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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
they could.

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?

No one.

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!
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Re: Imus - when will Sharpton apologize to Duke players?

Rosie is crazy, a loon of the left...but, she is quoted with a good point.

It is about free speech.

Offensive and ugly and racist speech is sadly, free speech.

I don't like flags being burned. But, I don't want it oulawed.

I don't like rap music. But, I don't want that censored.

I don't care for Air America, but, it should be on the air.

I don't like what Imus said, but, he shouldn't lose his show
because of an error - especially, when he is being over backwards
to apologize and make amends any way he can.

It's about the 'thought police'. We should fear the idea of the
thought police, Al Sharpton's thought police squad.

It isn't the FCC pushing this, though now the FCC is investigating it
as an afterthought.

It's high profile individuals.



The govt. isn't doing this.

A few key political and social figures are pushing this, and
forcing companies to fire people because they pushed
the envelope.

Yet, the same companies promote and sell and spread music
and lyrics of rappers and writers that use far more offensive
language as 'entertainment', and reach far more people than
Imus ever did on his best day in radio and tv.
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Re: Imus - when will Sharpton apologize to Duke players?

When he apologizes to Steven Pagone.
When he personally pays Pagone for the
defamation claim he won in court.
Sharpton backers paid it for him.



Never..........
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I say you should picket Sharpton's job....call for his resignation. Imus and you should go right to the founder of the organization and tell them to let Al go. Oh and do the same for Jesse. That'll show him oh and that will somehow minimize the foul shit that came out of Imus' mouth.! I'm sure Al & Jesse would say, "If you feel froggy, then leap!"
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Re: Imus - when will Sharpton apologize to Duke players?

What did Sharpton call them?

Quotes please.

And for the record I've never liked Al Sharpton...just curious as to when he called the Duke Lax team something similar to "nappy headed hos"; out of the blue completely unsolicited just because he felt like it that day?
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What did Sharpton call them?

Quotes please.

And for the record I've never liked Al Sharpton...just curious as to when he called the Duke Lax team something similar to "nappy headed hos"; out of the blue completely unsolicited just because he felt like it that day?
don't you mean out of the blue unsolicited because they were successful. Oh wait, young women making it to the championship game and doing themselves proud is the equivilant to a bunch of spoiled rich bratty atheletes that thought they were above the law and could conduct some code of silence when questioned who throw loud unruly parties.
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Re: Imus - when will Sharpton apologize to Duke players?

I think Sharpton does owe them an apology and a retraction of how he characterized the Duke players.

As do a lot of other people, male and female, white and black.

Why single out Al?

I mean, my personal feeling is that the man basically never met a camera he didn't like and he'd probably show up and picket my house if he thought I laughed too hard at Dave Chappelle's Tyrone character if he thought it would get him on TV, but he was hardly the only person to rush to judgement in this case.

It will be interesting to see who, if anyone, apologizes.

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don't you mean out of the blue unsolicited because they were successful. Oh wait, young women making it to the championship game and doing themselves proud is the equivilant to a bunch of spoiled rich bratty atheletes that thought they were above the law and could conduct some code of silence when questioned who throw loud unruly parties.
I was about to raise some of these same points in my post--it's hard to occupy the high ground when you're throwing parties, getting drunk and bringing in strippers.

I'll admit I've done my share of drinking, some of it in strip clubs. But even in strip clubs and a parties where alcohol is served there are still limits.

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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
they could.

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?

No one.

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!


so true, such a double standard
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Re: Imus - when will Sharpton apologize to Duke players?

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I think Sharpton does owe them an apology and a retraction of how he characterized the Duke players.

As do a lot of other people, male and female, white and black.

Why single out Al?

I mean, my personal feeling is that the man basically never met a camera he didn't like and he'd probably show up and picket my house if he thought I laughed too hard at Dave Chappelle's Tyrone character if he thought it would get him on TV, but he was hardly the only person to rush to judgement in this case.

It will be interesting to see who, if anyone, apologizes.
I guess now that people are responding to this thread, Samsung can stop answering her own questions. Anyhow, if anyone owes them an apology it's the Durham DA. Al Sharpton doesn't owe them shit. Like Al or not, if it wasn't for Al the murder of the "would be groom" and his friends would have gone unnoticed or at least swept under the rug. If it wasn't for Al, when the guy from Africa that was murdered by the police in cold blood, would have been kept quiet, and lastly what about the Haitian male that was tormented and brutalized by New York's finest? If not for the support of Al, he wouldn't have been able to sue the NY police dept. Like him or not, he's there when no one else is. Like Rocketta said, if they don't like Rev. Al, go picket his office.

BTW, this post is not about you.
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Re: Imus - when will Sharpton apologize to Duke players?

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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
they could.

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?

No one.

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!
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Re: Imus - when will Sharpton apologize to Duke players?

I am really upset over what Imus said about the Rutgers basketball team but I do agree with Imus on this one. Al Sharpton loves to take issues and make them into a huge national debate. If he is so willing to put Imus out there for all to see then he should live by the same standards he preaches. He certainly called those Duke players guilty and tried to make it into a race issue. He should certainly apologize, as should Imus and I believe Imus already has.
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I am really upset over what Imus said about the Rutgers basketball team but I do agree with Imus on this one. Al Sharpton loves to take issues and make them into a huge national debate. If he is so willing to put Imus out there for all to see then he should live by the same standards he preaches. He certainly called those Duke players guilty and tried to make it into a race issue. He should certainly apologize, as should Imus and I believe Imus already has.
http://www.drudgereport.com/

Oh, its far from over.

Al and friends just gave Imus a platform.
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I guess now that people are responding to this thread, Samsung can stop answering her own questions. Anyhow, if anyone owes them an apology it's the Durham DA. Al Sharpton doesn't owe them shit. Like Al or not, if it wasn't for Al the murder of the "would be groom" and his friends would have gone unnoticed or at least swept under the rug. If it wasn't for Al, when the guy from Africa that was murdered by the police in cold blood, would have been kept quiet, and lastly what about the Haitian male that was tormented and brutalized by New York's finest? If not for the support of Al, he wouldn't have been able to sue the NY police dept. Like him or not, he's there when no one else is. Like Rocketta said, if they don't like Rev. Al, go picket his office.
Maybe if not for Al, the NYC area would have room for a local civil rights leader without his "baggage" to get a lot of media attention organizing marches against police misconduct, etc. Just a thought.
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Re: Imus - when will Sharpton apologize to Duke players?

I don't know if you've noticed this, but polite folk tend not to get a lot of media attention.

Unless some ruffian has already stirred things up and they feel like saying "see, if only X were as nice and reasonable as Y here....."

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