Thursday, April 12, 2007

Lynch Mob

It appears as though the Don Imus issue is concluding now. Just so we're clear, I don't really know anything about Imus, what he stands for or what his show was about. Could be a creep, could be a decent fella, I don't know.

Imus made some rude comments about some women basketball players. He called them "nappy-headed hos." Even if their hair could be technically described as "nappy", or if they are promiscuous, "nappy-headed" is considered a racist remark, just like "cracker", "nigger", or "wop" (I'll discuss the power of those terms some other day).

From what I understand, Imus doesn't apologize for much of anything he says or does, but in this case he did. Back when I knew english, an apology was an attempt at gaining forgiveness for something you did. A lot of people have a hard time forgiving, but you would think a Reverend would understand the concept a little better.

Instead of forgiveness, Rev. Jesse Jackson and his buddy Al Sharpton formed a lynch mob to go after Imus' livelyhood. Those two stirred up enough media, for fearful corporations to pull advertising support from Imus. This in turn led to CBS firing Imus.

It gets better...
Imus’ troubles have also affected his wife, author Deirdre Imus, whose household cleaning guide, “Green This!” came out this week. Her promotional tour has been called off “because of the enormous pressure that Deirdre and her family are under"

Here's some irony for you.
Volunteers were getting about 200 more pledges per hour than they did last year, with most callers expressing support for Imus.

Get that would you, the actual public itself could forgive the guy, but a couple of ministers (apparantly not Christian) rallied the media to pressure some corporations to set a buring cross in Imus' yard (figuratively), drag his wife into the street to rape and beat her (figuratively again), then string him up in the nearest tree (still figuratively).

Do you think Martin Luther King Jr. would be proud of these two racist knuckleheads? I don't think so either.


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