Apr 12, 2007

It takes one to know one


In what has to be the most outrageous case of the pot calling the kettle black, right wing hatemonger and racist Ann Coulter appeared on two Faux cable “news” shows last night commenting on Don Imus' remarks about the Rutgers University women's basketball team that got the TV broadcast of his radio show dropped from MSNBC.

I’m not sure if what Imus, a registered Republican, said was enough to get him fired, but it pales in comparison to the many instances of offensive and racist things Coulter has said over the years. It’s not just the discriminatory things Coulter has said in the past, and there have been many of them, but it’s also the general hate speech. She should be fired, but instead she’s invited on two Faux shows to trash someone else for what she routinely does. Can you think of anything more hypocritical?

I am assuming Imus has a long history of racist remarks like Coulter has that earned him a suspension and dropped from MSNBC. Instead Coulter of being held accountable for her racist remarks and hate speech, we have Cleary University throwing $30,000 at her for two hours work. Imus has apologized repeatedly for his comments, but Coulter never had and never will until she is held accountable.

Imus described the Rutgers University women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos.” Unfortunately, the word “hos” has become a derogatory, sexist term used to describe women of all races, much like “broads” is a derogatory, sexist term used to describe women. I’m not defending it or Imus, but it is no worse than Coulter’s endorsement of the Darfur genocide just a week ago and the many other hateful, racist things she has said in the past.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Imus a Republican? Ha!

He voted for John Kerry in 2004. Just like you.

He opposes the Iraq War. Just like you.

He bad-mouths President Bush every chance he gets. Just like you.

He's your problem, Guru, not the GOP's. And before you start painting the Republicans as the party of racial prejudice, please remind me: Which party has a former Ku Klux Klan member serving in the U.S. Senate?

Communications guru said...

Sorry, who-ever-you-are, Don Imus is a republican.

Half the American people voted for Sen. Kerry, just like me.

The majority of Americans oppose the Iraqi occupation, just like me.

The majority of Americans “bad mouth” - that’s called criticizing, by the way - President Bush, just like me. Have you seen is approval rating lately?

He’s not my problem. He just got fires. Why hasn’t Coulter been fired? I never said the republic party was the party of racial prejudice, but isn’t it funny that the person who speaks for you, Coulter, is a racist.

Let Sen. Byrd go. You have David Duke and Strom Thurmond. When faced with change, segregationist Thurmond switched to the republic party and Byrd renounced his misguided past and stayed with the Democratic Party.

djtyg said...

The Publican party is the party of bigotry. Their main platforms consist of bashing Latinos, gay people, and Muslims. They suppress black people from voting and get Fox Noise to bash them.

Funny how the trolls here don't have the balls to even sign a username.

Anonymous said...

Well I am a Democrat who happened to watch Don Imus every weekday morning. He did go over the line, the suspension, apology and more could and been asked. He was truly sorry, he makes fun of everyone equally.
I don't think he should have been fired, I will miss him greatly, he is a good man and he is not a racist.

Anonymous said...

Imus is a Democrat. He voted for Kerry, he strongly supported Harold Ford in his senate race and he hates Bush. He's a Democrat.

As for Democrats being the party of tolerance, please remind me: How did that noted Democrat Jesse Jackson once refer to New York City?

And sorry, you can't just sweep KKK Byrd under the rug. If you have an ex-Klansman in your party, you have to own up to it. (David Duke was condemned by every single Republican. What Democrat has ever condemned KKK Byrd?)

Anonymous said...

Yes, he's a Democrat. From the LA Times:

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They came by the hundreds that hot August day in tiny Johnson City, Tenn., gathering on an asphalt parking lot to meet Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr. It was not just that he might become the state's first black senator. More than that, even in Republican eastern Tennessee, the Democratic congressman was a celebrity -- a regular guest on Don Imus' radio show.

And today, with Imus' career in tatters, the fate of the controversial shock jock is stirring quiet but heartfelt concern in an unlikely quarter: among Democratic politicians.

That's because, over the years, Democrats such as Ford came to count on Imus for the kind of sympathetic treatment that Republicans got from Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity.

Communications guru said...

Sorry, both who-ever-you-ares, Don Imus is a registered republican. He may have voted for Sen. John Kerry, like a lot of other people did, and he may have supported Harold Ford in his senate race. I don’t blame him. I don’t know if he hates Bush or not, but I do know he has been very critical of him and deservedly so. With Bush’s approval rating so low it’s a miracle he won reelection, and if the stuff that came out after the election came out before he would not have won. Many, many republicans have turned away from Bush, and for good reason, and Imus is just one of many.

Yes, the Democrats are the party of tolerance. Perhaps you have heard the phrase “actions speak louder than words.”

You don’t know what Jesse Jackson said? Why ask me? He called it Hymie town, I believe. If you want to fire him for that you go right ahead. After 40 years in public service that’s the only mistake you can come up with to smear him with? He apologized for it, but if you want to hold it against him forever, that’s fine. Ann Coulter, who this post is actually about, says stuff like that every single week, never apologies and she just gets getting paid more money. I would venture to guess Jackson has been discriminated against in his life more than you and Coulter put together.

I didn’t sweep Sen. Byrd under the rug. In fact, you asked me, I guess it was one of you, one of your stupid questions you already know the answer to: “Which party has a former Ku Klux Klan member serving in the U.S. Senate?” I answered it. Sen. Byrd long renounced his past, and the voters have forgiven him and he has made up for it.

“David Duke was condemned by every single Republican?” Are you serious? This is from Duke’s web site, “He won a seat in the House of Representatives in Louisiana, but he jolted the political establishment by defeating the incumbent governor of Louisiana and garnering huge numbers of votes for Governor and for U.S. Senator. He also was elected to the Parish Executive Committee of the largest Republican Party District in Louisiana.”
Here’s the link so you can read it yourself. http://www.davidduke.com/index.php?p=90 That does not sound like being “condemned by every single republican” to me.

Harold Ford was regular on Imus’s show. So what? Trying to say, “Democrats such as Ford came to count on Imus for the kind of sympathetic treatment that Republicans got from Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity” is ridiculous. I have seen republicans on Imus’s show all the time, but I have never heard or seen a Democrat or seen a Democrat get decent treatment on Hatity or limbaugf’s shows.

John McCain was a regular guest on Imus, and Imus said he was going to vote for him, as well as Rudy Giuliani. What about Imus vowing never to allow Sen. Hillary Clinton on his show, and she was a frequent target of Imus' jokes.

Better yet, why was Imus fired and not Coulter, and what right does Coulter have commenting on Imus?

Anonymous said...

The LA Times said he's a Democrat. They have more credibility than you do, since you're an admitted partisan.

Communications guru said...

Again, who-ever-you-are, the LA Times said no such thing.

macaca said...

Did idiot boy ever hear Don Imus talk about Hillary Cinton.

Anyone who calls Imus a Democrat is either stupid or a Republican-sorry to be redundant.

Anonymous said...

Imus is a sorry human being.
He basically set up a charity that hosts a handful of kids for a short time, then lives at the ranch for free.
He's a good for nothing Republican bum.