Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Demise of Black Entertainment Television

Did anyone see that disgrace of a TV show that BET put on last night entitled, "We Got To Do Better/ Hot Ghetto Mess"? It was disgraceful!!!. I don't know what happened to BET but I am embarrassed by it nowadays. There "Blackbuster Movies" are usually 90 minute stereotypes that 90% of black folks wouldn't watch. I hope that Bob Johnson is sitting somewhere with his head in his hands, thinking to himself: "Was selling my baby worth the money?" There is more enlightening, entertaining, and/or thought provoking programming out there. I can't believe that there are still black folks in charge of programming and directing at the company. I feel like I'm watching a 24/7 "Flavor Of Love", "I Love New York", & "Adventures In Hollyhood" marathon. Reunion shows included. It's almost like they took all of MTV's shows , painted them black, added some bling and braids, and told us it is Black Entertainment Television. I hope that all of the employees at BET on & off air are forced to wear T-shirts with the name of their new show written across the front, 'cause it's a damn shame. That's just my opinion though, and who the hell am I?


Anonymous said...

GEE...didn't get to view the show but now I'm glad I didn't tune in..I know there was a "hot mess" buzzing before the release and the creator Jam Donaldson said, "This site is the beginning, the ending is up to us." Well maybe it's time to end it now!! Anyhow, just for the sake of comment usually all positive projects, programs, or proposals begin with the end in mind, clearly not what Donaldson was thinking nor citing. I'm certain not only is Bob Johnson holding his head in his hands (and rolling his eyes indeed), but many are rolling over in their resting places such as: Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, Eric Little, Malcolm X, Coretta Scott-King, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King (just a few). I believe, in Martin Luther's "dream" he proclaimed of a day of not being judged by the color of our skin but by the content of our character...if this is a true portrayal of the character, or at least what Donaldson claims to be the character of the majority, (I visited the web-site)we are in deep trouble my brother. Although we must remember that the show is only the perception of Donaldson and I believe you've touched on that topic in the past.

Anonymous said...

Your slacking again...nothing on your mind...I miss the thought provoked philosophies

Anonymous said...

Where rrrrrrrrr you, man?

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