What has this world come to!?!
by Chris M - Posted Thu April 12, 2007 @ 8:47 PM
My opinion of Imus as a talk show host - Boring and uninspiring.
My opinion of his comments - disgraceful and ignorant.
However, with that said, him getting fired and all of this press is just silly. Does CBS and MSNBC have the right to fire him? Certainly. Do people have the right to protest what he said? Certainly. Does the first admendment apply here? Not really. It's a job. No one is stopping him from calling them the same name out on the streets.
His comments were wrong, and as I said, ignorant and disgraceful. I still can't help but feel that the "reaction" by the players and coach was not played up a great deal by the media coverage and the need to hold a press conference.
As other have said - where is the out cry when rappers and other idiots sing to the masses about the same or worse. They often speak about killing cops, beating wives/girlfriends, etc. Oh yes, I forgot, they are an entertainer and often of th same race, so it's a free pass.
As for Imus, who really was an idiot, I suppose he should stop letting minorities with cancer come to his ranch.
I still don't like the guy, never did, but I hate hypocrites even more.