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And now a few words from C. Tha God. Hit the jump.

You people kill me. When I say people I mean the so called new media; the bloggers and websites who have taken it upon themselves to be the so called journalists of this generation. I say so called because many of you are not journalists at all. In fact there is no journalistic integrity in 95% of the bullshit yall report. All you do is take rumors, gossip and down right lies and report them as fact. Think of all the blog rumors you have ever read. Do any of these blogs ever get proven as fact? I’m sure a few do, but when I say a few it’s only about 5% because as I stated earlier 95% of what’s reported is bullshit. There is no investigative journalism that goes into your stories.  If I call a blogger right now and say, “Yo, I heard such and such got beat up last night,” they will say, “Word?” “Let me make a few calls.” Within minutes on their blog you see there is a rumor on there that says “Such and Such got beat up last night.” What investigative journalism did you do to insure that “such and such” really did get beat up last night? You didn’t do any research because you don’t care about journalism. You care about getting your story up before necolebitchie.com or gyantscoop.com.  You are more concerned with generating traffic to your blog or website than you are about reporting a factual story. That’s the problem with the game today; if video killed the radio star then the internet killed the journalist.

You know what our culture needs more of? We need more real journalists to write blogs.  We need more real activist and intellectual thinkers like Boyce Watkins and Michael Eric Dyson to do video blogs and talk about the issues that effect our people on a daily basis. Think of all the hits that sites like mediatakeout.com and bossip.com get. There comes a point when you have to ask yourself why there is not more positive content on these sites? Why aren’t real issues being addressed? How come everyone cares about Chris Brown whipping Rihanna’s ass? Is it right for a man to hit a woman? Hell no? Does it happen on a daily basis, hell yeah! I’ve put my foot up a female’s ass a couple times (when I was younger and believe me I got bad karma for it) but what is the issue? Or you blog sites and websites reporting it because your trying to make people realize that domestic violence is and issue that needs to be addressed or is your site just reporting it because it’s Chris Brown and Rihanna?

I read a study that said approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States. It also said intimate partner violence made up 20% of all nonfatal violent crime experienced by women. So domestic violence has been an issue but now since the victim is Rihanna yall give a fuck? This is what I call tabloid morals and pop culture values. Nobody really cares about the issue. You care about the celebrity. Case in point, a 15 year-old-girl gets arrested in Seattle, Washington and placed in a holding cell where she is beaten up brutally by two male cops! These two male cop’s job is to protect and to serve. I don’t think that protect means a young 15-year-old girl was supposed to protect her skull from the next blow by these crooked ass, pig ass cops. I don’t think serve means that these two grown men where supposed to serve up a severe ass kicking to a minor. I’m looking at child abuse, abuse of power and men beating up on a female but I don’t see you bloggers outraged about that. There is even a video online where you can see the attack and what provoked the officers but I don’t see you calling for these cops’ jobs the way you’re calling for the death of Chris Brown’s career. For the record the cops are only on administrative leave. Don’t you think if there was more of an outrage from the media then more would have been done? Of course it would have but you people don’t care about issues you care about the celebrity. Tabloid Morals and Pop culture values.

Another example of tabloid morals and pop culture values is the cartoon in the NY Post that depicted the cops shooting the monkey with the caption, “Guess they will have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.” We all know this was a racial jab thrown at President Barack Obama, but what if this same cartoon was published in reference to Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson? Would people have cared so much? No I don’t think so because Brother Al and Brother Jesse are not the celebrities that Barack Obama is. I mean Rick Ross has been calling 50 Cent a monkey since their beef started and nobody has said that’s wrong.  Why is it wrong when the Post calls a black man a monkey? If the actual issue is a black man being called a monkey then the same people who are outraged over the Post calling Barack a monkey should be outraged over Rick Ross calling 50 a monkey right? I asked this same question on Twitter and Kitty Bradshaw responded because 50 is a rapper and Barack is the president. I responded that it shouldn’t matter. Black pride should be black pride whether president or rapper and the bottom line is nobody should refer to another black person as a monkey.  As I said, we don’t care about issues we care about celebrity because we have tabloid morals and pop culture values.

In closing I would like to say the reason we are not taken serious when it comes to real issues is because people know we are full of shit. We only protest and complain when it’s the hip thing to do. When the media makes it cool for celebrities to get involved then we all tend to want to get involved. IE: The Jena 6, the Sean Bell murder and Barack Obama’s campaign. Once the cameras leave and the next scandal breaks out in Hollywood we tend to just fade away from the situation. Ask yourself if you are about the issues or the celebrity? Tabloid Morals and Pop Culture Values.

Streetfully Yours, Sincerely Gangsta Charlamagne Tha God

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3 Responses to “Charlamagne Tha God – Tabloid Morals and Pop Culture Values”

  1. ChuckT

    If it helps at all, nobody fucks with rick ross anyway. I stopped payin attention to that beef after his first dream video. He just diggin a deeper grave for himself. Good read tho.

  2. Randy Exclusive

    I can’t wait for Rawse’s album to come out. I wanna see what it does.

  3. akshun

    fuck ross.

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