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Imus gets fired from MSNBC

Wow. I did not think this would go this far:

MSNBC pulls 'Imus in the Morning' - CNN.com

That has got to hurt over at MSNBC, it was a popular show on a struggling network. Think this will end up like Limbaugh, where he is pretty much through in TV land, and will slink back to AM radio, or is he dead there too? I kind of doubt it, because AM is a slime pit populated by professional right wing liars.
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Man I can't wait for a memo on my campus telling us what we can and cannot say.

Oh, please I hope that no one tells Rutgers about Kamil on BWOT or he will lose his scholarships. This is fked up!
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Wow, I didn't think it would go that far either. Ooopsie.

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Nah, this isn't censorship. Imus fucked up bad. I think he was a victim of his own ignorance - he stepped in the middle of someone's Cinderella Story and shit on a bunch of kids who came from tough backgrounds who were doing good, without realizing he was getting in the middle of a sports story that was inspirational to a lot of people. It struck a raw cord with a lot of people, because it was in essence a remark of great cruelty against a defenseless target, which in American media culture means you are going to get slammed bad. The "nappy head" phrase is as loaded as the word "nigger" is with racist baggage, and finishing it off by calling them whores was a really bad move. These girls were making it to the top by following the rules and the path of success that is legitimate in our society, and Imus just stepped in a big pile of his own poo-poo by denigrating them for the sake of a good laugh from his audience of cynical old white bastards. He is welcome to his free speech, but he is also a player in the marketplace, and that is where the price was paid. Sponsors are pulling out from him left and right. MSNBC probably had no choice - boycotts are coming next. He pissed people off that bad. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy, he's been a racist fuck for years.
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Why couldn't they just made him get a haircut?


I mean on those damn eyebrows!

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I was flipping through the channels today and saw Jim Rome on ESPN talking about the Imus scandal. His take was that this is ridiculous, because rap artists are racist and their racism is celebrated, while Imus gets condemned. Imus is getting what he deserves; now why isn't everyone else getting what they deserve too? It's a double standard.
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Different subcultures in America express things that are quite different with the same words. "Nappy headed ho" coming from a white person towards a black girl is loaded with Jim Crow looking down his nose at black women, defining the entire black female sex as prostitutes. The same type of remarks directed amongst black people is supposed to be expressions of solidarity among a suffering class. One must remember, for centuries white people claimed a legal right to rape, torture and murder these people based upon the idea they are an inferior race. Any type of public move to define them as inferior is frightening for them in a way white people either do not understand or that they discount. Mr. Imus crossed the line into that area of our national experience that is still an open sore.
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Man I can't wait for a memo on my campus telling us what we can and cannot say.

Oh, please I hope that no one tells Rutgers about Kamil on BWOT or he will lose his scholarships. This is fked up!
Maybe "Kamil" of RUTGERS's new job is with Imus Inc.?
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Oh this is bullshit. Yeah he slipped but its live TV and this shit happens. I thought it was funny but without knowing a damn thing about the team, just hearing "nappy haired ho" is funny. Can everyone here honestly say a racist remark never slipped through their lips?. I cant, hell pretty much on a daily basis I'll say something racist and realize it only after I said it. The rappers can call women hoes, degrade them, use the N word like there is no tomorrow but thats all ok. Sorry FTL, I never owned a slave and no black man/woman alive today has ever been a slave so I dont understand why white people have to shut the hell up while others think they can do or say anything they want. It was a slip of the lip on Imus's part, nothing more, nothing less.
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I never owned a slave and no black man/woman alive today has ever been a slave so I dont understand why white people have to shut the hell up while others think they can do or say anything they want. It was a slip of the lip on Imus's part, nothing more, nothing less.
What a very easy life your "white people" lived while owning slaves. You could actually save money to buy a Mercedes in the future!
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