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Yeah I think it's so stupid!

It's fine until someone white says something. Blacks can talk, and trash white all day long without anything happening. It's just jokes, but if whites "just joke" we get called a racist? This makes no since at all! I don't think any race should get special treatment. Every race in history has when through horrible things.
People make racist comments about native Americans all the time, and nothing happens why? There race was nearly totally wiped out.

As far as Imus I'm not sure what all happened so not sure. I don't know him or ever heard him.



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Carlos Mencia, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle (three more examples)

Racism is great material for stand up comedians. Its funny how ignorant and stereotypical we can act sometimes.

I see the serious issues of reverse discrimination, and racism in general fading generation by generation. The most racist Americans I've met have been 40+. Given they grew up in the civil rights era, its understandable imo. You can't teach an old dog new tricks.


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Post #16   4/13/07 7:42:22PM   

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Posted by We_Todd_Did

My only problem with the issue is this (just a good example, there are many others):

If Imus loses his job over a small (albeit stupid) remark like that, shouldn't they throw Howard Stern in a pit and let every woman with even a hint of self-respect pelt him to death with big effin' rocks?But no, he has a 15 MILLION dollar contract....somethin about that smells awful bad to me...



I see your point, but I think the difference lies in the perception. Imus is considered a journalist by the mainstream media for some reason. He may think he's a comedian , like some of the guys you mentioned, but I don't think he very funny. Stern is just a shock jock, people listen to him for the lowest common denominator of humanity on purpose.

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Posted by shackle
People make racist comments about native Americans all the time, and nothing happens why? There race was nearly totally wiped out.



Heh, I've actually pondered this recently, what if the two races were to switch places... Blacks were here first and we wiped out all but a few and we shipped in Indians for free labor. Would teenage white kids try to act cool by rain dancing and wearing face paint? Would mohawks be big?

Better yet, would we have baseball teams like the Atlanta Blackies and the Cleveland Tarbabies? What would be the indian equivalent of the "n" word?

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Posted by We_Todd_Did

My only problem with the issue is this (just a good example, there are many others):

If Imus loses his job over a small (albeit stupid) remark like that, shouldn't they throw Howard Stern in a pit and let every woman with even a hint of self-respect pelt him to death with big effin' rocks?But no, he has a 15 MILLION dollar contract....somethin about that smells awful bad to me...



15 million dollar contract? he has a 500 million dollar contract. where you hear that 15 million shit at? imus ain't shit compared to stern. stern has more listeners on sirius than imus had on free radio.

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Posted by We_Todd_Did

My only problem with the issue is this (just a good example, there are many others):

If Imus loses his job over a small (albeit stupid) remark like that, shouldn't they throw Howard Stern in a pit and let every woman with even a hint of self-respect pelt him to death with big effin' rocks?But no, he has a 15 MILLION dollar contract....somethin about that smells awful bad to me...



15 million dollar contract? he has a 500 million dollar contract. where you hear that 15 million shit at? imus ain't shit compared to stern. stern has more listeners on sirius than imus had on free radio.



500 million?Dear God....that kinda makes me wish for a friggin comet to wipe out humanity.Allowing someone to get paid that much for being unfunny filth is unforgivable.Then again, there's an awful lot of idiots that need to be entertained I guess.....

Yeah, Imus ain't shit compared to Stern.Shit ain't even shit compared to Stern.He's the shittiest

Post #20   4/16/07 1:46:58AM   

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Its not as bad as it looks. I'm pretty sure thats 500 million over the course of 15 years or something like that.

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Posted by Svartorm

Its not as bad as it looks. I'm pretty sure thats 500 million over the course of 15 years or something like that.



its a 5 year contract. plus at the end of 2006 he was given a 85 million bonus for sirius having higher than expected subscribers.

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