Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Next Don Imus

In case you have forgotten about Don Imus's recent outbursts, it's time to dig into the past of other radio personalities we despise.

Let’s start at the top of the list: Rush Limbaugh. Turns out one of Limbaugh’s lackeys made a little ditty called “Barack the Magic Negro” that’s about Barack Obama and sung to the tune of ”Puff the Magic Dragon.”

But the singer/songwriter, Mr. Paul Shanklin, isn’t done with his uproarious social commentary yet. He also sings the song in the “voice” of Al Sharpton. In case you're a little slow, a white guy mimicking black guy voice.

Que: Stampeding Crowds


Anonymous said...

If you had opened your ears instead of your laptop and listened to the song it explains in the song that the term magic Negro came from a LA Times column back in march. Go to his website tonigt and he explains the whole bit. He's purposely screwing with you libs and you fell for it. Just like he predicted you would.
By the way Imus will be back on the air in a few months and sharpless and jackass will have egg on their faces once again.

dino said...

wow. angry much?

dino said...

can't we all just get along?

xine said...

Apparently not, Dino.

I'm really too exhausted to respond to this but I'm going to anyway. It's a shame that people are so narrow-minded that they can only see the world as "liberals" and "conservatives”…as if people can’t just be free-thinking individuals with opinions unbound by political parties.

Anon, can I ask what your intention was with this comment because you’re incredibly imprecise? The fact that the term “magic negro” comes from the LA Times doesn’t make the song any less distasteful or offensive. Another question: how is he ‘purposely screwing with’ anyone and what did I fall for? Really, I’d love to know. By the way Anon, Imus is a racist, sexist, homophobia, anti-Semitic, registered Democrat. Since you’re so excited for him to come back on the air, I guess you’re on the same team. This isn’t about politics, it’s about humanity. So before you open your laptop, you might want to start with your mind.