Reverend Al Sharpton discussed Reverend Jeremiah Wright with Fox host Greta Van Susteren. Greta tried to compare Reverend Wright's comments to Don Imus who called the Rutgers girls basketball team players,"hardcore nappy headed hoes and jiggaboos." Greta Van Susteren, who hosts the show "On The Record" and is a lawyer didn't present much of an argument against Al Sharpton. Al Sharpton bobbed and weaved in round one scoring a decisive knock out. His argument was, "I have not heard anything you played denigrate someone based on their gender or race. Don Imus used derogatory racial and gender biased terms." Al Sharpton also mentioned that Republican presidential candidate John McCain appeared on Don Imus' radio show after he made the controversial comments. Greta Van Susteren invited Al Sharpton back to the show 24 hours later for round two. Greta was forced to admit defeat. Greta Van Susteren's response was, "I agreed to have you come back and talk on it because I wanted to railroad you. Let's agree to disagree on this one. "
WATCH DON IMUS CALL THE RUTGERS BASKETBALL TEAM PLAYERS NAPPY HEADED HOES AND JIGGABOOS
On the April 4 edition of MSNBC's Imus in the Morning, host Don Imus referred to the Rutgers University women's basketball team, which is comprised of eight African-American and two white players, as "nappy-headed hos" immediately after the show's executive producer, Bernard McGuirk, called the team "hard-core hos." Later, former Imus sports announcer Sid Rosenberg, who was filling in for sportscaster Chris Carlin, said: "The more I look at Rutgers, they look exactly like the [National Basketball Association's] Toronto Raptors." McGuirk referred to the NCAA women's basketball championship game between Rutgers and Tennessee as a "Spike Lee thing," adding, "The Jigaboos vs. The Wannabees -- that movie that he had." Imus initially was given a two-week suspension for calling the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos" on the air last week, but outrage continued to grow and advertisers bolted from his CBS radio show and its MSNBC simulcast. "There has been much discussion of the effect language like this has on our young people, particularly young women of color trying to make their way in this society," CBS President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves said in announcing the decision. "That consideration has weighed most heavily on our minds as we made our decision." Rutgers women's basketball team spokeswoman Stacey Brann said the team did not have an immediate comment on Imus' firing.