Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Oh, Ho, You Racist Rascal!

So, in case you've been living under a rock these past few days, Don Imus, professional crank, got in trouble for calling the Rutgers female basketball team a bunch of "nappy-headed hos." Of course, what looks like trouble to you and me doesn't look like trouble to his entrenched journalista buddies. Tom Oliphant, Howard Fineman, and others have heard this man use unvarnished racism, and they have said, "Oh, Don, you scamp!"

As John points out, Imus's schtick isn't exactly new. This has been going on for as long as Imus has been working (hell, the things he's said about Arabs would have Ann Coulter moaning orgasmically, and I am truly sorry for that mental image). And when it comes to the surface, Imus get a slap on the wrist from one end of the journalistic spectrum, and a pat on the head from the other.

Can we please agree that there are some things that are just not acceptable in the public arena?

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