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Is Imus the standard for media self censorship?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by heyabbott, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    nappy-headed hoz is banned from the airwaves and those who utter it as well.

    Will everyone, no matter their race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation or national origin be held to that standard?

    Will America start debating the equivilant of nappy-headed hoz? Is calling a someone's faith a gutter religion the same thing? Peckerwood? Cracker? Isaiah Washington has a job, a lucerative one at that, so I gather fag and it's equivilant, while frowned upon, isn't a firable offense.

    Are college educated athletes held to Imus standard? Why is refering to someone as a nappy-headed ho worse than hitting your wife or your child's mother? If you can lose your job for saying words, which are not a crime, why is firing a gun in public not an incident which causes the public to demand the loss of one's job?

    Will Al Sharpotn or Joe Madison's radio programs be monitored for racist, sexist or homophobic language? Will Bruce Gordon monitor the CBS's airwaves for all offensive conduct or just that conduct which is personally offensive to him.

    Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.

    Or is it just the dumb or ignorant white folks like Campanis, Rocker and Imus who are held liable?
  2. IGotQuestions

    IGotQuestions Member

    That's the direction we're headed toward as we nit-pick and cry foul for every word uttered these days. And heaven forbid my precious child's self esteem is forever warped simply by hearing Little Ajaida Classmate call her a nappy-ass ho during an argument.
  3. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    It wasn't banned from the airwaves. In fact, I saw several news reports where the clip aired as it did on the Imus show.

    Look -- Everybody has a right to free speech. But that doesn't mean you have a right to a radio show.

    This is a capitalist society - not a socialist one. The market determined the fate in this case.
  4. And, of course, black people have all the advantages in this society.
    How will we ever survive?
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Was Imus fired for calling a group of girls nappy-headed hos on the air?
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Until everyone is held to the same standard why shouldn't we beleive that some people just can't cut it?

    But don't thread jack this one. If you want to call me a hood wearing racist, PM me. I'll be glad to respond.

    But lets get passed the past, let's start fresh. Let's presume equality of ability and strive towards equity in opportunity and not fall back on old prejudices as a crtuch or rationalization for failure.
  7. Your sincerity on these issues is somewhat in doubt.
  8. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    I'll ask you the same question I posed on the other thread.

    Do you think the advertisers were obligated to continue buying time on his show?
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Well maybe I should get another handle, one for fun and one for sincerity.
    Even if I'm sincere, though I am, the sentiments are still acurate.
    Don't hate the message because you hate the messenger. This goes for Sharpton, Jackson and Farakhan as well, though their message does seem rather dirty most of the time.
  10. IGotQuestions

    IGotQuestions Member

    Do you think the advertisers were obligated to cave to the pressure?
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Well unless they wanted to be shaken down by Al and his crew, yeah.
  12. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Obligated meaning by force of law? Depends on their contracts but NO would be the general answer, they would be free to advertise or not as they choose.
    By the law of capitalism, then they would be obligated to refrain from using Imus.
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