|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Imus Campaign
|On Sat, Apr 14, 2007 at 01:32:48PM -0700, Elfen Magix wrote:
> Ruben Safir wrote: UNHORSED JOCKEY Behind the Fall of Imus, A Digital Brush Fire In a Blur,
> Watchdogs, Blogs, Email, Spur Radio Host's Firing By BROOKS BARNES,EMILY STEEL and SARAH MCBRIDE April 13, 2007; Page A1
> At 6:14 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, relatively few people were tuned
> into the "Imus in the Morning Show" when Don Imus referred to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed ho's."
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> Wendy Williams, Opie and Anthony, The Zoo Crew and many others in the Hip Hop Stations say a lot worse than 'nappy-haired ho's' on their radio shows. At their worst, they have been fired, and then rehired after the steam blows over. Lets us not forget the Tsumani Song that Wendy Williams and
> Zoo Crew created. Howard Stern terminated from his radio show for what he has said and done and ends up on a very lucritive deal on satellite radio.
This is such a huge error it makes me sick and it speaks very badly about the current broadcast business
> African Americans have this double standard of where nobody but themselves can put them down as a group, and then go about as if it were a religious right to put down others for little or no reason at all. This is what bothers me. In hearing the comment that Don Imus stated, in reference to african genetic hair stuctures on the head of women of ill repute, it was part of a much larger statement of how well these young ladies were playing. The comment was part of a larger statement of the teams tenacity and vicousnous of their on-court play abilities, but no- people are willing to take out a 5 second of segmented audio and pay attention to it more that the rest of the 60 minutes of game comentary. I find it nothing more that what others DJ's and sport commentators are guilty for: letting the tongue slip. For that I dont think Don Imus should be fired.
> Don Imus went out of his way to appologize, though the audience at had did not want to hear it. In myview,the only one that he should have appologized too, was the Rugters Women's Basketball Teamand their coach. That he did, and they have accepted his appology and forgave him. That says a lot more that what Al Sharpton and his crony followers did: Go Forth and Live Up To The Head Hunting Pigmy Mentally of 'OFF With His Head!
> People make mistakes, and it take a bigger person to appologize for their mistake, as it does a much more larger person to accept an appology and to forgive. People like Al Sharpton are small, wanting quick actions at the expense of others, not caring about what is happened in process but believes that in their interfere of the process that they actually believe that they are doing good. Al Sharpton should appologize for the actions he took for there was none to take but to make himself look bigger in the eyes of his public.
> The sad this is, Al Sharpton is supposed to be a reverend. Where were/are his religious and philosophical teachings about forgive and forget?
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