I just don't get the Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson presence. Who has given them the right to arbitrarily decide if Imus' apology should be accepted? These are not elected officials. If the people wanted Sharpton or Jackson to be their voice, they would have been elected when they had the chance.
Nevermind that Jackson has stated that he was "sick and tired of hearing about the Holocaust", and has referred to Jews as "Hymies" and to NYC as "Hymietown." He has since been forgiven, and has moved on as though those statements were never made.
Sharpton has also referenced Jews in a deragatory manner, calling them "diamond merchants." He organized protesters to march through a Jewish neighborhood chanting "No Justice, No Peace", which resulted in the death of a Jewish student by a mob shouting "Kill the Jews!" When a black landlord raised the rent on a Jewish tenant, the Jewish tenant was forced to increase the rent on a sub-tenant, who happened to be black. Sharpton said, "We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business."
Bottomline is, these guys have made their mistakes, and are forgiven now. What gives them the right to call for the head of Don Imus for making a similar mistake?