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Reply #13: You're welcome. No worries. I was mistaken, though. It was a Rutgers team. [View All]

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-08-12 10:30 AM
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13. You're welcome. No worries. I was mistaken, though. It was a Rutgers team.
I just googled because I suddenly could not remember if Imus had actually said it himself or his diminutive jerk of a producer had said it and Imus did nothing. Turns out, it was worse than I remembered.

On the April 4 edition of MSNBC's Imus in the Morning, host Don Imus referred to the Rutgers University women's basketball team, which is comprised of eight African-American and two white players, as "nappy-headed hos" immediately after the show's executive producer, Bernard McGuirk, called the team "hard-core hos." Later, former Imus sports announcer Sid Rosenberg, who was filling in for sportscaster Chris Carlin, said: "The more I look at Rutgers, they look exactly like the Toronto Raptors."

McGuirk referred to the NCAA women's basketball championship game between Rutgers and Tennessee as a "Spike Lee thing," adding, "The Jigaboos vs. The Wannabees -- that movie that he had." McGuirk was presumably referring to Lee's 1988 film, School Daze (Sony Pictures), though co-host Charles McCord misidentified it as "Do the Right Thing" (Criterion, June 1989).


http://mediamatters.org/research/200704040011
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