Imus got fired and I'm pissed. I never listened to the guy and don't really care about the whole thing, but the media frenzy is infuriating.
First off, the man is a "shock jock." It's his job to be offensive!! He was hired to be this kind of guy and made a good living off it. He went a little too far and everyone forgets that. The company that hired him for this suddenly is blameless when they put him there in the first place. Hypocrite.
Secondly, Rev. Sharpton and Rutgers should be ashamed of themselves. Yes, Imus said something wrong and then apologized for it. He was ridiculed and humiliated on a national scale. What good did firing him do? Nothing. Sharpton and Rutgers should have risen above it. They could have shown that they were the bigger parties and embraced someone that clearly showed remorse. Instead, they were spiteful and wanted revenge, stooping to a lower level than Imus ever went to. Hypocrites.
Wouldn't the Christian thing to do have been turn the other cheek and forgive the repentant? Why was the 'Reverend' out for blood this time? Sharpton said this would send a message that no form of intolerance is acceptance. Well, but intolerant of intolerance is it's own form of intolerance. Hypocrite.
Imus getting fired is the real tragedy here. Will he have to close down his ranch for sick kids? Who wins if that happens? He didn't lose his job because he said something rude and apologized. His reputation and career are ruined because Sharpton and Rutgers fed the media storm that pressured Imus' employer to disown him when he got in trouble, forgetting that this was the job they paid him to do. Hypocrites.