The big controversy of Don Imus, to me, is a joke and nothing more than a double standard.
Don Imus, who I don't listen to, has been insulting people for 30-plus years and that is all he did with the comment on the Rutgers basketball team.
To make matters worse, his comment was borderline racist and extremely sexist. I would have been more offended about the "ho" part than anything else.
Also, the basketball team he insulted is not all black, but mixed, so to say it is racist when he did not call out certain members is even more crazy.
Imus should not have lost his job as long as he had listeners.
He is a shock jock. His job is to say crazy, stupid things and he was fired for doing his job .
In America, where there is freedom, you can easily not listen to him. And guess what? If he didn't have people listen to him, he would be fired for low ratings. As for a double standard, why don't Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson do what comedian Bill Cosby is doing: worry more about the language their own culture is using before you demand shock jocks be fired. Their job is to create racism where there isn't any. They are more than happy to get a guy fired but refuse to look into the disgusting lyrics of rap where they use every word Imus used plus many I do not want to repeat.
This country has made large strides in the past 100 years and it will only get better when people stop looking for racism in everything that is done.