Somewhere in Alabama,
Jim Rednecker announced from beneath his sheet today that he's "sick and doggurn' tired about all the bellyachin' being done 'bout racism and American Idol."
He says, "It's near as I can tell ridiculous. I mean, look at the minorities in the top twelve. There ain't no man in the final two even. And that Diana Degarmo ain't even white. I don't care what the internet message boards or Elton John say."
When asked to clarify his position, he said, "Listen, missy, the only reason I agreed to talk with you was because you said you was white. Now, I notice you ain't nothin' but a friggin' latina. Get out of here."
I replied, "I'm the only one who's stupid enough to listen to your bulls**t, Redneck, so finish the interview and take the damn sheet off."
He took it off. When this reporter saw his ugly face with only two teeth, I asked him to put it back on.
I asked him what he'd like to see from American Idol next season.
"Well, Missy, I think that they need to go to less urban areas. How come they don't go to North Dakota to look for people? Hmmm? I bet there's some good singers in North Dakota. How come they never have a Christian rock week? I'd rather listen to that than big band or swing. And, we'd also like to see guest judges like Garth Brooks."
When he was reminded that this was not TNN's "Country Music Superstar," he said, "So what! This is America, gosh darn it and we need to respect the white people too. Racism goes both ways."
This reporter ran out before the story could take any worse turns and hopes that people realize that:
The opinions expressed by Jim Rednecker are his and his alone.