April 13, 2007

Imus Bites the Dust

I have found Imus generally repulsive the few times I've tuned in to snippets of his morning radio show. He always seemed infatuated with himself and those voices on the show surrounding him were co-conspirators in the garbage frequently served up. I'm not sad to see him go.

This NY Times story effectively analyzes hell week for Imus as he lost his job. This one from another perspective is also thoughtful, if a bit brash.

His comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team were wrong. I hope this incident will shed the same bright light on the garbage lyrics of rap and hip-hop music from performers of this junk genre. Will the advertisers, media and music companies stand up, decry that crap with the same loud voices as they have with Imus...and refuse to promote and sell it? If they don't, they will be rightly labeled as money-grubbing hypocrites.

Nasty racial and sexual language is wrong and bad for our culture irrespective of which race employs it. Making money from it is worse yet.
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