Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Funny Item Of The Day

This is a letter published in today's USA Today: Bigotry in humor is far from comic icons.

Rick Schreiner - San Marino, Calif.

Radio talk host Don Imus' blatant, degrading rant about Rutgers University's female basketball team has awakened America's conscience. Bigotry has no place in American humor ("Outrage over Imus shows societal shift," Life, Friday).

Comic icons such as Will Rogers, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Milton Berle and Martha Raye made us laugh during our nation's darkest days. They never used sexism, racism or off-color rants to get laughs. They were professional, honorable comics who made us feel good. When America needed a good knee-slapping laugh, they were always there. Does Imus have any shame? His bigoted jokes are not funny, and no one is laughing.

Is it just me or does this sound like a Grandpa Simpson letter?


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