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Sun Dec 29, 2019, 11:30 AM

Why are people afraid to treat Imus' racism as a feature, not a bug?




Instead of "Imus was a great guy who did lots of good things but, incidentally, (the racist stuff)" it should be "Imus was a racist radio host who, incidentally, did some good things."

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Reply Why are people afraid to treat Imus' racism as a feature, not a bug? (Original post)
StarfishSaver Dec 2019 OP
Srkdqltr Dec 2019 #1
LakeArenal Dec 2019 #2
tblue37 Dec 2019 #3
greatauntoftriplets Dec 2019 #4
Wounded Bear Dec 2019 #5
Cryptoad Dec 2019 #6
irisblue Dec 2019 #7
MineralMan Dec 2019 #8
WhiskeyGrinder Dec 2019 #9
ooky Dec 2019 #10
Blue Owl Dec 2019 #11
UTUSN Dec 2019 #12

Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 11:32 AM

1. Never could stand him. He was creepy.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 11:33 AM

2. I am completely baffled by the Imus idolizing.

He was a complete ass in my opinion.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 11:34 AM

3. + a brazillion! nt

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 11:36 AM

4. I don't get it either.

Never watched or listened to him, much the way I've managed to avoid Rush Limbaugh and that group of wackos.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 12:06 PM

5. If you admit his racism was intentional and ingrained...

you are admitting that our country is basically a racist hell-hole, which is far closer to the truth than most RW snowflakes want to admit.

The fact is, of course, that his listeners tuned in because of that shit, not in spite of it. Much like Limbaugh's Ditto Heads, he trafficked in telling people what they wanted to hear.

The very fact that Imus was at all popular is a sad reflection on the state of our culture.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 02:29 PM

6. Imus who??????

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 02:33 PM

7. Would require self observation and recognizing

Their functional racism, misogyny, homophobia in themselves.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 02:34 PM

8. I completely ignored Imus when he was alive.

I'm still ignoring Imus.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 02:43 PM

9. K&R

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 02:56 PM

10. Yeah, he was charitable, and he was also a disrespectful, racist

radio and TV commentator who used his broadcasting celebrity to say very hurtful things.

And his morning show on MSNBC has to be the most boring show I have ever observed. MSNBC was fortunate in that anything they replaced him with (following his last racist remark) was bound to be an improvement. Watching him sitting in that studio mumbling with headphones on was like watching grass grow.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 09:20 PM

11. Fuck that guy

n/t

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 09:37 PM

12. K&R for, thank you

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