Nothing says healing quite like a crying jag on the Oprah Show. Go ahead and let it all out. I think the important thing to remember here is: Imus is a man, and men suck. Anyone who watches Oprah knows that. So, lets all get together, brews some chamomile tea and talk about how much men suck. . . oh, yeah: especially white men.
Oprah Winfrey will host a town hall meeting Monday on race that will feature students from Spelman College.The show is called “After Imus, Now What?”
Then after the Oprah show, the healing will continue with Snoop Dog. Snoop will explain to the group (ooh! Now I’m a rapper!) why unsuccessful “hos” in the ghetto are different than successful women who play basketball, and therefore fair game for misogyny. He will also explain what ratio of Caucasian blood invalidates the comments of some “old-ass white men that sit up on MSNBC,” and whether “sitting up on” Fox or The Weather Channel would also render one’s “opin-azizzle” invalid.
Not to be outdone in the healing, there will be a round-table discussion featuring Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity. They will explain how the whole thing is no big deal, and what role Hillary Clinton and George Sorros played in politicizing a term of endearment on Imus’ part. Bill O’Reilly will explain why Imus needed to be the next to go (after Ann Coulter) in a massive Left Wing conspiracy to eliminate. . . Bill O’Reilly. Sean Hannity will explain how any broadcaster who “says something offensive or controversial,” is at risk, and in what contexts “offensive” and “controversial” are interchangeable terms. Finally, Rush Limbaugh will explain the bugs crawling on his arms that look like Hillary Clinton. (Rush’s detox is not going so well. . .)
That Don Imus felt OK to say what he did would, in the minds of many, seem to prove that society has failed us. But there are always those who step over the line in one way or another; if there weren’t, why would we need cops? What matters is where we draw the lines, and how society chooses to deal with those who step over them. It is in this respect, for all the reasons provided in jest above, that I think society fails. Instead of dealing with an issue which maybe should be dealt with, everybody is out to get a piece of it for themselves and their own narrow interests.
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