Thursday, April 12, 2007

Rant...

Don Imus.

Now most of you must know by now what has been happening. I am in no way defending him. In fact I never really liked him, his show or what he stood for, but because of that doesn't mean I feel that he should be punished like this.

Yes, what he said was ignorant. Yes, he apologized. Yes, he was to serve a suspension. Fine, but now he's been fired...

First of all there is a thing such as free speech. Doesn't mean you can make ignorant comments and expect people not to jump down your throat, but it's still a right. My issue with this whole fiasco is the double standard hypocrisy that exists in this country. Why it seems that certain individuals and groups can say one thing and others cannot. As far as I am concerned, everything and everyone should be on an equal playing field and everyone should be held accountable equally. Still amazes me that certain individuals get the witch hunt while others have a free pass, if not multiple. I mean, who decides who gets burned and who doesn't? Is there a meeting once a year and their names are on a dead pool type list. Oh wait, he finally fucked up! Lets ruin his life and others around him...

Look it, we are all shit on at some point. We all have been victims of generalization at some point as well. It sucks, but sometimes you just have to laugh. There is no way around it. I'm not gonna stand here and pretend I know what it's like to be in someone else's shoes because I can't and I won't. But if this country doesn't stop working from the back to front then nothing will ever change. Is it right? No, but it's reality.

I really feel bad for all the employees that worked for that show in some form. Now they're jobless with a family to provide for. No one seems to care about them. Don Imus has his money and eventually will be back. What's more important though? Making an example out of someone who made a mistake or hurting hundreds of others and their families for his stupidity.

That's all I have to say.

P.S. That baseball game sucked! One freaking hit. You gotta be kidding me...

7 comments:

kiki said...

who?

kiki said...

what's a peanut gallery?

Editorgirl said...
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Editorgirl said...

You're right on the money. Couldn't say it better myself - though I did have some thoughts of my own to add - check them out.

furiousBall said...

I do agree with you sir - 100%.

Now if Don Imus said that in towards of my wife, daughter, or mom in person, I'd knock him out. If it was on the radio, I just simply wouldn't turn him on any more.

The whole involving Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton made no sense. Anyone remember Tawana Brawley or "Hymie Town"? Are these guys the ones these women want to represent them?

Scottsdale Girl said...

Still freaking my shit OUT to see the name "IMUS" everywhere.

Anonymous said...

also, the parent company of the Imus show runs a record label that features many rap artists who use similar, or even worse language to characterize women of their own race. I don't think any of them will be losing their lucrative record deals any time soon. Maybe Imus should rap...