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Imus Does Not Get ‘It’ But Pacman Has No Room To Talk

Posted by Matt on June 25, 2008

Resident dumbass Don Imus’ apparent disdain for African-American people has reared its ugly head yet again and, as they say, the war rages on.

A little over 14 months removed from calling the women’s Rutger’s basketball team “nappy-headed hoes,” Imus had this on-air exchange with counterpart Warner Wolf regarding troubled Dallas Cowboy Adam “Pacman” Jones:

Warner Wolf: He’s been arrested six times since being drafted by Tennesse in 2005.

Don Imus: What color is he?

Warner Wolf: He’s African-American

Don Imus: Well, there you go. Now we know.

Imus clearly uses years of journalistic integrity and brilliant logic to quickly generalize all six of Jones’ arrests in to one simple reason: he is black. Genius. Conversely, I would venture to say it has very little to do with the color of Jones’ skin and that “pure stupidity” leads the pack of possible reasons by so much that it is now lapping the others.

Don has since clarified his statements under the mask of an excuse that he was sticking up for African-Americans wrongly targeted by the law; that Jones was being picked on because he is black:

“What people should be outraged about is that they arrest blacks for no reason. There’s no reason to arrest this kid six times, I mean maybe he did something once but everybody does something once — I have. … They shoot blacks for no reason.”

Imus finally adds that Adam Jones is a “lovely” kid leaving me 100% sure that every 20-something athlete feels complimented by being deemed “lovely” and that the African-American people are fully comforted by Don Imus being their spokesman for what is fair and right within their racial concerns.

Do not get me wrong, I am a clear proponent free speech and have said, at times, many are too sensitive to what is said in the media and many are too quick to pull the “politically incorrect” card. But clearly Don Imus just does not get ‘it’.

Of course, neither does Adam “Pacman” Jones.

I believe we can all agree that Jones — a man attempting to cleanse his reputation — did not deserve to be mistreated on-air for seemingly no other reason than the color of his skin.

“I’m truly upset about the comments. Obviously Mr. Imus has problems with African-Americans. I’m upset, and I hope the station he works for handles it accordingly. I will pray for him.”

Jones has all the right in the world to be upset and his reserve under the circumstances is commendable, but Adam offering to pray for Imus when he has had plenty of his own issues that are in dire need of prayer is a small example of the same hypocrisy I hate about Imus.

Clearly Jones is oblivious to the fact that we are all very tired of seeing him get arrested. I am reminded of a scene in the movie Liar Liar where Jim Carrey’s character — a lawyer — can no longer tell lies and is informed by his secretary that a client seeking legal advice has robbed another ATM, this time at knife point, to which Jim Carrey’s character responds by screaming in to the phone:

“STOP BREAKING THE LAW, ASSHOLE!”

Linkage: Sun-Sentinel.com, FanHouse, & ESPN.com

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