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Saturday, April 14, 2007

The pain! The pain!

I actually don't have the strength to follow the full story of the sacking of US radio host Don Imus. I've heard his original remarks and they seem puzzling, tasteless but hardly incendiary. Still, they obviously provided a green light for every bully, fraud and whited sepulchre from sea to shining sea to wade in and build themselves a little parcel of high ground, a spectacle that is far more nauseating than any original offence might have been. He's quoted as saying "I want to know the pain I caused, and I want to know how to fix this and change this." All this ritual abasement before the media – the bloody media! – is really too much.