Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Don Imus And Sharpton Reaction Hyperbole
Radio shock jock Don Imus sought to clarify a racial remark he made about Adam "Pacman" Jones of the Dallas Cowboys, an African-American.
While discussing Jones's desire to ditch his nickname Monday, Imus was told Jones has "been arrested six times since being drafted by Tennessee in 2005."
Imus asked one of his on-air sidekicks, "What color is he?"
"He's African-American," the co-star said.
"Well, there you go," Politico quoted Imus as saying. "Now we know."
Asked in an e-mail message what he had intended by his remark, Imus wrote that he meant Jones "was being picked on because he's black," The New York Times reported.
"It has been reported to me that statements were made by Mr. Imus this morning and National Action Network has monitored his show since his return. I find the inference of his remark disturbing because it plays into stereotypes. Any use of stereotypes is always counterproductive. We will determine in the next day or so whether or not his remark warrants direct action on our part as we did in April of last year."
Uh, yeah, the above statement from Sharpton, the man who supported the lying Tawana Brawley's concocted story of gang rape and whose court case included Sharpton's inflammatory words. CNN:
Former prosecutor Steven Pagones said Monday that his victory over the Rev. Al Sharpton and two other advisers to Tawana Brawley in his racially charged, $395 million lawsuit was bittersweet.
Speaking outside the Dutchess County Courthouse after the jury's decision, Pagones said Sharpton, Alton Maddox Jr. and C. Vernon Mason had "hurt a lot of people."
The jury found Sharpton liable for making seven defamatory statements about Pagones, Maddox for two and Mason for one. Pagones, a former assistant county prosecutor, is white; the defendants are black.
"They hurt race relations," Pagones said. "We have enough problems in society. We don't need people like Mason and Maddox and Sharpton screaming out false allegations and creating further hatred."
A jury of four whites and two blacks ruled that Sharpton, Maddox and Mason defamed Pagones in accusing him of raping black teen-ager Tawana Brawley in 1987.
Without the Race Card to play, would Sharpton have a career?
Approach at your own risk!!
Dang, I should'a pho-shopped in a pitcher of Kool Aid atop the piano. That's a great idea. Oh well, next time.
It was a fun phoshop to do.
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