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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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