Friday, April 13, 2007

If Imus had to be fired, how about these bigots?

OK, I so am annoyed with the "Imus" controversy I could puke. He makes a joke and he's fired? Ridiculous political correctness run amok. That said, I thought I would chime in to see if some other prominent broadcasters and media personalities also need to be fired for racially insensitive remarks - remarks that WERE NOT said in jest, mind you!

Let's see who else is a racist...

"So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention."
-Bryant Gumbel, broadcaster, on the Winter Olympics

"Before he cleans out his office, have Paul Tagliabue show you where he keeps Gene Upshaw's leash. By making the docile head of the players union his personal pet, your predecessor has kept the peace without giving players the kind of guarantees other pros take for granted."
-Bryant Gumbel, broadcaster, on black NFLPA leader Gene Upshaw

He doesn't look like he's that type of an athlete. But he is. He is, man. I don't know ... some brother down in that line somewhere ... I don't know who saw what or where, his great-great-great-great-grandma ran over in the 'hood or something went down."
-Michael Irvin, ESPN analyst, on white Dallas QB Tony Romo

"The world will tell us he was killed by accident. Yes, it was a social accident... It's an accident to allow an apartheid ambulance service in the middle of Crown Heights... Talk about how Oppenheimer in South Africa sends diamonds straight to Tel Aviv and deals with the diamond merchants right here in Crown Heights. The issue is not anti-Semitism; the issue is apartheid... All we want to say is what Jesus said: If you offend one of these little ones, you got to pay for it. No compromise, no meetings, no kaffe klatsch, no skinnin' and grinnin'.
-Al Sharpton, talk show host, on the Jews after a black boy was killed in a car accident

Ok, let's await the big fallout! I'm sure those bigots are about to lose their jobs any minute now!






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