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CNN Celebrates Old Black Lady With Delightful Musical Slurs

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You can just see how excited CNN was to do this, to celebrate the Journalistic Scoop of a 103-year-old black lady still driving her car with hip-hop rap lyrics, about driving cars! But then that rap song included the word “nigga,” so CNN’s fluff story about a nice old lady driving a car somehow managed to be one in which they call an old black person the n-word. [YouTube]

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  • AbstinenceOnly Ed


  • Gratuitous World

    Yo,CNN – Stop snitchin’ (on yourself)

  • stew

    Have they “made it up to” us yet? Details!

  • stew

    This is quickly becoming the funniest fucking thing I’ve seen in months. “Ain’t no punk ass nigga be trippin’.” Indeed!

  • Not_So_Much

    CNN is headquartered in Atlanta, so this is perfectly acceptable.

  • Moonbatting_Average

    Pfft, everyone knows 103 year-old black ladies listen to Pharcyde when they are out driving:

    Please, don’t pull me over Mr. Officer, don’t pull me over Mr. Officer, please

  • Suds McKenzie

    Can we Taser Rick Sanchez for this?

  • smitallica

    103-year-old bitches ain’t shit.

  • iwillsavethispatient

    CNN please!

    There are two types of network news, there’s regular network news and there’s CNN. CNN gives all network news a bad name.

  • Extemporanus

    “CNN: The Most Trusted Nigga in News, Bitch”

    /James Earl Jones

  • Edywin

    Larry King probably edited the piece without his hearing aid and thought the song said “Shiva”. He was said to reply that he was sorry for her loss.

  • Clankie

    Best fucking CNN ever. Don’t they know that it’s the honky grandma that b trippin’? Did you know that the gay porn about Levi Johnston has a cameo from Nailin’ Palin’s titular star?

  • jus_wonderin


  • stew

    “everybody got a stack
    and it ain’t no crack…”

    what a great note to end the video on.

  • stew

    I’d love to do blunts with the old gal.

  • chascates

    And that’s what killed Art Linkletter.

  • Radiotherapy

    That is one fine Obama Car.

  • JohnnyMeatworth

    Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nothin’ Ta Fuck Wit’!

  • TexanMary

    You know what else is a terrible mistake? The anchor’s eyebrows!

  • Extemporanus

    [re=586127]AbstinenceOnly Ed[/re]: NWA: NSFW OR LOLZ? CNN BRB W 411…TTFN BFF!

    [re=586144]smitallica[/re]: [re=586160]Radiotherapy[/re]: Ha ha! But really, any 103-year-old bitch just cold flossin’ a cherry Hooptyround like that is the very definition of “the shit”.

    O.O.G.* is literally ghostridin’ the whip! RESPECT.

    *(“Original Owner Grandma”)

    [re=586156]stew[/re]: She’s been doing blunts for so long, she remembers when they used to call ’em “sharps”.

  • qaf

    [re=586157]chascates[/re]: People R Funny! Les have a House Party!

  • thehelveticascenario

    “I thought you liked rap music. ”

    “I did, but that was before I realized it had words.”

    “Wait a minute, you didn’t know rap had words? Why did you think it was called rap? ”

    “I thought it was because of the rhythm. You know, rap-rap, rappity-tap. “

  • carlgt1

    umm, so what lame CNN story would that tune be appropriate for?

  • Dave J.

    “…but 103 year old white ladies drive LIKE THIS.”

  • Joehoya

    That bitch is straight outta Compton…

    Of course, back then, Compton was mostly orange groves.

  • Radiotherapy

    [re=586174]Extemporanus[/re]: If those space-age, robot-controlled scooters are in the HCB, can we call them ObamaCarts?
    And was grandma in a Union that gave her Cadillac Health Care? Shit, OOG.

  • bitchincamaro

    Haha. Smoove an’ nicely, CNN!


  • Sharkey

    [re=586156]stew[/re]: Ah so that’s why they called her Miss Flamer. Wait, is that actually her name?

    I like how the white bitch tries to get all hippity – since that’s how all black people talk…

  • Country Club Jihadi

    [re=586170]TexanMary[/re]: Word.
    Those are some seriously jacked up brows. She needs to throw some gang signs with that shit.

  • Aurelio

    “We’re working very hard to make up for it” is code for “We are scourging the control room tech who pushed the wrong button, and preparing him for crucifixion.”

  • Mad Farmer Manifest

    [re=586170]TexanMary[/re]: I nominate that for Comment of the Afternoon. Now I need to clean tea off my keyboard.

  • Oldskool

    Wonder who complained. It’s hard to keep track. There’s a huge monument to the Confederacy maybe 15 min from CNN that creeped me out every time I drove by and I’m so white Hubble keeps pointing toward me.

  • southern mark smith

    One of these days, I’d like to see a CNN clip where Kyra Phillips is *not* apologizing for something.

  • assistant/atlas

    Um…. at least they didn’t use the Thong Song? Or something?

    I’m white so it’s very difficult for me to make rap jokes that don’t involve Vanilla Ice.

  • Jim89048

    Finally, they’ve identified St. Ronnie’s infamous welfare Cadillac!

  • steverino247

    [re=586147]Extemporanus[/re]: Very well done, sir!

    I got bitches in the newsroom ’bout to go on
    But the news cycle don’t start ’til six in the morn.

    I’ll be rolling useless clips, payin’ no attention
    Sippin’ on Diet Coke…

    Say what?

  • schadenfreudian slip

    I totally saw her in “Don’t Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood!”

  • schadenfreudian slip

    how do I embed videos all up in this bitch?

    The car is even the same!

  • crumpet

    [re=586248]Jim89048[/re]: Exactly. And the lady still has her Cadillac and looks spry enough to dance on Ronnie’s grave. There IS something like justice in this pathetic country.

  • Beanball

    I had that bitch. Shit was cash.

  • plowman

    Or just play music that offends or satirizes the subject of the piece every time. Obviously blacks get hip-hop w/ lots of nigga and ho. If it’s white folks, play Lawrence Welk polkas. Asians get the ‘Siamese Cat’ song regardless of origin while Islamic types get the ‘Snake Charmer’ song (doubly offensive as written by a Jew). When covering Israel just play Wagner.

  • TGY

    Granny state.

  • DangerousLiberal

    [re=586156]stew[/re]: That’s why I don’t fuck with the big four-oh.

  • american mutt

    [re=586372]plowman[/re]: Yeah, that sounds about right. I’ll take NWA above polka any day.