One dumb radio/television shock jock's insult is a drop in the ocean of barbaric filth and anti-female hatred on the radio.
Imus gets a two-week suspension. What kind of relief do we get from this deadening, coarsening, dehumanizing barrage from young, black rappers and their music industry enablers who have helped turn America into Tourette's Nation?
I'll add my USD$0.02:
When Imus comes back, there should be a new person in his studio - the dump guy. The dump guy sits at a desk with one thing on it - a dump button. Whenever Imus or one of his lackeys or guests says something that could even have the possibility of damaging his corporate masters at MSNBC and CBS, he hits the button.
Why neither MSNBC nor CBS had this level of editorial oversight on Imus' live performances is beyond me. At the end of the day, they are responsible for Imus' words making it to air - not Imus.
You can't blame the monkey for hitting you in the face with poo.
This is not to suggest that Imus is a Poo-Flinging Monkey. But I'm just saying.
EDIT1: Reader Mia's comment to this post includes a link that didn't format quite correctly. I include it here as a public service (and as a bald-faced attempt to suck up to a new reader):
EDIT2: It's all moot. Both MSNBC and CBS have dropped Imus. Money talks, suckers walk.