Caught with his knickers at half-mast, with an all-too-obviously trumped-up piece of worthless toilet paper, Rathernot fell on his sword, and CBS helped by pushing on his back. Exit a few million in major advertising, syndication fees and royalties.
Exit also Rathernot.
Fast-forward to the December-2006-and-forward time frame, after CBS had decided that its identity would be defined by shock-jocking. Howard Stern, he of foul-mouth and Bleached-Blonde-Bombshell fame, quit CBS rather than clean up his potty-mouth, and went to work on Sat-Radio, where he, presumably, can keep the potty in his mouth, and continue spewing it on the lesser controlled Sirius airwaves. For five ultra-large, no less. Exit Stern, and a few million in major advertising, syndication fees and royalties. Poor, dumb CBS!
Gawd, I HATE when that happens!
Now we come full-circle (for the nonce) to friend Imus & Co. He did what he was hired for. He also did what he was famous for, shocking his audience with his epithets and slurs. And he got canned by those who hired him.
Well, I mean, ya gotta be politically incorrect without offending anyone, right CBS? Anybody out there who can figure out how to do that, CBS has got a network spot open and waiting for you!
And I am still howling at those who led the charge to take Imus’ head. First, we have Mr. Rainbow Coalition Punchboard puncher himself, the Reverend Jesse Jackson. Then, we got the Reverend Al Sharpton. Sling all the mud you want, folks, ain’ none of it gonna stick to those two, right? I mean, they lilly-white – er, uh, lilly black – er, ah, PERFECT! Real reverent, those two. Believe that if you wish, but, I’d Rathernot . . .
What absolutely sickening racial CRAP!
Imus was CLEARLY out of line. No Question. But If the spokespersons for the black community are going to be the ilk of Jackson and Sharpton, then those two latter need to come clean and stop pretending to be pious and reverent. Credibility there is nonexistent, and I won’t be politically correct enough to pretend it is!
I am sick and tired of the double standard from the Black Community. I want an END to the politically correct requirement that they can use racial slurs such as nappy-headed ho, or the `n’ word, or the crackah slur, but they demand these words be off limits to whites. It is high damned time to stop pretending, in the sacred name of political correctness, that the racial emperor has clothes on!