Sharpton v Imus? Please
I watched the news for a few minutes just now with lunch, and I saw them talking about poor old Don Imus. He had a brain-fart and called the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos," and now he's doing what has been referred to as "an apology tour." And unbelievably, his first major stop is Al Sharpton's radio show, where he'll apologize to a man who encouraged black people to riot against Jews. In the riots, a Jewish man named Yankel Rosenbaum was dragged out of a car and killed by black rioters. Sharpton helped cause his death.
Is this really a person who is entitled to accept an apology from an accused bigot? Call me crazy, but wouldn't Oprah be a better choice? I'm not picky; just any black celebrity who hasn't caused any race riots. Gary Coleman would be fine. I'm not asking for much.
Al Sharpton supported Tawana Brawley when she claimed white policemen had abducted her. She later admitted the whole story was a lie. Sharpton continued telling the lie, and he was sued for it. He lost and refused to pay his victims. Now he's judging Don Imus for a lame joke made on the spur of the moment under the pressure of a live national broadcast.
Does that make sense to anybody?
We've got bigger problems in this country than Don Imus (who, along with Rush Limbaugh, we have NEVER listened to) making a stupid and badly timed joke. This is merely the "flavor of the week" for a vapid media and fodder for professional "class victims" like Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to make a dime off of. Does anyone truly think that Al Sharpton has any legit standing in asking for apologies after all the crap he's put people through?
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