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post #1 of 136 (permalink) Old 04-10-2007, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Don Imus Remarks

University women's basketball team on Tuesday slammed U.S. radio personality Don Imus, who has been suspended for two weeks for saying the team looked like ``nappy-headed hos.''

Public apologies by Imus for his remarks, widely viewed as racially provocative, have been coolly received by civil rights leaders who have called for a boycott of his sponsors and for him to be fired.




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I don't know but isn't he a radio personality. I never listened to him but I've heard worse from Stern and Mancow...




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yeah, this was on SportsCenter the last couple days. I had never heard of him before and what he said on Sharpton's radio, his attempted apology, lucky Sharpton didn't fuck him up. He should be fired, this happens way too much and people get off way to easy
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I wouldn't be surprised if he did it on purpose...his ratings have down down of late...at least so i understand. I don't listen to him.

The biggest entertainment of all of this is the hypocrites coming out of the wood work condemning him.

Frankly, I couldn't care less about this whole story

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yeah, this was on SportsCenter the last couple days. I had never heard of him before and what he said on Sharpton's radio, his attempted apology, lucky Sharpton didn't fuck him up. He should be fired, this happens way too much and people get off way to easy
Sharpton is just as big a numbnutz as Imus.

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Rainbow push was in front of the NBC tower this morning when I was down there....

He may be an ass but there is some level of freedom of speech. If you don't like him, don't listen. I would hope Jesse has more important things to work on.




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I've not seen the team, so I cannot comment on the accuracy of his remarks

It seems that he is a big radio personality. I have not listened to him, nor heard the offending comment, but I would assume that it may have been taken out of context. Nonetheless, it seems to be a poor opinion to convey.
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Rainbow push was in front of the NBC tower this morning when I was down there....

He may be an ass but there is some level of freedom of speech. Don't like him, don't listen.
The danger here is, if you fire someone because you don't agree with what they said where do you draw the line. The precedent would be set for a scary future.

Bunch of hypocrites anyways. (the boycotters mentioned that is)

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What the hell ever happened to sticks and stones...


My lord who gives a shit??? so some radio guy said something, does it really need this much attention, I find the coverage over peoples words in in this country disturbing.




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I've been listening to coverage of this "story" for the past few days. How is the term, "nappy-headed hos" racist?

This is being blown so far out of proportion. This is such a non-issue in my world. Change the channel, get over it, go away, stop making a story out of nothing.

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I've been listening to coverage of this "story" for the past few days. How is the term, "nappy-headed hos" racist?

This is being blown so far out of proportion. This is such a non-issue in my world. Change the channel, get over it, go away, stop making a story out of nothing.

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I've been listening to coverage of this "story" for the past few days. How is the term, "nappy-headed hos" racist?

This is being blown so far out of proportion. This is such a non-issue in my world. Change the channel, get over it, go away, stop making a story out of nothing.

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+1 we've got people dying all over the planet, our rights being trampled constantly, criminals running the streets with guns but we cant have them. but yet don Imus and his comments about some girls hair and her alleged
promiscuity as the lead story on every news outlet. this country is in the toilet. Who cares, I dont.




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What the hell ever happened to sticks and stones...
My lord who gives a shit??? so some radio guy said something, does it really need this much attention, I find the coverage over peoples words in in this country disturbing.
I thought the same thing. OMG, you mean an old white guy who grew up in an era when there was segregation actually might have said something derogatory ? Holy cow, stop the presses!!! THAT'S NEWS!!!!!


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Sharpton is just as big a numbnutz as Imus.
+1 He is just as big a racist. He said some shit about Koreans a little while ago. Sharpton has a track record longer than Imus does. Look it up.
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Besides (and correct me if I'm wrong), didn't he say they played or looked LIKE nappy headed hos? Not they ARE nappy headed hos?

It's all in the context.

Maybe I grew up in a weird environment (Elgin, early 90s) but people threw the term "ho" around all the time and nobody really batted an eye. Maybe that's why I'm not seeing what all the fuss is today.

As far as nappy-headed? If the worst thing these girls have been called is "nappy-headed" then I'd say they're pretty well off.
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On shrpton's show, Imus got frustrated and said, " I through dealing with you people!" Then tried saying he was talking about you 2 people, not the African American race in all. What a loser, I say shoot him. Nobody frickin listen to his show anyway, do they?
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The guy said something stupid, but people get bent out of shape from every little thing nowadays. Damn, soon all radio and TV personnel will have to pre-record their shows and run the entire show through a legal department before it airs. As for Sharpton, he is bored and has nothing better to do; this is what activists do when there is nothing juicy to latch on to . As for anyone asking for this guy to get fired, they are super anal and a little looney. As was said in this thread, Howard Stern and many other radio personalities have said and done a lot worse. People need to lighten up.

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Aside from the nappy headed ho comment, he did say jigaboo.
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Aside from the nappy headed ho comment, he did say jigaboo.
He said that when he was talking about A Spike Lee Movie. It was the name of the team in the movie.

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I watched the clip on YouTube Here....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF9BjB7Bzr0


The "Jigaboos -vs- Villians" remark is directly from a movie reviwed here...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv...schooldaze.htm


H referred to the Rutgers team as looking rough, having tattoo's and
called them "nappy headed ho's"...


With all the ho-this, bitch-that and "my nigga"-the other thing" it's
a little hard to decide if it was really racist or not...

Poor choice of words, yes.

Offensive to some, certainly.

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non -story. What's even worse is that the professional victims here at school are all in an uproar over this.They're whining that Imus, despite being thoroughly vilified in the media, is getting an "excuse" for racism because he's a rich white male, who in their view are the sole source of all evils in the world. Yet they are also the same people who automatically presumed the Duke lacrosse players were guilty because of their race, a racist attitude with far more serious implications than an out of context remark about the team's appearance. These are the same people who often use the pejorative "cracker" and see nothing wrong with it. Hypocrisy, indeed.

And why the hell is the media citing the rabidly anit-semitic Sharpton and Jesse "hymietown" Jackson, giving them a free pass on their overtly racist comments? This double-standard shit sickens me.

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non -story. What's even worse is that the professional victims here at school are all in an uproar over this.They're whining that Imus, despite being thoroughly vilified in the media, is getting an "excuse" for racism because he's a rich white male, who in their view are the sole source of all evils in the world. Yet they are also the same people who automatically presumed the Duke lacrosse players were guilty because of their race, a racist attitude with far more serious implications than an out of context remark about the team's appearance. These are the same people who often use the pejorative "cracker" and see nothing wrong with it. Hypocrisy, indeed.

And why the hell is the media citing the rabidly anit-semitic Sharpton and Jesse "hymietown" Jackson, giving them a free pass on their overtly racist comments? This double-standard shit sickens me.


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Freedom of speech is a tricky thing when it comes to radio and certain other areas. You're not only representing yourself, but the radio station, affiliates, sponsors, etc...

So in regards to him being fired, he should be fired only if the people that he works for and represents, deem what he said to be inappropriate and decide that it's what they want. You or I being offended by it has nothing to do with it. It's not like he was spewing pure hate...at least it doesn't seem that way, and we can all tell the difference when someone makes a flat out racist comment vs a joke in very poor taste.
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I grew up listening to Imus in the morning in NYC. I turned out ok, right? Now get back to work you stupid fu*cking crackers.
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Now where the hell is the uproar over the wrongully accused and prematurely publicly convicted Duke students??

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Now where the hell is the uproar over the wrongully accused and prematurely publicly convicted Duke students??
The uproar is that now everyone wants to play the sport and hire strippers.

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