"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Friday, April 13, 2007

Imus: What Is the Standard Now?

Jeff Jarvis has posted an excellent commentary over the problems that the handling of the Imus situation has created. He makes alot of the same concerns (much better of course) that I have. One is what is the standard now? Why can some use racist words but not others? We want people to be human, but situations such as this seem to demonstrate that that a public mistake means a public hanging. So instead of honesty, you will guarded responses lest the Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson destruction machine for money turns to them.

Which brings up another concern, are those two really the ones we want as the "self-appointed guardians of righteousness"? I know I don't. They are loud obnoxious men. Scum really, who are not better then Imus. They use the title of "reverend" to hide their great, their hate and their inability to do anything but destroy. These are the men people follow? What does it say about the people?

Anyway, go read the entire post at buzzmachine. A lot of valid points are brought up that should be a part of the discussion over Imus and what follows.

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