So to speak.

Meanwhile, a surprise: despite some sharp differences about the level of media coverage, clear majorities of blacks and whites agree that Imus got what he deserved. Flush with momentum, Russell Simmons is going to try to take the “ho” out of hip-hop … but only in tracks cleaned up for radio airplay. The not-so-clean album versions will remain as “authentic” as ever. Verdict from self-described hip-hop feminist Joan Morgan: an “anemic, insufficient response” that’s “short-sighted at best and disingenuous at worst.”