Posted by HG on April 9, 2007

As you all know by now, radio host Don Imus has been suspended from CBS radio and MSNBC for 2 weeks for calling the Rutgers women’s basketball team “nappy headed hoes”. He got a chance to make up for what he said by going on Al Sharpton’s radio program… That didn’t go so well either. During the interview Imus told Sharpton “I just can’t win with you people”. Hey Donnie my man, a “you people” bomb is a bad phrase to drop on your “I’m not a racist” radio interview. I definitely think Don Imus should be fired for what he said. I supported the firing forced resignation of Rush Limbaugh when he said “I think what we’ve had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well, There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn’t deserve. The defense carried this team.” Imus’ comments are much worse in my view and it’s not even the first time he’s had some racist bullshit to say. Check out this laundry list I jacked from

You might find it interesting to know over the years, Imus and characters on his radio show have:* compared the appearance of black NBA players to apes
* called award-winning black New York Times journalist Gwen Ifill “the cleaning lady”
* referred to award-winning black New York Times journalist Bob Herbert as a “quota hire”
* referred to residents of Harlem as “molignans” (the Italian equivalent of “coons”)
* referred to the black wife of former Secretary of Defense William Cohen as a “big-haired ho”
* called tennis players Venus and Serena Williams “animals”
And in a July 19, 1998 interview on “60 Minutes,” Imus admitted to hiring a producer specifically “to do nigger jokes” for the show.

If this isn’t enough to get the man fired, I don’t know what would be.

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