I don’t have much use for Don Imus. In fact, he looks like a zombie, talks like goat, and his attempts at humor fail more then they succeed. But the backlash he’s received from referring to the Rutgers University women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hoes" is not only hypocritical, it’s dangerous as well to the future of broadcasting and freedom of speech in general. Do I find his comments particularly funny? No way! But are his comments any more degrading on what you hear on half of the rap songs that are disguised as “music” these days? Are his comments half as degrading as, lets say, Howard Stern’s comments about African Americans. This isn’t to put Howard Stern down because he belongs in the category of “shock jock.” Howard insults African Americans, Jews, Retards (as Howard proudly refers to them as), and just about everything else. While Howard has caused outrage, he has never been the target of a witch hunt like this. Howard is a brilliant, entertaining shock jock. Don Imus isn’t. But Don Imus is a personality in the same exact category as Howard Stern, so if Don should go, so should Howard.
But the real people that need to go are the racial extortionists in this country, such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who exploit the issue of race solely to line their own pockets. Am I the only one who remembers when adulterer Jesse Jackson referred to New York City as Hymietown? Am I the only one who remembers the Tawana Brawley episode where Al Sharpton helped ruin the lives of six white men based on a false rape claim? The extremist liberal media, who has given people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson power, sure doesn’t. To the media, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are the modern day versions of Jesus Christ. Whenever one of them screams racism, the media runs to their throne and makes sure to defame anybody that’s accused of racism, even if the claims are false.