The bile that rises to my throat when I hear his name, see it in print or have to see in bloated face in the news is indescribable. Al Sharpton is the boil on society's ass. We need him lanced. Like yesterday.
So in case you don't know what's going on, Imus (a NYC radio personality known for his "acid tongue") said something he thought was funny on the air. Here's the story:
Imus says he'll check his acid tongue By MARCUS
FRANKLIN, Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK - Calling himself a good person who said a bad thing, radio host Don Imus said Monday he would check his acid tongue after being lambasted for making racially charged comments about the Rutgers University women's basketball team.
"Here's what I've learned: that you can't make fun of everybody, because some people don't deserve it," he said on his nationally syndicated radio show Monday morning. "And because the climate on this program has been what it's been for 30 years doesn't mean it's going to be what it's been for the next five years or whatever."
Imus said he was "embarrassed" by the remarks, in which he referred to the mostly black team as "nappy-headed hos." He said he had made the comments in the course of "trying to be funny," but he was not trying to excuse them.
"I'm not a bad person. I'm a good person, but I said a bad thing. But
these young women deserve to know it was not said with malice," he said.
He pointed to his involvement with the Imus Ranch, a cattle farm for
children with cancer and blood disorders in Ribera, N.M. Ten percent of the children who come to the ranch are black, he added.
"I'm not a white man who doesn't know any African-Americans," he said.
Imus said he hoped to meet the Rutgers players and their parents and coaches, and he said he was grateful that he was scheduled to appear later Monday on a radio show hosted by the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has called for Imus to be fired over the remarks.
"It's not going to be easy, but I'm not looking for it to be easy," Imus
Sharpton has said he wants Imus fired and that 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," Sharpton said Sunday. "We cannot keep going through offending us and then apologizing and then acting like it never happened. Somewhere we've got to stop this."
Meanwhile, the Rev. Jesse Jackson planned a protest in Chicago, and an NAACP official called for the broadcaster's resignation or firing.
Imus made the now infamous remark during his show Wednesday.
The Rutgers 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 MSNBC.
"That's some rough girls from Rutgers," Imus said. "Man, they got
"Some hardcore hos," McGuirk said.
"That's some nappy-headed hos there, I'm going to tell you that," Imus said.
Imus also apologized on the air Friday, 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. Jackson said protests were being planned across the country.
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."
So he called some basketball players nappy-headed hos. So what? How do we know they ain't hos? And come on- I'm sure 95% got some nappy heads on them. Those braids and relaxers ain't foolin' me.
Why is this such a big deal? If Dave Chappelle had said it, we'd be laughing our asses off. But Imus says it and that's it- he must answer to the PC police?
Give me a fucking break and get over yourself, Al. This is just another ploy to keep your name out there and attempt to get the black vote...on whatever it is you're running for lately. Please just give up. NOBODY LIKES YOU. WE ALL LAUGH AT YOU. JUST GO SOMEWHERE AND STAY THERE!!!!!
Here's the thing, I probably wouldn't be on Imus' side if Al Fart-head weren't involved. But everything that man touches turns to shit in my eyes! I might be angry at this old white man making fun of black girls just for kicks, but thanks to Al, I'm just disgusted with the media attention.
But on the other hand- and this is where being a Gemini is a real detriment- why is everything sacred all of a sudden? The slightest off-color remark can send people off the chart these days. When did we all get so sensitive? Why can't we call a ho a ho??
*smooches...with my nappy, ho-ish ways*