Tuesday, April 10, 2007


While everyone is going apoplectic over Don Imus, the word keeps turning; ignoring things of slightly more significance (EXTREME CONTENT WARNING):

Now, back to current events, Imus is being suspended for two weeks for his comments, but it is not enough for the outrage gang:

"This morning I heard someone who was unrepentant. I heard someone who continued to make jokes about it," Barbara Ciara, vice president of the National Association of Black Journalists, said on CBS News' The Early Show Tuesday. "While on one hand he was apologizing, on the other hand, he was saying he wasn't going to get into whether or not his suspension was appropriate."

However, Imus said, "I think it's appropriate, and I am going to try to serve it with some dignity," on his show Tuesday.

The suspension "not nearly enough. I think it is too little, too late," said Rev. Al Sharpton Tuesday morning.

"Imus talks to thousands if not millions of viewers every morning. He has a platform. He is not a comedian in a comedy club who talks to 50 people a night. He is someone who every day on the airways has access to people and can basically ply points of view. As a broadcaster, as a responsible broadcaster, we want to hold his feet to the fire on this," Ciara told Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith.

I am in no way defending Imus. I don't listen to him, and didn't when his program was available in Detroit. But, I think we're paying a bit too much attention to Imus, and too little to those who have a bigger impact upon the offended parties in this story.

"We are angry" about comments made by radio talk show host Don Imus, said Rutgers University basketball player Heather Zurich at a news conference Tuesday.

"Great anger and disgust" was how team captain Essence Jones described the reaction. "It has taken a toll on us mentally and physically."

"I don't know how anyone could have heard this and not been personally hurt and offended," said head coach C. Vivien Stringer at a news conference Tuesday. "When there is not equality for all or when there's been denied equality for one, there's been denied equality for all."

Well, first of all, I doubt any of those women actually, you know, LISTEN to Don Imus. To have been "hurt and offended", attention had to be brought to his words. And, attention there has been, and now the whole Western world is condemning his racist remarks.

But, what if he had said that black men go to college to become criminals, and the women to become their 'hos? Or, what if someone else made that claim? Certainly we would hear equal condemnation about that?


If you can stand to watch the above "Crime Mob's" video, you will see that exact "theme". That video is a disgusting, negative, racist piece of crap. Granted, I don't watch many music videos (except the ones I post here), so perhaps I live a sheltered life.

Don't rap artists have a "platform"? They have an audience of "thousands if not millions" who hear their message. Can it be said that "Crime Mob" are a group who who every day on the airways has access to people and can basically ply points of view? Who is going to hold their feet to the fire?

like it when she
Rock her hips then wave and sip
She rock her hips then wave and sip
She rock her hips
She rock her hips
She rock her hips then
Wave and sip

Look at them hips, I like how she rock it
She bend that thing ova and to the ground
She be dropping and popping hard as she can,
Got me hard in the pants
Because she all in her stash,
Doing her motherfucking dance man
Look, lil' buddy cute in the face
She rock her hips to the bass
She take a sip when she wave
And wanna get wit Lil'J
After she dance on that pole
I pull my cash so quick and fast
When that ass hit the floor

"Rock Yo Hips" is number 18 on iTunes hip hop chart and 65 on the all-around top 100.