Monday, April 09, 2007

The Democrats control Congress and it is a different time

According to Media Matters:
Discussing host Don Imus' April 4 comments on MSNBC's Imus in the Morning -- in which Imus referred to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy headed hos" -- and the controversy that ensued, Newsweek editor Howard Fineman, appearing on the April 9 edition of Imus in the Morning, asserted: "[I]t's a different time, Imus ... it's different than it was even a few years ago, politically," and added that "some of the stuff that you used to do, you probably can't do anymore.... some of the kind of humor that you used to do you can't do anymore. And that's just the way it is."

I don't know if you are as surprised as I am to discover that up until recently it was acceptable to call a group of young African-American women "nappy headed hos" simply because they appeared in a nationally televised championship game not appearing to some observers to be as "cute" as their opponents. If, as asserted by Howard Fineman, it was but is not any longer I guess that is just one more reason for us to continue to work hard to change the direction in which this country was headed.

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