Tuesday, April 10, 2007

No Outrage When Imus Fantasized On Air About Hanging Cheney, Rumsfeld

Don Imus has deservedly landed himself in a pickle for his ignorant, racist comments about the Rutgers Ladies Basketball team.

But where was the outrage on January 3 of this year when Imus and writer Mike Barnicle fantasized after the hanging of Saddam Hussein about hanging members of the Bush Administration (excerpt from NewsBusters.org).

Imus: "I was – I tried to imagine how various members of the current administration would behave were they subjected to the gallows as Saddam Hussein was. Um, and I can see Rumsfeld –"

Barnicle: “He wouldn't take it. No blindfold for Rumsfeld.”

Imus: "That's what I was thinking, you know. ‘F-you.' You know, you go to the gallows with the noose you want, not the noose you– or the noose you have, not the noose you want–"

Barnicle: "That's exactly right."

Imus: "Or Whatever. But Cheney–"

Barnicle: "Just as that trap door opens, he'd drop an f-bomb to all of them."

Imus: "How about Cheney?"

Barnicle: “I don't think Cheney would make it up the steps.”

Imus: "Now this is a guy who would, this is a guy – he'd wet his pants and he'd whine and start crying."

Barnicle: "Well He would order as a last meal 400 pounds of bacon."

Imus: "Yeah, ‘cause this is a guy got six deferments just to get out of Vietnam because he had, what was that phrase he used – he had some other more important issues to deal with. One of ’em, the last one, was getting his wife pregnant just to keep from having to deal with this."

Barnicle: "Oh God."

Imus: "Uh, who else? Wolfowitz, he'd cry."

Barnicle: "Oh yeah, he'd be shot in the back running away."

Imus: "Yeah, exactly. Yeah, or some of the other key players."

Barnicle: "Richard Perle."

Imus: "Oh, he'd, oh God, he'd, he would soil himself. So–"

Barnicle: "Can't you see him being dragged up by his cap?"

Imus: "Oh yeah."

Barnicle: "Clinging, splinters in his fingernails."

Imus: “A combover of his hanging all down the side of his head.”

On a similar note, why is it also that two supposed "civil rights leaders" who'd like to see Imus fired, Al "Tawana Brawley" Sharpton and Jesse "Hymietown" Jackson are still given credence by the media in spite of all their misdeeds. Sharpton, for instance, has used terms like "diamond merchants" for Jews, "white interloper" and "Greek Homos."

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