The firing of Don Imus calcifies that which we have long known – that for liberals it isn’t what they say that matters, rather it is who they say it about. Had Imus directed his insults at Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice or at Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, not only would there have been no outcry or penalty from the cacophony of race mongers we now hear, but in all likelihood we, i.e., conservatives, would be the only ones talking about it.
That is precisely why I don’t think he should have apologized or have been fired – he should have been placed on probation and there he should have stayed until:
- Jesse Jackson apologizes for calling Jews “Hymies” and New York “Hymietown”;
- Al Sharpton apologizes for slandering prosecutor Steve Pagones in the Tawana Brawley case and for inciting anti-Semitic hatred in Crown Heights;
- Bill Mahr apologizes for saying Vice President Cheney should have been assassinated while in Afghanistan;
- Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, John Murtha and Charlie Rangel apologize for the vicious insults and false accusations they continue to smear upon our brave military men and women, and their families;
- The DNC apologizes for encouraging liberal black Marylanders to pelt former senatorial candidate Michael Steele with Oreo cookies, which represented the crudest of racial epithets;
- Harry Reid and Joe Biden apologize for their racist insults of Justice Thomas;
- Harry Belafonte apologizes for calling former Secretary of State General Colin Powell a “house slave”;
- Cartoonist Thomas Oliphant apologizes for his viciously racist cartoon caricatures of Condoleezza Rice;
- Shock jock John “Sly” Sylvester is forced to apologizes and is fired for his nakedly racist name-calling of Powell and Rice on his Madison, Wis., radio show;
- Julianne Malveaux apologized for saying she wished Justice Thomas’ wife would “feed him high cholesterol foods so he would have a heart attack and die.”
I could list literally hundreds of instances where these very same race-baiters, who are today fomenting unrest and belching racial bile, stood passively silent in the face of much more egregious insults than those made by Imus.
Where were Jackson and Sharpton when the openly bigoted, white harridan Maureen Dowd wrote a racist, poisonous screed against Justice Thomas? Can there be a more specious hate-filled attack on a black man than the coded, cozened speech Dowd intentionally smeared him with when she accused him of being a slave to his most base and reprobate physical urges? (“Could Thomas be right?” June 25, 2003) Mine was the lone voice in a July 2003 article that defended him. Today, Dowd continues her verbal flatulence with impunity.
Two of the nation’s foremost immoralists, liberal presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama wasted little time in kicking a dead horse to death.
Clinton announced, shortly before the firing that she “never wanted to go on his show and certainly [would never do so now].” While that may sound like a bold statement for justice – the truth is that there was as much chance of her going on his show to be grilled, as there was of her going on Bill O’Reilly’s show. It would have behooved her more to apologize to the credible women her husband is alleged to have groped, fondled, and in at least one instance forced his unwanted attention on.
Obama joined in the chorus of “fire Imus,” but not before he appeared on the show when it was to his black genocide-advocating advantage. He now condemns Imus – yet he doesn’t condemn his rapper pal Ludacris. Imus lost his job for “three words” – Ludacris has a best-selling song entitled “Ho” that starts out: “Youza a ho, youza ho, I said youza ho” and includes lyrics like “I see the ho risin’, it ain’t surprisin’, its just a ho-asis, with ugly chicks faces, but ho’s don’t feel so sad and blue, cuz most of us niggaz is hos too …” Obama, however, considers the cretin rapper capable of empowering children. To what end one can only guess.
Leslie Moonves, CBS president and CEO, while commenting on the Imus firing spoke of how “the effect language like [Imus used] harms our young people – particularly young women of color trying to make their way in this society – that consideration has weighed most heavily on our minds as we made our decision.”
My question is, allowing there is a scintilla of truth in his statement, how does he reconcile same with the fact that he sits atop the empire that owns MTV, BET and Comedy Central, all of which are programming pissiors that encourage young people (minorities in particular) to act upon their most base and elemental instincts?
Imus doesn’t need me to defend him, and this piece is in no way intended to do so. However, no matter how insulting his comments were, they didn’t sanction rape, murder, drugs and killing police. Albeit off color, they were said in the context of what he annually earned CBS $20 million for doing – being an edgy, push the line, condescending, fading radio personality. His words weren’t six plus minutes on a CD that glorified drugs, guns, and bump and grind. He was wrong, but his intent was not meant to smear in the same way the aforementioned herein do.
One thing is undeniable – Imus has done more for minority children through his various charities than either Jackson or Sharpton. Let’s see what they do with the money they will now extort from the sponsors that abandoned the I-Man.
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