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Don Imus Fired

I may have more to say on this later, but for now, just a poll.

Should Don Imus have been Fired for Saying 'Nappy Headed Hos'?
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10 Responses to "Don Imus Fired"

  1. What I find ironic is the fact that black rappers almost consistently in their songs call other black women "hos" or "bitches" and treat them in an overtly sexual manner. Yet when a white guy says it, he's castrated on national TV by a black preacher.

    If the black community wishes to be able to do this and not be called hypocrites, then maybe they should look inwardly and stop the rap industry's sexual dominance of women.

    And that's not only my opinion. An educated black professor on NBC I believe it was, said the same thing. So it's not like I, as a white person, am being overtly racist or anything.

  2. Word, Robyn. Word.

  3. My wife will point out Al Sharpton, who constantly makes belittling jokes about Jewish people, yet still holds positions of power and influence.

  4. When I first heard what he said, I was just aghast at his stupidity and the inappropriateness of the remark.

    But then, as Robin pointed out, I started to consider the enormous hypocrisy at work here. I also considered saying stuff like this is his job. He's a shock jock - what else would we expect. Why do hundreds of thousands listen to him except to hear stupid things like this?

    Rather than bringing the races together, people like Sharpton and Jesse Jackson exploit the divide to their own benefit. Pretty sick. As, in the end, were both Imus' remarks... and his firing.

  5. Erik J. Barzeski said on April 15, 2007:

    My wife will point out Al Sharpton, who constantly makes belittling jokes about Jewish people, yet still holds positions of power and influence.

    Oh, don't get me started on Al Sharpton. 😉

  6. hypocrite's still seem to win when the race card is played. No surprises there.

    In the words of Judge Judy and the saying.

    "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me."

    Political correctness = the death sentence for free speech, and democarcy

  7. Due to German history, nobody would dare to make a comment like that in the first place. The public discussion of much more harmless issues than that can take weeks in our media over here.

    And while that may be quite annoying sometimes, I still have to wonder why anybody would say bullshit like that anyway. Should that be a funny comment or is that considered funny by his audience? I don't find this very intelligent or funny but maybe someone can lighten me up?

  8. Robin said on April 15, 2007:

    What I find ironic is the fact that black rappers almost consistently in their songs call other black women "hos" or "bitches" and treat them in an overtly sexual manner. Yet when a white guy says it, he's castrated on national TV by a black preacher.

    That's what I would consider a classic apologism because that doesn't make the original issue any better. On the other hand, it might be certainly debatable if that guy should lose his job because if there is a market for that kind of "niveau" in the media, there will always be someone to fill that gap. The worst thing about a long public discussion of things like that is always that idiots like that get more attention than they deserve.

  9. Though I think that what he said was certainly in poor taste, as long as he isn't inciting violence or creating panic, he has the right to say whatever he pleases.

    There is no universal right to not be offended.

  10. Al Sharpton is the definition of "double standard."


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