Tuesday, August 14, 2007

20 Million bucks???

ok ok, I must admit, I'm part of the camp that was not overly shocked by what Mr. Don Imus said on his last fateful program about the Women's basketball team at Rutgers U.

In fact, I was more shocked by the reaction to it. Especially by hypocrites in the wind Rev Sharpton and Prez hopeful Senator Obama, who both gladly accept money from members of the hip-hop community that tend to say much worse things about members of the opposite sex, as well as that loaded "N" word that gets people so worked up (for good reason mind you, when used in certain ways).

But, hypocrisy runs rampant in this media driven Corporate Aristocracy we all live in, so I suppose I shouldn't be all that surprised by those cowards actions, or of the sweet book deal Coach Stringer of Rutgers got after her "horrible ordeal".

Was what Imus did right? Well, in the eyes of our nation's founding principles, it was certainly not illegal, but sure, it probably blurred some lines of polite conversation, but that was NOT his job. He's labelled a "Shock Jock" for a reason. He is no Howard Stern when it comes to morality, or just outright shock value, but he may say some things that are not always popular.

Well anyway, today it will be announced (shortly) that Imus has settled his differences with CBS for a cool 20 Million dollars... Why it had to come to this, I'll still never know, but I have to admit that I'm glad the corporate censor machine was not able to silence this guy like it has tried to do other folks that may not share its infinite wisdom (re: Dixie Chicks, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, etc).

Hell, I don't even enjoy the guys show (and really don't understand why anyone would), but at least he does some good for the world with his ranch for the sick kids.

And he's no Rush, which is always a bonus...

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