Old news, but damn...

So, I guess Imus has been suspended now. 'Bout damn time. Nappy-headed hoes?! In 2007?! And he's saying this in New York? Time to check himself, 'cause he's definitely wrecked himself...


The civil libertarian within me feels compelled to elaborate on my above statements. Imus clearly should have the right to say whatever the hell he wants to say, regardless of how offensive. And the public has a right to tell Imus to shut the f*ck up, and to tell his media bosses to sh*t-can him. Rosie O'Donnell is in the same position. It's troubling to hear the right-wingers try and defend Imus (simply because Sharpton is involved), especially since they used the same tactics to sh*t-can Bill Maher and the Dixie Chicks. It's equally troubling to hear the left-wingers who hate Imus and want to see him fired, conveniently forget to trot out the ole 1st amendment like they did when Rosie's job was threatened. Where do I sit?

Let the market decide. If Imus pissed off too many people and CBS can't handle the advertiser fallout, then CBS should "retire" him. Same with Rosie and ABC. If they can weather the storm, then they should both stay. The only thing that will piss me off is if the FCC gets involved and starts levying fines ala boobie-gate. No matter what the outcome, as long as the government stays out of it, we all win.


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