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but were they nappy-headed spear carriers?

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Richard Stern, perhaps the most baffling near-octogenarian in the blogosphere, chips in an only-somewhat hesitant defense of Don Imus today at TNR’s Third Way Open University.

Imus, following the low lead of his complexly semi-racist producer, Bernard McGirk, laughingly said that the triumphant Rutgers University women’s basketball team looked like “nappy-headed hos.”

Protests, soon spearheaded by the usual spear carriers, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, called for Imus to be permanently denied the publicly financed airways.

Lots and lots of spears in that last sentence. Wow.

I’ve been following Stern relatively closely since this post a few weeks ago, which just might be the most inscrutable piece of webloggery I have ever seen. Anyone who can explain the last paragraph to me (and to all of us really) wins some sort of prize to be determined, likely a prize without products, but still. Stern even wrote a follow-up, meant to explain, but which only makes things worse.

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April 10, 2007 at 2:35 pm

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  1. It really is odd reading something written in clear, plain English which still manages to make absolutely no sense. I had the same reaction as you, and am also still not sure what he was trying to say. (Other than he seems to lust after the n-20 crowd.)


    April 10, 2007 at 5:04 pm

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