April 11, 2007, - 2:52 pm

Afronerd & a Top Late-Night Comedian on Imus

By Debbie Schlussel
Okay, this will be my second-to-last post on Don Imus. I promise.
Center-conservative Black writer Afronerd has this to say about
Imus:

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.

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11 Responses

great post, i read an interesting commentary late last night. the author takes imus, shaprton and jackson all to task
if you are interested the site is
http://joeleonardi.wordpress.com/2007/04/11/don-imus-is-a-jerk-whats-new/

mia on April 11, 2007 at 3:43 pm

There are a few things that we all would be better off without:
(1) Don (happy to insult you) Imus- his show is boring.
(2) Al (Tawana) Sharpton- his show is racist.
(3) Jesse (pay for my girlfriends with Push funds) Jackson- his show is racist.
But the thing that is worse than the race issues is the media pouring the fuel on the fire.
The outcome will be that all sides will dig in and this country will take one more step backwards.
This was a missed opportunity. Thoughtful spokesmen for all the parties could have brought the issues to light and healed them without the hatred and bitterness that now foments.
Send them all to the front lines in Iraq or at least out of the headlines.

Happiness Pursuer on April 11, 2007 at 3:51 pm

Have any of you even HEARD of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom, who were murdered last December? No, you haven’t. But everybody on planet Earth knows that Imus called somebody a nappy-headed ho. How PC.

davidlanham on April 11, 2007 at 4:01 pm

They don’t call him Don Anus for nothing.

FreethinkerNY on April 11, 2007 at 4:33 pm

imus is a senile old coot, back in the 80′s at WNBC radio he called a black employee the N word in front of other employee and there management team still treated imus like a saint, wonder why stern bad mouthed him all those years the truth finally comes out!!!!!

PNAMARBLE on April 11, 2007 at 5:37 pm

Yeah, funny how the only thing white guys are allowed to spew is smut (Stern). Imus’ career should be over because of his groveling, not his comment. The comment was no more racist than anything Spike Lee, Sharpton or (insert black rapper name here) would spew. The groveling was far, far worse than the comment. The groveling makes him look like the pussy he really is, and plays right into the hands of race pimps. Imus can talk tough, and say horrible things about black women, but he’s a pussy.

spiffo on April 11, 2007 at 8:29 pm

Imus is an elitist,dumbocrat,bigot,rascist snob. Just like the rest of them. He just stepped on his own pee-pee and got caught with it out. if you see his program, you can note that he’s very Kerry-like and definitely a Hillaryite and a snob to the core… Just another dumbocrat idiot. Perfect fit in the Pelosi corp.

Tonto on April 11, 2007 at 9:25 pm

Every race is racist to some extent, and anyone can be upset by any “slight” or offence, real or just imagined. Seems to me that the most offensive insult and racist comments come from pissed off minorities…that somehow STAY pissed off all the time. I brought in 6 dozen donuts to work on Jan. 19th every year…to celebrate General Robt. E. Lee’s Birthday. After some racist comments about my native american background in a meeting, by my black boss, I countered with a remark about blacks being living proof that the whiteman was fucking the buffalo.

Tonto on April 11, 2007 at 9:36 pm

I never watched or listened to Imus. I couldn’t bear the sight of his turkey wattles. He looks like an 88-year old. Cokehead.

lexi on April 11, 2007 at 9:52 pm

“Afronerd” is just another black RACIST who can’t take his own medicine and calls everybody else racist. His whole website is dedicated to the Black Race. Any white guy doing this is immediately called KKK, Aryan, White this, White that, and nobody considers a thing they say.
ACTUALLY, AFRONERD IS NOT A RACIST. HE’S A VERY THOUGHTFUL, SMART GUY WHO HAS A LOT OF INSIGHTS. I LIKE HIM. YOU’RE TOTALLY WRONG ABOUT HIM.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

davidlanham on April 13, 2007 at 11:04 am

I agree Debbie. Afronerd is a very thoughtful and smart guy, and I’m not saying that because I’ve known him for 23 years. I say that because through the years whether we’ve agreed or disagreed he has always put a great deal of thought into all he says, and has always taken his time to take all sides into consideration.
It kills me when any White person complains anytime Black people dedicate all or most of a blog, publication, radio station, or television station to Black issues, and tries to compare it to the KKK, Aryan Nation, or some other supremacist group. As a numerical and economic minority in this country, there is no comparison of a Black person dedicating a medium to Black issues and a White person dedicating a medium to White people. Black people have not seen just representation in the history books, in corporate America, or in government, and this is due in large part to the setbacks caused by 3 centuries of chattel slavery, a century of Jim Crow laws that created legal inequalities, and residual effects over the last few decades.
Beyond all that, racism is the advocacy of the superiority of one race over another, and further involves the steps taken to enact such superiority as policy. Afronerd has done neither; he does not advocate that Blacks are superior nor does he attempt to use the system to promote policy that would ensure the domination of Blacks over Whites or others. He simply states facts, and gives opinions based upon the discussion of those facts. If his opinions appear to an individual to have a ‘prejudice’ to them, then that’s one person’s viewpoint, but its not ‘racism’, which is an institution. There are no Black racists in America because Blacks have no such power in America.

Adeeb Shabazz on May 4, 2007 at 7:01 pm

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