Imus: 0. Nappy Headed Hoes: 3.


As the backlash against Don Imus grows, General Motors and American Express said today that they, too, will pull their advertisements from his program. American Express was the fourth largest advertiser on the simulcast of ?Imus in the Morning? on MSNBC, spending $1.2 million during the show in 2006, according to estimates from Monitor-Plus, a unit of the Nielsen Company. And the credit card company was also among the top spenders on the radio program aired by CBS Radio.

The company will no longer advertise on Mr. Imus?s show because of his controversial remarks last week, said Judy Tenzer, a spokeswoman for American Express. American Express will continue to advertise on other MSNBC shows, she said.

General Motors was one of the radio program?s top advertisers last year, but the company stopped advertising on it earlier this year in a decision unrelated to Mr. Imus?s racial insults about the Rutgers women?s basketball team, said Ryndee Carney, a spokeswoman for General Motors. On Tuesday, Ms. Carney said the company would continue to advertise on the MSNBC show.

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A friend sent me an e-mail about my posts. Out of deference to their privacy, I post it anonymously.

We haven't really spoke about the whole Imus thing at
all cause I think we both know it's a powder keg.


Here's the deal, a lot of you black folks are

emotional, irrational, reactionary and sorta annoying.
We act like f-cking savages promoting killing each
other, treating women like shit, degrading men and
acting like animals in general in every channel we can
(movies, TV, radio, Internet).


Then you we want to cross over (so we can sell more
shit) to a broader audience (mostly whites) and ask
them to buy our self destructive depictions of
ourselves (you can buy ghetto hip-hop in Target stores
in the middle of whitest America). We cram the

negative bullshit down their throats and when they
throw it back up we get upset. We are demanding that
Imus get fired but don't chastise our own people to
act accordingly and responsibly. COME ON!!!

I am not saying he is right... in fact f-ck him and all
his people.
But the best way to solve a problem
is consider and then work on all the elements/parties
involved. As a father I can't let my kids listen to
"our music" cause of the nonsense it pumps into their
heads, but that's cool and we support that... but this
one cracker wilds out... and we want blood. I have a
problem with that. If sh-t is wrong, then it's wrong
across the board, not just for one person. What is it
we want here? Change or momentary emotional satisfaction?

You can't act like a n*gger, call each other n*gger,
promote n*gger culture and then get upset when the
world treats you like one. Case and point, a south
Indian man who had no clue what a n*gger was called me
one when I was over there cause he was listening to
Snoop. If we want the world to see and treat us with
respect and value our place in this shit then we have
to stop acting like spoiled irresponsible children
and
present a position of intelligence and maturity.

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While my friend makes some salient points, the comments fails to take into consideration that Black people have been called publicly and privately variations of Nappy Headed Hoes since we landed in this country.

Moreover, we have been called these things PRIOR TO THE EXISTENCE OF HIP HOP.

OJ Murder. Blame Hip Hop.

Kids can’t read. Blame Hip Hop.

Sean Bell got Killed Blame Hip Hop.

HELLLL NAAAAW.

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In all honesty Imus’s statements and the fact that he thinks that apologizing
will make it better basically says,

” I don’t think you are a nappy headed ho”.

“I was just kidding”.

“Besides what are you going to do about it?”

“People are still going to come on my show”.

“Who cares that I called I called a team of Black Athletes Nappy Headed Ho’s”.

“It was a joke”.

I spoke to one of my classmates today after Trademark.
And he said:

“The fact that Imus thinks that he can apologize and get away with it confirms what a lot of black pepole think on the low.

Which is that that inspite of “pc” talk, and diversity jargon, there are white people in very powerful positions that think that Black people have limited analytical faculties. That Black people are closer to animal species than the human species. Then statements like this slip out and the p.c veil hasis removed. We see them for who they really are, bigots. Word is bond.”

When he told me this. I was like daaaamn Malcom.
LOL.

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Jesus. Who knew that so much fodder could come of this.

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Imus : 0. Nappy Headed Ho’s: 2. Advertisers are Pulling Ad’s. NICE!


