The reaaction to Imus's remarks is largely hypocritcal.
The Rutgers players and coach faked the pain and outrage. They didn't know Imus and his status and could not been so badly offended by what he said. These ladies come out of the Eastern ghettos so they have been bombarded with worse epithets all their lives from their male friends and brothers. They are not sensative shrinking violets. They are tough getto survivors. They took advantage of their notoriety to self aggrandize and promote Rutgers athletics. They did a superb job of gaming us.
Imus is a brilliant and complex radio communicater. I followed his program continuosly since it was picked up by MSNBC in the early 90s so I think I know whereof I speak with the following comments:
Imus is a hardwired Jew and black hater at the subconsious level of awareness. His defect is that he has been poisoned with the standard anti-Jew and black stereotypes probably by his family and the cultural mileu in which he was brought up. This has been true of most gentiles since the time of the Greek empire. At the consious level Imus is not an anti-Jew. But when Imus gets provoked and angry his Jew-hating sterotypes emerge by reflex as with the Black Boys of Alabama incident. Many of his friends and radio guests are Jewish and he honestly likes them and they support him even though they know and like him even though they know he is a structural Jew hater. His producer Bernard McGuirk is a vicious Jew- and black-hater. McGuirk often incites and triggers Imus racist comments. McGuirk came out against the Iraq war because be believed it was incited by the Jewish Washington cabal to help out Israel.
The primary force driving Imus is to win at any cost in all endeavors. This includes driving his ratings up. One tactic he used is to be ever more outrageous and offensive and unpredictable on the air. NBC and CBS and sponsers let him do this because he made them tons of money. When the outcry threatened business they terminated him. His prestigious guests accepted this to get the notoriety and publicity they require.The networks fired Imus not in a high-minded attempt to protect the honor and dignity of the networks or accede to the demands of "hurt" network employees. They are lying hypocrites. They fired him because of fear of losing business.
Imus in the early 90s remade himself from a shock-music jock into a superb public affairs communicater just as he changed from a druggy alcohlic to a sober man. I learned more and got more insight into what really drives the major issues from the Imus program than from all other sources. Imus is a superb interviewer and has a vast array of leaders in all fields that he called on to discuss issues as they arose.
Imus will return to radio and TV soon because he makes a lot of money for people and he is truly a rare radio treasure. I hope when he comes back he will recognize the difference between satire and vicious ad-hominem hateful hurtful savage attacks. (His gratitous unjustified attacks on the Clintons were horrible, disgusting, unfair.) I hope he will refrain from attacking public figures for their personal characteristics--appearance, race, religion. I hope he will continue to attack public figures for their pompous actions, bad ideas, wrong policy, incompetence and evil motives.
Apr 20 2007 - 2:01pm