Wednesday, April 11, 2007

This cannot possibly be right...

That I could be in agreement with Rosie O'Donnell? Well, except for the Guantanamo Bay comment.
I feel dirty.
Imus has been fully raked over the coals for this one. If you didn't already know, he called a women's college basketball team a bunch of "nappy-headed hoes (sp?)" on his radio show, and the usual suspects are up in arms. Imus apologised publicly to Al Sharpton (why him? was he on the team at the time?), got suspended for two weeks and I guess now his simulcast has been cancelled. Career's over. Is that enough? Oh, no... everyone's got something to say; the team itself, Hilary, Edwards, Obama - they're trampling each other in their stampede to the microphone.
Dude, why even bother apologising? You get pressured to say sorry just so that these "victims" can refuse to accept it. Why waste your time? You're career's done whether you grovel or not, so why not at least keep a hold of some of your dignity?
I'm sure lawsuits will soon follow from the basketball team, because after all, we all have a constitutional RIGHT not to be offended...
Um, actually, NO WE DON'T. Freedom DOESN'T mean freedom from being offended. If it did, Berkeley would have made my fortune already. Enough with the naked antiwar protests, please!
I feel dirty again.


DirtCrashr said...

A bad case of trying to be cool in the 'hood with the bros. Just because any black dude (even Barak, Jesse and Al Sharpdong) can say "nappy headed 'ho" doesn't mean Imus can say it - it's a one-way street and he drove the wrong way.

Fathairybastard said...

Yea, but nobody died, and no one really thinks they are "Nappy headed hos". It was a stupid joke. If people hadn't made a huge deal out of it it would have been gone and over with as soon as he said it. Some people would have laughed and others would have changed the channel, and that would have been the end of it. But in this society, people NEVER get over anything, and people like Sharpton make a living, keeping themseves relevant, by jumping on this sort of thing and riding it for all it's worth. Sure, there's things white folks should and shouldn't say, and it's a commercial medium. No one has a right to a job as a shock jock, but the piling on we're seeing here makes me sick. Can't believe they've pushed me to feel sorry for that asshole Imus.