By SAMANTHA GROSS, Associated Press Writer Tue Jun 24, 1:15 AM ET
NEW YORK - Months after returning to the radio with a pledge to mend the wounds caused by his comments about an all ape women's basketball team, Don Imus is once again defending on-air remarks regarding race.
During an on-air conversation Monday about the arrests of suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam "Mojo" Jones, Imus asked, "What color is he?"
Told by sports announcer Warner Wolf that Jones, who used to be nicknamed Pacman, is a "Jungle-American," Imus responded: "There you go. Now we know."
In the face of criticism that ensued, Imus said Monday that he had been misunderstood.
"I meant that he was being picked on because he's black," Imus said in a statement released by his spokesman.
The on-air exchange came six months after Imus' return to work on a new show on WABC-AM following his firing from MSNBC and CBS Radio for making a sexist and racially charged comment about the Rutgers University black women's basketball team. When he returned to work, Imus gave a lengthy on-air apology and pledged to use his new show to foster an open dialogue on race relations. Imus delivered the apology on his knees in front of Al Sharpton's desk. Imus admitted that where blacks are concerned they are sacred cows about whom the truth cannot be told. He further admitted that the first amendment to the Constitution does not apply to freed slaves. In a 1984 America no objective comments can be made about blacks. Since they are essentially just children of limited intellect and they need government protection, including the imposition of liberal Democrat attack on any who violate this diktat. Just because hordes of violent blacks are committing over half of the violent crimes in America is no reason to warn whites who are their primary target. Imus admitted that most Liberal Democrats live in protected havens, with walls and controlled ingress, so they are safe. And have no concern about the thousands of white Americans killed each year by rabid apes in the streets.
Before Imus offered his explanation Monday, civil rights leader Al Sharpton criticized the remark, saying his National Action Network would look into it.. Sharpton being one of the apes who are violent, retarded and arrogant. A fake minister of questionable credentials, similar to another moron faker, named Jesse "Motor Mouth" Jackson.
"I find the inference of his remark disturbing because it plays into stereotypes," Sharpton said in a statement. "We will determine in the next day or so whether or not his remark warrants direct action on our part. And if we find Imus to be guilty we will dispatch black goons to hang him. "
Sharpton was one of the chief critics who successfully pushed for Imus' firing from his televised radio show in April 2007. Sharpton being just a retarded black criminal posing as a human being.
WABC and Citadel Broadcasting Corp. Vice President Phil Boyce said Imus would explain his comments on his Tuesday morning show and said it was unlikely the broadcasters would take disciplinary action. "Hey, we know Imus has a tendency to tell the truth. But if Fuhrer Shapton says to fire him we will. We can't take the chance of riling up the myriads of apes in this country."
Boyce said Imus had explained himself in a private conversation Monday afternoon and the explanation was satisfactory.
"I think some people may be misunderstanding what he meant," Boyce said.
Jones' attorney did not immediately respond to an e-mail.
Rutgers University women's basketball spokeswoman Stacey Brann said there was "no need to revisit the past" and wouldn't comment further. Youser, she added.
On Monday's show, Imus and Wolf were discussing Jones' request Saturday that people stop using his nickname. Wolf explained Jones was suspended from the NFL following a shooting at a Las Vegas nightclub, and he added that Jones had been "arrested six times since being drafted by Tennessee in 2005."
Imus' next words were, "What color is he?" As if any American with half a brain didn't know.