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April 09, 2007



Don Imus spent today, both on his TV program (which I watched today for the first time in about a year and a half) and on Rev. Sharpton's radio program, complaining that he should not be fired because...he is not right wing. Oh, and you can tell he is not right wing because he does charitable work.
In the last few months of his life, Pope John Paul II tried to speak publicly but often slurred his words because of the degenerative disease he was afflicted with. Don Imus made tapes of these talks a running joke on his program. Unlike his rabid, hateful attack last Wednesday on the Rutgers University women's basketball team, the Imus attacks on the dying Pope lasted for months. Mr. Imus is now, finally, in moderately hot water for another in his long line of hateful comments. But he is certain to get off, because he sells books for liberal journalists such as Tim Russert and Tom Brokaw. Today's NY Times spells it all out here, in the aptly titled article "With Imus, They Keep Coming Back": http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/09/business/media/09carr.html?8dpc
By the way, Imus got a free pass for his attacks on the Pope.

Mrs. Peperium

Fiendish, I haven't listened to Imus for at least 8 years so I missed his cruelty to a man that will be a Saint...

Imus showed his true colors by meeting with Sharpton. He's no better than Hillary. He ought to have had his driver drive him over to Rutgers today and met with the girls or simply resigned. But to go on Sharpton's show...unbelievable...

Mr. Peperium

Wait a minute, Fiendish. You mean, if I become a Leftie I can say those sorts of things because everyone will know that I'm full of love? Like the guy who played Kramer?

Notice how Imus says Rush says these sorts of things "all the time". And of course, because Rush is Rush, no one investigates.


Mr. P, if you become a Leftie (and there have been dark hints on this blog that you would be reverting to, rather than becoming) you would (1) expect, and typically recieve, a Get Out of Jail Free Card for occasional attacks on minorities and (2) be assured an Advance to Go and Collect $200 Card [adjusted upward for inflation] for attacks on Catholics and Evangelical Christians.
OK, I have waited my (New York) minute--now what?

Mr. Peperium

What do you mean you've waited a (NY) minute and now what?

What? What?

Wait. I just figured something else out. When Imus says Rush says these things "all the time" that's code for, "See, I'm not as bad as HIM" with a further message for those who got the right decoder ring from their boxes of Organically Sustainable Cindy Sheehan Flakes: "See, I know THAT guy is trouble, so I'm really on your side".


Mr. P, first and foremost, I want you to know that I am really on your side. And also behind you 1000%.
My comment about waiting was because you told me to wait. You did not specify the type of minute, so I took the liberty of waiting a New York minute. There are approximately 43,600,000 Google hits for New York minute, including the Wikipedia entry that explains:
"A New York minute is a very short period of time, sometimes significantly shorter than sixty seconds, and sometimes a form of hyperbole for "perhaps faster than you would believe is possible". The term refers to the common perception that New York City is very busy, with much happening at all hours of the day, and people often in a hurry and likely to be impatient."

Mrs. Peperium

Fiendish, what do your spies tell you of the Unpleasantness at Ave Maria?


Is it really the Charismatics versus Traditionalists?

I'm all ears...


Mrs. P, My spies are all on the lookout for the MP. (Motu Proprio.) As a result of this spy surge towards Roma, no reports are reaching me about Ave Maria. However, the comments at Amy Wellborn's Open Book site a week ago made it sound like a death sprial for the place.
By the way, when I said I was on Mr. P's side, that of course meant on the P family side. 1000%

Mrs. Peperium

Fiendish, wow...I'm rather speechless and obviously ignorant. I had no clue Stuebenville was evangelical/charismatic... I should have realised that because that is where Scott Hahn is. I knew the people attracted to Monahan were both Charismatics and Traditionalists and wondered how that would work once they got away from the Detroit diocese. You know the old the enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend blah blah really is real...

This is so odd.

I need to think.

Mrs. Peperium

Fiendish, now I'm even more speechless. I just read the NYPost and saw it was the mayor of Detroit's mother that took Imus down...

Michigan is sliding into poverty. And look at all the trouble Michigan people are causing... Evangelicals/charismatics arethrowing out the Pope's friend at Ave Maria. The mayor's mom got Imus booted from his show because somehow his insult to some college girls insulted her...

Wow. I need a vacation from this very mean place.

Old Dominion Tory

I think it's rich that Imus sought some odd form of media absolution from an incideniary like Sharpton and that Jesse Jackson--who, more than most should know how an off-color remark can get you in hot water--is demanding he be pulled off the air.
I have not listened to Imus for a long time because he is enthralled with some of the most tired names in American politics and media. He ran out of gas years ago.


Happy to be wrong about my comment above that Imus was "certain to get off"--meaning he would not pay a material price for his latest in a long string of awful comments. MSNBC has just announced that they are dropping the TV broadcast of the Imus radio program. That will put pressure on his employer, CBS, to drop him from radio too. Of course, it is far too much to hope that the constant attacks on women in rap music will be reconsidered in the aftermath of the fall of the house of Imus. But, who knows?


Wow, CBS just dumped him too. The speedy collapse of Mr. Imus is not directly tied to his sick attacks three years ago against JPII. But I think there is a link between those attacks and the madness this shock jock thereafter descended into.

Card's wife

Fiendish, don't forgot the awful stuff Imus and Bernie have done to make a mockery of Cardinal O'Connor and now, Cardinal Egan.

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