Skip to comments.Imus At It Again? Race Comment 'Disturbs' Sharpton
Posted on 06/23/2008 3:13:08 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Again? Race Comment 'Disturbs' Sharpton By STEVE FINK, WCBSTV.COM
NEW YORK (CBS) ― It appears "shock jock" Don Imus may not have learned his lesson following last year's "nappy-headed ho" debacle.
In an audio file of the Monday, June 23, edition of his talk radio program, "Imus In The Morning," heard in New York on WABC-AM, Imus made what some consider a questionable comment during a discussion about oft-troubled NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones, who wants to drop his nickname.
When Imus' co-host Turner Wolf informed Imus that the suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback had been arrested a slew of times during his young career, Imus appeared to imply that Jones' race may have been a reason why.
The conversation went as follows:
(Excerpt) Read more at wcbstv.com ...
I don’t care what Imus says. I just want to know, who listens to this pathetic crap? Has anyone listed to his voice on radio? It makes one think of suicide.
Imus: “Well, there you go. Now we know.”
Involved in a night club incident is actually an upgrade for guys like him....most of the time it’s pistol shots at a strip club.
Howard Stern did an absolutely hilarious song parody on Imus set to BonJovi’s “Dead or Alive”.
I remember they chorus lyrics went something like:
I’m a fake cowboy
I wear this stupid hat
Nobody can tell
If I’m dead or alive.
Imus better, quick, kiss Sharpton’s butt. Cash money will probably help.
Its just as bad when you dont listen to his show, but are subjected to his commercials when listening to other shows...!
uh-oh...here we go again.
I stopped stopping on his show years ago, and don't intend to stop not stopping now.
This happened after Spike Lee made his Chocolate City comment. I wonder why Sharptounge isn’t going after Lee? Both comments are equally ignorant yet the Spike Lee comment is forgotten because it was never remembered in the beginning.
I am sure white NFL players have committed crimes, (can’t think of any offhand) and I think Imus was referencing black NFL players as opposed to blacks in general. Is hard to know what a man truly means sometimes. That is why it is good to be as clear and articulate as you can possibly be. Still, the double standard that seems to exist is deplorable in my humble opinion.
I don’t give a **** what Imus says. However, I really, really don’t give a **** what Sharpton says. I hope that Imus calls his bluff and issues more of whatever he was saying.
It’s the Sharpton and Imus show. ‘Ebony and Ivory, clash and smash on radio and TV’.....
No matter what Imus said, the reporter cited “Turner Wolf” as the sports caster......for crying out loud, it is Warner Wolf....if they can’t even get the names of the people correct in the discussion, why listen or read further?
Pot meet kettle.
Ohhhhhhhhhh, poor widdle Rev. Al.
Yeah, he’s disturbed alright.
Imus could have meant he was simply more likely to be arrested
because he is black and Sharpton makes a big living claiming stuff like that every day.
Just remember that they will use Imus as the precedent to go after Rush or Shaun et al at some point in the future.
We should not let the race hustlers silence anyone, even if we do not care to listen to them.
Imus was an idiot to go groveling to Sharptounge in the first place.
oops that should be Sharp”tongue”
When Imus became Sharptons punk, he became Sharptons punk for the duration. That’s just the way it is.
I don’t care. I can hear more obnoxious and insulting stuff from blacks any day of the week.
Did his teeth fall out? Let’s go to the video tape.
This PC crap has gone far enough, maybe what Imus said wasn't brilliant, but it wasn't racist either
Thank you for the injection of reality amidst the knee jerking
What could WABC have been thinking when they brought that jackass to their airwaves.
No fan of Kuby but even he was more coherent than Imus.
Can’t imagine how terrible the ratings must be for his show.
The irony isn’t lost.
If this gets him fired once again and permanently this time, I am all for it. The most boring show on the radio, he should retire to his stupid ranch.
Including that insufferable punk Stern
Al Sharpton is doing this as a deversion because the IRS is after him.
Imus: “Well, stuff happens. You’re in a night club, for God’s sake. What do you think’s gonna happen in a night club? People are drinking and doing drugs, there are women there, and people have guns. So, there, go ahead.”
Wolf: “He’s also been arrested six times since being drafted by Tennessee in 2005.”
Imus: “What color is he?”
Wolf: “He’s African-American.”
Imus: “Well, there you go. Now we know.”
Wake up Reverend Al.
I think after reading this it’s quite obvious what Imus meant by his comments. He was obviously siding with the Reverend Al in implying that poor Pacman is being arrested and treated unfairly based solely on his race. He is also attempting to paint Tennessee law enforcement as racist. Oops sorry! I just realized that for this argument to hold up Imus would have to be black. Then Al could run with my theory and him and Don Imus could march somewhere and shakedown someone for cash.
"TYPICAL WHITE PERSON" "INBRED" to fear black men?????
But how damaging was that NY Post headline of only a week or two ago....something like Sharpton Is A Shakedown Artist” ? If Sharpton tries anything with Imus I hope he plays this story....word for word....ad infinitum!
Yes I agree.Sharpton is disturbed.
Either way you want to read Imus’s comment,he is a phony.
And who voted the “Rev” Al in as America’s speech police?
They both make me sick.
Maybe they made a deal to try to keep each other relevant.
When Imus makes his “reply” you can bet he’ll kneel and kiss Sharpton’s fat ass. Anybody who listens to him since he’s been on ABC knows he’s been walking on eggshells since he started working there. It’s a shame..the old Imus would have told Fatso Sharpton to take a flying f..k!
The ratings might go up tomorrow because people will want to hear Imus's explanation...I can't listen to the show....Besides everything else I find annoying about the show, the commercials seem never-ending...
Isn’t Imus statistically correct in his conclusion regarding these matters? He did not use any ugly words...only what is in the newspapers of every major city in this country. It isn’t an exclusive and universal, but it is a consistency. Ask Bill Cosby.
Hah! Brilliant comment, bubbs...
I must admit when I first heard it, I thought he meant that because Pacman was AA, it was easier for him to get busted...it was just that with his history, I could not imagine him saying something like that again. I hardly listen to him anymore, whereas I used to religiously.
Sharpton and all the other race pimping extortionists need to show some outrage over the obscenities being explained as a “black thing”.....
70% out of marriage child birth —— Crimes way out of proportion to population —— Black on black crime —— Insufficient educational achievements —— Out of proportion Drug use and trafficking -——— to name a few of the things that SHOULD be attracting Sharpton’s attention...
But — there ain’t no money in preaching to his people.....
He’s got to come down on the white devils responsible.....
Freedom of speech, should permit one to comment on the observed behavior of folks without being attacked by black racists or apologists screaming “OUTRAGE, RACIST”.
If one doesn’t like the labels -— change the product.
stereotypes are stereotypes because....they are true.
(Not defending Imus.)
I can’t help but notice Sharpton has nary a peep to offer the collective body politic regarding Obama, but the first thing Imus utters regarding a black athlete, and he’s all over it.
He offends me.
Can I sue him?
old wrinkly lily...
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