Thursday, April 5, 2007

Racist Zombies Attack Rutgers Women

Is there ANY reason that Don Imus and his two stooges haven't been fired yet??
Another inevitable empty Imus apology ("Sorry, we were all drunk and senile again") should not be enough.

This is from the April 4 edition of MSNBC's Imus in the Morning (I've copied this transcript from the Media Matters for America site where there's also a video record of this racist outrage):

IMUS: So, I watched the basketball game last night between -- a little bit of Rutgers and Tennessee, the women's final.

ROSENBERG: Yeah, Tennessee won last night -- seventh championship for Pat Summitt, I-Man. They beat Rutgers by 13 points.

IMUS: That's some rough girls from Rutgers. Man, they got tattoos and --

McGUIRK: Some hard-core hos.

IMUS: That's some nappy-headed hos there. I'm gonna tell you that now, man, that's some -- woo. And the girls from Tennessee, they all look cute, you know, so, like -- kinda like -- I don't know.

McGUIRK: A Spike Lee thing.

IMUS: Yeah.

McGUIRK: The Jigaboos vs. the Wannabes -- that movie that he had.

IMUS: Yeah, it was a tough --

McCORD: Do The Right Thing.

McGUIRK: Yeah, yeah, yeah.

IMUS: I don't know if I'd have wanted to beat Rutgers or not, but they did, right?

ROSENBERG: It was a tough watch. The more I look at Rutgers, they look exactly like the Toronto Raptors.

IMUS: Well, I guess, yeah.

RUFFINO: Only tougher.

McGUIRK: The Grizzlies would be more appropriate.

More contact information on their Contact Page. I don't have cable TV, so I'm telling them why I'm boycotting all other NBC outlets. What you want to tell them is up to you.

And our most heartfelt congratulations to the fine women of Rutgers Basketball for reaching the National Championship game. Next year the trophy is yours! You've made us all proud to wear scarlet!


Anonymous said...

he should have been fired directly after the comment with tapes rolling and everything! The movie they were referring to was actually Cooley High anyway!

Beat Visitor said...

To get an idea of the real danger of racist ideas being broadcast over the air, look at how the comments to this article on AOL Sportsblog devolve into a series of racist comments. Apparently it's OK to say racist things because "everyone" does it. It's time to make it clear, as we should with our children and friends, that NO racist statement can go unchallenged.

Anonymous said...

Beat Visitor,

I just want to let you know that I agree with what you said on the AOL Sportsblog 100%. The "everyone does it" excuse is totally lame. The same people posting that nonsense would not feel that way if it were their ilk and/or females being targeted in such a denigrating fashion. And a bull**** apology isn't going to cut it.

Anonymous said...

People have to lighten up. What he said was incredibly stupid and he apologized for it. The good that this man does outweighs the bad.

There are for more important things to worry about than imus and his comments.

Beat Visitor said...

Today it became even clearer to me than it's ever been that I should never "lighten up" about any racial comments said in my presence. People in my personal life cannot get away with careless racism and people in the media have even more responsibility to think before they open their mouths, because they give racists the easy excuse of laughing and saying "that's what everyone REALLY thinks."

It's NOT what I think, and I'm (sorry to say today) a successful middle-aged American male pale person. The only thing I am proud of today is being a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rutgers College (part of the best University in the USA!) and fan of the Scarlet Knights.

Anonymous said...

To Imus' comments I'd add "thin-skinned and oh-so politically correct." Blech!

Anonymous said...

It seems some just look for things by which to be offended. Imus slams everyone, and often with comments far worse.

Surely you must have better things to do.

beat visitor said...

Dear Anonymous #5: If you're correct in saying, "Imus slams everyone, and often with comments far worse " then he probably should have been taken off the air by his CBS/NBC employers years ago.

I didn't "look to be offended" by these comments. On March 29 you'll see that I was saluting the Rutgers women's basketball team. On April 4 Imus and friends attacked them in the grossest racist and sexual way. These three dirty old men attacked MY family.
Am I not supposed to take it personally?
Am I supposed to let them get away with it?

Anonymous said...

Did any of you white people feel slightly offended the way that Dave Chappelle portrayed white people on his show? How about latins? Should he have been boycotted?! Have you seen Sharpton picket when Chris Rock said he "loves white people but hates niggers?" Of course not. Saying nappy headed is not less racial than Al Sharpton saying Brunettes and Blondes. People have to lighten up and take comedy as comedy. Support your free speach while we still have it which by the looks of it, is slowly dying. We are taking our minds off more important world issues with the petty excuse of "righteousness". Give me a break.

Beat Visitor said...

Dear Anonymous #6:

I don't remember Dave Chappelle, or Chris Rock going after a particular group of young people. Unlike Imus, they actually WERE doing comedy. They were not managing in one comment to attack the race, attractiveness, and sexual habits of 10 very real young women who should have been celebrating on April 4 rather than responding to filth aimed directly at them from the amplifiers of CBS and NBC.

No, despite the droning White Whine asking blacks, women, liberals and anyone else to do so, I will not "lighten up". Tell one of these harmful "jokes" in my presence and I will call you on it to your face. Full stop.

Yes, I support free speech of everyone. Imus can spend the rest of his retirement freely talking about what "those people" did to him, but I don't want him doing it on the public airwaves where it can infect the public discourse.

Finally, he did it on the 39th anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination. For that fact alone he needs to be fired by CBS radio, following the lead of MSNBC last night.