Missing the point on Imus

Now I’ll admit that I never paid a huge amount of attention to Don Imus even before he said despicable things about the Rutgers women’s basketball team.  That’s because Imus has made a career of saying a variety of despicable, “edgy” things while at the same time keeping his job by sucking up to various powers-that-be in media and government.

But the whole ‘Imus is a racist’ thing that everybody seems to be leaping toward completely misses the fundamental point.  Imus may or may not be a racist, but he is indisputably a boor.  if you say boorish things on national radio (and a cable tv network) you deserve to get fired.  His advertisers appear to agree, and are beginning to desert him.