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Thursday, February 09, 2006



We may be able to forgive Harold Ford Jr., for a lot of things he's done in his quest for Bill Frist's Senate seat.

Okay, maybe that's asking too much. But, as my friend Pesky Fly says on his blog, the real "moment of truth" for Harold Ford will come when he appears on Don Imus' show to discuss how African-Americans should conduct themselves at the homegoing of an African-American dignitary like Coretta Scott King.

We will get to watch Harold piss all over the legacy of African-Americans, in an effort to further ingratiate himself with white people in Tennessee who have no intention of voting for his rusty behind. But it appears Ford is immune to the rocks many of us have been throwing at him lately. Yet, that doesn't mean we stop hurling, does it.

My friend, the Minister of Intelligence has more on the subject. I'm posting his blog entry below:

Apparently Don Imus, radio host whose show is simulcast on cable news outlet MSNBC, was troubled by yesterday's Coretta King funeral. He implored the mourners to "act like Jesus," whatever that meant, and called Jimmy Carter "despicable."

If that isn't the pot calling the kettle black! (Actually it isn't, since the kettle has been inaccurately described in this case.)

You might find it interesting to know over the years, Imus and characters on his radio show have:

* compared the appearance of black NBA players to apes
* called award-winning black New York Times journalist Gwen Ifill "the cleaning lady"
* referred to award-winning black New York Times journalist Bob Herbert as a "quota hire"
* referred to residents of Harlem as "molignans" (the Italian equivalent of "coons")
* referred to the black wife of former Secretary of Defense William Cohen as a "big-haired ho"
* called tennis players Venus and Serena Williams "animals"

And in a July 19, 1998 interview on "60 Minutes," Imus admitted to hiring a producer specifically "to do nigger jokes" for the show.

So I'll be damned if I'm gonna let a dusty racist cracker alcoholic like Imus tell me how to mourn the loss of a leader in my community.

First of all:

When is the last time Imus has seen Jesus? So how can he tell African-Americans how to act like Him, when Imus has no relationship with Him?

Imus doesn't get to dictate the discussion regarding African-Americans unless he decides to turn himself brown, give up all his accoutrements and become one of US. Otherwise, he needs to drink his glass of STHU, and Harold Ford needs to quit engaging in enabling behavior with his continual brown-nosing of the I-Man, who, would call Ford a Nigger to his face, if he could do it and get away with it.


Blogger David Bander said...

Are CPL and Political Junkie the same person?

10:46 AM  
Blogger David Bander said...

I'm not sure if you're knocking Ford for appearing on Imus at all (in light of Imus' statements in the past), or you're getting ready to knock Ford based on what he says on Imus' show.

If you were in Ford's shoes, i.e. running a close race for Senate in a red state, would you turn down an appearance on a popular conservative radio show?

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Yes, CPL's alter-ego is the Political Junkie

6:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... also, in case you are not aware, she's also the person responsible for the Congressional Black Caucus' report card.

Her other associates include autoecrat, who responded to one of your blogs - demystifying Harold Ford Jr

6:31 AM  
Blogger The Christian Progressive Liberal said...

Thank you Anonymous, for doing my talking for me.

Yes, Mr. Bander, I blog under both screen names. Please read the blog, because I've posted a response to your "what if I were Harold Ford" question.

2:37 PM  
Blogger jayla said...


I don't always agree with your "Ford bashing", but I had no idea that Imus (who I know very little about) used such racially insensitive terms. I'm appalled that no one has called him out on them. I'm equally appalled that Congressman Ford would appear on his show and I'm baffled as to the reason why he'd appear on his show with the foreknowledge of what he's said about blacks.

Could this just be a case of misinterpreting what Mr. Imus meant by these terms or maybe they were taken out of context? I really don't see Harold as someone ashamed of his race, so why would he keep company with and seek the support of a known racist?

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would someone tell me what is conservative about Imus & MSNBC?
Except for McCain, his guests are mostly Main Stream Libs from NBC.

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The truth of about conservative like Imus and McCain, they talk about Jesus and the Bible but never ever live up to the teaching of Jesus or the Bible. Conservative talk show host are in it for the money and don't care who the step on. All they want is all the money and everyone else who does not kiss their "Ass" to go to hell.

8:56 PM  

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