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Is only some offensive speech ok?

By jdclyde ·
In this politically correct world we find ourselves in, where you are suppose to pretend you care about hurting someone else's little feelings, who decides what is and what isn't acceptable?

We have discussed flag burning, and it is a hateful and intentionally inflamatory (pun intended) thing to do. Yet groups like the ACL will praise that as a brave and noble thing to do.

"Radio host Don Imus, suspended for two weeks for calling the Rutgers female basketball players "nappy-headed hos.""

Now all the leading racists of the world, including Jackson and Sharpton, are calling for him to be fired, after over 20 years of his being "mean" to EVERYONE he talks to or about.

I personally don't enjoy his show, and didn't even know much about this until the leading racists made sure everyone could get a chance to hear the comment and potentially be offended by it. How many of you knew he said this until the protests started?

He has apologized. Is that good enough?

He says he is not a racist, but if he were, is he entitled to be stupid? If he were a racist, he could always get a job in the future as a Democratic Senator I suppose.

Is everyone just too sensitive?
Is this no big deal?
Is this ground shaking and should shock us to the core?

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Imus is toast

by TechExec2 In reply to Is only some offensive sp ...

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Advertisers are dropping out like flies and now MSNBC has permanently dropped the cable TV simulcast of the Don Imus radio show, effective immediately (1). Given the frenzy and the full-court press from black leaders, I cannot imagine that CBS Radio is going to continue the radio show. Watch for the cancellation to be announced soon.

After 36 years, Radio Hall of Fame inductee Don Imus' "Imus in the Morning" show is toast.


"Thanks" go to Revs. Al and Jessie

"Thanks" go to Revs. Al and Jessie for whipping up an overreaction to Imus' outrageous stupid insensitive hurtful remark that I also condemn. Let's see if they now put a similar effort into permanently eradicating the far more outrageous unrestrained racist, sexist, misogynist, and otherwise offensive language and behavior from rap artists and black comedy shows such as "Def Comedy Jam", "The Bad Boys of Comedy" and others.

Rev. Jessie picketed in front of the NBC office in Chicago and got Imus canceled. Let's see him picket in front of Death Row Records until they stop publishing their disgusting rap music lyrics. Note to Rev. Jessie: This may not be as safe as picketing NBC. Just ask Biggie Smalls and 2Pac.

My prediction: The hypocrisy will continue unabated.

Unlike those who overreact, I won't spend ANY of my time picketing the offices of these shows/artists. I just change the channel and don't buy the CDs. Novel concept, huh?


Remember this about Don Imus

During the insult comedy portions of his show, 66 year-old Don Imus was an outrageous, cantankerous, curmudgeonly insult comic who thoroughly enjoyed it when he himself was the target of the insult joke as he often was. He behaved in an outrageous way that I never would.

Imus also has a big heart and gives very generously with his time and money to many charitable causes, including those of particular interest to black Americans. Last year, he was a major supporter of Harold Ford's U.S. Senate campaign in Tennessee. In case you don't know, Harold Ford is black. No vile racist would do that. Getting him thrown off the air is an injustice. He just made a very stupid mindless offhand remark in the context of ill-conceived humor.


Hypocrisy, oversensitivity, and overreaction

I am sick and tired of the hypocrisy, oversensitivity, and overreaction. Without "leaders" whipping up discontent, this would have blown over very quickly. What is most hurtful to the Rutgers student-athletes is not the remark that they never directly heard, on the radio show they have never listened to before, by the radio personality they have never heard of. What hurts them is everyone telling them how badly they have been insulted. This doesn't excuse it in any way. It doesn't take ANYTHING away from the hurt felt by these talented young women. They did not deserve to be made a joke of and insulted. Imus should have been severely disciplined for his stupid mistake. He should not have been destroyed because of it.

So, Reverends, is that what Jesus would do?


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(1) MSNBC drops simulcast of Don Imus show
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/1799**96/

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CBS fires Don Imus

by TechExec2 In reply to Imus is toast

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As I predicted yesterday, CBS has fired Don Imus.

My other prediction was that the hypocrisy would continue unabated. Let's see what happens to the racist, sexist, misogynist rap music. Let's see if I'm also right about that. I'll bet I am.

