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Reply #72: It's called "objectivity" - people noticed that they were applying a double standard to Imus. [View All]

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Donald Ian Rankin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 07:33 AM
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72. It's called "objectivity" - people noticed that they were applying a double standard to Imus.

Imus did *not* get off the hook, he lost his job.

And it's not true that "this has turned into a story about how black people need to clean up their acts" - there is still far more being said about Imus than about gangster rappers.

What Imus said was far, far less offensive than many things many gangster rappers say without most people raising an eyebrow.

I think that news broadcasters should be held to a far higher standard of civility than musicians, but even so the double standard is striking.
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