Double Standard, Squared

If it weren’t for the blogosphere and Snoop at PoliticalPartyPoop, I may have never heard what a famous liberal radio talker said about some black members of a college basketball team.   I don’t listen to his liberal rants of hating Bush and conservatives which has become fashionable over the years.  Like anything Air America puts out, three minutes is about all I can take.   But on his nationally syndicated radio show, also simulcast on MSNBC, Don Imus called them nappy headed hos with tattoos.  I’m paraphrasing his statement, but here’s MSNBC’s coverage of the incident. 

The National Association of Black Journalists, the editor-in-chief of Essence magazine and a New York sports columnist joined the chorus against Imus.

“What he has said has deeply hurt too many people — black and white, male and female,” said NABJ President Bryan Monroe. “His so-called apology comes two days after the fact, and it is too little, too late.”

The NABJ, NNappy headed hos? That might be a little introspection on his part.ational Association of Black Journalists, among others, are calling for his ouster.  I’m not holding my breath.  Liberals never eat their own, they just swallow it and the media gives them a pass.  It’s a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude and everyone else be dammed.   Remember Robert (KKK) Byrd’s statement he made on the floor of the Senate, something about there being ‘white n*****s too?’  Got a total pass.  I wonder what he thinks of Imus in light of this episode?  And who is Imus to talk about nappy heads anyway? 

Pick any conservative or republican radio personality who would (and I don’t know any who would) make such a statement and it would blow Anna Nichole Smith to the back page and all of TV would be consumed with it instead.  Frankly, I don’t understand why this issue hasn’t risen to the front page and become the lead story in the CBS, NBS, and ABS morning and evening ‘news’ programs.  That’s not exactly true, I do understand, there’s politics in play when it comes to the media.  It’s more than just a double standard.  Just how far will they go to keep a 90%+ voting block intact?  And how much more crap will that 90% take?

Update:04/18/07.  They did eat their own.  I sure got that one wrong.  Never underestimate the ‘power’ of Jesse Sharpton.   It must be re-justification time again. 

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