'Culture of Cruelty' is a term that I had never heard before watching Meet the Press this past weekend. The context of the discussion is the recent events surrounding Don Imus. But I think the discussion has much broader implications. I applaud Tim Russert for putting together a stunning panel [especially considering Russert's close ties to Imus and his show]; and bravo to the guests for engaging in an intelligent, civilized and insightful discussion on the topic. The clip below is just a few minutes long, but I encourage you to seek out the entire segment. I think this entire episode will reverberate throughout the marketing community for a long time to come. Very thoughtful.