I am fascinated that radio talk show host Don Imus said something outrageous, nothing unusual there, that he apologized for and our friends in the DDBMSM (that is for the Dinosaur, Drive-by, mainstream media) want to let it go.
But I will not.
Substitute Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Laura Ingraham, Michael Medved, or any of the other conservative radio talkers for Mr. Imus and you would get "righteous" indignation and calls to remove them from the air and among the wild eyed radicals prosecute under hate speech laws.
So, what did Mr. Imus say?
He referred to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "Nappy headed hoes" while being eked on by his producer. Before that he said that they looked rough because they had tattoos and were being compared to the NBA Toronto Raptors who have eight black players.
Wow! Where do we start?
To be fair, a radical black group of journalists did call for Mr. Imus to be fired.
But, again, if it were any of the aforementioned conservatives, this would be front page news and the lead story on the nightly news programs.
But, the DDBMSM covers for each other. Oh, its Imus they will say. He says a lot worse on a daily basis.
Maybe true, but that is not an excuse for double standard.
Do you see Rush on Monday Night Football anymore? Of course not because he made a serious analysis of Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Donovan McNab being black and he eventually got shoved aside. Serious analysis gets you thrown off the air. Outright racial slurs get an "I'm sorry" and a pat on the back by the DDBMSM.
We do live in a society full of double standards and many apply to conservatives, but in reality they are on all sides and in all aspects of life. That is why when there are those double standards, they need to be exposed. This is a case of one needing to be exposed.
To be honest, if it is done in humor, I have no problem with it. Most humor is done in fact at someone's expense. But, if it is a pattern of racially based slams, it is not funny and there should be some kind of punishment that takes place.
Don Imus is kind of out there anyway, but he does not get a pass on this one. You can't call black, female basketball players as "Nappy headed hoes" and a lot of guffaws and no accountability. It sure would happen to a conservative host. Ask Michael Savage and Rush Limbaugh.