What was he thinking?!?

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  1. Filmproducer

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    http://news.aol.com/entertainment/a...d-two-weeks-for-comments/20070409070209990001

    Never did like his "humor", if that's what you call it. What was the point? I saw the youtube video and the whole segment was disgusting from start to finish. Even his "comments" about the UT team.
     
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    He's not funny, or smart, I can't stand his show. And I do listen to it from time to time.

    America is so focused on finding racism where there is none, when faced with an actual bigot we're too shocked to react.

    I understand his show has been removed from the MSNBC morning feed.
     
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    Personally I avoid his show at all costs. I find him abrasive and quite vulgar. There are some people who stick their feet in their mouth and then there are people like Imus. I'll take one of the foot in mouth people over him anyday.
     
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    It's all part & parcel of fixing TVs & radios for a living. Since there isn't a baseball game on all the time, I usually turn on the TV or radio I fix, & leave it running. I'm pretty good at tunin things out. I agree with you, Imus doesn't seem to have any endearing qualities.
     
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    What was he thinking?

    He obviously wasn't. He will be no great loss to talk radio if he disappears from the scene entirely.
     
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    Ok. Now lets go after Snoop-Dog, Chris Rock, Dave Chappell, Howard Stern, Opie and Anthony and Joe Biden.
     
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    Actually, someone is going after Howard Stern. Evangelist Bill Keller from Florida was invited to be a guest on his program, where he was ridiculed for his faith, but stood firm. By some miracle, He was then asked to do a special on Stern's Sirius channel, and it was such a hit that he is going to be on again tonight. One of the listeners said he was paying attention because if they were having someone on who preached about Jesus, there must be a God.
    Bill has also challenged Rosie O'Donnell to come on the program as he defends the cause of Christ against her hatred for it.
     
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    :applause: :applause: :applause: :thumbs: exactly
     
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    I must be out of the loop - I've never heard of this guy until now. He should have kept his mouth shut and have everyone think he's an idiot than open his mouth and remove all doubt!
     
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    Amen to that! (as would be no loss if a host of others were banished from the airwaves . . .)
     
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    HA! Excellent advice ;)
     
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    Why not? As much as they have a right to objectify women, or disparage others different from them, in the name of free speech and art, I have a right to say I am tired of it, and I refuse to put up with it anymore. Women are not sex objects to be referred to as hos and tricks. Black people are not "nappy-heads", "macacas", or any other number of things. White people are not "rednecks", and "crackers". It is one thing to make a joke, and another to drag people's character through the mud. What is really sad is that these women, who beyond a doubt worked hard to be where they are, feel the need to justify themselves and their character.
     
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    You got that right. The guy is on the ropes. They don't have to, nor should they, attempt to justify themselves at all.

    Silence would be their best option.
     
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    Imus is what he is, and I certainly don't condone this. But, in my opinion this witch hunt is just another example of political correctness in the extreme. I've heard some of the vilest lyrics on boom boxes in places I load or unload, and Imus is amateurish comparatively. I've heard some obviously black comedians, call their own race every racial epitaph there is, and no one's asking for their head. It seems only white males can be guilty of this horror.

    Maybe Imus ought to endow the college with a $100K or so. Nothing like a nice greenback poultice to ease the pain.
     
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    I can’t believe the media attention this is getting! ‘Nappy headed’? Are you serious? That’s offensive? Now ‘Ho’ might have been a little mean, but nothing that was said was racists…

    Before all this, I would refer to my kids as ‘nappy headed’ after they got up from naps and even my wife in the mornings when her hair looked like the bride of Frankenstein.

    And the word ‘Ho’ is used by every rap artist and black comedian there is. Maybe the very Reverend Al needs to focus his attention on his own race and correct the problems therein first…the younger generation is learning this kind of talk from them…the black artists and when a white guy borrows the lingo in an off the wall comment, he gets lynched for it.

    If I was Imus, whom I’ve never heard of, I’d apologize to the team for referring to them as ‘Ho’s’ and tell Rev Al, to shove it… His constant apology is making me sick and he’s playing into Al’s hands.

    Now what was funny was the comment the other speaker made in suggesting the Rutgers team should change their name to the ‘Grizzlies’ after the Memphis Pro Team…:laugh:

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    I like to watch the Imus show in the mornings on MSNBC. Most of the time I don't pay any attention to what he is talking about however I do agree with his positions on the war in Iraq (etc).

    I think all of this "fuss" is really, really silly. He goofed and let loose with a joke that was in really poor taste. He apologized for it...now let's move on. All of this "touchy, feely, Oprah" junk (from the team) is getting old really fast. Why should they care what someone they have never met said about them in a joke? Why should this ruin their easter holiday (as they claimed it did)? This is just a bunch of silly emotionalism. I don't care what Al Sharpton or Jessie Jackson have to say about anything. After all those two "reverends" long ago discredited themselves as media hogs. I think a lot of the hype is being created by FOX and CNN in an attempt to bring down MSNBC. The little engine that could, MSNBC, has been doing better as of late and I think that bothers the big boys. Mainly FOX which, in my experience (those I talk to, etc), people are turning away from in favor of MSNBC.
     
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    When I heard Imus was going to be on Al Sharpton's radio show, my first thought was "Al Sharpton has a show"? Talk about offensive. He and Imus are good for each other. But Sharption is way more racially offensive than Imus.

    I used to listen to Imus some. IMO, he had the best interviews of any show. He had a wide range of guests and they were interesting interviews. But he is known for his sarcasm and cutting words.

    The Rutgers women's team, IMO, should take the "Consider the source" route. Just shrug it off and say "Look at who said it. No one takes him seriously." Why try to gain significance from an idiot?

    If this ruined their Easter holiday, then they are people in serious need of a life.
     
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    Bravo, that is one of your greatest posts. Why do we listen to any of these idiots? That includes Rush, Hannnity, Imus, OReilly, Matthews, Sharpton, the whole lot of them. They are nothing but loud mouth nusciences that would not exist if not for us listening to them. God gave us all a good mind. It is there for us to use and form our own opinion. Who needs these people? Do you really consider this stuff educational entertainment?

    As far as the name calling, I look at it this way. If I (low on the food chain of social order) went out to my workroom floor and used a similar phrase to demean some race, religion or sex of a coworker, and someone heard me, guess what would happen to my job. Imus is no better because of the power and money.
     
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    The word "ho" in hip-hop culture has become a euphemism for the word "woman". Not necessarily meaning "whore" per se. I dont like it either but that is black inner-city urban culture, and we dont want to stifle anyones artistic talents. As far as "nappy-head", I dont know what that is. Can someone enlighten me? I used to listen to Imus when I lived in Philly. He isnt on in the Tampa Bay area that I know of. If I had heard those comments I would have thought nothing of them because it is just par for the course for Don Imus.
    Do you remember the last time he made a controversial comment? Something about "astro-turf" in the back of someone's pick-up truck. Before that not too many folks even heard of Don Imus. It jacked up his ratings tremendously and that is what this will do when this all blows over.
     
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    It is no accident.

    In that culture,I believe a "woman" and a "ho" really are considered one and the same.
     
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