What were Townhall.com readers reading this week? One word -- Imus! Six out of the top ten articles this week were about Imus, Sharpton, and the media's double-standard on civility. That's what Townhall.com readers were talking about during the week that was -- April 8-14, 2007.
P.S. Ann Coulter lapped the field for the top spot.
#10. Free Speech Double Standard
by Cal Thomas
Talk show host Don Imus has been fired from the CBS Radio Network and MSNBC has dropped the simulcast of his "Imus in the Morning" show because the shock jock touched the "third rail" of free speech: he insulted African Americans, some of whose self-appointed "leaders" have a direct line to the media to express their outrage.
#9. Biblical Liberation from Liberalism
by Michael Medved
Leviticus 19:15 - About fifteen years ago I engaged in a memorable public debate with my friend Dennis Prager in which he rightly identified this passage as perhaps the most crucial conservative verse in the whole Bible.
#8. The Naked Bloggers
by Emmett Tyrrell
Sitting before their computers the naked armies of the night are intent on taking over the Democratic Party. I look forward to their appearance at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
#7. Olbermann’s Rush Envy
by Hugh Hewitt
Before one full day had passed, Imus’ former fellow MSNBCer Keith Olbermann was wondering whether the bell was tolling for Rush Limbaugh, who, Olbermann asserted, had been grandfathered in when it came to abusive talk radio.
#6. Republican Candidates
by Thomas Sowell
Can you remember seeing a Republican expressing outrage? Democrats express outrage 24/7. Ted Kennedy alone has expressed more outrage than the entire Republican Party.