Don Imus took a seat on the other side of the microphone Monday, appearing on the Rev. Al Sharpton’s radio show and enduring more criticism for his offensive comments about the Rutgers women’s basketball team.
Imus issued another apology for referring to members of the team as “nappy-headed hos.” Sharpton called the comments “abominable” and “racist” and repeated his demand that Imus be fired.
“Our agenda is to be funny and sometimes we go to far. And this time we went way too far,” Imus told Sharpton.
Earlier Monday, on his own radio show, Imus called himself “a good person” who made a bad mistake.
“Here’s what I’ve learned: that you can’t make fun of everybody, because some people don’t deserve it,” he said. “And because the climate on this program has been what it’s been for 30 years doesn’t mean it’s going to be what it’s been for the next five years or whatever.”
Reverend Jesse Jackson is calling for protests. In fact, he’ll hold one this afternoon in Chicago and said others are being planned across the country.
The Insite Question: Did Imus go too far and should he resign?