One of my friends, who shall remain anonymous, sent me this yesterday about the Imus kerfuffle:
This Imus thing is about the stupidest headlining story I've ever seen. I almost feel like I should report to Al Sharpton and team every single time a racist, homophobic, or sexist comment comes out of the mouth of Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and other public entertainers on the major networks. Fortunately for Howard Stern, he moved to the HBO of radio. FIRE THEM ALL!!!!
I couldn't agree more. And having Imus go on to Al Sharpton's radio show is the perfect example of life imitating art. I am referring to the South Park episode I posted a couple weeks ago.
If you watch that whole episode, you see where Stan's father says Nigger on Wheel of Fortune. He ends up visiting Jesse Jackson to apologize, and literally kiss Jesse's ass. Art imitating life, or life imitating art? It's a sad example of political correctness run-amok yet again.
Was what he said offensive? Yes. Should he be fired? No. This is America people ... This guys is a supposed comedian ... I don't find it very funny, but apparently enough people do to keep his show alive and sponsored. If people don't want to hear that kinda crap, stop listening to it. Turn the dial, and economics will take care of it.
With as much offensive crap I have to listen to every day from the media targeted towards conservatives and Christians, where are my apologies? I don't want any apologies, and I'm not asking for anyone's job. I don't listen/read/buy media crap that I don't like. If enough people would do the same as I do, maybe they will change.
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin lists 10 things more news worthy than Imus.