April 11, 2007, - 2:52 pm
Once again, due to the oh great and powerful White man, factions within the African-American community are angry, motivated and ready to march in order to oust Imus from his radio gig. I ask today, what I have continued to inquire about since this blog’s inception-where are these self-same folks when many in the minstrel end of the hip hop spectrum commit similar acts against Black women?
A good friend of mine, who is a top comedian on late-night TV (and is a closet conservative–so I can’t name him and ruin his career), writes that the idiotic Imus, his overdone White Man’s Mea Culpa World Tour, and the complete media over-reaction has ruined things for his comic act:
I can’t even believe what’s happening. What our world has become?! They’re talking about these Rutgers women as if Imus raped all of them individually. My only solace is in my belief, I’m pretty sure, that he’s a pretty hardcore liberal (thus enjoying the world he helped create). On the other hand though it has chilling reprecussions for everyone that talks for a living. It even has me scared that feminists can one day decide I’m offensive and try to ruin my career. I guess the only thing I can hope is that it’s going to remain a “black” thing and not seep into other areas, since we’re all bending over backwards lately to not offend these fragile people. Anyway, I digress, I just wanted to check if you knew for a fact Imus was a lib?
My comic friend is right, and Imus is, indeed, sowing what he reaped. Yes, despite his phony act, Imus is a liberal. He’s an opportunist liberal with a fake populist affect. I’ve never liked him, always thought his show was stupid, and was shocked that he was picked several years ago to host the White House correspondents dinner. His phony crotchety old man from the country act is dumb and over. He’s a despicable person, which really has nothing to do with his dumb, racist comments from last week.
Imus most owes us an apology for his pandering to Weird Al Sharpton and Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson and further empowering them against those of us, who–unlike Imus–are not racist and don’t make sweeping statements about a basic American ethnicity’s hair characteristics or sex-life.
Glad to see that there are at least two people (and, I’m sure, many, many more) who see the light beyond all of this stupid hype.
Tags: Afronerd, Center-conservative Black writer, comedian, Jesse "Hymietown" Jackson, media over-reaction, Rutgers, Weird Al Sharpton, White House