The Spanns are back on the mic for episode 248 of #TSRP and man do we got some stuff to cover. Mr. Spann is back after having been suspended from Facebook for the 2nd time in 30 day, hence why there haven’t been any shows. Facebook seems to be trying to go into the direction of clamping down on offensive speech, but what do you do when the speech you’re clamping down on is pointing out the hatred being spewed towards someone pointing out said hatred? We then get to some Listener Feedback, as a comment was left on our website for episode 246.
We then hop In The News, as Facebook surprised many when they decided to ban Minister Louis Farrakhan along with many Right Wing Provocateurs, like Alex Jones, and Milo Yiannopoulos. Is it wrong that he’s grouped with those folks, or is he right where he belongs? Keeping up with Facebook, a City of Dearborn Michigan employee was fired from his job after a rather bigoted comment he made on an article featuring a Muslim model wearing a burkini while being featured in Sports Illustrated. Was his free speech violated, or did the city of Dearborn do the right thing in letting him go? And in Minnesota, the Governor has just signed a law that makes Marital Rape against the law. Yes, you read that right, in 2019, it is now illegal to rape your wife in Minnesota.
And off we go to Blue Blazes, as Ayesha Curry had the social media world in a tizzy after comments she made on the Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk. In the episode she spoke on how she sometimes felt insecure in the amount of male attention she gets in comparison to the attention her husband Steph Curry seems to get being an NBA Star. Many people took offense to what she said, but was it more a bit of projecting from the social media world, or is it just more the fact that folks still haven’t forgotten past statements she’s made about getting attention from the opposite sex as a married woman? In other Blue Blazes news, the hotline that was established for women who may have been sexually abused by R. Kelly, is seeing a bit of abuse of it’s own, as many women, presumably R. Kelly fans are calling the hotline to share their own sexual encounters with the R&B singer. And Underground King Bun B was in the news recently as he shot a would be home invader. Do you think Bun B should have done anything differently?
Then it’s Proud To Be An American time, where the man who threatened the lives of both President Barack Obama, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters, received a 4 year prison sentence. Prior to his sentencing, his family asked the judge for leniency, did this sentence strike the right balance? Twitter apparently has an algorithm available to them to curb the activity of White Supremacist on their platform, but there’s just one catch. Seems like if they implement the algorithm, it will disproportionately affect many members of the Republican Party, so they’ve declined to put it in place. Crazy right??? And in Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp has signed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the nation into law. The Heartbeat Bill will restrict women from having abortions performed in the state of Georgia as early as six weeks into their pregnancy. A time where many women may not even know they’re pregnant. The biggest question regarding this is, why are these state laws going up so frequently? We’re going to break it all down.
And of course y’all know before we go, we’ve got to announce our AssHat & Champ of The Weeks! So let’s get to it. We’ve been gone when we didn’t want to be, and we got a lot to say, right here, right now here on The Spann Report!