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I’ve never watched a full episode of Dog the Bounty Hunter, which airs on the Arts and Entertainment network although, from what little I have seen, it qualifies neither as art or entertainment.

If anything, the show is a testament to how far we’ve sunk as a society when a self-righteous, mullet-haired jackass who throws poor schlubs in jail for the reward money can become a national hero.

It turns out he’s also a racist. He went on a telephone rant to one of his sons recently and used the “N” word repeatedly when referring to his son’s black girlfriend.

Said Dog, “It's not because she's black, it's because we use the word ni**er sometimes here. I'm not gonna take a chance ever in life of losing everything I've worked for for 30 years because some fucking ni**er heard us say ni**er and turned us in to the Enquirer magazine. Our career is over!”

Naturally, Dog’s son taped the entire conversation and then promptly turned the tape over to the Enquirer magazine. For everyone who has ever had trouble understanding the concept of irony this is a beautiful example.

Naturally, Dog made an equally prompt apology for using a bad word in anger, completely oblivious to the fact that the entire pretext for his tirade was offensive as hell. To whit, Dog actually objected to his son dating a black woman because he wanted to reserve the right to drop “N” bombs with impunity in the future and without risking his TV career — such as it is. He was right about that, as A&E suspended the show before the scandal was even a day old.

Dog will never recover from his slur, just as Michael Richards will never recover from his string of N bombs at the Laugh Factory last year.

Don Imus was given another chance at radio after calling the Rutgers women’s basketball team “nappy-headed hoes”, but only on a handful of stations that are a pale reflection of his once national glory.

Recently CBS had to close its online comment section on Barrack Obama’s presidential campaign due to racist comments.

Fox commentator Bill O’Reilly stunned the world last month by informing his listeners that a black-owned steakhouse in Harlem he visited was just like a steakhouse in a white neighbourhood, like he’d just discovered a new civilization. “There wasn’t one person in Sylvia’s who was screaming ‘M-fer, I want more iced tea,’” said an amazed O’Reilly.

And let’s not forget all the political commentators out there   that have remarked over the years that Obama, Condoleeza Rice and Colin Powell are “very well spoken,”, as if they somehow expected these highly educated individuals to speak jive.

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