What statement? Oh you didn’t know?
The one he made about the artist formerly know as Pacman Jones.
During an on-air conversation about the arrests of suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Pacman Jones, Imus asked, “What color is he?”
Told by Warner Wolf that Jones is “African-American,” Imus responded: “There you go. Now we know.”
Imus’ arch-enemy Al Sharpton said:
“I find the inference of his remark disturbing because it plays into stereotypes. We will determine in the next day or so whether or not his remark warrants direct action on our part.”
The MEDIA hates Imus, and says that he is stupid for creating controversey again. Me? I’m kind of hoping that everyone will get tired of his comments and just ignore him, and not make a major newstory every time he speaks about race.
I believe in freedom of speech. I believe that water cooler talk should be on the radio, I do. It’s real. I may not agree with it, but it’s real.
I have no idea what Imus meant, but PACMAN Jones (sorry Adam, your PR man may want to rebuild your image by removing your nickname, and ESPN may recognize the change, but I will not) deserves no apologists.
It’s amazing…both Pacman Jones and Don Imus have been HATED by the MEDIA, but the MEDIA will take the side of Pacman because they are afraid of being labeled as racist.
Until the United States stops practicing its old double standard (white people can’t say jack about black people, men can’t say anything about women, etc.) this story is a NON-ISSUE to me. Either hold everyone accountable and practice a zero tolerance to racial talk or don’t hold anyone accountable, and cease to report this as “news”.