Imus got a raw deal -- UPDATE | Arkansas Blog

Friday, April 13, 2007

Imus got a raw deal -- UPDATE

Posted By on Fri, Apr 13, 2007 at 4:21 PM

So says the Huckster, on the campaign trail in Iowa. Reuters reports Huckabee said if Imus should be fired for calling the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos," Rosie O'Donnell and Bill Maher and other talk show hosts should get the boot for their insensitive remarks as well. From the story:

"Firing the broadcaster raised free speech issues, he said. 
"There's a side of me that gets a little concerned. Where does that stop?" he said.
He also questioned why the decision to pull the plug on Imus came after pressure from black activists Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.
"Perhaps what's most offensive is that of all the people to lead the charge, here are two people who have a long history of making outrageous statements and getting away with it," Huckabee said. "I don't understand that.

UPDATE: On a somewhat more important topic, candidate Huckabee told the Des Moines Register today that the U.S. should talk directly with Iran and Syria. Yep. When he's right, he's right.

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