Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Don Imus Already in Trouble Over New Racist Remark?

Last year Don Imus lost his job over his "nappy-headed hos" comment regarding the Rutgers women's basketball team, which he made in April. He got his job back, or should we say, got a new job last December.

On his Monday show, while discussing the arrests of suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones, the following exchange occurred:
Warner Wolf: He's been arrested six times since being drafted by Tennessee in 2005.

Imus: What color is he?

Wolf: He's African-American.

Imus: Well, there you go. Now we know.
The Rev. Al Sharpton released a statement saying that the comment was "disturbing because it plays into stereotypes."

However, in an email to the New York Times, Imus said "I meant he was being picked on because he’s black."

Uh huh. I'm not so sure, specifically because of the way he said it. But I could be wrong. What do you readers think? Is media jumping on Imus too quickly?

Listen to a clip from his show.