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Wednesday, April 11 

The Standards, They Are Doubled

The Rutgers women's team held an hour long press conference to discuss the Imus flap. If I were a parent of one of these players, I would have been pretty ticked off as well. But now I have a couple of questions.

I wonder what kind of music the players listen to?
If they listen to rap / hip hop, I wonder how many times they have heard themselves referred to as "bitches" and "ho's" or heard how well they should be treated? Are they going to hold a press conference to discuss the negative affects of the words being used by Young Jeezy, Ludacris, R-Kelly, and the like?

Mike Nifong will drop all charges against the Duke lacrosse team.
Duke University Lacrosse players were paraded before the entire world as rapists, with no proof to support that claim, and their entire season was canceled as a result. Are they now going to be given an hour of air time to express their feelings about Nifong? How about suing Nifong to recoup court costs to defend themselves from Nifong's attacks?

As I have said before, I think Imus is a has-been, and should be punished for what he said. However, it's interesting how the coverage of the two events differs so greatly. On the one hand, we have a poor, black stripper accusing the "rich" white guys on the Lacrosse team of rape. She is black, therefore she must believed and the white players must be punished. Imus is an old, white guy attacking college age, black women. He will, therefore, be picketed by the Rainbow Coalition, he must prostrate himself at the altar of Sharpton, and he will lose sponsors (subscription required).

Ain't equality grand?

Michelle Malkin has more here, including the lyrics and videos for the top 5 on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart.

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