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brg5001 Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-12-07 01:13 PM
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30. Al Sharpton's conduct is not the issue
Edited on Thu Apr-12-07 01:15 PM by brg5001
Al Sharpton strikes me as a self-righteous jerk. He is a "racialist" to use the British term for racial demagogues.

However, that doesn't make him wrong about Don Imus, who for years has slung nasty epithets at Jews, gays and lesbians, Arabs and most commonly, Africans and Blacks. I love all kinds of radio from Howard Stern and Stephanie Miller to Tom Joyner. But Imus was (and is) an insufferable bore. Great radio hosts make themselves the butt of their humor. Imus may have made himself the butt, but there was never any humor.

I found his stock-in-trade of leering, knee-jerk racial slurs accompanied by ridiculous self-important banter condescending. He was often contemptuous of his audience. An offensive joke should first be FUNNNNY, but his stuff never is.

I think he had it coming. He's just a drive-by asshole. Good riddance.
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  -no wonder sharpton wont accept the apology sabbat hunter  Apr-12-07 12:36 PM   #0 
  - So you're putting conditions on the Rutgers women?  aquart   Apr-12-07 12:39 PM   #1 
  - did i say that  sabbat hunter   Apr-12-07 12:43 PM   #8 
     - Actually, you said IF they apologize, then THEY SHOULD call for Sharpton  beyurslf   Apr-12-07 12:46 PM   #11 
     - Why should everyone "back off" ? These airwaves belong to all of us  Tom Joad   Apr-12-07 01:28 PM   #39 
  - You are easily distracted.  xultar   Apr-12-07 12:40 PM   #2 
  - Did Sharpton make a racial remark and call them a bunch of hoes..  movonne   Apr-12-07 12:40 PM   #3 
  - Yeah I see that happening  Horse with no Name   Apr-12-07 12:41 PM   #4 
  - Sorry, but you're absolutely wrong on a crucial point.  americanstranger   Apr-12-07 12:42 PM   #5 
  - "I accept his apology." Bingo. Next stupid objection?  jobycom   Apr-12-07 12:44 PM   #9 
  - saying the words  sabbat hunter   Apr-12-07 12:49 PM   #12 
  - Moving the goal posts, IMO.  americanstranger   Apr-12-07 12:51 PM   #17 
  - Just as saying "I'm sorry" doesn't mean being sincerely sorry, either...  Hobarticus   Apr-12-07 01:09 PM   #27 
  - Then what's the point in making an issue of it  ellacott   Apr-12-07 02:22 PM   #56 
     - That's not true...  Hobarticus   Apr-12-07 04:26 PM   #57 
  - Yeah, what does it actually mean to "accept" an apology. Is it like a Bush official ...  GOTV   Apr-12-07 01:43 PM   #46 
  - yes, but one question  MAGICBULLET   Apr-12-07 01:24 PM   #36 
     - I don't know, honestly.  americanstranger   Apr-12-07 01:55 PM   #49 
  - Why should the team have to do that  notmypresident   Apr-12-07 12:43 PM   #6 
  - they do not have to accept the apology  sabbat hunter   Apr-12-07 12:45 PM   #10 
     - How about the other 15 million black women he insulted?  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-12-07 12:50 PM   #14 
        - to say nothing of the millions of non-black women  spooky3   Apr-12-07 01:14 PM   #31 
        - Well, yes, I was getting to that.  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-12-07 01:57 PM   #52 
           - exactly  spooky3   Apr-12-07 01:57 PM   #54 
        - I'm insulted and I am a white male.  endarkenment   Apr-12-07 01:46 PM   #47 
  - When people bring up Brawley...  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-12-07 12:43 PM   #7 
  - Only a fool, indeed. Forgiveness is one thing, ...  Buzz Clik   Apr-12-07 12:50 PM   #15 
  - Byrd has apologized for his past actions  Freddie Stubbs   Apr-12-07 12:53 PM   #18 
     - Would it matter?  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-12-07 12:58 PM   #22 
        - Byrd's actions in recent years have shown that he has changed his ways  Freddie Stubbs   Apr-12-07 01:55 PM   #51 
           - games?  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-12-07 01:57 PM   #53 
  - There are two noisy camps at DU: those who abhor racist speech...  Buzz Clik   Apr-12-07 12:49 PM   #13 
  - there is a difference  sabbat hunter   Apr-12-07 12:58 PM   #21 
  - racism sexism and homophobia were rampant  endarkenment   Apr-12-07 01:52 PM   #48 
  - There is where I have my problem with all of this  dogday   Apr-12-07 01:02 PM   #24 
     - Thanks for saying this  Carni   Apr-12-07 01:20 PM   #35 
  - Sharpton is NO saint  Rick Myers   Apr-12-07 12:51 PM   #16 
  - Well, that settles it. Give Imus back the MSNBC gig, then. n/t  americanstranger   Apr-12-07 12:53 PM   #19 
  - Sorry, But You're Worshipping the Reagan DOJ/FBI ?!?  Senator   Apr-12-07 01:29 PM   #40 
  - the Sharpton bashing is really getting tired.  Neecy   Apr-12-07 12:54 PM   #20 
  - actually i am not tired ob bashing sharpton  sabbat hunter   Apr-12-07 01:01 PM   #23 
  - This is NOT about Sharpton or Jesse Jackson.  Karenina   Apr-12-07 01:10 PM   #28 
  - if it is about racism  sabbat hunter   Apr-12-07 01:37 PM   #44 
     - You're just tiresome. I be too o' an' nappy-haided for dis SHIT.  Karenina   Apr-12-07 02:16 PM   #55 
  - With all due respect, I have to disagree again.  americanstranger   Apr-12-07 01:12 PM   #29 
  - Why is it bashing if it's true?  atreides1   Apr-12-07 01:14 PM   #32 
  - This whole affair  The Wizard   Apr-12-07 01:03 PM   #25 
  - I strongly disagree that this was a Rove operation to can Imus  brg5001   Apr-12-07 01:18 PM   #34 
  - I actually like Rev. Al, but...  Rick Myers   Apr-12-07 01:04 PM   #26 
  - Agree on pretty much all points.  americanstranger   Apr-12-07 01:17 PM   #33 
  - Al Sharpton's conduct is not the issue  brg5001   Apr-12-07 01:13 PM   #30 
  - I just know this is going to be a made for tv movie!!  shaniqua6392   Apr-12-07 01:24 PM   #37 
  - I don't think this story is about Sharpton. It is about racism on public  Tom Joad   Apr-12-07 01:26 PM   #38 
  - Sharpton's always been one of the Right's favorite pinatas;  bullwinkle428   Apr-12-07 01:30 PM   #41 
  - Wrong. He needs to apologize to me.  higher class   Apr-12-07 01:32 PM   #42 
  - I wonder when the posters here (or anywhere in the media)  DURHAM D   Apr-12-07 01:36 PM   #43 
  - Thread on ignore...  cat_girl25   Apr-12-07 01:41 PM   #45 
  - He says he will accept the apology, BUT...  hughee99   Apr-12-07 01:55 PM   #50 
  - Sharpton's been kind of unemployed since Obama doesn't need him  rocknation   Apr-12-07 05:14 PM   #58 
 

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