They’re Coming To Take You Away, Ho Ho

Here's what Pat Buchanan thinks about the Imus "lynching"…

In the end, it was not about Imus. It was about us… This writer works for MSNBC, has been on the Imus show scores of times, watches Imus every morning, and likes the show, the music and the guys: the I-Man, Bernie, Charles and Tom Bowman. And Imus is among the best interviewers in our business. Not only does he read and follow the news closely, he listens and probes as well as any interviewer in America. Because he is a comic, people mistake how good a questioner he is…. Indeed, whoever used his microphone to do more good for more people – be they the cancer kids of Imus Ranch, the families of Iraq war dead now more justly compensated because of the I-Man or the cause of a cure for autism?… Imus threw himself on the mercy of the court of elite opinion – and that court, pandering to the mob, lynched him. Yet, for all his sins, he was a better man than the lot of them rejoicing at the foot of the cottonwood tree.

Pat's comments are a heartwarming display of courage but it isn't enough. That's where you come in. It's also not enough to simply disagree with the decisions to fire Imus. You need to let advertisers know that they are losing business for what they did. I'm canceling my Ameritrade account. I picked up transfer papers from Scottrade today. Every little bit helps. Ditech, Staples, GM, Proctor & Gamble, Ameritrade… and others. If in doubt, let the company know you're not going to do business with them and why – they'll tell you if you're mistaken. Besides, you didn't really need that anyway, did you?

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About tedwest

A longtime veteran of comedy and political forums, I decided that I needed a more restful venue because... well... I finally hate everybody. Except my wife that is... and my ex-wife.. and... no, that's about it. I lead about as simple a life as one can, preferring activities that include anything that doesn't involve going out and seeing YOU! And I particularly enjoy what I call "Get the Bitch" movies on Lifetime. You know the ones where the intended victim finally does something so incredibly stupid that she forfeits her right to live, and from that moment on you're rooting for the stalker. Of course, it rarely works out the way you want, but when it does, the feeling you get is... well, there's nothing else like it, other than, maybe, eating chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and I'm proudly anti-wildlife, both foreign and domestic, and anti-environment - especially foreign environments. I think Howard Stern put it best when he said, "If fifty percent of the population died tomorrow, I can live with that." And I feel the same about the other fifty percent, so together, we've pretty much got it all covered.
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2 Responses to They’re Coming To Take You Away, Ho Ho

  1. I agree that the real reason behind going after Imus is to get to Talk Radio and put a muzzle on Talk Radio commentators.The Left has blamed Talk Radio for getting Bush elected and they think they have found the inroad to shut Talk Radio down, so they will have no opposition. This is a very evil plan and America needs to wake up.

  2. TedWest says:

    I don't know at what point the reactions to Imus' comments went from spontaneous to orchestrated, but that's irrelevant now. This isn't about Imus as evidenced by how little attention the Duke lacrosse matter gets in comparison.
    And I don't know if Al Sharpton was smart enough to grasp the potential in the Imus remarks. It's possible that he did only want to manufacture a race issue. But the rest of the liberal establishment sees this as a chance for a major upheaval
    Imus is a mere steppingstone. It can and is being argued that what he said is insignificant compared to what some other talk hosts say. If Imus, why not Savage… and Limbaugh… and even O'Reilly, who, by the way, is playing right into their hands with his sanctimonious condemnation of Imus yesterday. This from a guy who came within a luffa of being on the outside looking in long ago.
    The liberals have even bigger ideas than one may think. These candidates who are refusing to be involved in a debate sponsored by Fox News is an effort to segregate and isolate the entire right in America. And of course, our complete demise ensues in their vision.
    That's why it's so important to stand up and stand solid and do everything possible in our own individual spheres to not just defend but counterattack.
    I'll say again that what's happened right here already is evidence of how insidious this whole thing is. Matthew and Jonathan don't want to simply ignore me, they want me gone. And not just me, possibly even Scio, and anyone else who's not timid enough to suit them. That doesn't mean they're working behind the scenes (though I wouldn't be surprised if they were), but they're waiting for a third and a fourth, and then they have a movement.
    By the way, did you know that according to liberals, the duke guys may not be guilty of rape – but they're guilty of something, and that's good enough for them.
    And one last thing about "hos." Do you take that word seriously? I mean if Imus really meant to be seriously offensive, shouldn't he have called the team members whores?
    And another another thing: I said to my darling a few days ago that Imus would be more popular than ever when this died down, and I offer as evidence that his charity telethon of today and yesterday was doing extremely well – even with him not there.
    Isn't that reason enough to fire him? I mean what are the implications if he were to be even more popular?

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