As for Don Imus,
1. How is it possible that he thought - even for a moment - that it was ok to say that?
2. Isn't there, nevertheless, something artificial about the way in which he must now engage in extreme self-abasement and seek absolution from Al Sharpton? Perhaps it is a necessary ritual but it is no less of one for that.
3. This type of stuff on our airwaves is harmful. But how much more harmful is it than the veiled misogynism and relentless coarsening of public mores undertaken by Howard Stern and hundreds of others?
4. Why did anyone ever think that Imus was entertaining?