Imus Was A Fool To Apologize
Don Imus was a fool to apologize for his remarks calling the Rutgers' Women's' Basketball team "Nappy Headed Hos." This is not to say that the aforementioned team is either nappy headed or sexually promiscuous (they're not) nor is it to say that Imus' remarks were appropriate or defensible (they weren't), but rather to highlight the consequences of a resurgence in the "P.C. Culture" insanity in the United States.
When Don Imus went on Rev. Al Sharpton's radio show last week his ill-considered apologies fell on deaf ears. Sharpton had no interest in hearing Imus' contrite words, nor did he have any intention of accepting any apology from the aging shock jock - sincere or not. Sharpton made his stance perfectly clear to any that listened to the exchange: the only acceptable apology was resignation.
In kowtowing to Sharpton's assumed mantle of moral superiority, Imus legitimated the entire fiasco and turned a non-event into a catalyst for a sort of politically correct witch-hunt. Without an apology the so-called "Imus-Scandal" wasn't just old news, it was no news at all. Without the apology, Imus' pig-headed remark was just another white shock-jock doing what he is paid to do: offend people.