I have watched Don Imus In The Morning (MSNBC) several times. His talk-show is rarely interesting and I quickly change the channel to watch CNN instead. But it is his character that I have found fascinating. With that Stetson slung over his head, his eyes peek out behind compressed overflowing hair. He looks and sound like a cantankerous old man. I have to also admit that I don’t understand him sometimes. He mumbles like he has marbles floating around in his mouth. But when the man began his comments about the Rutgers women’s team that lost to Tennessee in the NCAA Women’s Finals, I knew he was going to be in trouble. Well, he is.
Check this YouTube.com clip out. Imus makes some very racist comments about the Rutgers women – about the way they look and about their character. Even if he was trying to be funny, he failed. Sure, it is just “talk” but “talk” like this hurts. With people like Mr. Imus on the air, spouting this kind of rhetoric, no wonder we continue to be ignorant about the rest of the world. Mr. Imus and his ilk have no place on the public air waves. If you feel this is an infringement on his right to free speech, feel free to comment below. I would love a dialogue about this.
And to be fair [would we want to be?] here is Mr. Imus’ apology [notice his body language and his dark glasses]:
In my opinion, his apology doesn’t sound the least bit sincere. What do you think?