Harvey Fierstein made some good points on the Imus affair in a column in yesterday's edition of The New York Times:
America, I tell you that it doesn’t matter how many times you brush your teeth. If your insides are rotting your breath will stink. So, how do you people choose which hate to embrace, which to forgive with a wink and a week in rehab, and which to protest? Where’s my copy of that rule book?
At the end of the column he says:
The real point is that you cannot harbor malice toward others and then cry foul when someone displays intolerance against you.
This is something we should all keep in mind.