Thursday, July 5, 2007

Scooter's lets give Don Imus his job back. It's the principality

Argument 1: Don Imus used profane language when identifying the members of Rutgers women's basketball team.

Nappy headed Ho's? Whats wrong with that? When used in the entertainment medium, anything goes right? It was not defined profane by the FCC, so this argument is not valid.

Argument 2: The market decided it was so, not necessarily CBS.

Political agitation, threat of boycotts and the like were used by Rev. (ordained at 9 years old) Al Sharpton. A real sign of infinite regression, we actually believe what he has to say.

Argument 3: Nappy Headed Ho's, as used by Don Imus, does not describe these women properly and therefore used as inappropriately.

Stupid...Create a slang library cross reference website so this type of mistake does not happen again. Or simply, do not place the word in pop culture if you could be offended by the usage.

Argument 4: Don Imus is a racist.

Whiskey tango foxtrot, are we really surprised by that statement. While I am not a fan of his show and saw the jest of it during the recent debacle, civil rights are civil rights and to take away the mans ability to earn an income due to offensive language a segment of the population takes personally, is in effect, violating civil rights. Where do we draw the line?

Say what you will concerning Don Imus, I don't know him and as I said above, not a fan of his work. I am a fan, however, of civil rights. Civil rights that promote freedom, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Across all racial divides, institutional racism will only fuel hate. In our land of the free, I wish it was handled differently to fully display the rights we cherish.

Again, it's the principality.

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