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Imus At It Again? Race Comment 'Disturbs' Sharpton
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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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dallascowboys; imus; nfl; sharpton; talkradio

1 posted on 06/23/2008 3:13:09 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


2 posted on 06/23/2008 3:15:02 PM PDT by lormand (Support your local and state Conservative representative in November (assuming you have one))
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To: Sub-Driver
Wolf: “He's African-American.”

Imus: “Well, there you go. Now we know.”

Ruh Roh.

3 posted on 06/23/2008 3:18:32 PM PDT by McGruff (This is not the [your name here] I knew.)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's too rich when the race-hustling, poverty-pimping Sharpton criticizes Imus. This is the same racist thug who calls Jews “diamond merchants” and who helped to perpetrate fraud, arson, and murder among the Caucasian, Oriental, and Jewish populations of New York.
4 posted on 06/23/2008 3:20:13 PM PDT by quark
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To: McGruff

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.


5 posted on 06/23/2008 3:21:51 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


6 posted on 06/23/2008 3:22:08 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: quark

Imus better, quick, kiss Sharpton’s butt. Cash money will probably help.


7 posted on 06/23/2008 3:22:36 PM PDT by donna ("Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.")
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To: lormand
Has anyone listed to his voice on radio?

Its just as bad when you dont listen to his show, but are subjected to his commercials when listening to other shows...!

8 posted on 06/23/2008 3:23:25 PM PDT by Jay Howard Smith (Retired(25yrNCO)Military)
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To: Sub-Driver

uh-oh...here we go again.


9 posted on 06/23/2008 3:24:16 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: lormand
The local CC station started carrying him again. June 9th, if I remember the ads correctly.

I stopped stopping on his show years ago, and don't intend to stop not stopping now.

10 posted on 06/23/2008 3:25:11 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Sub-Driver
Sharpton needs the money for IRS troubles.


11 posted on 06/23/2008 3:25:55 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


12 posted on 06/23/2008 3:26:03 PM PDT by WildcatClan
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


13 posted on 06/23/2008 3:26:59 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver
I heard it when he said it and could not believe my ears. After what happened the last time...it's like he wants the trouble.
14 posted on 06/23/2008 3:28:37 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s the Sharpton and Imus show. ‘Ebony and Ivory, clash and smash on radio and TV’.....


15 posted on 06/23/2008 3:28:47 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


16 posted on 06/23/2008 3:29:20 PM PDT by stationkeeper
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To: Sub-Driver

Pot meet kettle.


17 posted on 06/23/2008 3:29:57 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I didn't leave the republicans, they left me.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ohhhhhhhhhh, poor widdle Rev. Al.

Yeah, he’s disturbed alright.


18 posted on 06/23/2008 3:32:41 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


19 posted on 06/23/2008 3:33:03 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: All

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.


20 posted on 06/23/2008 3:37:52 PM PDT by ChronicMA
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To: Sub-Driver

Imus was an idiot to go groveling to Sharptounge in the first place.


21 posted on 06/23/2008 3:45:26 PM PDT by beaversmom
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oops that should be Sharp”tongue”


22 posted on 06/23/2008 3:46:23 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: McGruff
Doesn't Imus know he is not black enough to criticize wana-be gangsta thugs.
23 posted on 06/23/2008 3:47:03 PM PDT by chaos_5 (Proud to be one of the 10% not rallying around McCain)
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To: Sub-Driver

When Imus became Sharptons punk, he became Sharptons punk for the duration. That’s just the way it is.


24 posted on 06/23/2008 3:50:48 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (El Nino is climate, La Nina is weather.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t care. I can hear more obnoxious and insulting stuff from blacks any day of the week.


25 posted on 06/23/2008 3:54:40 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Does Obama know ANYONE who likes America, capitalism, or white people?)
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To: stationkeeper

Did his teeth fall out? Let’s go to the video tape.


26 posted on 06/23/2008 3:58:02 PM PDT by McGruff (This is not the [your name here] I knew.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Imus should just tell the Rev Al, to kiss his lily white ass

This PC crap has gone far enough, maybe what Imus said wasn't brilliant, but it wasn't racist either

27 posted on 06/23/2008 4:02:00 PM PDT by Popman (McCain as POTUS is odious, Obama as POTUS is unthinkable.)
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To: ChronicMA

Thank you for the injection of reality amidst the knee jerking


28 posted on 06/23/2008 4:04:59 PM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben, reports to Parris Island on June 30)
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To: Jay Howard Smith

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.


29 posted on 06/23/2008 4:16:21 PM PDT by Carley
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To: quark

The irony isn’t lost.


30 posted on 06/23/2008 4:22:55 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


31 posted on 06/23/2008 4:27:30 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: lormand
I have listened to Imus for 20 years or more. His politics aren't mine but he is a genius at his style of radio. All the others are wannabees;

Including that insufferable punk Stern

32 posted on 06/23/2008 4:33:46 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: Sub-Driver

Al Sharpton is doing this as a deversion because the IRS is after him.


33 posted on 06/23/2008 4:34:23 PM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^==^..^=)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


34 posted on 06/23/2008 4:39:27 PM PDT by cquiggy
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To: Sub-Driver
Sharpton:"I find the inference of his remark disturbing because it plays into stereotypes. Any use of stereotypes is always counterproductive."

"TYPICAL WHITE PERSON" "INBRED" to fear black men?????

35 posted on 06/23/2008 4:45:24 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Sub-Driver

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!


36 posted on 06/23/2008 4:47:48 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The problem with the rat race is,even if you win you're still a rat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yes I agree.Sharpton is disturbed.


37 posted on 06/23/2008 4:47:52 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


38 posted on 06/23/2008 5:07:17 PM PDT by 4yearlurker ("Give them Watts boys!!")
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To: tflabo
It’s the Sharpton and Imus show.

Maybe they made a deal to try to keep each other relevant.

39 posted on 06/23/2008 5:08:33 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Sub-Driver

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!


40 posted on 06/23/2008 5:40:55 PM PDT by Larry381 (Liberals......please.....STFU!)
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To: Pharmboy
ABC Radio declined to comment and said Imus would address the issue Tuesday morning on his show.

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...

41 posted on 06/23/2008 6:33:23 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: cquiggy

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.


42 posted on 06/23/2008 7:13:01 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (I)
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To: Lijahsbubbe

Hah! Brilliant comment, bubbs...


43 posted on 06/23/2008 7:36:45 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

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.


44 posted on 06/23/2008 7:39:04 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


45 posted on 06/23/2008 8:14:46 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Sub-Driver

stereotypes are stereotypes because....they are true.


46 posted on 06/23/2008 8:41:31 PM PDT by DeLaine (Anything that offends 3 people must be banned. The 200 million just have to suck it up.)
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To: Sub-Driver

(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.


47 posted on 06/23/2008 8:53:36 PM PDT by lainie ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: Sub-Driver
What a schmuck Sharpton is.

He offends me.

Can I sue him?

48 posted on 06/24/2008 12:23:24 PM PDT by Global2010 (OKIE DOKIE)
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To: Popman

old wrinkly lily...


49 posted on 06/24/2008 12:28:50 PM PDT by Global2010 (OKIE DOKIE)
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To: Pharmboy

Thanks! :)


50 posted on 06/24/2008 1:36:16 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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