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He hasn't learned a damn thing, has he?

Imus' Adam "Pacman" Jones Comment: Asks Of Suspended, Crime-Ridden Atlete, "What Color Is He?"


    A little over a year after being fired for making what were perceived as racist and sexist comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team, Don Imus is courting controversy again over a potentially racist remark made about an athlete.

    When sports host Warner Wolf explained that Adam "Pacman" Jones — who was suspended in 2007 following a Last Vegas nightclub shooting incident — had been arrested six times, Imus asked, "What color is he?"

    A slightly confused Wolf responded, "He's African American."

    Imus then said, "Well, there you go. Now we know."


Before anyone asks, the fact that Imus speaks out on a felon and thug like "Pacman" Jones instead of the innocent girls of Rutgers makes no difference. Especially when race wasn't a relevant issue at any point in today's story. IMUS brought up the race issue this time around and while I was willing to give the guy a second chance before, he's got no one but himself to blame for the inevitable media outbreak.

What a tool.




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Having listened to the clip (found it here (redlasso.com))... oh, come on.



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Maybe he thought he was Yellow (Pacman?)

I have no idea what he was thinking.




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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    Maybe he thought he was Yellow (Pacman?)

    I have no idea what he was thinking.
It says it right on the HuffPo page: He was thinking not a lot of white folks get arrested six times... because the COPS are racist.



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You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

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    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by Guru Zim
      Maybe he thought he was Yellow (Pacman?)

      I have no idea what he was thinking.
    It says it right on the HuffPo page: He was thinking not a lot of white folks get arrested six times... because the COPS are racist.


Wonder if he'd clarified that later on in the show, or just started making that point after the flapping of gums on TV.

Needless to say, you'd think Don Imus, of all people, would know to not just leave it at "there you go" if your point is that the cops are picking on Pacman for being black.



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    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by Guru Zim
      Maybe he thought he was Yellow (Pacman?)

      I have no idea what he was thinking.
    It says it right on the HuffPo page: He was thinking not a lot of white folks get arrested six times... because the COPS are racist.


Course Adam might find the cops less racist if he hadn't gone spitting at women.

Or maybe he means the cops give white fellows a pass on speeding. Or playing fast and loose with the terms of their probation.

If Imus wants to sling allegations of racism at the police, he probably needs to find himself a new poster boy.

I don't think he's guilty of being racist here, but he's almost certainly guilty of being an idiot (which, yeah, probably isn't news).
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It's good we flagged him as a racist (or not) so quickly. A lot of damage has (or hasn't) been prevented. Now racism in America is (or isn't) dead!



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