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Don Imus was WRONGED! He Should Keep his Job...

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wow. you have a major problem.

"racism is dead, it died when MLK walked on a bridge and freed the slaves. Now we have a socialist Kenyan president who is not an American and if anyone mentions race they are a reverse racist (while racism is dead, reverse racism is alive and well.) #whattheyteachyouatfox"
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Imus will keep his damn mouth shut next time....he should have learned from Kramer..."Nappy head hoes" bitch who are you to disrespect sista's like that on a National Radio show!

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I don't really care what happens to him, but I think that it's setting a dangerous precedent that in this country people can call for someone's scalp and get it.


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I don't really care what happens to him, but I think that it's setting a dangerous precedent that in this country people can call for someone's scalp and get it.
better than setting the other precedent that it's ok to hurl racist and sexist insults and still keep your job.
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better than setting the other precedent that it's ok to hurl racist and sexist insults and still keep your job.

"racism is dead, it died when MLK walked on a bridge and freed the slaves. Now we have a socialist Kenyan president who is not an American and if anyone mentions race they are a reverse racist (while racism is dead, reverse racism is alive and well.) #whattheyteachyouatfox"
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I don't really care what happens to him, but I think that it's setting a dangerous precedent that in this country people can call for someone's scalp and get it.
Nobody is entitled to his or her job. Just because someone is a media figure doesn't mean he can shirk the consequences of his words. If a person in any other position makes bigotted comments, they're likely to get fired. Why should a public figure be an exception?

On a different tangent, I don't like the insinuation I've seen in other threads that Imus' firing is akin to "thought police" or censorship. Outraged editorials and boycotts of sponsors are simple expressions of free speech in reaction to Imus' own free speech. And if people don't like what he has to say, there's no reason a company is obligated to keep paying him to broadcast his thoughts. Free speech does not mean speech without consequences.

And on yet another tangent (my bad!), people have become quite adept at pulling out the "double standards" card these days. As if bringing up slightly related cases should dictate anything about how this case should be handled. It's really shoddy logic, people.

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Nobody is entitled to his or her job. Just because someone is a media figure doesn't mean he can shirk the consequences of his words. If a person in any other position makes bigotted comments, they're likely to get fired. Why should a public figure be an exception?

On a different tangent, I don't like the insinuation I've seen in other threads that Imus' firing is akin to "thought police" or censorship. Outraged editorials and boycotts of sponsors are simple expressions of free speech in reaction to Imus' own free speech. And if people don't like what he has to say, there's no reason a company is obligated to keep paying him to broadcast his thoughts. Free speech does not mean speech without consequences.

And on yet another tangent (my bad!), people have become quite adept at pulling out the "double standards" card these days. As if bringing up slightly related cases should dictate anything about how this case should be handled. It's really shoddy logic, people.

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Hate speech is still protected. You don't have to like it, but it's not illegal.

The problem is that this is the kind of stuff they hired him for. He's a shock jock.

The only reason they did anything was because people are mad, and they don't want to lose business.


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Hate speech is still protected. You don't have to like it, but it's not illegal.
Imus aint in jail, aint even been charged with a crime.

just got canned for some sick racist shit.

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Imus aint in jail, aint even been charged with a crime.

just got canned for some sick racist shit.
exactly. no one said anything about Anus being a criminal, said hes a racist prick.

"racism is dead, it died when MLK walked on a bridge and freed the slaves. Now we have a socialist Kenyan president who is not an American and if anyone mentions race they are a reverse racist (while racism is dead, reverse racism is alive and well.) #whattheyteachyouatfox"
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you know whats NOT funny about this thread? Is that these young women are being victimized again because people like you think he was wronged. They are receiving hate mail
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better than setting the other precedent that it's ok to hurl racist and sexist insults and still keep your job.
agreed Rocketta! I am sure the Message was sent. Rush Limbaugh(sp) needs to be NEXT 20 years ago.

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you know whats NOT funny about this thread? Is that these young women are being victimized again because people like you think he was wronged. They are receiving hate mail
Please I think you and one other unmentionable person are the only one's who didn't get that my title was bait to Agree with his Firing.

I still thought when it was said, it was funny, i laugh b/c i watched MSNBC in the am preparing for work, however, after hearing from Rutgers, my tune was quickly changed. Still i am human, i like to be comical, and as wrong as it was...it was funny to hear him say it, not read it, i heard him say it in the moment. So not going to apologize for laughing b/c it hit my funny bone. But Rutgers had the last laugh...
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Hate speech is still protected. You don't have to like it, but it's not illegal.

The problem is that this is the kind of stuff they hired him for. He's a shock jock.

The only reason they did anything was because people are mad, and they don't want to lose business.
As has been pointed out, he's not in jail, nor should he be.

Isn't the point of a business to make money? If I pick my nose while I talk to my customers, that's not illegal either. But if that leads to me losing business, why should my company keep me around?

His job is "entertaining" commentary. If people no longer find his commentary entertaining (can't believe they did in the first place, but I digress...), he's not performing his job well. And as with any job, poor performance leads to firing.

Hateful speech is still protected, yes. But a company isn't obligated to give someone a platform to spew it. Imus can still practice his free speech like the rest of us - demonstrations, editorials, etc. - but his job doesn't have some protected status. (Whether they are being hypocritical for hiring as a "shock jock" and firing him for being too controversial is another story...)

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