Actual photo of Larson doing research in 1957.

Monday, April 09, 2007


Don Imus' stupid, insensitive comments about the Rutgers Women's Basketball team were inexcusable. Dumb move. He's apologized, and it shouldn't come as a shock that he's often tended to ruin a good news-driven show with juvenile penis jokes and other cheap humor. But the bigger concern is the Al Sharpton et al push to now police public speech. Among the real whoppers today: Sharpton and Jesse Jackson calling for Imus' firing, too... the same "Reverand Jackson" who once referred to New York City as "Hymietown". At the end of hte day, even presidential candidate Barack Obama was harping about Imus. People sometimes open their mouths and "stupid" comes out. Our friend Ann Coulter went too far with John Edwards comments and so did Bill Maher regarding Dick Cheney and the Taliban trying to kill him. But I defend their right to speak, even when it's not very smart at all. Watch very carefully how the Language Cops are gaining ground, Constitution be damned. Time to be VERY careful about that.