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'''Don Imus''' is an [[American]] radio talk-show host, known for his "shock jock" speaking manner. Many prominent politicians appeared on his show. Senator [[John Kerry]] was a regular on the program.{{fact}}
 
'''Don Imus''' is an [[American]] radio talk-show host, known for his "shock jock" speaking manner. Many prominent politicians appeared on his show. Senator [[John Kerry]] was a regular on the program.{{fact}}
  
An organization called [[Media Matters for America]]<ref>[http://www.aim.org/special_report/5390_0_8_0_C/ How Hillary's Hit Man Got Imus], Cliff Kincaid, April 17, 2007. </ref> publicized some offensive comments<ref>http://mediamatters.org/items/200704040011</ref> from his show about the appearance of the [[Rutgers]] and [[Tennessee]] female basketball team players that some people perceived as playing on gender and racial stereotypes. [[African American]] activists [[Al Sharpton]] and [[Jesse Jackson]] joined in, and said that the comments were offensive. On April 12<sup>th</sup> 2007, [[CBS]] canceled Don Imus's show.
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An organization called [[Media Matters for America]]<ref>[http://www.aim.org/special_report/5390_0_8_0_C/ How Hillary's Hit Man Got Imus], Cliff Kincaid, April 17, 2007. </ref> publicized some offensive comments<ref>http://mediamatters.org/items/200704040011</ref> from his show about the appearance of the [[Rutgers]] and [[Tennessee]] female basketball team players that some people perceived as playing on gender and racial stereotypes. In the broadcast, Imus referred to the Rutgers University ladies' team as "nappy headed hoes." "Ho" is an urban slang term meaning "whore," or "prostitute." [[African American]] activists [[Al Sharpton]] and [[Jesse Jackson]] joined in, and said that the comments were offensive. On April 12<sup>th</sup> 2007, [[CBS]] canceled Don Imus's show.
  
 
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Don Imus is an American radio talk-show host, known for his "shock jock" speaking manner. Many prominent politicians appeared on his show. Senator John Kerry was a regular on the program.[Citation Needed]

An organization called Media Matters for America[1] publicized some offensive comments[2] from his show about the appearance of the Rutgers and Tennessee female basketball team players that some people perceived as playing on gender and racial stereotypes. In the broadcast, Imus referred to the Rutgers University ladies' team as "nappy headed hoes." "Ho" is an urban slang term meaning "whore," or "prostitute." African American activists Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson joined in, and said that the comments were offensive. On April 12th 2007, CBS canceled Don Imus's show.

References

  1. How Hillary's Hit Man Got Imus, Cliff Kincaid, April 17, 2007.
  2. http://mediamatters.org/items/200704040011