Sixth Television Academy Honors Nods Revealed |

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the honorees for the Sixth Annual Television Academy Honors. Celebrating “Television With A Conscience,” this year’s honorees are:

A Smile as Big as The Moon
D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List
Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women
Worldwide Hunger Hits Home
The Newsroom
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee
One Nation Under Dog: Stories of Fear, Loss & Betrayal

Congratulations to D.L.!


DL Hughley being a huge misogynist trying to defend remarks he made on his show concerning Colombus Short and the allegations that he beat his wife, held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill them both. 

How did Hughley respond?

During a recent episode of his radio show, comedian D.L. Hughley, who once said that black women were the angriest people he’s ever met, weighed in on the story. This black man, who for some reason has been given a platform that reaches millions of people, used that platform to viciously attack McCall-Short by calling her a “thirsty bitch” and a “thirsty hoe,” who should have kept her mouth closed to get more money from her impending divorce.

“I think that broad shouldn’t be telling all his business if she gone take him to court,” said Hughley.

He dismisses the concerns of his female co-host, Jasmine Sanders, to converse with male co-host Steve Wilson because he has “nuts.” As Wilson intermittently laughs in the background, Hughley stops just short of calling McCall-Short a liar whose friends posed as witnesses to her abuse. “I don’t think you believe half the shit you saying right now, Jasmine,” said Hughley as Wilson laughed. “This bitch was thirsty. The bitch was thirsty. What, she gone go back to dancing? She gone f**k her money up?”

In a shockingly sexist move, he played the “emotional” card to silence Sanders, who continued to inject seriousness into the conversation, by repeatedly asking her what was wrong with her, even going so far as to feign concern and ask if she needed a hot water bottle.

Laugh it up, folks. Abused black women are the joke of the day.

What D.L. Hughley did on air to his female co-host and to every woman who has ever been a victim of domestic violence went well past the boundaries of misogyny and sexism, and into the realm of psychological and emotional abuse.

Not once did Hughley, a father of two daughters, give any weight to the allegations. Not once did he seriously denounce domestic violence or consider that Short’s wife was in very real danger. Instead, he called her a “thirsty hoe” and a “thirsty bitch” who should have kept her mouth shut.

“When you’re very young, you’re very volatile,” Hughley said. “I’ve been in situations where the police were called. I don’t believe that every time someone says something in the heat of anger, they actually mean it. Everybody want a thug dude, a passionate dude, until you gotta live with your mother in an undisclosed location. You know what kind of dude you picked. Stop it.” Sanders chimed in and said, “I don’t think that’s always the case.” Hughley’s response? “Well, you’re dumb.”

The entire segment should have come with a trigger warning

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Comedy Central announced their fall lineup today and it is a bountiful turducken-sized cornucopia of awesomeness worthy of being thankful for and other autumnal metaphors. 

Let’s break it down, bullet-point style:

For dates, times and more info, check out the official press release.