Why, Oh Why Is the World So Cruel?

Don Imus has been suspended.  The mind reels: what the hell was he doing that he was suspended from again?  Oh, yeah.  Radio talk show host.  Not a good one, just a host.  Kind of like that douche from Rochester.  What was his name again?  Monkey man?

Well, whatever.  What a cruel world that people who get paid to do nothing of note should be suspended for doing something of note.  That just doesn’t seem fair, though I suppose that actually generating interest may have been outside the bounds of his job description.

News: Don Imus Suspended For Two Weeks: No Radio, No TV For Imus – The Post Chronicle

Don Imus Update – Don Imus suspended for two weeks from both TV and Radio. Don Imus appeared on the Rev. Al Sharpton’s radio show today, five days after he made racially charged comments on his “Imus In The Morning” show about the Rutgers women’s basketball team.

“Racially charged?” What about edgy?  Why can’t it just be “edgy?”  It’s because he’s white, isn’t it?  Being held down by the man, Imus is.

Or, perhaps the whole flap got started when someone realized that he looks like Dr. Who?  Copyright infringement?  That could do it. . . .

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2 replies on “Why, Oh Why Is the World So Cruel?”

Actually I caught Lonsberry for a few minutes yesterday defending Imus. He kept referring to how “nappy headed” isn’t racial insensitive but rather an observation… he neglected to mention that that comment was followed by the word “hos” though. What a jackass.

Yeah, really kind of a double-whammy, there: “nappy head” to offend black people and “ho” to offend women, generally. You can make the case that he spoke stupidly, but then when you’re business is talking, it’s hard to forgive that, too.

Which of course brings us back to the Lonsberry. If anyone knows the true meaning of the phrase, “Oh, come on! It’s no big deal,” it would have to be Bob-o Lonsberry.

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