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    Sharpton to meet with Imus on-air

    Even as he scheduled an on-air meeting with radio host Don Imus, the Rev. Al Sharpton said he still wants Imus fired for his racially charged comments about the Rutgers University women's basketball team.

    Sharpton said Sunday he intends to complain to the Federal Communications Commission about the matter.

    "Somewhere we must draw the line in what is tolerable in mainstream media," he said. "We cannot keep going through offending us and then apologizing and then acting like it never happened. Somewhere we've got to stop this."

    Sharpton and MSNBC announced that Imus would appear Monday on Sharpton's nationally syndicated program. Meanwhile, the Rev. Jesse Jackson planned a protest in Chicago, and an NAACP official called for Imus' resignation or firing.

    The broadcaster said Wednesday during his nationally syndicated program that members of the mostly black Rutgers team were "nappy-headed hos."

    The team, which includes eight black women, had lost the day before in the NCAA women's championship game. Imus was speaking with producer Bernard McGuirk about the game when the exchange began on "Imus in the Morning," which is broadcast to millions of people on more than 70 stations and the MSNBC television network.

    "That's some rough girls from Rutgers," Imus said. "Man, they got tattoos ... ."

    "Some hardcore hos," McGuirk said.

    "That's some nappy-headed hos there, I'm going to tell you that," Imus said.

    Imus has since apologized, but his mea culpa has not quieted the uproar.

    Jackson said his RainbowPUSH Coalition planned to protest Monday in Chicago outside the offices of NBC, which owns MSNBC. He said Sunday that protests were being planned across the country.

    "If he has a right to use that platform to insult and degrade, then we have a moral obligation to picket NBC and to protest," Jackson said. "If he can violate us in that platform in the name of free speech, we'll be picketing NBC in the name of free speech."

    James E. Harris, president of the New Jersey chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, demanded Sunday that Imus "resign or be terminated immediately."

    Allison Gollust, a spokeswoman for MSNBC, said the network considers Imus' comments "deplorable" and is reviewing the matter.

    Karen Mateo, a spokeswoman for CBS Radio — Imus' employer and the owner of his New York radio home, WFAN-AM — said the company was "disappointed" in Imus' actions and characterized his comments as "completely inappropriate."

    Imus, who has not been publicly disciplined, apologized on the air Friday.

    "It was completely inappropriate, and we can understand why people were offended. Our characterization was thoughtless and stupid, and we are sorry," Imus said, according to a transcript on MSNBC's Web site.
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    This guy just plain blows. Since when are race baiting, basic ignorance and lack of responsibility for one's actions supposed to be "funny"?

    Get this dinosuar off of the airwaves, immediately. No song and dance, no "upon further review" by his bosses. Send the obvious and clearly stated message that this sort of bigotry will not be tolerated.
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    I'm an absolutist when it comes to our constitutional rights so i as stupid his remarks were i feel he has/and should have the freedom to express them...however his employer also has the right to fire him for his stupid comments...

    seriously though i didn't even realize this guy was still on the air...i mean he is totally irrelevant
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    No one would've even known he said it if they hadnt been making a such a big deal about it. If you fail to acknowledge things, funny how they lose their power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven B View Post
    No one would've even known he said it if they hadnt been making a such a big deal about it. If you fail to acknowledge things, funny how they lose their power.
    Right. Ignore racism (in any form) and it will simply go away.

    Wow, wish I'd thought of that.
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    The real winners in this are those 'nappy-headed hos'.

    Nobody gives two shits about womens basketball except for the players, friends and family of the players and lesbians.

    Now people will be paying attention for a while.

    Imus could have earned some points by not apologizing, but he's backpeddling, like the lame act he is.

    People are way too uptight. It was a joke. Some find it funny. Most don't. Big deal.

    You don't see honkeys going out trying to censor and/or boycott damn near every black comedian out there who busts into the 'white guy/redneck joke bag' at every chance. Why?

    Because IT'S FUNNY!!!!!
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    Unbelievable.

    Sounded to me like he lightly took what is black terminology anyways, and made a joke about the team.

    How lame.

    I don't take any offense whatsoever to his terminology. He didn't make it up. Black people did. That's dumb to hammer him with that. duh. What's lame is that he basically called the whole team ugly on national radio. That's not too cool, but what a ridiculous and opportunist stage to push forth an agenda for sharpton and jackson. Those guys are dickheads.
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    Exactly, who made up those terms? Black people. Imus is a boring, old fart, but my god, this is so unimportant.

