April 13th, 2007 03:51 EST
Triangulating Hate Speech Into Employment and Financial Opportunities
Because life in these United States is as close to Heaven as God sees fit to permit, liberals and the main stream media are at a loss to find vitally important issues with which to consistently excite voters and news consumers.
As a result, America's leftist politicians and media have wasted one full week and untoward quantities of ink and broadband on comments made by an aging cowboy-hippie who purports to be a nationally syndicated radio DJ.
The word "purports" is appropriate since no living soul has ever actually listened to Don Imus in the morning, or at any other time of the day or night for that matter.
With the exception, that is, of a 10-second interlude in which Imus called Rutgers' women basketball players "nappy-headed hos."
That 10 seconds of failed satire have escalated into "Breaking News Headlines" that have forced the president of the United States and several candidates for his job to weigh in on the edgy topic.
In addition, "nappy-headed hos" almost toppled both the NBC and CBS networks, and has ratcheted racial tensions to a level not seen since those who pulverized Rodney King were acquitted.
The I-man's arrogant use of free speech has sent mainstream media and liberal politicians scurrying to altars of political correctness in order to worship before, and appease, the god of diversity and tolerance.
A live human sacrifice was deemed necessary, and Don Imus seemed to be the perfect candidate to quell the pagan lust for eradicating free speech; thus, the kerfuffle cost the I-man his gigs on radio and television.
Meanwhile, the Reverend Jesse Jackson sees the rotting carcass of Don Imus as god's answer to his prayers for more black faces and voices in the media.
In fact, Jackson urged MSNBC to dump the I-man and to hire black talent in his stead.
MSNBC appears to have complied, at least with respect to dumping Imus.
Not to be outdone when it comes to milking the racism cash cow, the Reverend Al Sharpton is licking his chops at the prospect of legal action that would redistribute funds from the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer to more worthy black causes.
Like the Al Sharpton Happiness and Retirement Annuity, Al?
John Lillpop is a recovering liberal.