Archive for the ‘Imus’ Category

Let me get this straight…

April 12, 2007

Don Imus, a cranky old shock jock, was just fired from MSNBC (which will probably negatively effect their ratings, but since they were dead last in the cable News ratings anyway…) and CBS Radio for saying what Rap Music “performers” get Grammys for.

On the other hand, the dangerously incompetent DA who ruined the lives of several young men still is on the public payroll.

To further add to the general retreat from reality of the entire subject, Don Imus was being judged by the well known race baiter, Rev. Al Sharpton. Come on people! This man started race riots that resulted in a man being murdered in the streets for the crime of having the wrong skin color in the wrong neighborhood.

FYI, I went to the same high school as Tawana Brawley, although I graduated years earlier and was living in the Peoples Commonwealth before she lied about spending a few days in Newburgh with her crack dealing boyfriend. One of my cousins was on the jury that found Sharpton guilty of slander against Steven Pagones, who was an assistant DA in Dutchess County at the time.

Remember that this is the same Al Sharpton who when a group of black men attacked a white jogger in Central Park, he never made the race of the rapists an issue, and called the jogger/victim a whore.

To give credit where it is due, most of the cast of “The View” called Sharpton on complete lack of “moral authority” on the subject of racism. Justin McCarthy notes on NewsBusters that even Rosie O’Donnell was “unusually quiet” on the subject. Ms. O’Donnell, your silence speaks volumes in this case, and it’s probably the best and most important thing you have said since joining the show.

On the subject of Don Imus’ alleged racism, last I checked, it wasn’t just little white kids with Cancer that he ran the Imus Ranch for.

Baldilocks has a well thought out and interesting view on the subject.

Update:
Scott from Powerline has a good round up of Rev. Al Sharpton’s history.
Interestingly enough, the Rev. Sharpton’s religious background goes back to preaching at tent revivals.
A history he shares with the late Sam Kinison.

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