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AnIndependentTexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:45 PM
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Rights group blasts 'racist' US media - Imus, Scarborough, and Cafferty
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/FB53EB48-0428-47...

A rights group has blasted some US media organisations for allowing for 'racist and hate-filled speech' during its coverage of the Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat's death.



The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) said it was deeply concerned with "the alarming hostility expressed by media commentators towards the Palestinian people in the wake of the death of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat," according to a statement released this week.

The ADC said US networks MSNBC and CNN both broadcasted hostile commentary regarding Palestinians.

Don Imus, of the Imus in the Morning programme aired weekends on MSNBC referred to Arafat as a "rat" and called him "stinky" with "beady-eyes". Imus also said that "all Palestinians look like him."

The racist comments continued with one of his guests who described the Palestinians attending the funeral as "animals" and joked about their hygiene.

"They're dropping soap from the helicopters," the guest laughed.

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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:55 PM
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1. Imagine them saying something like this about Blacks or Hispanics
they wouldn't last five minutes - their sponsors would wilt under the heat.
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benito Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:00 PM
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2. a sign for wrinkled ass Don
<------relevancy
Imus----------->
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:36 PM
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3. If he weren't relevant
the ADC would be attacking him.
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