Imus - when will Sharpton apologize to Duke players?
Don Imus, whose tv radio show was cancelled by MSNBC yesterday,
asked when Al Sharpton will apologize to the Duke lacrosse players?
The answer is fairly simple - never.
Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and the Duke DA fueled a
controversy, what turned out to be a fake charge - and ruined
the lives of these young men. They uttered every racist angle
It was all a lie.
When will these young men get an apology? Never.
Which begs the question, who made Al Sharpton the moral
compass of the airwaves?
There is no doubt, this is all about the left removing the voices they
don't want on the air, those that disagree with them, controverisal
or not. Will we hold up the same criteria for the voices on the left,
on hip hop stations, on spanish language stations, on AM talk radio,
FM talk radio, rock hosts, PBS, etc? I doubt it.
MSNBC in the wake of corporate contract cancellations 1 week after
the Imus words cancelled his tv broadcast of his radio show. Without
that, the radio show on CBS is on the last leg. He is older, his ratings
have sunk in recent years just to sheer age and time - he's been on
the air for nearly 30 years.
MSNBC tried to say it was inside company/fellow news personnel
feedback that led to the cancellation.
Uh, no. Imus is a jerk. Off the air, he is the guy is he on the air-
cranky, full of himself, hot air, and blow up. Not well liked. That's
what made him a multi-millionaire, and made MSNBC and CBS millions
in revenue. A guy many were happy to see get his, fired.
Still doesn't make it right. The man apologized, he groveled, he
will meet with the team. Which is very, very, very big of the team.
Let it play out. But, MSNBC caved. Now, Keith Olberman can be the
#1 guy on the low rated MSNBC cable network!