MORE RESPONSES TO OUR IMUS OP-AD
Readers Sound Off
The TomPaine.com Staff
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Get a life, Tom and make it a real one.after you do something great in your life then you can talk.until then shut up!
What is truly fascinating about the responses you have received from some of the Imus supporters are the quality of their responses: ad hominem attacks using obscenities. No doubt they are defending a kindred spirit who is unable to engage people with the wisdom of his arguments and instead, resorts to the lowest common denominator: insults.
The real question is how can Imus avoid employer responsibility for McGuirk, who is the real thing-a genuine bigot.
Imus gets away with it because people believe he is more an iconoclast than a bigot. It doesn't wash with McGuirk, whose tone and inflection make it clear he is not kidding around or playing for the larger joke. He is not ironic.
Imus is a loyalist, so he will defend McGuirk. But McGuirk is his weak link. Attack him and Imus will squirm. Don't keep going after Imus, he is too skilled. Hit him as the employer of McGuirk and you have a good case for a change.
maybe you might listen to the imus program. um, do i detect a modicum of "imus envy" in this article? oh, btw, i am a gay white male. i am not outraged or upset by anything i hear on imus. or, for that matter, on dr. laura.
Why is it liberals always want to limit freedoms in the guise of being "fair" or "caring" or some other nonsense. Liberals are the most intolerant people I have ever known. They are so uncomfortable with themselves they try to compensate by looking good to others. Imus is fun - lighten up. By the way Rocker was 100% correct.
I read several of your articles regarding Don Imus. Though they criticized several presidential candidates for appearing on his program, I noticed that George W. Bush's refusal to appear was not lauded.
I infer from this blatant omission an obvious bias on your part in the political arena. Why not give positive press to people who do positive things. The excuse that you were not aware that Bush had turned down Imus will not fly since you have so much material and have obviously attained a good working knowledge of the program.
Good work, about time the imuck sucked on some of his own juice! That includes the two go fer flunkies: charles and bernieeee. Breen, insulted for years, read it right and split. What does imuck say? we fired him! So much for truth from ismuck. Keep beating up on isuck (boy does he kiss asses of his top 15 guests and I'll keep receiving your e-mail.
Thank you for this series of articles. I was so shocked I nearly fell off of my chair. I have never listened to Imus because I knew he was vulgar but I had no idea he was a bigot. Even if his claims of no personal bigotry are true, that must mean that his cynical use of imflamatory language to appeal to a bigoted audience is worse than outrageous. What impact does he think this kind of lanuage has on his audience? Does he think that it discourages people from holding racist or bigoted beliefs or encourages them? I am even more outraged at the list of supposedly moral, upstanding, responsible journalists who pander to Imus because of his popularity. I can't express how shocked and dismayed I am. May I suggest that you set up a way for people to easily contact the journalists mentioned in order to protest their colusion in hate and bigotry?
Oh my gosh-another critic! Why in gods-name are you attacking Imus? Come on, get a grip on life! If you or anyone else in America, don't like whats on the tube or whats being said, just get your fat ass, queer loving self, out of the chair and put your nigga loving finger on the remote and change the damn station. Now see, isn't that simple? Imacwade@aol.com
I thought your Imus ad was in very poor taste. I watch Imus everyday and i see nothing racist about the program. You owe Don Imus an apology.
Jerry Ellis, Flora IL
There is much just complaint in the somewhat simplistic critique of the Imus show. I stopped listening to the program for many of the reasons you articulate--crude, juvenile jokes that made me feel part of something I didn't want to join. But I must also say that at times Imus's interviews with politicians and some of the commentators involved a good deal more frankness than many other places--including the halls of Mother Jones. (They weren't all great interviews, but who could defend every one of his publication's issues?)
One detail in your series of Imus articles puzzled and troubled me, namely: since when did Al Sharpton become a respectable, honorable leader, who should be spared the most cutting attacks? His exploitation of Tawana Brawley, the elaborate and vile lies and accusations he concocted and smeared innocent people with, in what to any honest, intelligent observer was a hoax of the most crude and heinous character, have and will, for me, deprive him forever of anything but the lowest opinion. Al's attempt to attain moral gravitas by assuming the mantle of publicity hound extraordinaire should not be confused with moral substance.
