Sanity regarding Don Imus
I found this article on KansasCity.com by a reporter - Jason Whitlock - that I mostly agree with regarding his summary of the Don Imus situation. I sent him an email about it, and I thought I'd share it here. Read the article first!
I appreciate your completely sane point of view on the Don Imus "situation" and I mostly agree with your point of view, though far be it for me to determine what problems blacks do or do not face.
However, I wouldn't say that Imus is "irrelevant." I don't really consider him to be a "shock jock"... Imus in the morning is a comedy / news show, and the fact that he has so many legitimate guests and tackles real issues makes him far more relevant than someone like Howard Stern.
If you talked to any of the number of people and charities who've been helped by Don Imus' numerous charity efforts, I think you'd find that he's far from irrelevant.
Personally, I found what he said to be offensive, but Don Imus says offensive things on a daily basis, and those that listen to the show take it for what it is.
Mr. Imus does a lot of good in this world, I think, and he's able to do so because of his radio show. It'd be a shame if he were to lose his job over this.
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