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Imus Producer Takes On Sharpton: ‘You Terrorized These Spineless, Thumbsucking Executives’

Bernard McGuirk, Don Imus‘ longtime producer who lost his job in wake the Imus’ “nappy-headed ‘hos” firestorm, on Fox News’ Hannity & Colmes, facing off against Al Sharpton:

“These words did hurt these girls. [But] until you, Reverend Al, got involved, they probably never would have heard of it. They would have probably never, quote unquote, got scarred for life until you got involved for your own self-serving interests.”

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    Rutgers To Meet With Imus: ‘Deplorable, Despicable, Abominable, Unconscionable’

    rutgers_meets_imus.jpgRutgers University held a press conference earlier today in what was probably the biggest media event to ever take place in East Brunswick, New Jersey. The Rutgers women’s basketball team — whom Imus referred to as “nappy-headed ‘hos” and producer Bernard McGuirk as “hardcore ‘hos” — broke its silence, agreeing to a proposed meeting with Imus in which they’re probably not going to be discussing the finer points of the “two-three zone” defense.

    Captain Essence Carson: “We just hope to come to some type of understanding of what the remarks really entailed, his reasons why they were said. And we’d just like to express our great hurt, the sadness that he has brought to us.”

    Coach C. Vivian Stringer: “It’s not about them as black or ‘nappy headed.’ It’s about us as a people. When there is not equality for all, or when there has been denied equality for one, there has been denied equality for all.”

    “While they worked hard in the classroom and accomplished so much and used their gifts and talents, we had to experience racist and sexist remarks that are deplorable, despicable, and abominable and unconscionable. It hurts me.”

    FishbowlNY’s Imus Scandal Coverage:

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  • NBC News Prez’ Imus Memo: ‘I Take Imus At His Word’
  • Poll: Should Imus Be Fired?
  • Jews, Mexicans, Blind Black Musicians: Imus’ History Of Hate Talk
  • Imus’ Cancer Ranch Defense
  • Imus: ‘I Am Not A Racist’
  • Essence Editor: Imus Apology ‘Unacceptable,’ Deserve ‘Severe Consequences’
  • Imus Apologizes For ‘Nappy ‘Hos’ Comment
  • Imus Calls Rutgers’ Women’s Basketball Team ‘Nappy-Headed ‘Hos’ | MSNBC Distances Itself
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    imus_rutgers_hos.jpgThe Imus-’Nappy ‘Hos’ incident on April 4 may have shocked people like Al Sharpton, but it shouldn’t have shocked WFAN, MSNBC or the show’s listeners whatsoever.

    A recent history [via Media Matters] of hate-talk:

  • March 27

    Former Imus sports announcer Sid Rosenberg appeared on the program and referenced a story in the New York Daily News headlined “Serena Shocked by Racist Heckler.” Rosenberg commented, “I was on an airplane,” suggesting that he could not have been the one heckling professional tennis player Serena Williams.

  • March 16

    Executive producer Bernard McGuirk, performing as his character “Cardinal Egan,” said that “the whole nation is talking about” reports of a “young colored fellah pretty much deckin’ the old bag from New York and takin’ away some of her money.” McGuirk continued: “I’m speaking, of course, about [Sens.] Barack Obama [D-IL] and Hillary Clinton [D-NY].”

  • March 6

    McGuirk said that Hillary was “trying to sound black in front of a black audience” when she gave a speech on March 4 in Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march. McGuirk added that Clinton “will have cornrows and gold teeth before this fight with Obama is over.” Earlier in the program, in reference to Clinton’s speech, McGuirk had said, “Bitch is gonna be wearing cornrows.” McGuirk also said that Clinton will be “giving Crips signs during speeches.” The Crips are a Los Angeles-based street gang.

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    Imus Calls Rutgers’ Women’s Basketball Team ‘Nappy-Headed ‘Hos’ | MSNBC Distances Itself

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    On yesterday’s Imus in the Morning radio program (simulcast on MSNBC) Imus referred to the Rutgers women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed ‘hos” after the show’s producer, Bernard McGuirk called the team “hardcore ‘hos.”

    The transcript [via Media Matters]:

    DON IMUS: So, I watched the basketball game last night between — a little bit of Rutgers and Tennessee, the women’s final.

    SID ROSENBERG: Yeah, Tennessee won last night — seventh championship for [Tennessee coach] Pat Summitt, I-Man. They beat Rutgers by 13 points.

    IMUS: That’s some rough girls from Rutgers. Man, they got tattoos and –

    BERNARD McGUIRK: Some hard-core hos.

    IMUS: That’s some nappy-headed hos there. I’m gonna tell you that now, man, that’s some — woo. And the girls from Tennessee, they all look cute, you know, so, like — kinda like — I don’t know.

    McGUIRK: A Spike Lee thing.

    IMUS: Yeah.

    McGUIRK: The Jigaboos vs. the Wannabes — that movie that he had.

    IMUS: Yeah, it was a tough –

    CHARLES McCORD: Do The Right Thing.

    McGUIRK: Yeah, yeah, yeah.

    IMUS: I don’t know if I’d have wanted to beat Rutgers or not, but they did, right?

    ROSENBERG: It was a tough watch. The more I look at Rutgers, they look exactly like the Toronto Raptors.

    Putting aside for a second the show’s erroneous knowledge of Spike Lee joints (the film in question was School Daze, not Do The Right Thing) the comments recalled a 2001 on-air incident in which Rosenberg said Venus and Serena Williams would have a better shot at appearing in National Geographic than Playboy.

    Late Thursday, MSNBC issued a statement distancing itself from the show:

    “While simulcast by MSNBC, ‘Imus in the Morning’ is not a production of the cable network and is produced by WFAN Radio. As Imus makes clear every day, his views are not those of MSNBC. We regret that his remarks were aired on MSNBC and apologize for these offensive comments.”

    Funny, considering MSNBC was touting Imus’ strong first quarter ratings just two days ago.

    Imus deflected criticism over the Rutgers remark, telling the New York Times “not worry about some idiot saying something meant to be amusing.”

    Rutgers then issued its own statement: “We agree with Mr. Imus that this was, in his own words, an ‘idiot comment.’ We are very proud of the success of the Rutgers women’s basketball team. Coach Stringer and the Rutgers players are outstanding ambassadors for this great institution.”