I received this email from PBrown, CEO of Street Talk Promotions. At first I wasn't going to post this, but then I changed my mind.
I think people need to see what happens when a so-called legitimate media outlet puts sensationalism before community pride and common decency.
Listen to the reporter chick as she hypes up an unfortunate incident at a charity event as if it's a newsworthy story. She totally ignores the good that came out of the charity event.
Rolling Out TV also disrespected the organizers who put a lot of money and time into this event.
Kudos to industry veteran Debra Antney who stepped in to try and restore calm.
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 23:45
From: STREETTALK PROMOTIONS
Subject: 3 MIN OF BULLSH*T?? THAT'S ALL U GOT?? GIVE ME A F**KIN BREAK!!!
HOLD ON TO YA HATS,
CAUSE IM ABOUT TO GO IN ON THIS ONE...
I RECENTLY SENT OUT A BLAST THAT GAVE A RUN DOWN OF THE MANY CHARITABLE EVENTS THAT WENT DOWN IN THE ATL OVER THE LAST 3 WEEKS,AND FOR THE MOST PART MADE MANY COMMENTS WONDERING WHY ALL OF OUR POSITIVE EVENTS VIRTUALLY GO UNNOTICED BY THE "WHITE" MEDIA ....
BUT SADLY ,
HOW THE FUCK CAN I COME DOWN ON THEM WHEN ITS "US", WHO SO BLATANTLY DESTROY OURSELVES???
I MEAN, JUST WHAT IS A LITTLE PUBLICITY REALLY WORTH???
TELL ME ROLLING OUT TV!!! WHAT THE F*CK IS IT WORTH!!
IS IT WORTH MAKING A EVENT THAT GAVE AWAY $10,000 WORTH OF TOYS, CLOTHING, AND PRODUCTS TO A COMMUNITY WHERE 99.99% OF THE PEOPLE WHO CAME OUT LEFT HAPPY, LOOK LIKE SHIT???
IS IT WORTH THAT!?!?
IS IT WORTH SHOWCASING THE IGNORANCE OF ONE FEMALE IN A ROOM OF OVER 200 OTHER STRONG BLACK WOMEN, SOME WHO HAD TO PUT THERE SELF PRIDE ASIDE BECAUSE THE ECONOMY IS FUCKED UP, BUT THEY WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO STILL HAVE A DECENT CHRISTMAS, IS IT WORTH SHOWCASING THE IGNORANCE OF THIS ONE FEMALE, KNOWING THE COMMENTS THAT WOULD COME WOULD BE DEMEANING AND TOTALLY DEGRADING NOT JUST TO THIS ONE WOMAN, BUT TO ALL BLACK WOMEN???
IS IT WORTH THAT!?!?
OK STREETTALK FAM WATCH THIS VIDEO AND THEN YOU TELL ME, WHO IS MORE IGNORANT???
A. THE LADY BITCHING ABOUT NOT RECEIVING A BIKE OR,
B. THE SO CALLED "EDUCATED" CAMERA CREW OF A NATIONALLY KNOWN BLACK OWNED MEDIA OUTLET THAT CAME OUT TO A 7HR EVENT, FILMED HOURS AND HOURS OF COVERAGE OF A SUCCESSFUL POSITIVE EVENT, AND THEN CHOSE TO PUT 2:26 SECONDS OF IGNORANT BULLSHIT ON WORLDSTARHIPHOP.COM, FOR THE WORLD TO SEE????
OH I'M NOT FINISHED JUST YET..WERE WE NOT AT THE SAME EVENT??? I MEAN, WHAT EVENT WERE THEY COVERING WHEN THEY CLAIM IN THE VIDEO THAT..... "the lady was mad because there was no toys for smaller kids", STREETTALK READERS!! PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT THESE PICS ARE FROM THE EXACT SAME EVENT & TAKEN AT THE EXACT SAME TIME ROLLING OUT TV WAS THERE!!! THE EXACT EVENT I BLASTED OUT IN MY LAST EMAIL THIS MORNING!!
NO TOYS FOR SMALL KIDS???? WTF???
LET ME SAY THIS, THAT 2 MINUTES AND 36 SECONDS HAPPENED AND I WITNESSED IT, BUT I ALSO CHOSE NOT TO TAKE LESS THAN 3 MINUTES OF A 7HR EVENT AND TOTALLY OVERSHADOW THE FACT THAT DJ HOLIDAY AND 107.9'S BEESTROH MADE CHRISTMAS FOR OVER 300 KIDS A HELL OF LOT BETTER THAN IT WOULD OF BEEN WITHOUT THIS EVENT. --- OH YEAH BY THE WAY, IT WAS NOT SHAWTY LO'S EVENT, HE WAS A SPONSOR, THE EVENT WAS A 107.9, BEESTROH AND DJ HOLIDAY EVENT!!
I CHOSE TO REPORT THE POSITIVE WHICH I GUESS MADE MY SHIT BORING TO MOST.. I CHOSE TO GIVE ALL OF THE VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS, THE VENUE, AND EVERYONE WHO TOOK TIME OUT OF THEIR BUSY LIVES THE TYPE OF GRATITUDE AND EXPOSURE THEY RIGHTFULLY DESERVED.
WHAT WAS YOUR CHOICE ROLLING OUT TV???? BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY ITS ALL ABOUT CHOICES AND WHEN A MEDIA OUTLET SUCH AS YOURSELF MAKES SUCH RECKLESS CHOICES WITHOUT CONSIDERING THE NEGATIVE EFFECT IT HAS ON THE BLACK COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE, NOT TO MENTION THE STRAIGHT INSULT TO THE EVENT ORGANIZERS ITSELF, IT SHOWS WHY WE CANT GET ANYWHERE AS A BLACK COMMUNITY, WHY WE CANT GET POSITIVE PRESS, WHY WE FALL SHORT OF BEING LOOK AT AS EQUALS....HOW THE HELL CAN WE GET MAD WHEN WE DO IT TO OURSELVES!!! ROLLINGOUT TV AND ROLLINGOUT NEWSPAPER OWES A LOT OF PEOPLE A MUCH DUE APOLOGY FOR THE NEGATIVE POTRAYAL AND THE AWFUL COVERAGE OF THIS EVENT.. I CHALLENGE YOU TO MAKE GOOD ON THEM.
OH YEAH ,BY THE WAY.... WHAT DID_ ROLLING OUT DO FOR THE COMMUNITY THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON????
PLEASE SEND PICS AND COVERAGE OF YOUR COMMUNITY EVENTS TO STREETTALK404@AOL.COM, I'M CURIOUS TO SEE THEM....
PBROWN CEO STREETALK