I've never visited your website before, but I somehow hear a shrill undertone of Political Correctness in the pieces I've surveyed. (Even the headline: "Another Column the NYT Declined" radiates the aura of sanctimony. Doesn't the Times decline most columns--even if written from the intellectual Gods who populate Ivy League Universities? Or is that a right buried in your constitution that a foreigner like me might not understand?) As a social worker, however, I'm used to and am now indifferent to the limousine liberalism of the New York press.
I hope I'm wrong about your journal, but I'll have to check in sometime to see if my view should be modified.
But you make a good point about the collaboration of mainstream journalists, too delighted to sell their wares on Imus, to notice that as they bloviate they're often standing in a stinking pile of shit.
I've listened to Imus for several years and I saw Philip Nobile on television last night and what Nobile said was a pack of lies and misrepresentations. If Nobile really believes this, the more's the pity.
You people are the shock jocks. You're the ones who have benefitted from this shameless race-baiting button-pushing by Nobile. Shame on you.
Excellent stuff on Imus the Idiot. He's been hiding behind the humor excuse for too long and its sickening that these journalists allow themselves to be compromised. These are the same folks who praised candidate Clinton for jumping on sister souljah for her rhetorical statement that blacks should start killing whites. Like Imus she of course said that her comments were in jest. Oh how they love to pat themselves on the back for confronting PCness. Its a very sophisticated form of racism at work here. Show you aren't PC by attacking a black person. Show you aren't pc by doing racist humor.
One criticism. You assume that the journalists' motives are rooted in personal friendship with Imus. That's partially true. But like politicians, journalists use Imus and his sky high ratings for career purposes. That quibble aside, nice work.
Jack McCarthy, Tallahassee FL
Imus is not out to change anybody's opinion about an issue or a candidate; anybody with any sense - of humor - would realize this is political, social satire at its best -- at least as good as it gets these days.
For the last 50 years, I have lived in the East, the South, the Southwest & the West. I always felt sad as well as amused by the insanity of bigotry. The Irish in New York were extremely bigoted against all minorities. In the South the blacks were treated like cattle. When I moved to Dallas (I'm Jewish) I expected to face a lot of anti-semitism. I was surprised to see & hear the extreme hatred of the Catholics, namely the Pope will take over the world. I never experienced anti-semitism in the south or in Dallas in the 60's. When I moved to L.A. in 1958 I felt that Ca. is the bed of laissez-faire. That is where I experienced anti-semitism. Looking at a lot for sale in the mountains, I was notified that it was a restricted area, no Jews allowed. When the salesperson told me that he didn't make the rules, I reminded him neither did the guards in the death camps in Germany. Regarding your article, I too noticed McGuirk's bigoted remarks. How can professional people prostitute themselves and go on that program is beyond me.
Americans have always been able to laugh at themselves. That's what the Imus show is about stupid. Everyone and everything is fair game...especially those who take themselves too seriously. Imus gets paid to be Imus and to entertain. You on the other hand have to pay to get your lame message out - that should tell you something. I have no use for you or your ilk, my hope is that your enterprise is a complete flop you humorless cretins.
I think Imus should be treated the same way he treats all the people he attacks on his show. I was shocked when I heard all the news people that listen to him....He is one of the cheapest human beings on the plant, making a living attacking others with his cheap mouth.The way he spoke about the President and the first lady is outrageous. He is a old broken down x drunk is the way he should be referred to.The same way he would treat someone on his show.
The fact that you tried to advertise on his program a few months ago makes your credibility ZERO.
Sock it to him! Imus, Animus or just plain Ignorimus is flying high now, but most of us hope he hits the ground hard someday. Pour it on him for the rest of us "helpless" dopes who can't make a difference.
I think that Imus uses all of his racial, homphobic et al diatribes to make up for his REALLY appalling ignorance of current events. His is a totally knee-jerk response to all subjects. I can't understand how he is so catered to by so many "responsible" journalists, except to peddle books or whatever.
Where is your sense of humor? This is no big deal. If you don't want to listen to him, then don't. Why don't you concentrate on the 60% of babies born to unwed mothers, for example?
Mark Burlingame, Tulsa, OK
First and Last: the statement above refers to my visit to your web site.
Our problem today is not Don Imus and Bernard McGirk, but you. People like yourself and your writers are parasites who have manufactured your positions in order to appeal to fringe elements that plague our society. The overwhelming opinion from readers responding is for you and your staff to "get a life" and "its humor", as simple and fragmented as those statements are they are true. But in the end you have accomplished what I would assume to be the purpose of this article , hits on your web site.
