Originally Posted by ReesesPBC
[url]The part that gets me is that if it were the other way around, and talk show host of another race made comments, no one would even blink an eye.
I certainly didn't take the time to go through all of the responses...this is a topic that REALLY gets my goat...but THANK YOU for saying, pretty much, what I think.
I've done radio (on-air) since 1994 so I've seen a lot of stuff going on both up-front and behind the scenes.
I can see both sides of this, to an extent.
Firstly....COME ON. The reason why CBS hired Imus is FOR what he does. He is a SHOCK JOCK. Just like Howard Stern. They are probably two of the most highly-paid jocks out there (God Bless them....!) and that is FOR A REASON. People, in general, are drawn to controversy (within the right demographics..and I think in their case, they are going for a male audience.
CBS canned Imus for POLITICAL reasons and not for what he said. If they didn't want anything like him on the air, they wouldn't have hired him. They know EXACTLY what he does. So spare me.
Secondly... the comments. Al Sharpton can go kiss my white a**. No..I certainly don't consider myself racist at all. If you want to be equal...the be just that: EQUAL!!!! If you want to try and keep yourself segregated, society will see to it that you are. My husband called me that (nappy-headed ho) before I even heard about what happened and I laughed....because I thought he was teasing me about my own naturally-curly hair. I had no idea it was a racist thing and I nearly dropped over when he explained to me what happened.
GIMME A :censor::censor::censor::censor::censor::censor::censor:' BREAK. It isn't like Imus used the OTHER N word...I think that would've been an entirely different issue that I would totally for getting his butt off the air (yes, you CAN go too far...and that would do it).
Jocks like Imus and Stern (Bob and Tom, etc) are all about pushing things to the limit and if you offend easily...by all means, don't listen. I mean, I am not a fan of the "Feminine Hygiene Song" Bob and Tom run, but that is why I don't listen to them.
But like the OP (original poster) said, if it were about ANYONE else (race, sex, fat, thin), we wouldn't have heard about it. Female jokes.....I don't take offense....It is like "Whatever! Shutthehellup".
From what I understand, didn't the other dude with Imus say something a little more graphic?
Now Sharpton...dude....I think he LIKES to be "separate" from everyone else...I swear. Like with the NY shooting of the groom the early morning hours of his wedding day.
Yes...it was VERY sad...for ANYONE (white, black, other)...and I don't even know the details of it, anymore...but Sharpton was right there. Would he have been if the victim were WHITE? ASIAN? I think not.
Go away. I don't like him.
OK..flame away. But that is my opinion on it.