NBC Fired Don Imus Yet Keeps Donald Trump?

by Norman Horowitz

About 4 years ago, MSNBC dropped its simulcast of the “Imus in the Morning” radio program. They maintained that they were responding to growing outrage about the radio host’s racial slur against the Rutgers women’s basketball team. On his program, Don Imus referred to the mostly black team as “nappy-headed hos.”

Steve Capus NBC News President had been quoted as saying:

…but I also believe that those were racist comments.  And I believe that it comes — that there have been any numbers of other comments that have been enormously hurtful to far too many people.  And my feeling is that can’t — that there should not be a place for that on MSNBC…

Now it’s time to move along to the racist Donald Trump.   Continue reading “NBC Fired Don Imus Yet Keeps Donald Trump?”

What Lionel Murphy Would Say About Donald Trump

by Norman Horowitz

It was sometime in the very early ’70s that I met and became friendly with Lionel Keith Murphy. He was an Australian politician and jurist who served as a Senator, and then as the Attorney-General in the government of Gough Whitlam and as a Justice of the High Court of Australia from 1975 until his death in 1986.

Lionel was one of the brightest and most charming men I’ve ever met. He had a ready smile and a twinkle in his eye. He was my kind of guy for a variety of reasons, but most important was how he adored women and had the ability to make the least attractive of them feel like Miss Australia when he spoke to them.

In ’73 or ’74, my office in Sydney sent me clippings of Lionel’s remarks in the Australian Senate decrying the pernicious effects on Australian culture by the telecast of American content. Boy, did he ever attack American television!   Continue reading “What Lionel Murphy Would Say About Donald Trump”