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Companies including Procter & Gamble Co. and Staples Inc. are pulling advertisements from Don Imus’ show due to the shock jock’s on-air racial slur about the Rutgers University women’s basketball team.

Ummm. Corporate Responsibility is De.Li.Cious.

“Based on recent comments that were made on the show, it prompted us to kind of take a look at our decision to advertise and as a result we decided to stop advertising on that program,” said Staples spokesman Paul Capelli said.

Cincinnati, Ohio-based P&G also withdrew its sponsorship.

“Effective Friday, April 6, we pulled all P&G’s brand advertising from the MSNBC daytime rotation,” said P&G spokeswoman Jeannie Tharrington. P&G would not advertise again “until we can evaluate the Imus situation fully,” she said.

Attention Jeff Zucker. Attention Les Moonves.

The Masters are over.

Tiger Lost.

Where are you @ homies?

Imus is having an affect on shareholder value and its only going to get worse.

What it do fanleee?

Imus: 0. Nappy Headed Ho’s: 1.


Update. Your boy has been suspended.

The Rutgers team is going to “meet” with him.

Here are some interesting quotes that I have collected around the internet.
The players said today that,

We just hope to come to some type of understanding of what the remarks really entailed,” said team captain Essence Carson. “We [would] just like to express our great hurt ? the sadness that [this] has brought to us.”

Carson, Coach C. Vivian Stringer and other players described how Imus’ remarks and the controversy that followed overwhelmed their achievement.

“We were stripped of this moment by the degrading comments made by Mr. Imus last Wednesday,” said sophomore Heather Zurich. “We were insulted and, yes, we were angry.”

The coach ,

Stringer, the coach, said her team was hurt by the remarks, but that the issue reaches beyond those 10 women. She also called on the nation — and national media companies — to reject hateful speech such as Imus’.

“This is not about the Rutgers women’s basketball team, it’s about women — are women ho’s? Would you want your daughter to be called that?” she asked. “It’s not about them as black people … it’s about us as a people. … I don’t know how anybody could have heard this and not been personally offended.”

Some New York Times readers respond,

Frankly, I think he should be fired. It won?t happen but it should. Imus? comments were horrid, hateful, and abusive as well as racist. In most private companies, remarks made like that during the course of business would result with firing and probably a number of sensitivity sessions. What makes me sad is that Imus, CBS, and MSNBC executives believe that a few ?mea culpas? are enough to smooth this thing over. I am a black women with 2 children. This is not funny. It is damaging.

? Posted by Selena L. Blackwell

If you think Imus is an insensitive, childish, clod then don?t listen to him for two weeks.

? Posted by aaron edmondson

Mr. Imus has apologized again and again. Let?s forgive and move on.

? Posted by L. Gatewood

Allowing Imus to remain in his job sends a message that racism is acceptable and excusable. Regular people lose their jobs, every day, for less offensive conduct.

? Posted by Paco

Punished? What is this Romper Room? He should be FIRED. I cannot walk into my office and refer to the black women employed there as ?nappy headed hos,? without losing my job for being grossly offensive and cruel. Why should Imus get to keep his?

? Posted by Dan

Imus is probably one of the most racially tolerant shock jocks of them all. Although his comments were not politically correct, he?s a funny guy and his program is interesting and oddly enough, informative as well. Firing Don Imus will not advance anyone?s civil rights one iota, it will merely push racism further underground and create a backlash that may hurt those that were supposed to be helped in the first place. Let?s all take a chill pill here and then decide how we want to handle a situation that can escalate into something unintended.

? Posted by Sam Cruz

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My questions are as follows.

Is he going to have to call a jewish women a cheap hot slut in order to get fired?

Or an asian woman a chinky submissive maid?

Really. What does this dude have to do to get fired?

FIRE HIS @SS.

No one else, in ANY WORK PLACE, regardless if talk was apart of their job, would be allowed to make these comments, and keep them. You would be rushed to human resources w/ the quickness, and fired.

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Fire.

Him.

Now.

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