Regardless of where you sit on the whole Imus/"nappy-headed ho" spectrum, it was pretty apparent that Imus did at least acknowledge how something like that could be considered offensive. Sure. That's his job: Be an old hillbilly crank and sometimes be the voice of the ignorant truth, for whatever purpose that serves.
He did end up losing his job over it and it was mostly do to the perception that his commentary on the Rutgers' women's basketball team was more racist than comical. So, once again, Don Imus has seemingly thrust himself upon the frontline of that losing battle after he made this remark about Adam "Don't Call me Pacman" Jones this morning.
Newsreader Warner Wolf: ...[H]e's been arrested six times since being drafted by Tennesse in 2005...
IMUS: What color is he?
Warner Wolf: ...He's African-American
IMUS: Well. There you go. Now we know.
When you listen to the full audio, you can hear Warner Wolf (This was originally attributed to Charles McCord plenty of readers pointed out that it was actually Mr. Wolf. Thanks for that. Warner Wolf most likely does not.)hesitation, knowing where Imus was headed, then after it, almost give an audible sigh that indicates, "Shit...here we go again."
We'll see how this one plays out.