Al Sharpton? I'll Stick With Imus
Well, it seems that the mainstream media has their torches and pitchforks ready once again and are knocking on the door of Don Imus. I’ve talked about the last Imus controversy in a previous post, “Imus in Mourning,” so I’d just like to say a few things about this current situation.
According to CNN.com, Imus asked what color “Pacman” Jones was when talking about the player being arrested 6 times since 2005. His co-host said that he was African-American. Imus responded, “Well, there you go. Now we know.” Imus stated today:
“What people should be outraged about is that they arrest blacks for no reason, and I mean there’s no reason to arrest this kid six times,” he said. “They shoot blacks for no reason.”
Regardless of what Imus meant when he asked what color Pacman Jones was, the person news organizations went to for comment on this matter was unbelievable. Here is the clip from that CNN.com article:
The Rev. Al Sharpton, who last year called for Imus’ firing over the Rutgers comments, said Tuesday that “I hope he meant what he said,” referring to Imus’ explanation.
But Sharpton said civil rights groups, including one that he leads, still would be taking a close look at the situation, adding it would be “less than responsible” not to question Imus about Monday’s comment and Tuesday’s explanation.
“If now Imus is saying he’s joined the ranks of those that are raising the question of racial disparity in the criminal justice system, then he’s taking a correct position. I don’t have any record of him saying that in the past,” Sharpton said.
Sharpton said he thought Monday’s remark was disturbing “given Imus’ background and his track record.”
Al Sharpton? Al Fuckin’ Sharpton?! They go for a comment to a bigger racist than Imus could ever hope to be? This is the same man who used derogatory terms when talking about Jews and promotes programs and services that continue to divide and segregate people, like Affirmative Action. It’s people like Sharpton and Jesse Jackson that are destroying the race relations in this country. I think the show South Park said it best when their character “Token,” the only black child on the show, said, “Jesse Jackson is not the President of black people.” Stan, one of the main characters on the show, responded, “He told my dad that he was.”
Look, this whole thing is basically a non issue. I’m so ashamed of American news organizations as they slowly become more like the tabloid press. This isn’t news, it’s gossip! Who cares what some old guy said on the radio? Who cares if Brittany Spears went crazy? Who cares what “political activists” like John Cusack and Tim Robbins think? After all, actors after politicians are the best liars.
Everybody needs to stop complaining, as that is no way to gain respect. And to the news organizations out there… I know it’s a novel idea, but COVER ACTUAL NEWS!