Wednesday, August 15, 2007

No excuse for Imus

With word arriving today of a settlement reached by disgraced radio host Don Imus with his former employer, CBS Radio, we offer this encore posting of a commentary by Maretta J. Short, president of the New Jersey chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), on the false analogy between Imus's actions and those of rappers. (Click on the bar below to hear Maretta.)

--Adele M. Stan

1 comment:

greggs said...

Maretta, Thank you for explaining why Imus deserved to be fired - Even he should be able to understand the explanation you clearly gave. As written by Jennifer Pozner of Women in Media and News and I agree with her "I think it is important for TV news debates about Imus to feature African American women’s voices, since the whole controversy surrounding the radio host involved his racist and sexist comments about Black women."

I dare FOX News or any of the big three networks to have you on to debate the potential come back of Imus to public TV. Probably not in our life time, perhaps one of the big three- ABC, CBS or NBC - but regarding FOX They are what they are and they would never have a strong woman like yourself on to debate.

It would freak them out to be face to face with you and try to defend Imus' words.