I'm not an Imus fan, though I do listen maybe one morning a month, so I'll slightly miss not having that option. (I only listen to the radio on my 25-minute morning and evening commutes. I usually listen to WFUV
(what I would call aging-hippie radio) or the NPR station WNYC
. Both are commercial free - which is key, as radio commercials are particularly excruciating). So other than my horror at the media's continued insistence on giving Al Sharpton a platform, I have no dog in this fight. But Imus does have fans, who surely must be very upset about losing one of their few daily pleasures.
They should fight back. Death threats aimed at Al Sharpton are, of course, inappropriate, however tempting. But what to do? They should refuse to listen to the replacement show, Mike and the Mad Dog
, and not be charmed by these hosts' support of Imus. They ought to organize boycotts of sponsors who abandoned Imus. But perhaps most effective would be to monitor black radio and publicize anti-white bias. This should not be hard to do - black airwaves are filled with bile against whites, but our suicidal society has become nearly incapable of recognizing it for what it is. The current strategy - of pointing to black entertainers being disparaging of other blacks - is not going to do it. No one minds self-defacing humor, however foul. But the Imus crucifixion clearly establishes a rule that you cannot speak ill of another race or sex. Well, finding black activists and feminists who speak venomously against whites and men on the air should not be hard. So the ball is in Imus fans' court - if they want their Imus-in-a-Morning back, they have some work to do to get it back.