Imus and the Bill Maher precedent

Shearer, Kent
April 2007
Enterprise/Salt Lake City;4/23/2007, Vol. 36 Issue 42, p26
The author reflects on the scandal raised by radio personality Don Imus's racist remarks against the women's basketball team of Rutgers University, who are predominantly African-American. He explains the insulting term used by Imus to describe the team. He predicts the recovery of Imus' career in broadcasting. He compares the Imus scandal with the remarks given by Bill Maher regarding the militant responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks.


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