    If racial groups don't want people to use terms they deem as racial slurs, then they need to stop using them themselves. You don't see Jews (even though technically Judaism is a religion not a race) running around calling each other Kikes or Hebs.
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    I just don't understand why anytime an American says something someone doesn't like, they are forced to apologize for it. It's the continuing, as George Carlin said, pussification of America.

    I'd really like to FINALLY see someone say, "Look, if I am going to apologize to anyone, I'll apologize to the people I spoke about if they ask for one, or maybe even if they don't. In fact, I am quite surprised anyone would be offended, considering that you'll hear worse said about African-American woman withing 30 seconds of any rap album you buy, and those are played on radio and MTV every minute of everyday. I may have been out of line, but I won't give a blanket apology to an entire race because two fringe 'leaders' are asking for one. Until then, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson can shut their fucking mouths because I didn't say one word about them. Besides, maybe Jesse Jackson should be fired as a reverend because he cheated and had a child out of wedlock...that's not very Christian-like, now is it?"

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    It didn't sound racial to me. I think he was just saying they are ugly.
    Who cares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by naturallywired View Post
    It didn't sound racial to me. I think he was just saying they are ugly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    I just don't understand why anytime an American says something someone doesn't like, they are forced to apologize for it. It's the continuing, as George Carlin said, pussification of America.

    I'd really like to FINALLY see someone say, "Look, if I am going to apologize to anyone, I'll apologize to the people I spoke about if they ask for one, or maybe even if they don't. In fact, I am quite surprised anyone would be offended, considering that you'll hear worse said about African-American woman withing 30 seconds of any rap album you buy, and those are played on radio and MTV every minute of everyday. I may have been out of line, but I won't give a blanket apology to an entire race because two fringe 'leaders' are asking for one. Until then, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson can shut their fucking mouths because I didn't say one word about them. Besides, maybe Jesse Jackson should be fired as a reverend because he cheated and had a child out of wedlock...that's not very Christian-like, now is it?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Exactly, who made up those terms? Black people. Imus is a boring, old fart, but my god, this is so unimportant.

    If racial groups don't want people to use terms they deem as racial slurs, then they need to stop using them themselves. You don't see Jews (even though technically Judaism is a religion not a race) running around calling each other Kikes or Hebs.
    That is the problem.

    And Rev. Al Sharpton is as much a part of the problem as he thinks he is part of the solution. This man is just a publicity hound and if he cared that much about African American's rights as people he wouldn't be in public on tv just focusing the blame on white people making a show of it.

    Whenever a white person makes a racist comment towards a black person...he is the first person in front of a tv camera...talking about how we will never unite as a group of people while these comments are being made...well if you look around him...how many of the people are white?...NONE...they are all black...

    How can we be brought together as people when one side thinks that the other side is ALWAYS being racist....if anything Al Sharpton is AS racists as the people that have made the common idiotic statements in the past...


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    If a black person says the N word...a white person should be able to as well with no consequences. Would I ever use the word? No, knowing how many people deem it to be offensive....I'm not that stupid to say it....

    I honestly think that 75% of people want to unite and not look at each other in terms of colour... we just don't hear stories about that....

    All the media lets us hear about is a white person saying the N word....Al Sharpton organizes a "Unity Rally" (should be called a BLACK rally, because I have yet to see one white person with him)...and we keep hearing about African American's and crime....if these stories and if people like Al Sharpton continue to do what they do without being questioned....we will not come any closer together as a "people"
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    So from what I read now, NBC is suspending Imus for 2 weeks......ouch, what a punishment.....give the guy a vacation.
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    Don Imus...I never understood why he had a job in radio in the first place.

    It was pretty stupid, which isn't really anything new with Imus, but I heard the audio today, and honestly, the phrase the everyone seems to be so up in arms about wasn't even the part I found to be "racist".

    However, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson offend me by calling themselves "reverend". What an absolute joke that is. And by the way, how come Al Sharpton didn't go apeshit a few weeks ago at the HoF when the "artist" known as Patti Smith dropped the N-bomb repeatedly in his presence? Guess it was because they were on VH1 Classic. Small audience.

    Sharpton mentioned that if they are calling on the rap community, etc. to stop speaking in these terms, how could they not stand up against Imus....my question is, how come Sharpton, Jackson and Co. never protest guys like Dr. Dre', Chris Rock, etc., in a public way....if they've ever spoken out against those guys, it's newsworthy, 'cause the word hasn't gotten out on that one.

    Opportunism. It's all the rage these days.

 

 

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