When Imus, who this writer watched very little, made fun of the Rutgers Women’s Basketball Team with his racially tainted remarks, it created such a firestorm among the race baiters and hypocrites that Imus was fired. Since the writer didn’t particularly care for Imus, at that level, it didn’t matter. At the level of equity however, it now turns out that his firing represents a gross injustice.
The same company that fired Imus has a duo of loud and foul-mouthed hate mongers airing on CBS-owned WFNY (92.3 FM), airing a censored version of their show on XM. Although CBS censors the show to make it suitable for normal human consumption, they have not severed the relationship. This, as most should know, relates to the comments made on the “Opie and Anthony” XM radio show about raping and beating up Laura Bush and Condi Rice.
As one who abhors their remarks, they have the right to make the comments because this writer, among millions of others who served this country, protected their unworthy hides for 30 of his 67 years.
Tough guys that they are, if they have half the “cojones” they think they have, let's see them make the same comments about Hillary Clinton or... Mohammed. But, they don’t; and for those who heard them and who are canceling their subscriptions to XM because XM suspended them, good riddance.
One commentator opined that they were suspended for 30 days just being funny. Okay, so why the uproar about Imus? After all, in his own perverted way, he was “just being funny.” This writer does not subscribe to censorship, but if CBS had the temerity to fire Imus, they should at the least terminate the “Opie and Anthony” broadcast on WFNY.
It is the writer’s understanding that the same human vermin cited above, desecrated a Catholic Church, encouraging people to engage in sex therein for a video. One cannot help but wonder if they would have the guts (or head) to do the same in relation to a Mosque. And, yes, that’s a challenge.
For the discontents who malign the Catholic Church for ignoring queers who pose as priests that prey on boys, that’s a discussion for another day.
Copyright © May21st, 2007, by Robert L. Pappas. With proper attribution, this essay may be quoted and redistributed. It may not be used in any way, in conjunction with any advertisement without the author’s expressed written permission.