Don Imus must be kicking himself. Instead of meeting personally with the entire Rutgers women’s basketball team and begging forgiveness for calling them nappy headed hoes, he should have just apologized in his studio in front of a sympathetic audience. David Letterman showed him how it’s done when the parties offended (white women and minors) are not card carrying members of a privileged and politically protected group:
I told a bad joke. I told a joke that was beyond flawed, and my intent is completely meaningless compared to the perception. And since it was a joke I told, I feel that I need to do the right thing here and apologize for having told that joke. It’s not your fault that it was misunderstood, it’s my fault. That it was misunderstood.” (audience applauds) “Thank you. So I would like to apologize, especially to the two daughters involved, Bristol and Willow, and also to the Governor and her family and everybody else who was outraged by the joke. I’m sorry about it and I’ll try to do better in the future. Thank you very much.” (audience applause)
Notice the clever deflection? That the joke was misunderstood? And the gratuitous “thank you” for the audience’s applause? This is what substitutes for humility in the reeking world that Liberal leftwing celebrity has become. Nevermind that Imus’ indescretion was the result of an off the cuff remark while Letterman’s was a well rehearsed line; both incidents were inexcusable but Imus’ was exceptional because Barrak Obama wanted him fired. And Eric Holder thinks we are a nation of cowards when it comes to a discussion on race.