Monday, April 9, 2007

Imus: Its time to retire to the ranch

I wasn't going to comment. I really wasn't. Why? I'm a RU grad and am proud as hell for the Lady Knights (Lady Knights?) for their stellar play and all-around good story. I haven't been posting sporting stuff here, so the last thing I wanted to do was desecrate a great story with Imus's stupid, stupid remarks.

I can take the New Jersey jokes; I'll even swallow a good Rutgers joke. But you went too damned far. These women are exemplar members of the community. They are not fuck up losers. They are NOT nappy headed hos; far from it.

Imus has a long history in the radio business. He generally speaks truth to power. I don't always agree with him, and think he's kind of an asshat most of the time. He does a lot of good things with his charities.

That's all nice, and I've got the voilin out. But too damned bad; Imus. Retire already. Go back to New Mexico.

Or else. You DO know that James Gandolfini is an alum.


TomCat said...

Yup. I see him in a no recovery zone said...

Now that I'm living in Western Mass, I've become a UCONN woman's bball fan, so Rutgers has been a tough team for me to root for. UNTIL - this run right here, which was excellent.

Imus is a hack...complete racist. He was trying to be funny, which is sad in and of itself.

Ron West said...

I would SO rather talk about the RU-UConn rivalry than Jimmy the Imus. Seriously, both teams will be in the top 5 next year.

Now, if only the RU men's team could show some signs of life...

TomCat said...

MSNBC did the right thing. Hopefully CBS radio will follow suit.

a.k.a. Blandly Urbane said...

It's a strange case as far as I'm concerned. Stupid *ss thing to say...but I think it got a little out of hand.

I heard Gerry Rivers say something like 'it's in the eye or ear of the victim' as to what is offensive...' that leaves alot of room for abuse and confusion; wouldn't you agree?