Letter to the editor

“In my opinion, Don Imus should not have been fired at all. It is a shame that people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were behind the sponsors pulling out of CBS unless they ousted Imus. These two leaders have just as shameful pasts with their own words, yet they have offered no apologies and get away with it.”

In my opinion, Don Imus should not have been fired at all.

It is a shame that people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were behind the sponsors pulling out of CBS unless they ousted Imus. These two leaders have just as shameful pasts with their own words, yet they have offered no apologies and get away with it.

There is a double standard in the media. Conservatives are not allowed to speak their mind on the radio, but liberals like Rosie O’Donnell are allowed to say on television that Bush and the government orchestrated the attacks of Sept. 11. I am willing to bet more people watch television than listen to the radio. That could just be me though.

Imus deserved the suspension, but being fired because he voiced his opinion (and has done so for 30 years)? CBS will end up being the bad guy for trying to limit free speech.

If Sharpton and Jackson are such stand-up guys, they should forgive Imus as the Rutgers team did and maybe move to get Rosie fired from The View and NBC. That would be a worthy cause I would support.

Tom Grogan

Senior

Secondary Education