I don’t condone what Imus does. I do embrace freedom of speech —- in America, we are a land and a people that embrace controversial speech and we don’t like thought police or censorship. Basically Imus is a guy who has made lot of money spewing hateful stuff for a long period of time.
Like many, I don’t listen to Imus. Because I enjoy my freedom of choice and push other buttons on my radio.
There are several things that sent this sideways:
But, what about:
I’m sure the Rutgers basketball team has made a school pledge to stop down loading or listening to Snoopy Dogg, Ludacris or 50 Cent and all degrading hip-hop music. Since they are demeaned by rap’s foul language I’m sure Rutgers will also stop all concerts by such groups because they’ll want to do the “right” thing.
Some people (more so than the women on the Basketball Team) are immediately and directly hurt as a result of the Imus’ firing. The Fallen Heroes Fund, the CJ Foundation for SIDS and The Tomorrow’s Children’s Fund for Kids with Cancer. An event which also raises funds for THE IMUS RANCH. The donations, the staff, the causes are all hurt.
I wasn’t even that upset by all the news noise until I heard about the children’s fund stupidness. Oh and for anyone who wants to complain call Mark Chernoff. He is the program director of the radio station. His number is 718-707-4001. That’s his direct line.