Last Point on Imus

Thursday, April 12, 2007

This is beyond ridiculous at this point, but I just wanted to weigh-in on one last point that everyone seems to be forgetting. In a move that MSNBC is chalking up to the "Integrity" of their News program they've fired Don Imus. You know that. But are you aware the fired him the night before he has a charity function that has raised over $40 Million Dollars for sick children?

The guy just raised $1 million dollars this morning for Christsakes! Imagine how much more he could have raised if he had the television audience working for him as well.

That's a travesty. But what's even worse than that is the fact they are airing a "Don Imus Fired" special right now?!?! There's a number to call in and voice your opinion on the situation...HOW ABOUT PUTTING THE NUMBER FOR DONATING?!?!?! I dunno maybe these things make too much sense.

Here's the number if you feel like being a good American.....877-877-6464.

As far as the Stu Scott's of the world you realize how stupid and uneducated you sound when you say things like...

Rappers who use those words "mean it in an affectionate way."
What?!?! Are you kidding me? Please just admit to the world (or the white population of America) that there's a double standard and let's just move on.

I'm not defending Don Imus in the least. A bad joke like that should never have been said. But seriously....just shut up about it. It's just a word that offended the Rutgers team. They are the only ones who should weigh-in on the matter....period. You're just making yourself look dumb.

Stu Scott Says the Word Ho Used as Term of Affection (SbB)
Stu Scott says Calling a Woman a Ho is Affectionate (Fanhouse)
Don Imus holds fundraiser at MSNBC studios after cable channel drops simulcast (Boston Herald)
Imus Fired by NBC: Follow the Money Trail (Highbrid Nation)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:56 AM


stuart scott should not be called upon to give opinions regarding rap music. his blackness is trumped by his eye.

Apr 12, 2007, 12:34:00 PM  

I still have mixed feelings over the whole Imus ordeal. Part of me believes he's getting what he deserves and the other part of me thinks its really that big of a deal. If you haven't seen it already, you should check out this story over at Highbrid Nation. The guy who wrote it worked at WFAN with Imus and gives some interesting insight into whether the man is really a racist or not. You all should check it out if you get a chance.

Evorgleb said...
Apr 12, 2007, 12:36:00 PM  

Thanks for the link Evorgleb....I'm in the mixed feelings boat as well. I think dreading on the subject is making things worse and not better.

Apr 12, 2007, 12:43:00 PM  

As stupid as Imus' comments were -- and they were stupid, racist, and ignorant -- the knee-jerk reaction to this ordeal has been WAAAAAAY over the top. Someone said something ignorant and dumb on the radio! Oooooooooh!

Big fucking deal, I say.

Apr 12, 2007, 1:22:00 PM  

I am an Imus fan and will be posting a lengthy post either today or tomorrow on this whole ordeal.

As an Imus fan I would like to thank you for posting the phone number of the donation line and bringing up the I want to call "selfishness" of MSNBC, wrong word I guess but still.

Thank you though

Brett said...
Apr 12, 2007, 2:22:00 PM  

Why would anyone want to sit in front of a television and watch a radio show? This works for Howard Stern because of the eye candy that appears on his show, but unless I am mistaken I don't think this occurred regularly on the MSNBC Imus program. If fans of his miss the tv program, they can go to a nearby nursing home and put a jean jacket, wig, and cowboy hat on a resident and turn on the radio. And maybe take some acid.

Awful Chief said...
Apr 12, 2007, 3:06:00 PM  

I guess I can call Stubert a nasty name and because I say it's a term of affection, it's ok.

I use the term "stupid-ass motherfucker" all the time, as a term of affection.

We whites use it all the time.

Anonymous said...
Apr 12, 2007, 4:02:00 PM  

I can't name the comedian, but someone's standup act includes an exchange between a dude and a girl in the club who's getting down and dirty to lyrics talking about hos and bitches and skanks and whatever. The guy asks her how she can dance to such insulting music, and the girl says "Oh, he's not talking about me. He's talking about OTHER girls."

J-Red said...
Apr 12, 2007, 5:39:00 PM  

This is beyond ridiculous. What is it that Imus does? He is a shock jock. He makes fun of people, mostly innocent people. That's what he does.

Unfortunately, in this instance, he picked on the wrong people. These college kids don't deserve this.

At the time, Imus may have thought that his listeners may have found it funny, but it was a bad joke.

The Rutgers team is taking this way overboard. They're acting like they'll be scarred for life. They held a press conference and went on Oprah's show for God's sake. Give it a rest! Some idiot said something mean about you. Move on.

Imus is stupid, but I'm starting to feel more sorry for him than the players he wrongfully ridiculed. He's taking more flak than what he dished out at these girls. Imus made a wrong joke and he gets fired over it. It's ridiculous, just another instance of leftist crap telling you how you should feel about stuff and if not, pay the consequences. I'm tired of it.

Anonymous said...
Apr 12, 2007, 10:23:00 PM  

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