Thursday, September 21, 2006

Terry Gross doesn’t know how to deal with black people


Mos Def

Dave Chappelle
Ice Cube

I’m trying to figure out how to say this without being too alarmist, but What the fuck is up with NPR? Nah, more to the point, How is it ok for liberal progressive media to be straight ignorant in relation to smart artistic black men? Terry Gross has interviewed like damn near everyone but sounds straight stupid when she’s dealing with Rza, Dave, Mos and Cube. I mean fast forward to the send of the Cube interview and she’s all “Is it ICE cube or is it Ice CUBE?” What the hell is the master with this woman? Yo, shawn, fuck the printing press, let’s make public access video/audio for negritude.

As for Busta Bus, let me just say, That dude has always been about the loot. Or do we forget his apocalyptic (read spend your money now before the end of the world) proclamations from the coming “There’s only five years left.” through “when this ass here strikes” to that bullshit E.L.E. Don’t hate on Bus. He’s just doing what he’s always been doing, making that ass clap for the loot. Do yo shit Bust. I ain’t lamenting none of these playas.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's just been smokin' too much of that shit she bought off Mary-Louise Parker.

Either that, or she's that most foul & dangerous of beasts; an over-educated shithead.

Probably though, the truth lay in a combination of the two. She's just become over-ambitious (in the Julius Caesar sense). She needs to stick with interviewing people more her speed, like Forrest Gump, or Garrison Keillor.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is really sad, but not surprising. Sorta reminds me of the biography Jean Michel Basquiat by Phoebe Hoban- with multiple references to the size of his dick or his sex life. Enough already.

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just listening to NPR and thinking how obnoxious, fake, and smug Terry Gross's voice is. I found this blog when I did a search to see if others share my opinion. Anyway, I found it interesting what you said about black people, because last week she interviewed a black actress and I thought she seemed to just want to focus on the whole black/racism thing as if the woman had nothing else to bring to the table. It was annoying. She also seemed awkward doing the interview.

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did you not even notice that Terry Gross isn't even the one doing the Mos Def interview...?

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on people. Think it through. Terry Gross is a great and unorthodox interviewer. She simply ask questions like a smart human. That is why she gets so many interviews and why her subjects sound relaxed and comfortable. Most other interviewers come off as a magnanimous slap ass like James Lipton or they sound amateurish and ridiculous like every interviewer on BET whose tries to interject the their own “coolness” or “blackness” into the interview. must be hard for any professional to naturally interview anyone whose ego is so inflated and since of reality so distorted that they no longer even use their actual name. Rza, Ice Cube, Mo, absurd. Who is your mother, your father, what the hell is your real you even remember who you are anymore. Mo sounded like such a blathering idiot in that interview. Rza and Dave were the only two who sounded coherent, intelligent and worth listening to. And of course Terry Gross brought up racism when talking to Ice Cube, after all that is all he ever talks about. Black White, remember that pointless show that centered around a well beaten dead horse. Move on.

10:28 AM  

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