Poor Don Imus.
He was merely trying to sound like a hip young Afro-American man.
I offer a bit of proof: Before Imus, I never heard any white person use the words "nappy-haired ho."
Of course I dislike Imus in the abstract.
But more basic is the way I shiver at the sight of his one-foot-in-the-grave looking face.
I think the whole problem boils down to the fact that he was trying to sound hip--which right now means sounding like a young black dude.
And I think the subconscious message people are throwing back at him is that he's too old to try to be a hip young black male entertainer.
Do you know the expression "terminally hip"?