Comic/Commentator Don Imus defended his comments during his three-hour show linking a football player’s race to brushes with the police. During his morning show on Monday on Citadel Broadcasting’s ABC Radio Networks, Imus discussed Adam “Pacman” Jones, who was suspended by the National Football League in April 2007 because of his link to a Las Vegas triple shooting.
A colleague of Imus commented on how many times Jones had been arrested since he had been drafted by the Tennessee Titans in 2005, and Imus asked what color he was. Told that Jones is black, Imus responded: “Well, there you go. Now we know.”
But on Tuesday Imus said during his show: “Obviously I already knew what color he was. The point was to make a sarcastic point.
“What people should be outraged about is they arrest blacks for no reason,” he said. “There’s no reason to arrest this kid six times, maybe he did something once, but I mean everybody does something once.”
The Rev. Al Sharpton, who is a self-annointed expert on “thought” as well as “right and wrong,” said he found the inference in this week’s remark by Imus “disturbing.” He said his National Action Network lobby group had been monitoring Imus’ show since he returned to the airwaves in December. Sharpton was the point man who demanded Imus be fired last year for what Sharpton judged was “hate speech.”
As a side bar, Al Sharpton went along with what was proved, false rape accusations against a white NYPD officer by black woman. Sharpton entered the national stage when a similar smear was chaged against the Duke LaCross team by an African-American adult entertainment performer.
This defines the state of the lopsided legal system in the U.S. today. Imagine what will come with Obama as president and the entire Congress controlled by the Democrat party, America’s race card political party.