posted on Apr, 16 2007 @ 01:25 PM
Originally posted by nyarlathotep
When are we going to go after the hip-hop industry for doing the same thing?
An even better question would be when are Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson gonna go after the hip-hop industry for the same thing?
They muster up a few statements for the press to digest & make it look like they're trying to do something, but it's all BS.
I don't see them calling for the dismissal of record & radio execs for creating & airing offensive, racist, violent, and degrading to women material
for all to hear & see!
If NBC thought his remarks were offensive enough for him to get fired then they should have fired him when they found out about it. No, they wait till
ole' uncle Al gets all fired up about it & starts squaking. They wait till advertisers pull their spots to fire him.
Wanna know why???
They don't give a crap about what he said. If the Don Imus show was growing by leaps & bounds, and there were advertisers lining up to pay for spots,
then he could say whatever he wanted to and nothing would get done about it. NBC would not allow anything but the almighty FCC to mess with their cash
cow. That's how it works. . .
Look at how long Stern was allowed to do whatever he wanted, and it didn't matter what Al Sharpton, or anyone else had to say about it. Stern spoke
out against Bush & backed Kerry during the election. He encouraged millions of listeners to do the same. A subsequent vendetta orchestrated by the
FCC & Michael Powell is what caused Viacom problems, and finally made Stern dissapear.
It was not his remarks, not even the one's about the
president. It was the FCC making trouble for Viacom's future business that was the catalyst. Yes they were probably encouraged to do so by someone
associated with the White House but-That's how it works. . .
NBC gave up Imus because his show has been gradually losing market share, and because advertisers pulled their spots in lieu of this incident. It was
a very opportune way for them to get rid of him. . . Plus with his head on a stick they will probably coax many of those lost advertisement dollars
back in their direction.
I agree he has a very good law suit, but the settlement must still be in the best interest of NBC. What reason do they have to fight for him?