Sunday, April 08, 2007

Do Fortune 500 Companies believe Black Women are Nappy Headed Ho's?


If fortune 500 companies do not believe that the Black women are "nappy headed hoes", then they must pull advertising from his show.

An entites budget is one of its most vocal tools.

Former New York media critic Philip Nobile has made a crusade of documenting Imus' awful racial remarks, including calling the highly-regarded black journalist Gwen Ifill a "cleaning lady" when she was sent to cover the White House for the New York Times.

Imus3 Nobile also noted Imus admitted to 60 Minutes that producer Bernard McGurk was brought on "to do nigger jokes," called Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz a "boner-nosed Jewboy," called Patrick Ewing "the missing link," Shaquille O'Neal "a car-jacker in shorts," and the Knicks "chest-bumping

It's been easy to ignore his nonsense because I find the show so boring I never watch it. And critics such a Nobile who have taken on Imus have paid a price, as the celebrities and journlists who frequent his show find it easier to disparage the critics than turn away from the book sales and TV ratings Imus fans deliver.

But turning away from this is wrong. Pretending it's all in good fun is wrong. And with Imus show growing in popularity -- the Washington Post noted a 35 percent jump in ratings from last year -- it's time to demand this crusty knucklehead join the 21st century.

How and where and entity spends its money is indicitive of what it supports, tolerates and believes in.

There are a LOT of African American women, men as well as other white folks, asian folks, and latin folks that find Imus's statement offensive.

The National Association of Black Journalists today called on journalists to boycott Imus' show until he sincerely apologizes and cleans up his act.

Matthews_imus_2 I wonder if NBC will do the same? Will regular Imus guests like Sen. Joe Lieberman, Meet the Press host Tim Russert and presidential candidate Sen. John McCain do the same?

Hard to believe that, in 2007, you still have to make a case for shunning a guy who slings around slurs about black people and Jews like it's 1957.

We are talking about teachers, police officers, federal and state employees who have have 401k's.

They invest.

And not only do they invest, but they invest in funds that advertise on Imus's show.

Do you see where I am going with this?

Imus Talks.

But Money talks louder.

Here is an excerpt of Imus on Kobe:

Meantime, this morning on Don Imus's morning radio show, which attracts guests the likes of Senator Orrin Hatch, conservative commentator and gadflies Pat Buchanan and Joe Scarborough, Vice President Dick Cheney and Sen. John McCain, Imus's producer chimed up with ridicule of the new husband of the woman who accused NBA star Kobe Bryant of raping her. "After Kobe, that's gotta be like putting a golf ball through a basketball hoop."

Radio Personalities get fired all the time.

1. Star, from Hot 97, we all know about that.

Dave Lenihan, Called Condelizza Rice a "coon."

3. Trish Maney and Lucas. (A Sacramento area radio station fired employees in reaction to a tragedy in which a woman died Friday after an on-air water-drinking contest at the station's studios.

4. Michael Graham's, called Islam a "Terror organzation".

5. Bob Lonsberry who is white, joked on-air about an orangutan that escaped a zoo,
then commented the animal was now running for county executive. The then Mayor of Rochester, William Johnson, Jr, was running for county executive.

Its time for Imus to meet the Pink Slip Guillioutine.


Unknown said...

I would like to be optimistic on this one, but I'm not. Imus, because of his influence, and what he means to the bottom line, will probably not get fired.

Plus, it's a free pass to dis Black women (except maybe Oprah!). We know that.

You can hit these corporations in the pocket, but that requires a lot of unity. Does our community really have that type of unity, a la the Montgomery Bus boycott???

M.Dot. said...

I don't give a f*ck about what kind of UNITY we have.

I struggle every day to do me, so an additional struggle, CHARGE THAT sh*t to the game.

I can't afford to think about your disunity, or I wouldn't get out of bed in the morning.

For trill.

We gotta papers and D's to get<<<****silly inside joke that Im bout to post about.

Unknown said...

I'm glad to see the sponsors ARE doing the right thing!!

Like I said, I wasn't that optimistic that they would, but I'm glad to be wrong.

As far as unity, what I'm saying is that when things like this happen, and the sponsors DON'T pull out, the pressure has to come from our community. I'm not saying to wait on the "community" to decide what you, as an individual, need to do. I'm saying that the numbers do the talkin', and a lot of times, we don't have those numbers.

M.Dot. said...


Numbers are real.

But I can't think about that sh*t.

It will distract me and make me feel like the things I am trying to do won't have an impact anyways.

Gotta keep it face forward ma.

neo said...

It ain't just IMUS though that should catch flack, the other dude started it by suggesting all the women were h*s..but of course hip hop got the at the end of the day black folk just can't win.

M.Dot. said...

don't you love how a white dude did something, but put that sh*t on n*ggas.

That was a corporate move right there.

Like Imma do something scandless for hella years, then when I get caught...Imma blame you...If he called Ellen a skinny faggot would his defense be "Well they use it"....Imma use that at work/school...well why did you do X? Because Keisha did it Dean Johnson.

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