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Friday, April 13, 2007

Imus Fiasco: The Marketplace Responds

We guess that the number of these shirts we see on the street will tell us something about our public discourse and whether something really evil occurred on the Imus radio program last week. See how an unfettered marketplace responds quickly to punish bad people all the while spreading their hateful ideas. The most disturbing aspect of the fiasco was the role of the race hustlers, Sharpton and Jackson, who are probably the least qualified people on the planet to cast the first stones. In his comments on The American Thinker, Duncan Maxwell Anderson notes:

In the post-Easter crucifixion of the "Imus in the Morning" radio show that substituted for news this week, the hypocrisy would make a Pharisee blush. All of a sudden, it's supposedly shocking that Don Imus referred to the Rutgers girls' basketball team with language that is routine on millions of "rap" recordings willingly bought by white and black kids alike for lo these 20 years.......

Never mind, even, that such jokes have been a staple of Imus' show for decades. Where have these shocked detractors been? Over the years, he has referred to Gwen Ifill of the New York Times as "a cleaning lady," called tennis-playing Venus and Serena Williams "animals" and compared the forwards of the New York Knicks to gorillas. Race aside, he routinely uses foul and sexually degrading language to middle-aged women who are guests on his show.

Curiously, those abused women on his show, strident feminists all, usually giggle appreciatively. I refer to columnist Maureen Dowd, reporters Andrea Mitchell, Claire Shipman, and Cokie Roberts, and plagiary-challenged historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, to name a few. But then again, they are usually on his show to promote their books....

Tagged: Don Imus American Thinker nappy-headed ho's

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