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Imus gets the media "death" penalty
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, April 12, 2007

I think this is just a bit too much:
CBS has canceled Don Imus' radio show, effective immediately, after uproar over his racist and sexist comments about Rutgers women's basketball team.

"From the outset, I believe all of us have been deeply upset and revulsed by the statements that were made on our air about the young women who represented Rutgers University in the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship with such class, energy and talent," said CBS President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves, in announcing the decision.

The decision by CBS came a day after NBC Universal decided to part ways with Imus completely, thus canceling the simulcast of his show on MSNBC.
More here.

Previous QandO posts here, here and here.

Note to the black community. If you're going to insist people get fired for saying racially insensitive things, its time to apply that standard across the board, with no exceptions. As Rev. Hutchens said:
Let's put away this liberal ideological need to censor an individual, because of the color of his skin, while we allow others to go unchecked and unchallenged, because of the color of our skin. Let's use this opportunity to stand against the use of this kind of language from any and all people.
I agree.
 
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He needs to release an album...he will win a Grammy. Call him the 4th Dixie Chick.
 
Written By: TBall
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I have little interests in stories like Imus, or the Duke case or even OJ Simpson. But this society has reached a point where it seems everyone plays the gotcha game — watch for one mispoken word or ill advised joke, and then jump on that person without regard for the context. Absurd. Oh well, Imus will probably end up on satellite radio.
 
Written By: Scott Erb
URL: http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~erb/blog.htm
If only Imus has stuck to Bush-bashing, he’d still be the darling of the left...

 
Written By: shark
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"I have little interests in stories like Imus, or the Duke case or even OJ Simpson."
That’s because you simply don’t have the conceptual capacity to see that far. You just don’t know what’s going on: you think they’re about Imus, the Duke case, or OJ.
 
Written By: Billy Beck
URL: http://www.two—four.net/weblog.php
Real racists are laughing at this whole thing. Anyone REALLY think any of black america’s problems were solved (or even addressed) in this whole thing?
 
Written By: shark
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That’s because you simply don’t have the conceptual capacity to see that far. You just don’t know what’s going on: you think they’re about Imus, the Duke case, or OJ.
It’s sensationalism. BORING. Except the Imus case is troubling; say one thing out of line and you get pounced on by the PC police. That just ain’t right.
 
Written By: Scott Erb
URL: http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~erb/blog.htm
Except the Imus case is troubling; say one thing out of line and you get pounced on by the PC police. That just ain’t right.
Welcome to the every day reality of the white conservative male. I’m not complaining though, it’s even worse for the conservative person of color.
 
Written By: Bob
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This has been going on for 20 years. Anyone remember Al Campanis? Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder? What they said was tame compared to Imus’s remarks, and they both lost their jobs.

But Latrell Spreewell can choke his coach and still play basketball.
 
Written By: steverino
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Let’s put away this liberal ideological need to censor an individual, because of the color of his skin, while we allow others to go unchecked and unchallenged, because of the color of our skin. Let’s use this opportunity to stand against the use of this kind of language from any and all people.


I agree.
Let’s allow people to make fools of themselves. Let’s realize that no matter how much we protest it, how much we try to legislate about it, we can not stop fools from being fools.
Respect for liberty demands that rather than trying to find a fair balance of whose language to take a stand against we need to allow language that we disagree with or find objectionable.
Liberal ideology is certainly fair game, but if it comes at the expense of free speech we will have paid too high a price.
 
Written By: darohu
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Let’s allow people to make fools of themselves. Let’s realize that no matter how much we protest it, how much we try to legislate about it, we can not stop fools from being fools.
Respect for liberty demands that rather than trying to find a fair balance of whose language to take a stand against we need to allow language that we disagree with or find objectionable.
It’s very hard to offend me, and I see it as a kind of admission of weakness amongst some groups that they are so easily offended. Being offended is to give the other control over your emotions. So they retaliate by going after the other person’s employment in this case. It’s ridiculous. There are fools and there are a**h***s. That’s their problem. The Rutgers players would have been most classy if they had said, "What Imus said is his problem, not ours."
 
Written By: Scott Erb
URL: http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~erb/blog.htm
"It’s sensationalism. BORING."
My oldest brother knows a lot about a lot of this — like; a lot more than you — and he and I had this discussion this evening. He thinks it’s a news cycle. I think he’s wrong. I say it’s a real cultural event.
 
Written By: Billy Beck
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First they came for the racists . . .
 
Written By: Bilwick
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My oldest brother knows a lot about a lot of this — like; a lot more than you — and he and I had this discussion this evening. He thinks it’s a news cycle. I think he’s wrong. I say it’s a real cultural event
Well, Billy, on further reflection I have to admit I think you’re right on this point.
 
Written By: Scott Erb
URL: http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~erb/blog.htm
I think he’s wrong. I say it’s a real cultural event.
Billy, it easily could be. I’m just trying to decide if it’s going to be a positive cultural event, that we stop allowing ourselves to be held hostage for our speech, or a negative event, that hostage taking can really pay big dividends.

 
Written By: looker
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"...on further reflection..."
Well, professorboy, you ought to think a bit more before you wave-off that frilly-cuffed, "Oh, well," which I’ve seen you do enough to last a lifetime.

Idiot.

"Scandalously stupid." Just like I said.
 
Written By: Billy Beck
URL: http://www.two—four.net/weblog.php
Looker

There’s an old story about Lyndon Johnson, involved in a tight congressional race in his early years. In a head-session with his staff, he idly tossed off the idea that they should intimate to the press that his opponent had had carnal knowledge of barnyard animals. They looked at him aghast.

"Lyndon!..." said one. "We can’t get away with calling him a pig-f*cker!"

Johnson said, "We can make the sonofabitch deny it."

You get it?
"I’m just trying to decide if it’s going to be a positive cultural event, that we stop allowing ourselves to be held hostage for our speech, or a negative event, that hostage taking can really pay big dividends."
Don’t bet on it.
 
Written By: Billy Beck
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