Saturday, April 14, 2007

Is Imus Worse than Rosie?

I haven't gotten too hung up on the Don Imus firing (he made an ugly, possibly racist comment about the Rutgers women's basketball team, if you've been living in a cave), as I've never listened to him. However, it does present the hypocrisy of the left, as Tom DeLay writes here. "The message of the ongoing Imus scandal is simple: verbal offenses against anyone other than conservatives or Christians or Jews, will be treated as crimes, and Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are the judge and jury," he writes. Jesse Jackson can slur Jews by calling New York "Hymietown" and Al Sharpton can be convicted of libel for making up a story about a white assistant district attorney raping a black woman, but it's quickly forgotten. And how about their treatment of the Duke lacrosse players, for which they refuse to apologize? But the most egregious example today, as DeLay argues, is Rosie O'Donnell. On the TV show "The View," Rosie accuses President Bush of orchestrating the 9/11 attacks and has compared fundamentalist Christians to the Islamic terrorists. What she has done is far more offensive to far more people than what Don Imus did. Christians should be deeply offended by her comments. She should be fired and I agree with DeLay, conservatives need to come together to pressure ABC to fire her. Here is a list of companies/products that sponsor "The View."

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