beaten their female partners with little media backlash, or in some cases a rather quick forgiveness by both the media and white social circles (e.g. Sean Penn, Sean Connery, James Caan). When I see this segment you posted, I am reminded of the many conversations I have had with my black gal-pals about the issue. Look, it’s unfortunate that this may be the actual underlying issue, and I wish that black and white people can talk about it openly, but maybe one day we can all label a piece of shit as a piece of shit, regardless of its hue.

Thanks for the input. If what you state is the case,that black women:

“see the popular condemnation of him as an unfair double standard by society at large. They think the popular and persistant condemnation is the media’s and white society’s typical demonization of black men, where as they don’t feel there is a similar push against his white counterparts”….

then they should make that case instead of what they are doing, which is defending the indefensible.

first, Ben Mankiewicz is awesome. He is the missing ingredient, that every talk show needs.

Second,
the oddest part of the Lola Ogunnaike piece, is when they brings up Matt Lauer. That is a horrible example. Because Lauer never told anyone, on twitter, he was going to shit in their eye. Lauer responded to angry tweets, BY DOING NOTHING. Apparently, sometimes when you poke a lion, he will just ignore you.

If you type “matt lauer” and “angry tweets” into google. The top hits are:

“NBC newsman shrugs off negative tweets from angry…”
and
“Matt Lauer not afraid of angry Tweets”

no mention of Lauer threatening to stick his junk into anyones mouth.

Not here to defend Chris Brown or hitting your spouse. Just want to point out that Rihanna has admitted to her part in antagonizing the whole sorted affair and that Brown might have actually been retaliating. Not saying he was right in the way he might have retaliated. But of course the media (and the courts) will see a black man as a batterer and nothing else. No matter how much of a celebrity he is. Black folks have a name for it. I won’t post it here

Mase, as much as you say you are “not here to defend chris brown” that is exactly what you did.