Time Warner Needs to Check Bill Maher May 28, 2007Posted by C.A.R.D in Bill Maher, Bill Maher Bigot, Bill Maher discrimination against christians, Card, CARD Bigot, Christian, Discriminate, Discrimination, HBO, HBO Bill Maher, HBO discrimination, Imus, imus racism.
NEW YORK, May 22 /Christian Newswire/ — HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” ran a show on May 18–repeated throughout this week–that began with an attack on the late Rev. Jerry Falwell and then devolved into an assault on Catholicism:
“And it’s easy to start a religion! Watch, I do it for you: I had a vision last night! A vision! The Blessed Virgin Mary came to me–I don’t know how she got past the guards–and she told me it’s high time to take the high ground from the Seventh Day Adventists and give it to the 24-hour party people. And what happens in the confessional stays in the confessional. Gay men, don’t say you’re life partners, say you’re a nunnery of two. ‘We weren’t having sex, officer; I was performing a very private Mass, here in my car. I was letting my rod and staff comfort him. Take this and eat of it, [our emphasis] for this is my roommate Barry. And for all those who believe there is a special place for you in Kevin.”
Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded this way:
Disgraced shock jock Imus to sue CBS Radio May 3, 2007Posted by C.A.R.D in African Americans, African-American, Black, Blacks, Card, CBS Racism, Discriminate, Discrimination, Don Imus, Imus, Imus in the Morning, imus racism, Imus Racist, Imus Radio, Martin Garbus, MSNBC, nappy, nappy headed, nappy headed hos, Racism, Racist, Rutgers women's basketball team.
A lawsuit will be Don Imus’s rejoinder to CBS Radio, which fired the controversial U.S. radio host after his recent racist and sexist comments about a university-level women’s basketball team.
Imus has hired lawyer Martin Garbus, a First Amendment specialist, to help him sue his former employer.
Garbus said on Thursday that he expects to file a breach of contract suit on behalf of Imus by next week.
According to Garbus, part of the host’s CBS contract acknowledged his services to be “irreverent” and “controversial.”
Imus Apologizes for ‘Nappy Hos’ Comment April 6, 2007Posted by C.A.R.D in African Americans, African-American, Black, Blacks, Bryan Monroe, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discrimination, Don Imus, Don Imus Racism, Don Imus Racist, Gregory Lee, hardcore hos, Imus, Imus in the Morning, Imus Racist, nappy headed hos, Nappy Ho, Nappy Hos, National Association of Black Journalists, NBA, Racism, Racist, Radio host, rough girls from Rutgers, Rutgers University, they got tattoos, Toronto Raptors, women's basketball team.
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Radio host Don Imus apologized Friday for calling the Rutgers University women’s basketball team “nappy headed hos” on his nationally syndicated program.
The National Association of Black Journalists demanded his immediate firing after the man known as “Imus in the Morning” put his foot deep in his mouth Wednesday. Imus questioned the players’ looks, describing them as tattooed “rough girls.” His producer compared the team _ which has eight black members _ to the NBA’s Toronto Raptors.
Near the start of Friday’s show, Imus said he wanted to “apologize for an insensitive and ill-conceived remark we made the other morning referring to the Rutgers women’s basketball team.”
“It was completely inappropriate, and we can understand why people were offended. Our characterization was thoughtless and stupid, and we are sorry.”Gregory Lee, an NABJ officer and senior assistant sports editor at The Boston Globe, said the mea culpa did little to atone for the comments.
“You can apologize, but what does that mean when you have a history of making disparaging remarks about people?” Lee asked about the acid-tongued Imus. “This kind of behavior must be punished. I hope the company and sponsors he has take some sort of action … to educate him.”
NABJ President Bryan Monroe asked Thursday if Imus had “lost his mind” and called for the veteran radio host’s dismissal.
Imus was speaking with producer Bernard McGurk when the NCAA title game between Rutgers and Tennessee came up.