Thursday, April 12, 2007

Imus-tonished by CNN . . .

Irrelevant radioshow host Don Imus referred to the Rutgers women's basketball team, predominantly black, as "nappy-headed hos." It's amazing that as bad as Imus' comment was, I'm more furious at CNN for its gutless reporting. Here is their breaking news headline: "NBC is suspending its broadcast of the syndicated 'Imus in the Morning' radio program for two weeks starting Monday April 16 after host Don Imus made comments criticized as racist."

Hey, CNN, have some gumption and say that the comments WERE racist, not simply that they were criticized as racist. How much more cowardly and passive can you get? I can only imagine what CNN's reporting would look like for other major moments in American history:

Mr. Scott criticizes as racist the United States Supreme Court's ruling that the Declaration of Independence's pronouncement that "all men are created equal," did not apply to "the enslaved African race . . . [who] formed no part of the people who framed and adopted this declaration. . . ."


Anonymous said...

wow, reaching way back with the dredd scott reference.

A.H. Rajani said...

CNN decided to be less gutless only after CBS made its move:

CNN Breaking News Headline: "CBS cancels Don Imus' radio show, effective immediately, after uproar over his racist and sexist comments about Rutgers women's basketball team."

Suddenly CNN states clearly that the comments were racist and sexist. Bunch of punks.

Anonymous said...