So the Imus brouhaha resolved today. Personally, I think he’s a moron for saying what he did, but I also think one of two things needs to happen: 1) We hold ALL media personalities (rappers, talk show hosts, singers, pundits, etc) to the same rigid standard (loss of livelihood due to offensive remarks) OR…2) we stop being a nation of wussies. This is kind of ridiculous. Was he offensive? Yes. Who had the right to be offended? The basketball team in question (who, as Adam Carolla pointed out, probably learned who Don Imus was 5 minutes before their press conference). If Sharpton and Jackson really turn up the heat on Akon, 50 Cent, Tom Leykis, Rush Limbaugh, etc. over the next few weeks, I’ll believe they’re sincere in their cause. Otherwise, they’re media whores.
Having said all that…Which moron at Yahoo.com decided to choose THIS picture to put up about the story on the front page?
There’s a Little Rascals joke to be made here, but with the current climate of fear, I’ll leave it up to you.