In a comment to a previous post, Gene in Pennsylvania wrote that he was eager to see a “GP post on Imus.” Perhaps Bruce will weigh in with some thoughts of his own, but I hardly think the hullabaloo merits as much media attention as it’s getting.
Radio host Don Imus said some pretty offensive things about the Rutgers women’s basketball team “which includes eight black women.” After he apologized to Al Sharpton (what the #!@$&* was he doing apologizing to that charlatan?), the grandstanding reverend “called it ‘too little, too late’.” Imus’s show will be suspended for two weeks.
I didn’t think I’d post on this until I read Roger Simon’s post on the topic. His thoughts are similar to my own:
No more tedious individuals exist on our national landscape, although they are in a certain sense exemplary. They represent the triumph of narcissism over intelligent discourse in close to its purest form. No idea or thought exists free of how it affects them — their fame, their glory and, ultimately, their cash.
Now that I’ve whet your appetite, just read the whole thing!