Friedman: What's happening to Imus isn't right
Kinky Friedman pens a defense of his friend Imus in the New York Post.
Political correctness, a term first used by Joseph Stalin, has trivialized, sanitized and homogenized America, transforming us into a nation of chain establishments and chain people.Where was the "de-wussification of New York" phrase? I was definitely hoping to see that.
Take heart, Imus. You're merely joining a long and legendary laundry list of individuals who were summarily sacrificed in the name of society's sanctimonious soul: Socrates, Jesus, Galileo, Joan of Arc, Mozart and Mark Twain, who was decried as a racist until the day he died for using the N-word rather prolifically in "Huckleberry Finn."
I wondered where Richard Friedman was on all this.
It's good to see the coarse, crude, and (sometimes) vulgar sticking together in times of trouble. :)
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