Fire Don Imus!!
Only months after returning to the airwaves after being fired for his Racist Remarks towards players on the Rutgers Womens Basketball Team, Don Imus strikes again. This time, NFL player Pac Man Jones was the target. The following is an exchange between Don Imus and WABC sportscaster, Warner Wolf: (Excerpt provided by crooksandliars.com)
During an on-air conversation Monday about the arrests of suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones, Imus asked, “What color is he?” Told by sports announcer Warner Wolf that Jones, who used to be nicknamed Pacman, is “African-American,” Imus responded: “There you go. Now we know.”
Imus: “What color is he?”
Wolf: “He’s African-American”
Imus: Well, there you go, Now we know.”
Clearly Don Imus is a racist. Anyone who is familiar with the man's history, knows this. What's even more troubling, however, is the fact that racism seems to be tolerated by our major networks. You'll recall WABC hired Don Imus to a multimillion contract knowing full-well of his racist past.
A senior editor of a major political site the other day asked me the following question: Can we move beyond race? I responded, as long as we have major networks rewarding racists, there answer is no.