Talk:Don Imus

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Howard Stern being a conservative or not a conservative isn't relevant here. Also, I don't think it's necessary to print what Imus said in here. MountainDew 23:23, 13 April 2007 (EDT)

Ah, censored crap. I'm done with this ****** place. Hamtandrus 00:59, 14 April 2007 (EDT)

The article says that an organization made the racial slur, not Imus? I thought it was Imus? Were we misinformed by the MSM? I genuinely thought Imus had called them "nappy headed hos" on air? 50something 12:48, 29 May 2007 (EDT)

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I reverted the edit "racist and sexist comments he made" because it is a matter of opinion, and because Imus only made some of the comments. Imus was comparing blacks to blacks, and women to women, so it is not obvious what is racist or sexist about the comments. I'll put in a link to the original complaint so people can read it for themselves. RSchlafly 15:56, 29 May 2007 (EDT)

I think the point is that he violated a taboo, not that he said anything actually racist or sexist. Some people are "gunning for" various -ists, to discredit them (see Politically correct speech.
He was popular for his rough jabs, like Don Rickles was, but he stepped on the wrong toes this time. Advertisers starting pulling out, and that's what networks respond to. Good thing he didn't call the advertisers "niggardly", i.e., tightwads, or someone might have accused him of "using the n-word". --Ed Poor 16:00, 29 May 2007 (EDT)

There you go again, Poor Ed, setting up straw dogs of imaginary events that never happened to criticize liberals in your akward way. Niggardly? Pathetic. Where I come from calling a woman a whore is not acceptable. Obviously in your universe it is just an amusing joke, and criticism of it is termed a "witch hunt". And if you don't know why calling an African-American woman "nappy headed" is racist, you are not qualified to edit your own diary, not to mention an "encyclopedia".

It's perfectly acceptable in the billion dollar industry of Rap music, which CBS profits from distributing to young folks. RobS 21:54, 29 May 2007 (EDT)

I see. Because Rap music commits an abomination, it is okay for you to do the same in Conservapedia. Hmmm. NitramNos

huh? RobS 23:20, 29 May 2007 (EDT)

I think that putting in "nappy-headed hos" without the context is a little misleading. Imus wasn't really calling them whores, but commenting on their looks. I put in a link to the original complaint with a partial transcript. Let the reader read it and decide for himself. RSchlafly 01:40, 30 May 2007 (EDT)

Imus wasn't really calling them whores, but commenting on their looks. You mean he was just saying they looked like whores? And somehow that's OK? It's perfectly acceptable in the billion dollar industry of Rap music And that's the standard we should hold people to? Gentlemen, especially as Christian men, I'm hoping you have higher personal standards than this. I think there's a lot of good in Imus, and I'm not sure he should have been fired, but his comment was unacceptable, period. I do think we should include the text of the comment in the article, along with more of the transcript if RSchlafly feels that's necessary for context, so that readers understand the controversy. I think it would be also useful to include information about the Imus ranch, his work for kids with cancer, his vegan/natural living outlook, and so on to show his more positive side.--Hsmom 08:29, 30 May 2007 (EDT)

Feichineejits

Blocked user. Irish name for F____ idiots. Vandal and troll. --Sysop-TK /MyTalk 10:52, 30 May 2007 (EDT)

Question

Why are Don Imus' comments called "offensive" but Jesse Jackson's New York City comments are called "allegedly offensive"? Learn together 21:29, 30 May 2007 (EDT)

Just say what he said

Don't call them offensive, don't call them anything. Just say what he said and then people's reactions. Simplest thing in the world tbh and it allows the reader to decide whether or not he's a racist or a sexist for themselves. GiveMeLiberty 15:33, 2 October 2011 (EDT)

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