Imus Controversy Over Pacman Jones Comments
Posted by Ryan on June 24, 2008
Obama can throw his “typical white” racist grandma under the bus and the LA Times calls it his Abraham Lincoln moment. That’s OK. It’s being frank about race, but the microscope surrounding Don Imus has unearthed another controversial racial comment that is resulting in a new round of haranguing against the popular radio shock-jock.
Here’s the radio excerpt in question:
Imus says that this was taken out of context and that he was defending the NFL’s Pacman Jones, inferring that Pacman was being picked on the police for being black. Either way one looks at it, this isn’t as flagrant as his comments on the Rutgers Women’s Basketball team back in April 2007, which cost him his job.
However, Imus has to know that there are some out there looking for any gaffe of slip-up so they can take Imus down for good and keep racial issues in the headlines during this election year.