You have a man and his staff who unselfishly has devoted their time and personal finances to create a ranch for children and siblings affected by cancer and SIDS, and you can do nothing other than publish half truths and misinformation. As a father of a 10 year old with Cystic Fibrosis, it is my wish that a "bigot" and "racist" like Don Imus or Bernard McGirk would take up his cause.
Joe Ruddy, Virginia Beach VA
Your on the right road keep it up!!!!
Tom Paine knew what humor is. You all sound like a bunch of cowering p.c. whiners. Go ahead and use your first amendment rights, but please leave some for the rest of us. Laughing at Imus, and simultaneuously understanding the point, therefore not a bad person,
It beats the hell out of talking about his wife and kid...
You guys are good little comrades.
I don't think you really get the "Imus" show. Yes, the humor sometimes can get crude but I feel that the show is serving the same purpose that "All in the Family" served on television in the early 70s. The skits on the Imus show are "equal opportunity" targets which, in reality, include all of us. This is something that has obviously escaped you which is sad. If you complained about the negativity and constant whining, I could see your point but to plead that this is not PC on your part is pretty funny. Joe Moore
I find your persurance of Imas a great showing to this nation and the media at large that you have all indeed lost your collective minds -- So when did the law of this nation say we had to be POLICALLY CORRECT - I am sick of your BS and the rest of the media looking for something Good To Do - Hope you continue on this trail for you shall loose, my friend.
Patrick Howle, Richmond VA
You guys dare name yourselves after the great civil libertarian Thomas Paine. Please call your selves something else if you insist on opposing free speech.
More power to Imus! The media is overwhelmed by liberal, politically "correct", pro-left, anti-Christian, anti-traditional, pro-freak material. It is refreshing to listen to someone who calls a spade a spade! I am tired of the over-emphasized sensitivity crap. (Just a note:I qualify as a minority, and I am an immigrant.) P.S. Since you jumped on Imus, I try harder not to miss his program. Thanks.
Don Imus for president!
This Jew does not agree with you. You have absolute no sense of humor and appear to be very uptight. Do you ever laugh?
Errol Hoberman, Navarre FL
Don Imus succeeds magnificently at what he chooses to do: entertain millions of baby boomers who are commuting to work while reflecting on the events of the day. Listening to the I-Man one is reminded of people and places which have had an impact on their lives, and the extent to which all of that really made any difference.
Does Imus cross the threshold of civility? Of course. His avowed purpose is to ridicule, insult or demane just about anybody. So if you don't like it, don't listen. It can be said that Imus is self-serrving, what with his ranch, the Auto-Body Express, his new ventures into the food business, and the ever-hapless brother Fred (does anybody really believe Fred would have amounted to anything without brother Don?).
Imus does, however, remain entertaining precisely because he so successful at drawing so much attention to the idiosyncracies and vicissitudes of today's society. Fortunately, we have a choice to listen or not listen to it. I think I will continue to tune in because much of it makes me laugh.
I'm watching Mr. Paine on FOX News right now. I can't believe you can sit there and point out the "offensive" words od Don Imus. Some of the words he uses are. But this is still the United States of America, I think. Or it will be again when Clinton leaves office.
Where were you in New York when the art show was de facing Catholic statues and and art with human waste?? No words in the news for Catholics Mr. Paine?? Only for gays, Jews and blacks??
You also need to LISTEN to Dr. Laura. I have been for about 4 years now. Not once have I heard her call gays any offensive names ar say any other derogatory things about them! If you are going to criticize, at least listen.
The Don Imus show IS Freedom of Speech. Offended? Change the dial, but do NOT attempt to decide what we can listen to! No one is forcing you to listen to this highly amusing and creative show.
The real problem with Imus is that he is not funny. His insult humor died with Fred Allen and Jack Benny i.e. "McEnroe drops names like he used to drop sets." This caused the sycophantic Charles McCord to laugh so hard his moustache nearly fell off. If there is anything more repulsive than the witless humor of Imus and the gang, it is the simpering chortling of McCord. There is nothing quite as painful as listening to the hysterical laughter of his lackies after he makes one of his banal remarks. On top of everything else his arrogance, sense of entitlement and just plain meanness are beyond belief. Perhaps, this is what makes it easy to believe the bigoted remarks on his program are serious.
