Another racial slur by Don Imus?

Don Imus is defending a remark he made about the arrests of suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones, saying he was trying to "make a sarcastic point."

Imus spoke Tuesday on his morning show about the on-air comments that sparked a flurry of criticism. Months ago, he pledged to mend the wounds caused by a racist remark about a women’s basketball team.

Imus said Tuesday: "What people should be outraged about is that they arrest blacks for no reason. I mean, there’s no reason to arrest this kid six times."

During a conversation Monday about the arrests of Jones, Imus asked, "What color is he?"

Told by a sports announcer that Jones is "African-American," Imus responded: "There you go. Now we know."


  1. D-TOx...

    D-TOx… Face the bitter truth. We are all just so many tax serfs , numbers & accounts tallied up in some main frame. The future looks starker all the time , a mutant hybrid of 1984 fused with THX-1138. Friends , just try to enjoy the few good years left to us , summer picnics at the lake and savor the few last moments left to us and a good affordable vintage of Beugioslaise (?) and family , friends and colleagues ; too soon it will all be swept away.

  2. DejaVuAllOver

    People are just so angry they can’t seem to interpret a simple declarative sentence without coming unglued. Imus said NOTHING improper whatsoever, unless you think it’s improper to say what anyone smarter than a gnat already knows: that our legal system is run and controlled by a bunch of racist thugs.

  3. old_curmudgeon

    There are real issues being shoved off the pages of newspapers and the radio and tv newscasts because of this silly nonsense.

    But that’s the point. Keeping the American public distracted is the plan. That’s why “American Idol”, “Deal or No Deal”, “Survivor”, and the rest of the lowest common denominator programming exists. And it works! Very well, thank you very much.

    That’s why the MSM no longer discusses or dedicates little time to what is going on in Iraq or Iran to any depth. For example, what has Condi been doing (or not doing) for the past month? Anyone know?

    During the ABC evening national news recently there was roughly 7 minutes of important news coverage that the American public should be paying attention to and 13 minutes of cotton candy. They (ABC) also misreported an incident in Iraq calling the incident a result of an al queda attack when 3 different arab news sources reported that the attacker was an Iraqi government official. Gotta keep on message! But, that’s a story for another time.

    Carlin, in one of his skits states it very clearly that they (the Owners) do not want an educated, thinking public. The Owners want a subserviant work force educated just enough to press the button or flip the switch but not enough to reason out what is being done to them. That’s why our educational system is the way it is – it was the plan.

    And make no mistake, we are owned; lock, stock, and barrel. Those who think otherwise are indeed delusional.

    But, that’s just this old curmudgeon’s opinion…

    “Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” ~ Mark Twain

  4. rickh1954

    What I find disturbing is the amount of wasted time spent discussing the babbling of an old man.

    This is not news.

    This is not important.

    Are we a murder of crows to be distracted by every shiny pebble?

    There are real issues being shoved off the pages of newspapers and the radio and tv newscasts because of this silly nonsense.

    There are no surprises to be had listening to Imus.

  5. D-TOx...

    D-TOx… Those Neandertals were the first victims of ethnic cleansing , the fossil records show that the Gibralter area of southern Spain was where they made their last stand. Whom were the cleanser’s? Our Cro Magnon ancesters , that’s who! Cut the extinct a break Mr. M , they are not around to defend their honor!

  6. bryan mcclellan

    I, against my better judgment have Neandered,and Thalled.

    Wilst thou hang I too?

  7. BlackAsCoal

    Of course he meant it as a backhanded racist insult. Forget the screams about his First Amendment rights .. he can be a racist if he wants to be, and quite obviously he wants to be.

    My question is who the hell cares what a shriveled-up prune of a man with a muppett wig for hair who wears a big ass cowboy hat which all makes him look like the embodiment of walking death has to say.

    Here’s the really good news .. in a couple of years he will join the legions of racists who have come before him and take his ride across the River Stix to the plantation in Hell.

    America is evolving and the time of the neanderthals is almost over.

  8. ekaton

    “Reagan stated that this man should be tied to a post at a shooting range and shot until he was dead.”

    I’ll buy Reagan a gun and ammunition if he has the balls to kill the perpetrator. C’mon Michael. Got balls? No? Then shut the F up.

    Lots of people want other people killed. Easy. No problem. Go kill that guy for me. Screw you! Go kill him yourself.


    — Kent Shaw