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.
#5. If the Left Takes Imus, We’ll Take Rosie
by Tom DeLay
At some point in the next few days, Don Imus may be fired from his nationally syndicated radio show and television simulcast. He will become that radio guy who got fired for saying something racist. But that won’t be the real reason. Yes, his comments were deplorable, and, especially for a broadcaster of his experience, truly odd. He says it was a misfired joke, and he has apologized, several times, and seems genuinely sorry for letting such a joke cross his lips. But that’s not enough – the Left, true to form, wants him publicly and professionally destroyed.
#4. Adams v. UNCW
by Mike Adams
On Monday, my attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund filed a federal civil rights suit on my behalf against the University of North Carolina - Wilmington. The two main aspects of the case are a First Amendment Claim and a claim for religious discrimination under Title VII. Below I offer a brief explanation of both aspects of the case.
#3. Al Sharpton: Nappy Headed Race Ho?
by Mike Adams
When the present controversy broke out, I was initially confused over which part of the phrase “nappy headed ho” had set Sharpton off. After all, two years ago at one of my speeches I was called a “Little Milky” by a Pakistani professor at Monmouth College in Illinois. Rather than calling for her to be fired, I just made fun of her in a very public way.
#2. The Culture of "Bitches, Hos, and Niggas"
by Michelle Malkin
Let's take a breath now and look around. Is the Sharpton & Jackson Circus truly committed to cleaning up cultural pollution that demeans women and perpetuates racial epithets? Have you seen the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart this week?
#1. Ho Ho Ho, Merry Imus!
by Ann Coulter
English speakers in America need a rule book to tell us what people can say what words when, and under which set of circumstances. The rule book will be longer than the Patriot Act and will require weekly updates as new words and circumstances are added. Perhaps a Nasdaq-style ticker would be more efficient.