The Ethics Guy, BusinessWeek
On his radio show on Monday, during a discussion about the arrests of suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones, Don Imus asked, "What color is he?"
Tuesday, Imus defended his question by saying:
“What people should be outraged about is that they arrest blacks for no reason. I mean, there's no reason to arrest this kid six times. Maybe he did something once, but everyone does something once.”
Let’s set aside the issue of whether it is acceptable to refer to a 24-year-old professional athlete as a “kid.” (It’s better, I suppose, than calling him “boy”—but not by much.) The central ethical question is whether Imus’s latest remarks are justifiable, given the racist language he used last year in referring to the Rutgers University women’s basketball team.
Rain...rain...go away!!! The Midwest is expected to get more rain, today...anywhere between 2 to 6 inches...and most rivers in the flood-stricken area are on the verge of cresting....So do NOT even take your boat out today, because even a 2 inch wake could cause major problems.... Gary Tuchman stays in the flood zone to monitor....
SEND CASH....NEED Millions, small bills are accepted, too!!! Sen. Barack Obama has asked top contributors to help his former rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton, retire her debt. Clinton amassed a campaign debt of about $22 million, but about $12 million of that is money the New York senator loaned to the campaign herself....AND with just over four months to go until voters weigh in at the polls, a new survey suggests Sen. Barack Obama is holding a double-digit lead over Sen. John McCain among registered voters. According to a new Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll, Obama holds a 12 point lead over McCain in a head-to-head match up, 49 percent to 37 percent. We will check in with Candy Crowley and Dana Bash on all campaign trail happenings today...
Randi Kaye is en route to Fayetteville, North Carolina...authorities are investigating the death of a pregnant soldier whose body was found Saturday morning in a motel. Spc. Megan Lynn Touma, 23, was a dental specialist from Cold Springs, Kentucky, according to a statement from Fort Bragg, where Touma was assigned to the 19th Replacement Company. Fayetteville police found her body late Saturday morning when they responded to a call about a strong odor coming from one of the rooms. The body was sent to the state Medical Examiner's office in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to determine the cause of death. Touma, who was seven months pregnant, arrived at Fort Bragg on June 12. In five years with the Army, she had served with the U.S. Army Dental Activity Clinic in Bamberg, Germany, and in Fort Drum, New York, before her assignment to Fort Bragg. Touma is the SECOND pregnant service member to die in North Carolina in recent months. The remains of Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach and her fetus were found beneath in a fire pit January 11 in Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean's backyard. Randi will be LIVE with the latest....
AND a Keeping Them Honest update tonight.... Drew Griffin thought after chasing down doctors, confronting a rogue pharmacy, and basically exposing just how blatantly easy it is to go on line, purchase prescription drugs and get them delivered to our door no questions asked...WELL, we thought might hear a reaction from the government on what's being done to stop it.. And we did...just not the one we thought. Joe Rannazzsi from the DEA said "There is a not a loop hole, there is not a loophole." But as you will see in tonight's report....There APPEARS, in fact, to be a loophole, so big that the bureaucratic agencies in Washington are finger pointing over who's in charge to stop it. The White house sent Drew to the DEA, the DEA to the FDA. All the while the government seems to be M-I-A on Internet drug abuse...this is MUST SEE TV folks....
ALSO, President Bush is scheduled to meet in the Oval Office with Iraq President Jalal Talabani this morning, so we will check in with Michael Ware for analysis...
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