The Sheer Hypocrisy of CBS Firing Don Imus
April 13, 2007
By Henry Makow Ph.D.
When Don Imus referred to a Black women's basketball team as "nappy headed hos" he was using the Black rapper term ("hos") that CBS-owner Viacom has helped make part of the vernacular.
Viacom, also owns MTV and VHS which plays this rap music. Viacom also owns "Famous Music," which publishes and markets the work of hip-hop and rap artists who portray Black women as "bitches" and "hoes." A cursory search yielded this couplet from Rapper "Cadillac Tah":
Bitches come, bitches go
But little do they know we don't love them ho's ("Come and Go")
So Imus is double victimized by CBS's owners. First they popularize a derogatory expression, and then they fire him for using it.
It is so common that Imus' sidekick actually introduced it into the conversation:
Imus: That's some rough girls from Rutgers. Man, they got tattoos and —
McGuirk: Some hard-core hos.
Imus: That's some nappy-headed hos there. I'm gonna tell you that now, man, that's some — woo. And the girls from Tennessee, they all look cute, you know, so, like — kinda like — I don't know.
Imus transgressed because Blacks can call their women "hoes," but Whites have to treat them with kid gloves, as an endangered species. (They are a privileged subset of another endangered minority, women.)
These Anti-White Male prejudices were apparent when the CBS President, Leslie Moonves, one of the Original Persecuted Minority (upon which all others are modeled), announced he was firing Imus.
"There has been much discussion of the effect language like this has on our young people, particularly young women of color trying to make their way in this society," ... Moonves said in announcing the decision.
"Young women of color trying to make their way in this society." Does he mean women like the Black stripper who falsely accused the Duke Lacrosse players of rape? Does he mean language of the kind Viacom is broadcasting and publishing!?
You need a shoe shine job
The way you polish a knob
Backstage panties down eat dick
Good-bye Biotch!! (Ya Rule "Extacy")
"Young women of color trying to make their way in this society?" That's a laugh! Every corporation, university and government department has orders to rush them to the head of the line! This is confirmed by the next paragraph:
"Imus had a long history of inflammatory remarks. But something struck a raw nerve when he targeted the Rutgers team — which includes a class valedictorian, a future lawyer and a musical prodigy — after they lost in the NCAA championship game."
Imus' Remarks spawned a feeding frenzy. All the usual suspects--Al Sharpton, Oprah Winfrey, Hilary Clinton, Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama—cashed in.
Jackson called the firing "a victory for public decency. No one should use the public airwaves to transmit racial or sexual degradation."
Like this from Viacom's "Famous Music" site?
Look, Samantha, Loraine, Monica, Veronica
Veronica, she treated my dick like a harmonica cock sucker
How you think I learned how to twist it and turn
Ya back until it's broke, make you feel it in your throat
It was Pamela, Linda, Keisha, Nicole
Had me fuckin while I was drivin on cruise control
Can't wait to get it home and teach it all to you
Look I'm just tryna be the best, I'm doin it all for you
You know that thing with the peanut butter
My Brooklyn bitch said fuck untyin the ropes,
it's faster with a box cutter
I know you love the way I'm diggin you out
But always wanna fuckin aruge so let's figure this out
I'm just tryna make you happy bitch
Who's there for you anytime you get in the mood for suckin a dick (Xzibit, "Fuckin You Right, Restless")
Said Sharpton: "He says he wants to be forgiven. I hope he continues in that process. But we cannot afford a precedent established that the airways can commercialize and mainstream sexism and racism."
Who is he kidding? Does he mean this from Viacom's web site?
Cops gettin mad cause I paid 'em off, made 'em cough
blood and shit
That's what the hell you motherfuckers get, we runs this bitch?
So hey, you ain't gotta be scared to fuck
If you want head, then prepare to suck (do it)
Even if the nigga don't care to nut
For every stroke, it's a hundred bucks
Respect the game, you just a slut
So open your legs up and get my duck ("Pimp Like Me" D-12 Devil's Night)
The principled men of CBS stand to lose revenues of $15 million a year from Imus' Show. But they make much more than that from promoting and selling this poison.
It gets better! Imus has raised more than $40 million dollars to fight SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and was in the middle of a fundraising marathon Thursday when the announcement of his firing was made!
Corporate sponsors affirmed their political bona fides by canceling advertising. If you like Imus, boycott the following: American Express Co., Sprint Nextel Corp., Staples Inc., Procter & Gamble Co. and General Motors Corp. But buy Bigelow Tea. " Imus thanked one sponsor, Bigelow Tea, for sticking by him."
Another Uncle Tom, Bryan Monroe, president of the National Association of Black Journalists and director of Ebony and Jet magazines, met with Moonves on Wednesday….He urged them ... to take a stand against the coarsening of culture.
"Something happened in the last week around America," Monroe said. "It's not just what the radio host did. America said enough is enough. America said we don't want this kind of conversation, we don't want this kind of vitriol, especially with teenagers."
Does this guy ever watch MTV? Does he live in the USA?
Another victim of the Culture War, Imus is a ritual sacrifice to the God of political correctness. He is an object lesson for average Americans on when "prejudice and hate" is allowed and when it is not. (Come in Mel Gibson and Michael Richards.) It is allowed against White Christian heterosexuals. See "Imus Treatment Ignored for Catholic Bashers".
It is not allowed against Blacks, Jews and homosexuals. I didn't listen to Imus but he also criticized powerful Jews and called George Bush a "criminal." Apparently he also bashed Hillary and hinted about telling the government's "9-11 secrets."
I don't think anyone should get the Imus treatment. It smacks of the Orwellian thought control, Soviet show trials and Maoist rituals of public chastisement and contrition. It smacks of the New World Order.
What is wrong with hatred and prejudice anyway? Do we fault the Holocaust survivor who hates Nazis? Do we blame the battered wife who hates the man who disfigured her? Do we begrudge the Black slave who hates the whip master? Wouldn’t they be less than human not to hate? People hate for a reason. There is a justified hatred that is natural, necessary and human, and we are being conditioned to be passive and impotent.
Similarly isn't "prejudice" another term for learning from experience? Often it's really "post-judice." I think most people will change their views when they see that the facts have changed.
Then why should we blame people who resent being relegated to second-class citizens in their own country? Who resent that a foreign central banking cartel controls politics and the media? Who resent it flooding the country with aliens in order to change the character? Who resent that marriages and families have been destroyed by Feminism, introduced by those Communist and Media Jews who serve this cartel? Who resent that their young are dying and their nation bled dry by the banker's foreign wars? Who resent they are losing their freedom under the guise of a phony war on terror? Who resent the fearless media doesn't expose the scoundrels really responsible for 9-11 and the death of 3000 Americans?
The real endangered minority is Don Imus' audience: the average white heterosexual Christian American. The foreign elites are using minorities to dis-empower this majority. Don Imus may have expressed the majority's resentment. He had to go.
Let’s make the bastards pay.
Imus' crime: He thought the other team was cuter. (You Tube)
Also see: How Hip-Hop Holds Blacks Back
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