Just to let you know I LIKE IMUS. I think he is funny and refreshing. I agree with O'Reilly - he is no different than he ever was - why start something now? I suppose he stepped on someones toes, so now you are going to get even. What are you doing to help children with cancer. Fooey to ALL o you.
Phyl, North Canton OH
Imus is a bigot? Yes, probably. And because of this, I have never been a fan of his show. But, I have to say, I am less a fan of the self-righteous with too much time on their hands. Leave Imus alone, and go out and feed the poor or something. And using Tom Paine for this deadend of a website and organization. That's just wrong.
I just read all your articles about Don Imus. Thank you for publishing these because I did not have time to listen to them on the air. I am a physician and work 80-100 hours a week so I miss his show alot. I think your opinions are incorrect-completely! I tell all my friends to listen to him. Maybe you should work on other issues. Oh, by the way, your timing on this is extremely suspect. I speculate that you are politically motivated. Imus is pretty smart so I don't think you will have much effect on him.
you just called imus's brother a "redneck"! Now isnt this just a little racial or cultural slur of your own you have going there philip??? huh? You need to do a little research on the word "redneck" and realize that these are people who have toiled in the sun doing the grueling farm chores and other grunt work so long their necks are red from the sun. duh! we love imus, so get over yo'self and stop stepping on peoples right to free speech!
Saw your ad in today's NY Times about Don Imus. My question is: Why don't people just ignore him? If we did, then he would go away. Imus's power is derived from the power others, including yourselves, invest in him. He's an entertainer, and a feeble one at that. Let's not forget that Rush Limbaugh was once a top-40 disc jockey in my hometown, Pittsburgh. That's all we need to know about these fools.
I doubt very much that Thomas Paine, one of America's most radical lovers of freedom, would have endorsed your priggish, blue-nosed, politically correct criticism of the Imus program. In response to your mouthpiece's rhetorical question on The O'Reilly Factor as to when Imus last had an openly gay person, try David Brock, who was the subject of an interview that was simultaneously searching, respectful and good-hearted. (Example: "How did you come to the realization that you were gay? You didn't just wake up one morning and say, 'Hey, I've got a great idea!'") To the extent that Imus gives slimeballs like Dennis Rodman and Bill Clinton a hard time, well, isn't it merited? In the future, kindly refrain from besmirching Mr. Paine's good name.
Joseph M. Thornhill
Just thought I'd attempt to answer your question "Who's laughing": Me, for one! I enjoy watching the Imus show on MSNBC! I agree that Imus and McGuirk are bigots. Having written that, no one forces me (or any of your people) to watch/listen to the show. Does Imus hold the media children hostage to assure their presence on his show? Father Hartman and Rabbi Gellman seem to enjoy themselves immensely when they grace the show; are they actually in a hypnotic trance? What are you folks at tompaine.com trying to do, recommend censorship for Imus? Your "who We Are" feature doesn't mention that censoring policy.
Otherwise, I enjoy your website.
You guys are Nuts! Imus is a Liberal/Feminist with a New Age/Liberal wife, and he loves the Washington Establishment and all their left-leaning media types. He insists on taking every Martin Luther King day off, unlike most radio jocks, loves black music more than white, loves black preachers and puts down white evangelists, and believes gays have the right to get married. Get a grip!
I have listened to Imus ever since he came to New York and in general I find him funny. The only thing I dislike is that he is a phoney. He claims ypur article does not bother him and yet he has done all his shows since its publication attacking it. He put a muzzle on Bernie and he will be kissing black,and, gay butts until he feels it has all blown over. He did this whenever he was written about by the black columnist for newsday. He is trying to lay most of the blame for the offensive comments on Bernie. His brother Fred got in major trouble for anti mexican remarks not to long ago that is why he got an attack dog. I think the ranch is a good thing if the kids are chosen by need and not because their family knows someone. Watch and see how many of imus friends get to go to the ranch. If Imus thinks what he does is comedy and I believe it is he should stand up to all attacks and not wimp out which I know he will because he always has.
Why is deemed ok for Imus and crew to make these statements but if a conservative, say Sean Hannity or Rush, made the same statements it would be proof of prejudice? i used listen to the show but listening to his "problems" and name dropping got to be too much. I really do wonder about the double standards applied in media.
