From Imus show on November 12th, 2004, while covering Arafat's funeral:
"DON IMUS: They're (the Palestinians) eating dirt and that fat pig wife of
his is living in Paris.
COLLEAGUE: They’re all brainwashed, though. That’s what it is. And they're
stupid, to begin with, but they’re brainwashed now. Stinking animals. They
ought to drop the bomb right there, kill ‘em all right now…
IMUS: Well, the problem is we have (reporter) Andrea (Mitchell) there; we
don't want anything to happen to her.
COLLEAGUE: Oh, she's got to get out. Andrea, get out and then drop the bomb
and kill everybody…
COLLEAGUE: Look at this. Animals. Animals!
In 1985, he referred to Arabs as "goat-humping weasels." (Sunday Mail,
In a reference to the crash of an Iranian airliner that killed 43 passengers, Imus said, "When I hear stories like that, I think who cares.” He then stated: "Too bad it
wasn't full of Saudi Arabians." (National Iranian American Council)