Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me. Last year I was one of the many to defend Imus and say that his firing was too extreme, well yesterday he was at it again with the racial controversy.
During a conversation about Jones' run-ins with the law, Imus asked, "What color is he?" Sports announcer Warner Wolf said Jones — formerly known as Pacman — is "African-American." Imus responded: "There you go. Now we know." AP
This time Imus decided he wasn't even going to remotely try to apologize rather he said people misinterpreted his statements.
On Tuesday he said he was following the spirit of that promise by calling attention to the unfair treatment of blacks — in this case the arrests of suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones.
"What people should be outraged about is that they arrest blacks for no reason," Imus said Tuesday. "I mean, there's no reason to arrest this kid six times. Maybe he did something once, but everyone does something once."AP
Seriously Don? How do you expect any person to believe that explanation? First of all A) You have no idea what race is so you obviously have no idea what he actually did, his story and whether or not he actually deserved to be arrested.
Right now if I was asked whether or not I think Imus is a racist my answer would have to be yes.