It would be nice if we had arrived at a teachable moment in the business of talk radio, but don’t bet on it. Don Imus’ firing over a flippant racially charged remark is already being described as a watershed; a turning point in what the public will accept from radio hosts.
Already, congratulations are flowing into the offices of broadcast managers for “doing the right thing.” Unfortunately, like so much of what commands our attention in the media, what passes for “news” is in reality a distraction from the real issue. Many of the same pundits and activists who went crazy when Don Imus made his offensive racial remark can be heard routinely yukking it up with the rabidly lying, low-brow, right-wing “hosts” who have brought about the degradation and humiliation of the United States through their willful dissemination of rank propaganda and their smearing of any leader, politician, commentator, or citizen, who dares deviate even one centimeter from Karl Rove’s officially embossed neo-con orthodoxies.
Jay Diamond is a towering giant among the intellectual midgets of talk radio hosts. It is unfortunate that he currently does not have an outlet. It seems that station managers would rather pander to a base audience (that they wish to remain base!) than to present a point of view that would cause listeners to actually think — and think for themselves.
What’s more, he can really fucking write. Now click on the link and go read.
Previously in this blog:
No. I’m Not Done With This Imus Matter Yet.
No, It’s Not Over Yet. At Least Not In This Blog.
OK, Now What About The Happy-Headed Nos?
Dear God, When Will It End? And Whose Blood Is Next?
First Apologize For Being A Gutless Eejit, Then…
Oh For Christ’s Sake! Shut Up Already!
Civility, Decency, And Democracy? You Don’t Know The Meaning Of Those Words!
Maybe When We Surrendered To Crybabies About Speech?
Goddammit! Knock It The Fuck Off Already!
When You Let Loose The Dogs Of War, Don’t Fucking Cry When They Turn On You And Bite Your Smug-Ass Face Off
Also previously in this blog:
“What If You Support Fags? What Does That Make You?”
And Then There Were None
The Homo Fag Queer We All Owe