Roger L. Simon

Now Rice: Animal Farm Meets Imus

I find Don Imus a wretched bore – always have, even before the latest dust-up. But the way this minuscule event has metastasized so that now the Secretary of State feels constrained to comment is extraordinary and not a little bit frightening in the “thought control” department. Also it is hugely demeaning to her office.

We live in an increasingly pathetic media culture where pretty soon, like the proverbial sheep, we will all have to think and talk the same way. Like those sheep, we might as well be saying bah-bah-bah. Or better yet: “Four legs good, two legs bad.” Because that’s where it’s headed.