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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).
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  -What did Bill Maher say to get himself kicked off his show on ABC ?? kentuck  Mar-07-12 10:17 AM   #0 
  - Specifically, for this reason:  The Backlash Cometh   Mar-07-12 10:34 AM   #1 
  - He said the terrorists who crashed into the World Trade Center were not cowards,  Marr   Mar-07-12 10:56 AM   #2 
  - In other words...  kentuck   Mar-07-12 11:01 AM   #3 
     - He said something like, You can say many things about people who would fly a plane into a building,  No Elephants   Mar-08-12 02:33 AM   #10 
     - Yes. n/t  ellisonz   Mar-09-12 12:18 AM   #14 
  - He had the temerity to correct those stating 911 hijackers were "cowards"...  hlthe2b   Mar-07-12 11:01 AM   #4 
  - I think Maher is a mixed bag...  kentuck   Mar-07-12 11:05 AM   #5 
  - Yes.. his talent gives him more latitude than, perhaps might others.  hlthe2b   Mar-07-12 11:12 AM   #6 
     - Yep!  kentuck   Mar-07-12 11:17 AM   #7 
  - He also hates kids  lbrtbell   Mar-07-12 04:17 PM   #8 
  - Good Points....Look at all the Celeb's who have paid a Price..yet,  KoKo   Mar-07-12 04:26 PM   #9 
  - Calling African American female members of a high school sports team "nappy headed ho's"  No Elephants   Mar-08-12 02:39 AM   #11 
     - I stand corrected. I had not remembered the exact quote and it's  KoKo   Mar-08-12 08:48 AM   #12 
        - You're welcome. No worries. I was mistaken, though. It was a Rutgers team.  No Elephants   Mar-08-12 10:30 AM   #13 
  - To be fair, I don't really agree with Maher on that, but he shouldn't have been fired for it.  Leopolds Ghost   Mar-11-12 12:02 AM   #15 

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