The Fact That Don Imus Raised Nearly $1 For Charity In The First 5 Hours Of His Annual Telethon Lost In Smear Attacks On His Reputation
The important fact that embattled shock jock radio host Don Imus raised nearly $1 million for children's charity on this Thursday morning was ignored by nearly every critic out to destroy his reputation and career. Each year, Imus holds an annual telethon on this date, which is why CBS owned radio allowed his suspension to start next week. Interestingly, MSNBC allows Imus to do his show at their studios, but did not offer the broadcast on TV. So far MSNBC hasn't offered to replace any funds lost in this annual charity event.
But a major critic of Imus, Rev. Jesse Jackson is now put under a new spotlight since the Duke Lacrosse Team players had all charges dropped by the North Carolina Attorney General yesterday. When the claimed rape incident took place a little over a year ago, Jackson had pledged that, "I can't wait...to talk with her and have prayer with her, because our organization is committed, when she's physically and emotionally able...to provide her scholarship money to finish school so she will never... again have to stoop low to survive". Unlike Imus who actually delivers funds to children, Jackson never even met with the woman who claimed that she was raped, nor has he pledged her any funds to complete her education as promised, or refunded any funds made by donors to her education that were collected. Jackson wants to be taken seriously as a critic of Imus, out to destroy the reputation of the shock jock, yet it is Jackson who made a phony public show out of raising funds for the woman and not delivering.
In the Bible an important story of Jesus warns those who are not without fault, not to find fault in others. More and more, the serious shortcomings of both Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are coming up to the surface. Both are devoted to ruining the right of Don Imus to even earn a living, yet both Sharpton and Jackson seriously have failed their followers time after time and have a real long way to go to catch up with the character of Don Imus who actually helps children with his charity events unlike others who seem best at merely helping themselves first.