Sure I rant all the time, but I haven't been labeling anything explicitly as a rant recently.
Thank Imus for renewing the rantotheweek feature here at Newflower.
I'm coming to the story late, but have to share that I agree with the journalists who've called his labeling of the Rutgers Women's Basketball Team "nappy headed h*s" an "assault on human dignity." His apology is insufficient, particularly because he's also characterized it as "some idiot comment meant to be amusing," defending the comments as thoughtless but ultimately harmless -- or no more harmful than any other hateful comments he's made about countless groups. One commenter noted that this is what happens when sexism and racism are mapped onto one another.
Imus's "apology," MSNBC's apology, NBC's apology, the promise to monitor his show more carefully . . . none of these are good enough. I do hope politicians and journalists will boycott his show and that his audience will tune him out.
*Updated 12 April: Imus fired by NBC and CBS. See? Rantotheweek really works!*