Thursday, April 12, 2007

 

Imus Silenced, Will Sharpton and Jackson Be Next?

MSNBC dropped the simulcast of Imus' show. CBS fired Imus today. If you read their statements, it's all about doing the "right" thing. If you look at the time line, it's all about money and public pressure. CBS didn't drop Imus until several big money sponsors pulled their advertising.

Now, maybe, the MSM can focus on not giving a forum to people who have fomented more racism than Imus ever did, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

Sharpton's race based exploits include the Tawana Brawley false rape claims, inciting those who stabbed to death rabbinical student, Yankel Rosenbaum, and inciting protesters in the Freddy's Fashion Mart rent fiasco which resulted in the death of 7 employees. Has Imus ever been involved in any situation that resulted in the death or serious injury of anyone? If he has, no one has mentioned it.

Jackson is famous for his anti-Semitic "himey town" remark. Here are examples of Jackson concerning the Duke rape case.
But Jackson said there's plenty of circumstantial evidence that something happened to her at the March 13 party.
It is particularly horrible because these white men hired black women to strip for them.

"That fantasy's as old as slave masters impregnating young slave girls," he said.
More from an article written by Jackson, himself, in Black News.
“Divorced Mother Of Two, Working Way Through College, Allegedly Raped, Abused By Gang.” Had the headline read that way, the fury would have been great.
We know that the two women were abused.
Black women; white men. A stripper; and a team blowout. The wealthy white athletes – many from prep schools – of Duke; and the working class woman from historically black North Carolina Central. Race and class and sex. What happened? We don’t know for sure because the Duke players are maintaining a code of silence.

The history of white men and black women – the special fantasies and realities of exploitation – goes back to the nation’s beginning and the arrival of slaves from Africa. The patterns associated with this history arouse fears and evoke too many bad memories.
And there is Duke, a private school stocked with affluent, mostly white kids, often referred to as the plantation.
As Rebecca Hall of the University of California in Berkeley, who studies images of African American women in the culture, states, “Turn on a music video. A black woman is somebody who has excess sexuality….It’s excess sexuality that white men are entitled to.”
The article if full of the assumption of guilt. Jackson portrays stereotypes of white male college students as bad as the stereotypes that racist whites have of blacks. He also disparages the 5th amendment with his "code of silence" crap. Jackson's words utterly ooze racism against the "white kids."

I wonder how many black kids learn to hate whites by reading and hearing such blather. Jackson and Sharpton are more guilty of Imus' sin than Imus. It's time for the MSM to quit the double standard and quit providing a free podium for these two characters. But, don't bet on it happening any time soon. I saw Sharpton on MSNBC and Larry King at the same time this evening.

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