Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Which Doesn't Belong and Why ...

I wanna believe, just as much as anyone else, that an individual can make a change and become a better person. Having said that ...

Just in case anyone thinks there's a chance in hell that Imus will mend his ways, I direct you to this video clip.

In 2006, Imus and company aired one of their "Cardinal Egan" bits. For those of you who don't listen to the program, this is a weekly comedy skit where the show's executive producer, Bernard McGuirk, sticks a Fed Ex envelope on his head and imitates ... you guessed it ... Cardinal Egan.

Now even on a good day, the Cardinal Egan bit is defamatory. But in the August, 2006 clip below, McGurk makes nearly the same "joke" that got Imus in trouble last week.

The entire clip is just under three minutes. If you've got a moment, watch the entire video, but pay close attention around the 40 second mark. During a long-winded rant, McGuirk calls Condoleeza Rice a "nappy headed dimwit."

My point is that this type of humor is what the Imus show is all about. His comment regarding the Rutger's team isn't the exception to the rule ... it is the rule. The clip above was from 2006. Where was the outrage then? I'm just curious because these type of remarks have been going on for so long ... but people are just now getting offended?

Maybe I was wrong yesterday and the lesson Imus should've learned was not to use the word "hos." Apparently calling Condoleeza Rice "nappy headed" in a comedy bit was just fine ... as long as they used the word "nitwit" at the end instead of "ho".

Meanwhile, somewhere in America, Michael Richards is on his knees saying, "Thank you, Lord ... thank you ..."

And No Message
Could Have Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make That Change

Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror

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