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more: http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/89728-0/American radio icon Don Imus disgraced, fired after threat to reveal 9/11 secrets
In a clear sign of its intent to reign in dissident American media personalities, and their growing influence in American culture, US War Leaders this past week launched an unprecedented attack upon one of their most politically 'connected', and legendary, radio hosts named Don Imus after his threats to release information relating to the September 11, 2001 attacks upon that country.
According to European reports of the events surrounding Don Imus that have gripped the United States this past week, it was during an interview with another American media personality, Tim Russert, who is the host of a television programme frequently used by US War Leaders, wherein while decrying the state of care being given to American War wounded stated, "So those bastards want to keep these boys [in reference to US Soldiers] secret? Let's see how they like it if I start talking about their [in reference to US War Leaders] secrets, starting with 9/11."
Unable to attack such a powerful media figure as Don Imus, directly, the US War Leaders, and as we have seen many times before, resorted to a massive media attack against him using as the reason a racial slur against a US woman's basketball team, but which has been pointed out by other media outlets was not by any means a rare occurrence for the legendary radio icon to make.
WashPost Columnist Colbert King: Bash Imus, Don't Change the Subject to Rap, Sharptonhttp://wcbstv.com/topstories/local_story_104002437.html
He also claims that he has no assets and that the expensive watches he wears are owned by a corporation.
He's confusing 'changing the subject' with MAKING A GOOD POINT.WashPost Columnist Colbert King: Bash Imus, Don't Change the Subject to Rap, Sharpton
Posted by Tim Graham on April 14, 2007 - 22:56.
Washington Post columnist Colbert King used his usual top-of-the-op-ed-page column on Saturday to bashing Don Imus and anyone who would shift the subject to vicious rap lyrics, "as if that absolves the 66-year-old broadcaster of marking the young collegians with a despicable label." He didn't want anyone changing the subject to Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson either:
To shift the argument, as some have done, from Imus to the legitimacy of the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson criticizing Imus, given their own past insensitive remarks, is a smoke screen. The National Association of Black Journalists led the outcry against Imus. We didn't need Sharpton or Jackson to tell us how we should feel about Imus's insults or how to recognize what is morally wrong.
So the natural question is: has Colbert King ever criticized a rapper? Or Al Sharpton?
I went into the Nexis news-data retrieval system to find out. A search for the terms Colbert King and words beginning with "rap" brought six mentions of "rape" or "rapture," but not "rap." How about Colbert King and music? Six mentions, no actual King columns. Colbert King and Sharpton? Nothing. This made me suspect the worst outcome: King's weekly columns aren't in Nexis.
Sure enough, search just for Colbert King and only 85 articles appear, including, oddly enough, piles of letters praising or opposing his columns. He won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, but the Washington Post doesn't somehow get his columns included in Nexis? Weird.