Very important to flag Imus as he represents the centrist, "respectable", country club locker room, casual racism that is the flip side of the virulent racism at the heart of the American system, whether you speak of police who can kill with impunity or a prison system that is in reality a processing plant for Black and Hispanic Youth to minimize the radicalism they might acquire if given an education and a place in society. Globally the situation is vastly worse. All it takes is a look at relative ODA and relative response to crises as betwixt, say, Kosovo and Sierra Leone. The God Squad is used by Imus the same way charity and the church are used by a rapacious society --to spruce up an image that only Thorstein Veblen could have adequately described under the keyword PREDATORY.
Stephen C. Rose
Since he turned down your radio ads in Feburary of THIS YEAR, which you were going to pay a premium for having Imus read himself, that makes you quite the group of hipocrites, doesn't it?
Imus is surrounded by sychophants----always has been. His "A List" must think it is "hip" to be a buddy. Should they abandon him? No, but they shouldn't dodge his most egregious remarks by challenging him with softball quetions ala Jeff Greenfield. All of these guys want something from Don Imus--including Father Tom, who may be the worst phony of all. A few of his regulars can dish it back pretty hard, and usually receive guffaws of recognition. But none of them stand up and say, " I'm outta here.", after hearing really low level "satire". The worst offender that way was the President. He should have walked out of that Washington roast, and maybe should have tapped one on Imus's jaw on the way out.
Imus won't change. Tune out if you object to the material. He is like e-mail spam----you don't have to read it.
Your curious, and suddenly aggressive attack on Imus's alleged bigotry seems more like an effort to stifle free speech than any legitimate concern for the sensitivity of others. Incidentally has your outrage ever been turned on objectionable words from the left? You know like the wisdom of Maxine Waters, Sharpton's efforts at racial unification, Hillary convicting those cops,,, before their trial, the WLIB daily "lovefest", etc. As the campaign rolls on, and your "Manchurian Candidate" is continually exposed as the pathetic, pathological liar that he is; I'm sure you "Florence" folks will all be in perpetual cold sweats. Just think, a GOP White House, and Senate, with all those Supreme Cout seats to fill. How sweet it will be! When things are really glum though, why not tune in to Imus? You probably won't like what he says about your precious Al, but you'll no doubt learn something about America, and have a laugh or two in the process.
I watched Philip Nobile last night on The Last Word, and I am amazed that anyone with an education believes that he needs to protect me or anyone else from this type of radio. Who does he think he is? I do not need someone else to tell me what I can and what I cannot hear. I happen to listen to Imus, and have for years. I understand the humor. I sometimes do not agree with what is said. I am free, as I occasionally do, to change the channel. If people do not listen, he will go away. How would Mr. Nobile like it if he were not allowed to voice his opinion as he chooses. If you don't like it, don't listen. As for me, I will still listen, and laugh, because I understand the humor.
Lighten up, already. Enough of political correctness. There is no bigotry in IMUS in the morning; just humor which no one in their right might would take seriously.
I stopped listening to imus after the 60 minute interview when Wallace asked him about a specific use of a derogatory slur. Imus's response was "I thought that was off the record". So it's ok to be a bigot when it can't be heard or printed. The people on this show are just TOO COMFORTABLE making "satiric" racial slurs.
One of the several things I like about Imus's program is how he refuses to water it down to pander to the sensitivities of ANY group. The political correctness and lack of tolerance of satire that you espouse is one of the principal problems in our society. It allows people to feel entitled to never have their feelings hurt, which in turn causes others to fear open expression... all of which leads to less open discourse in society and a decrease, rather than an increase, in tolerance.
Forget it..........the I-Man is still king in our book.......use to read the NY times.
I just strikes me funny that your criticism and Imus' refusal to do your ad seem to coincide. As for Nobile you have to go no further to find a true bigot. When you do the charitable works that Imus does maybe than I would consider you a source of information.
I've listened to Imus for years. I frequently get tired of the mindless yelling and the "Patton" skits are hopeless. The bigotry has never offended me, but it can be offensive. I say that because the flow of the show is so constant and fast that some of the borderline comments and bad taste seems terrible in themselves but less offensive in the context of the show. I certainly understand why some are offended the and criticisim is justified.
