He would have been fired anyway due to the lack of first amendment supporters.Â The 20 second blurb heard by maybe 300,000 people once, turned into a 24/7 Â stream heard by the entire country, continuously.Â That is all it took for advertisers to get out of dodge.Â And that’s all it would have taken for CBS to fire Imus.Â CBS isn’t a non-profit organization (not intentionally anyway) so the choice as to what to do with Imus quickly became a no-brainer.Â
I have a big problem with the rhyming Reverends, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton though.Â When neither of those Reverends would accept his apology, and continued to literally hit to the streets and picket (a la last century) calling for his ouster because, they say, he isÂ a racist.Â Â They want to, and did, bring his career to a screeching halt, in disgrace.Â Â Whatever happened to rehab?Â That used to be where things like this went.Â But guess what, this doesn’t solve the problem.Â Worse, it doesn’t even address the problem.
Jason Whitlock has a different take on this Imus debacle.Â It’s about the problem.Â Â Jason says “Imus isnâ€™t the real bad guy. Instead of wasting time on irrelevant shock jock, black leaders need to be fighting a growing gangster culture.”
Thank you, Don Imus. Youâ€™ve given us (black people) an excuse to avoid our real problem.
Youâ€™ve given Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson another opportunity to pretend that the old fight, which is now the safe and lucrative fight, is still the most important fight in our push for true economic and social equality.
Youâ€™ve given Vivian Stringer and Rutgers the chance to hold a nationally televised recruiting celebration expertly disguised as a news conference to respond to your poor attempt at humor.
Thank you, Don Imus. You extended Black History Month to April, and we can once again wallow in victimhood, protest like itâ€™s 1965 and delude ourselves into believing that fixing your hatred is more necessary than eradicating our self-hatred.
The bigots win again.
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