This is an outrageous injustice.

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I agree with you. I think it's outrageous too.

by OnTheRopes In reply to CBS fires Don Imus

I can think of at least one or two more important issues that our beloved <hurl> </hurl> Brethren and the media could focus on. For example, what's Paris Hilton's take on all of this?<br><br>
This whole incident has raised another couple of questions with me. Is it spelled hos, ho's or hoes, hoe's <b>and</b> will we see the mall Santas getting kicked out for HoHo-ing in mixed company? I'll take bets on the last bit.<br><br>
Edited to add "?"

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If you think RAP Music

by w2ktechman In reply to CBS fires Don Imus

is on the hit list, I think Comedians will be as well.

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Butter or no butter?

by OnTheRopes In reply to If you think RAP Music

We've got George Carlin toast coming right up.

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I agree

by jck In reply to CBS fires Don Imus

If Sharpton had any integrity at all, he would demand that every rapper who has ever called women "hos" to quit rapping, give up their career and contract with their record label and the money that comes along with it...just like he did Imus.

Of course, the rappers would just laugh at him and say "Shut your punk a$$ up!" or something...

Maybe that's what Imus should have done? hahaha

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I have to comment on the one paragraph, Tech...

by jck In reply to Imus is toast

Imus also has a big heart and gives very generously with his time and money to many charitable causes, including those of particular interest to black Americans. Last year, he was a major supporter of Harold Ford's U.S. Senate campaign in Tennessee. In case you don't know, Harold Ford is black. No vile racist would do that. Getting him thrown off the air is an injustice. He just made a very stupid mindless offhand remark in the context of ill-conceived humor.

A political campaign...a charitable cause in the interest of blacks?

Just seemed funny...you know...

Actually...it's more like welfare. Just look at Sharpton and Jackson...they've been living off the charitable monies of the black community for years.

BTW...Jackson definitely broke a commandment (Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife) when he had that affair and illegitimate kid while married.

What a man of Christ, eh?

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I agree with Tom Delay

by ProtiusX In reply to Is only some offensive sp ...

He wrote a fantastic piece for Townhall.com

http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/TomDeLay/2007/04/11/tom_delays_action_points_if_the_left_takes_imus,_we%e2%80%99ll_take_rosie

It comes down to this - Liberals are hypocritical communists who can say anything the want about Gandhi (al la Comrade Hillary) or about the Chinese (al la Rosie O?Donnell) or to make racist remarks about Jews (al la The Reverend Jesse Hi'Jackson) and no one says a word. Let a conservative say something off color of out of sorts and WHAM! The vermin band together like rats and light the poor blighter on fire.

I am disgusted by the whole affair. I don?t know Imus and I didn?t listen to his show but I can tell that he was conservative by the onslaught that the left is pouring out on him.

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I work with a man

by Tig2 In reply to Is only some offensive sp ...

Who is African American. He shared this with me-

"I think of my daughter. She is 11. She is a miracle child with everything in front of her. She is racially mixed.

"I suppose that means that she can "pass" for the rest of her life. I work with Indians and Mexicans who are darker skinned. And maybe that should be enough for me. I suppose I should know my place.

"But why is it not okay to tell her about the rich culture that I came from? And why should I encourage her to be anything other than who she is? She is such a miracle to me."

On the walls of his workspace is the value this man puts in his 3 children. You cannot miss it.

Don Imus' comment was so hugely out of line that I find it hard to believe that he still has employment. He took dis-respect to a new level. Rutgers is a major university and well respected. Those women deserved to have some respect for their accomplishments as scholars and as athletes. Don Imus simply proved once again that he is an ***.

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From my understanding

by w2ktechman In reply to I work with a man

Now this is from limited knowledge on this, as I have never heard this person, nor care to. But from what I have read, this is NORMAL for him, not out of the ordinary. This is something that he does over and over again. His fans do not care about what he said, only those that do not listen to him at all, and then they were told what he said.
Who is the next target, Howard Stern? I am not a fan of Howard Stern either, but they have their personalities on the air, and they have their own fans.
If this person was just racist, yes, fire him, or worse, but if he does this to Everybody Regardless, then it is a normal thing and the station should have known that some people could get offended.
just my 2 cents (or less)

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