Friday, April 20, 2007

A Moment to Reflect

The governor of Virginia's declared today a day of morning:

Virginia Tech -- 04.16.2007

I think we all need to stop ... reflect.  If you wish to lend assistance, check out the Virgina Tech Tribute Blog.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Don Imus Leaves the Airwaves ...

... and, I must say, I'm a bit ambivalent.  MSNBC dropped their simulcast, CBS fired him, the media's "analysts" can't stop talking about it, Al Sharpton claims a victory, Rutgers accepts his apology ... and I can't help but think:

"Are we going to consistently treat everyone who uses racially improper speech with an equal amount of vitriol and retribution?"
If so, then good.  If not, then how many of those loudly screaming now will be silent the next time?

I really hate jumping in on major public brawls like this.  Everybody who's anybody (and plenty of people who aren't) have already opened (and will continue to open) their mouths.  But there's another issue here that's being marginalized:  "What happens the next time?" 

Whether Imus went too far or not isn't the issue moving forward, consistency of response is.