At the same time, I would think your staff would admire the way Imus sometimes takes on newsmakers. His off the wall approach and willingness to spend time on interviews instead of 10 second news bites is useful. I'm begining find the traditional interview shows offensive in their lack of probing, confrontational questions. "Don't offend anyone, so we can get them back again." seems their theme.
Thank you for saying what I've felt for years. When a friend quotes Imas I've been reluctant to say anything but "I don't watch"...I have seen him only by accident,and am always amazed at the seemingly nonbigoted people who add credibility to his show. I really don't "get it", but you do. Many thanks for making me feel I am not "alone". PS He's also just so mean!
I just read a newspaper article about your criticism of 'Imus'. Let me say first that I have never been a fan of this program for many reasons, one of them being the inane laughter of his surrounding claque who feel copmpelled to go into stitches when Imus merely clears his throat. Basically, I think he is a crude jerk. However, when I read of your supposed statement that 'Dr. Laura is the Queen of hate radio', I realised who I was dealing with. The fact that you people would use Tom Paine's name for your hate filled liberal diatribes is truly disgusting. Yes, Imus is a jerk, and so are you people. Please, don't hide behind a famous American PATRIOT for your type of drivel. Have you no shame?
This seems to b a liberal god awful political wanna be website, but really sucks at its attempt. Raking Imus over the coals because he refused an interview with you only exhibits your immature childish pro Clinton mentality. The article also is a portrayal of more lies. Bush is certainly concerned about the environment even though he is not a tree hugger like yourself. You guys should look at the polls that place Bush at an 8 point advantage to Gore and a larger percentage advantage among women voters. Gee guess who's going to win the November election? Guess again!
I find it hilarious that those P.C. folk who condemn Howard Stern will turn around and and appear with Imus, whose sense of humor is no more refined. At least Howard doesn't pass himself off as some kind of political savant.
I strongly protest your red, white & blue website. There is nothing American, nor patriotic about your opinions. I also strongly object to using Thomas Paine as your organization's name sake. There is no common sense in any of your essays, articles, and opinions, it is nothing but good old fashion, anti-establishment, disgustingly anti-American blather. It is now unfashionable to be liberal and marxist, so somehow you wrap yourselves in our flag (the same ones you burned 30 years ago)and align yourself with a great patriot who railed against the king and for the rights of man. You seem to rail against this great nation and the democracy it was founded on. Hint: We are not allowed to make up new rights as we go along, the Constitution is not plyable! Your filthy little, socialist website is engaged in civic cannibalism!
Terrence Patrick Lavin
You bunch of weenie, whiny, silly little people would never be at my back in time of need....United We Stand, Divided We Fall....All You people do is make slanted issues of what made this country Great....The Needs of the many out weigh the needs of the "ones"....At one time in this nation people were Americans First, now we are African American, Hispanic Americans, Homosexual Americans, Transsexual Americans, Asian Americans, the list goes on....Ask Your selves this What kind of divided America Do You want ??? You are blind to the fact that most of the liberal media is ignorant to the fact of what the Clintons main goal is Divide And Conquer....Think about it a while, are You people that weak!
There are too many whites that are being made 2nd class citizens in this country because of the fact that we have the likes of politicians like the,[ PERVERT FROM ARK.], in charge now.If you don,t like what you hear!! change stations. You want to play the boycott game the blacks will be the losers. Sports are over populated now with blacks. I, use this definition as I, HAVE,NT FOUND 1 black yet who can prove that they are from AFRICA. You don,t see any white clergy calling for a boycott like j.jerkson did, now do you?. AS FOR MUMBLES ALI, If it was,nt for the fact that the criminals made money behind this guy! HE WOULD HAVE BEEN BANISHED TO PALOOKAVILLE A LONG TIME AGO. And last but not least I, WONDER WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED TO THE SELMA MESSIAH, IF DUMMY LYNDON WOULD HAVE RELEASED THE RECORDS THAT HE WAS FORNICATING OVER THAT HOOVER SHOWED HIM. Read the CONSTITUTON, while we still have it. P.S. ROCKER WAS RIGHTON AND THATS WHY IT BOTHERS THE GARBAGE.
You've done it! How many extra hits have you had on this site since the ad appeared in the paper and Imus droned on and on about it on his show? I admit I was curious to see the site, too. For the record, I enjoy the intelligent banter on the Imus show.
Isn't very interesting that the very great majority of intellectually dishonest guests you identified also identify themselves as liberals.
Published: May 11 2000