Friday, April 13, 2007
When Hypocrites Feed
It was interesting this week to watch the left feed on one of their own. Don Imus, was thrown to the dogs, or in this case, to Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, who feasted on him for their own self-gratification - as usual. His offense? Saying something stupid. That mistake was then allowed to escalate into an all out feeding frenzy in which Imus was sent into early retirement and the hypocrisy of the left was fully exposed through the illumination of the media spotlight. I think if everyone is honest here, takes a deep breath and pauses for a moment before joining the hysteria, we should be able to boil this whole thing down to the simple fact that this event is nothing more than an arrogant, washed up radio host trying to be "hip" and funny by saying something reminiscent of the pop culture that so many imbeciles seem to relate to. Imus is not a very funny guy. I rarely listened to his show, and when I did, was nauseated by the smugness of both him and his guests. He was trying to sound controversial and cool and he blew it. End of story. However, in the ridiculous 24 hour news world we live in, this story grew into a full circus with none other than the two biggest race-baiting, poverty pimps in the country, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, as ring leaders, taking over the story and exploiting it for their own selfish purposes. Imus made a huge mistake by groveling in front of Sharpton and asking for forgiveness. He should have known that these men don't advance themselves by resolution, only conflict. Does anybody know why and who considers these men as "black leaders"? Who is stupid enough to follow them? They do nothing for anyone else but themselves, but yet are allowed to claim to be helping others. They are pathetic.
The other amazing hypocrisy brought out through this fiasco is the double standard of the networks that fired Imus. MSNBC and CBS cancelled Imus' radio and TV programs before he had even finished apologizing to everyone. The sad truth is that both networks are responsible for tons of overtly obscene and offensive material put on the public air everyday. For Les Moonves to stand on his solid gold pedestal and feign shock over Imus' statements, while at the same time on another of his networks black women are referred to and shown as nothing more than red meat to be consumed and discarded by unthinking males with their hats on sideways and their pants down to their knees, is disgusting. But that's OK I guess if you're a liberal hypocrite. Pick a target and destroy it without applying similar standards to yourself.
The situation is pretty stupid all the way around; a bad radio guy says something dumb and the left goes nuts. The real fear is now that they've sacrificed one of their own on the alter of political correctness, will they set their sights on others with whom they disagree? My guess is yes. The left would like nothing better than to re-institute the fairness doctrine and silence the voices on radio and television that don't meet the high moral standards of tweetle dee and tweetle dumb - Jackson and Sharpton. Remember, to the left, one of the sacred rights of life is to not be offended. Free speech? Sure, as long as it meets with the approval of idiots like Jackson, Sharpton or any other of the leftist thought police.