DON IMUS DOESN'T GET TO DRIVE THIS WURLITZER
NO, YOU DON'T GET TO DICTATE HOW WE MOURN CORETTA
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.