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Posted on 04/11/2007 6:31:40 AM PDT by Kitten Festival
Political Correctness: Former Virginia Sen. George Allen lost his seat and a chance at the presidency for a racially insensitive remark. Is a two-week suspension for Don Imus enough? It depends on whose ox is gored.
We won't repeat what the "Imus in the Morning" host said about Rutgers' women's basketball team. Unlike the dust-up over [Joe Biden]'s observation that Sen. Barack Obama was "articulate," or Newt Gingrich's advocacy of English immersion, it was genuinely offensive and deserved condemnation.
What struck us was that his most vocal accuser, the Rev. Al Sharpton, on whose show Imus begged forgiveness, is hardly the poster child for racial sensitivity. Big Al rose to fame back in 1987 by charging that New York prosecutor Steve Pagones "on 33 separate occasions" had "kidnapped, raped and abused" Tawana Brawley.
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What Imus SHOULD have done is gone on Sharptons show, given a very brief mea culpa then asked Al, if the words I used were so offensive, tell us all when you and Jesse Jackson will begin speaking out forcefully AGAINST the woman demeaning, gratuitous racial epithet hurling, education-denigrating, drug-using, death-dealing, gang-banging hip-hip culture in the way Bill Cosby has?
Then Imus should have walked out, leaving that one hanging there around Sharptons neck like the stinking albatross it is.
I'm a Bad Boy, wit a lotta ho's Drive my own cars, and wear my own clothes I hang out tough, I'm a real Bo$$ Big Snoop Dogg, yeah he's so sharp On the TV screen and in the magazines If you play me close, you're on a red beam Oh you got a gun so you wanna pop back? AK47 now ni**a, stop that! Cement shoes, now I'm on the move Your family's crying, now you on the news They can't find you, and now they miss you Must I remind you I'm only here to twist you Pistol whip you, dip you then flip you Then dance to this mother******g music we crip to Subscribe ni**a, get yo issue Baby come close, let me see how you get loose!
what scares me is that we have pelosi and company, emboldened, and now flexing muscles in a very very concerning way
And called Sharpton a nappy headed bro.
The Kingfish... and the Calhoun.
Great idea and it’s NOT too late for Imus to do that.
Too bad he’s a liberal slime ball and would rather lose his job or die before doing anything to harm his team.
His groveling is almost worst than his initial remarks.
I saw Whoopi Goldberg on TV (for about 10 seconds) saying this was completely different because Imus' comment was directed at specific people. How silly is that?
“I saw Whoopi Goldberg on TV (for about 10 seconds) saying this was completely different because Imus’ comment was directed at specific people. How silly is that?”
I saw that too, and agree it is silly. She struck me as articulate and thoughtful, but somehow reaches the conclusion that the SAME WORDS, depending upon who utters them, are either acceptable or not. That is just Hollyweird.
I look for Imus to tell NBC to put their show where the sun don’t shine, and move over to satellite like Howard Stern did. Nothing is better for one’s carreer than a little free publicity, and let’s face it, a lot of people tune in to Don Imus.
25. Follow the money. When somebody says, “It’s not the money,” it’s always the money.
Those “lyrics” serve to prove my assertion that “rap music” is the ultimate oxymoron and why I refer to it as “C-rap.”
It’s not even an art form. Our parents who complained about the rock music of the 50s and 60s should consider how far this decomposition has gone.
Whoopi’s own production company is named “One Ho Productions”. She’s scarred herself for life.
BTW, I’d be curious to check out the team member’s individual IPODs.
I think they would have worked about as well as a black DJ going on a program and complaining “Why don’t you white people do something about the adultery in Country music?”.
Not to mention the drinkin' and the killin'.......