Don Imus Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot…Again.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.

Six months after being let off the hook by his white bretheren and some Blacks that didn’t care one way or the other for his “Nappy-headed hoe” comments – Don Imus has struck again. This time, the object of his affection; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones.

In the mini-series “Shaka Zulu” ? There was a scene in the movie where Shaka was speaking to his people, he would go on to say, “Never leave an enemy behind, because he will rise again to fly at your throat.” Well, we let Imus off the hook and guess what…

It all started on Monday’s show when guest Warner Wolf explained to Imus that Jones was dropping his nickname of “Pacman” and would like to be addressed as Adam Jones.

Here’s how that conversation played out:

He’s been arrested six times since being drafted by Tennessee in 2005,” Wolf said.

“What color is he?” Imus asked.

He’s African-American,” Wolf responded.

Well, there you go,” Imus said. “Now we know.”

And just like that, Imus had once again raised both middle fingers and issued a collective “F*ck You” to anyone that called for his head last April and eventually accepted his apology; C. Vivian Stringer, The Rutgers Womens Basketball Team, Rev Al Sharpton, Us…We accepted his apology because he still has a job.

Tuesday Imus would be singing a different tune, he was backpeddaling as if Chad Johnson was lined up on the other side…

He claims that Jones was arrested six times because police were “picking on him.”

“He’s a football player. He is a lovely kid. He was out there having fun,” Imus said.

In what could be termed as the Joke of the Day Imus said that he was defending Blacks with Monday’s remarks.

“What people should be outraged about is that they arrest blacks for no reason, and I mean there’s no reason to arrest this kid six times,” he said. “They shoot blacks for no reason.”

So now he goes from pissing us off again, to making a blanket statement about law enforcement officers.

I’m about to lose my breakfast from so much spinning.

It should come as no surprise to any of us that today’s society is just as racially charged as it was in our parent’s day. It’s hidden not so neatly and it comes in spurts through the media, but it’s living and breathing in this country 24/7/365.

If you’ve visited this site the past two months there have been posts by the staff and our readers pointing this thing out. Be it a Curious George shirt depicting Barak Obama or some old bitty talking about how the Democratic Party is shot to hell because we have a Black man instead of a White woman running for President.

It’s real, and the closer we get to November you’re going to see acts and comments that spell out the frustration and desperation of whites and the fear and hatred for us as a people. Simply because a Black man is one step away from holding one of if not the most powerful positions of power in the world. Although it may not be the most enviable, it carries much weight and thought of that for many Whites is unbearable.

14 Responses to “Don Imus Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot…Again.”

  1. michelle says:

    Is anyone surprised?

  2. StoneCold says:

    I’m not..

  3. This guy’s claim to fame is that he insults people of a certain race. Let’s put a star on Hollywood Blvd.

  4. Hasani says:

    Mizzo — it’s not entirely clear why you’re purposefully misinterpreting what Imus said, but it’s clear that you are. His explanation was entirely plausible, and who are you to presume to be able to read his mind?

  5. ronglover says:

    Mizzo didn’t write this piece, I wrote it.

    Where is there a misinterpretation?

  6. ronglover says:

    Why did he wait until the next day to clarify his remarks?

  7. Hasani says:

    Why did Jemele Hill wait until she was about to be suspended to apologize? Why does anyone who feels they’ve done nothing wrong have some delay time between apology and time of alleged infraction? Who knows. In some instances it’s probably just the simple fact that the accused thinks there’s nothing to apologize for!

    By the way, my apologies to Mizzo. I’m new here. I thought he was the one contributing all the main pieces. Anyway, I think some of you are being whipped into a frenzy by the media, again, over absolutely nothing (just as the Hill thing should, in utopia, have been nothing but an insignificant blip on the radar). Actually, some of you here could probably qualify as “media,” in which case I’d implore you to exercise restraint and refrain from practicing gutter media sensationalism.

  8. ronglover says:

    Was she threatened with suspension unless she apologized?

    Imus has a track record for this kind of talk, so he gets no pass from me.

  9. Hasani says:

    You guys are way off the mark on this one. You do real cases of racially offensive verbiage by blowing nothing-incidents like this one with Imus way out of proportion. In this case, you’re actually making stuff up about his intent. Such willful distortions are a disservice to all of us who decry *genuine* bigoted speech.

    Weren’t a bunch of people here just complaining that the media was doing the exact same thing to Jemele Hill, as you’re doing to Imus? Twisting words and exaggerating intent and such.

  10. ronglover says:

    Well what was his intent on Monday? Because it seemed like his intent on Tuesday was much different.

  11. Mizzo says:

    Hasani, I have to ask, but why exactly are you defending Imus. Don’t you consider his shtick disgusting?

    Why are people defending Imus?

  12. Miranda says:

    Because Mizzo,
    We’re getting too uppity…all of a sudden we have the audacity to be offended when we are….offended. When did that happen? When did we get the nerve to start voicing our disgust with being degraded and demeaned? It offends “whitey” and quite a few house negroes when we decide that enough is enough. Apparently we’re supposed to say “thank you sir and can I have another” whenever a sweet little “nappy headed ho” here and there is thrown our way. Amazingly, it seems we dont even have the right to determine we are indeed, offended..we’ve just gotten too big for our collective britches in their eyes. I guess too many of us really arent saying “Toby” anymore and that bothers them…that’s why they’re defending Imus..we won’t say Toby.

  13. Mizzo says:

    I’m getting to the point where I just don’t give a fuck Miranda and that’s a shame. I’ve always been objective when it comes to race but when these assholes come out in force to defend this cat?

    I’ll just leave it at that…

  14. Hasani says:

    Imus is an asshole. You guys are not helping “the cause” by vengefully exaggerating nothing incidents like this. Your rage over this just doesn’t pass the smell test, and neither does your justification of Jemele Hill (who according to some of you is just another uppity negro taken down by whitey). Such cliches are tired and stupid. Time to evolve beyond that.

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