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Jewish World Review April 18, 2007 / 30 Nissan, 5767


By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Don Imus has always lived on the edge. His show insulted and stereotyped Blacks, rednecks, Hollywood, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, journalists, institutions, women of all colors, and politicians on both sides of the aisle.

Mind you, there are no women ANYWHERE that deserve the public ridicule and humiliation that his "joke" spewed through the public airwaves, much less those accomplished Rutgers hoopsters.

But...and here's the big but…Don Imus did it to be funny, not mean.

As a Jew, I would have turned off his show a long time ago, had I thought his raunchy insults and harassment of Sid and other Jews were anything but a quest for some laughs.

Importantly, much of his humor was self-deprecating.

For almost 4 decades and well before his infamous "joke", Imus was known as a Shock Jock. He was hired to say things some would detest and some would think funny...AS LONG AS HE GOT RATINGS AND SPONSORS, which he did.

His employers knew this. (It's why they hired and tolerated him.) His audience knew this and kept listening and growing. His once loyal sponsors knew this and loved watching their sales grow, even when Imus raked them ever the coals for real or imagined insults. Authors knew this and stood in line for the I-Man to peddle their books.

However, post "joke", when the flames rose, after the I-Man helped unwrinkle many of their bellies, most abandoned the I-Man quicker than Wyatt ropes a wooden steer.

Don went on the Sharpton/Jackson/"Any Black Minister that will listen to me tour." While it was important for him to apologize, why go to them? Why not go to the people he insulted, the Rutgers team…and ONLY them?

Prostrating himself before the rev-ocrites was an embarrassment that flamed the fires higher, with the reverend Jackstons' devious "help".

Predictably so.

Who the heck was advising Imus, Louis Farrakhan?

After Al and Jesse "advised" MSNBC, and c-BS, the final nails were pounded in Imus's casket. Fired twice, the I-Man is now disgraced, ruined, and on the verge of complete destruction.

Except for one thing…

(Insert Rocky music here)

…Don Imus lives in America.

I applied for a job as an astronaut, but they ran out of space.

Imus can choose to bag it and live his life out in disgraced but comfortable retirement with his lovely wife Deirdre and son Wyatt, or fight back against the hypocrisy of the Sharptons, Jackson's, Liberal Media, Hillary's, and flip-flop sponsors of the world.

I'd advise him to do the latter.


He'll have more fun fighting these jerks than living a life of luxurious misery, knowing that given some time, not only can he rejuvenate and accelerate his career, but beat the hypocrites at their own game.

He will be hired somewhere, probably XM/Sirius, and will be listened to in a field that has almost no government control, by more than listened to him before the ax fell. Maybe Fox, so far ahead of CNN and MSNBC already, should give him a look. The publicity he's gotten in the last 2 weeks was more than he got in his entire career put together. If anyone out there didn't know about him before, they sure know him now!

He can, if he lives long enough, or if little Wyatt or Deidre take his place, watch and help with the demise of the Liberal Exclusive Press Organizational Society, better known as LEPROCY something that, ironically, he was a part of.

Most importantly, he can continue and improve on the publicity and fundraising for charities he either created or participates in, which, ironically, help many minorities.

Victories often occur when you see no way to succeed, but refuse to give up anyway.

HMMMMMMMMM…whatever will Don have to talk about?

How about the sponsors like P&G that continue to spend their stockholders' cash on Rosie O'Donnell and her "Views"?

He can initiate his own boycott(s) if he likes. He can opine on the outrage of Rappers and Hip-Hoppers free reign on the public airwaves and the tepid "protests" by Jesse and Al. He can rail against the corporations that produce and/or distribute the Ho and N-word "art" throughout the fruited plains. He can go on Fox news, HBO, Rush, or Bill Maher to give his views while promoting his show and causes. He can fight the notion that Blacks can't be sexist/racist just like whites, even against other Blacks.

The I-man may be jobless, but the shackles and, more important, the muzzle, have been removed.

Don Imus is a free man.

The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.

Go out like a lion, not a lamb.

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