Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Imus does it again? Maybe and maybe not

WABC's Don Imus is in the midst of another racial controversy, this time regarding a comment he made about NFL star Adam Jones. Reportedly, this is not a repeat of the Rutgers Women's Basketball Team fiasco of old.

Imus has been in broadcasting for some decades now. The game does tend to change over time. What is considered acceptable has changed since a few decades ago. That isn't to say that Imus did anything wrong this time, but things are a heck of a lot different out there from the 70s.

Personally, I never found the guy funny. It's a lot like listening to someone's great grandfather trying to crack jokes and be witty. For me, it comes out sounding irritated and gassy. WABC is standing behind its guy here, and if he hasn't said anything dumb they should stick to their guns.

Click on the headline to go to the APP story.

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