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Beautiful People left I-man bleeding by side of the road
Boston Herald ^ | 4/13/07 | Howie Carr

Posted on 04/12/2007 10:45:40 PM PDT by raccoonradio

Ask not for whom the cross burns, it burns for Don Imus.

Poor I-man, kicked down the stairs like a Bob Gamere, abandoned by the Beautiful People he served so faithfully these past few decades. We won’t be MSNBC’ing the senile old crackhead anymore. No more summer party invitations from his media enablers in the Hamptons. Henceforth, he is a nobody on Nantucket.

Wherever will we get our fix of Doris Kearns Goodwin now? And what’s the over-under on how many days until trophy-wife Deirdre walks out forever?

Don Imus - $10-million dollar salary, 10-cent brain. From the penthouse to the outhouse.

Just a few days ago, he was the Grand Dragon of WTKKK. Now Bob Grant is feeling sorry for him.

But the most interesting thing about Imus’ sudden demise is how few of the assorted coatholders, front-runners, bumkissers and drive-by pundits who called in every morning could be bothered to stand up for the I-man in his moment of need.

These liberals may be good company at a cocktail party in Vail, but you wouldn’t want to share a foxhole with them. When the I-man’s phone didn’t ring, he knew it was Joe Lieberman. Or maybe Frank Rich.

Until his idiotic flameout, Don Imus was the nearest thing the liberals ever had to a success story in talk radio. He worshipped John Kerry. He fawned over Maureen Dowd. He cursed the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. After Saddam was executed, Imus joked with a local plagiarist about how Dick Cheney would handle himself on the gallows.

Who knew Imus would walk the Green Mile before Karl Rove?

The I-man thought he was one of the Beautiful People, but in the end it turned out like one of those Bob Dylan songs he used to play going into the breaks. Everybody said they’d stand behind him when the game got rough. But the joke was on him, there was nobody even there to bluff.

And now I do believe he’s had enough.

All his new so-called friends ran away and hid on him. Think about that unctuous NBC rumpswab David Gregory. Wednesday night, he went on MSNBC looking like his dog just got run over. But by yesterday morning, Gregory was back on top of his game. He apologized to Jesse Jackson for ever having gone on the Imus show.

But Gregory just did what was expected of him. When the going gets tough, the tough - hey, come back here!

The Beautiful People spent all week stampeding to the microphone to announce, as one female from Time magazine said yesterday, that they won’t be appearing on the Imus Show anymore.

No kidding, honey. Nobody will ever be appearing on the Imus show again, not even Imus.

How many regular-people talk-show listeners did Imus have at the end? Not many, would be my guess. Didn’t notice any truck-drivers blowing their horns in support, did you?

It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

On his final show yesterday, Imus was moaning how the “hypocritical” newspapers had turned on him. Talk about clueless - he was counting on editorial writers to save him.

Too bad Imus “outgrew” all the people who used to listen to him on WNBC. Basically, he forgot who brung him to the dance.

Barney Frank - another target of Bernie McGuirk’s barbs - used to say that, as a politician, your base isn’t the people who will stand behind you when you’re right, but the people who will stand behind you when you’re wrong.

In the end, Imus had no one who would stand behind him, period. That’s why he won’t be down for breakfast.

And what can you say except, There’s no fool like an old fool.


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1 posted on 04/12/2007 10:45:44 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I was thinking this exact thing today. You know who’s sticking up for him the most—conservative talk radio hosts and Alan Colmes oddly enough.


2 posted on 04/12/2007 10:49:51 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; Carolinamom; Cheapskate; danno3150; ...

Howie Carr column ping.

Read the part about Imus worshipping Kerry, Maureen Dowd;
cursing Swift Boat Vets for the Truth, etc...
liberals are claiming Imus is a conservative. No way!


3 posted on 04/12/2007 10:51:41 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: beaversmom

>>sticking up for him the most—conservative talk radio hosts

not Howie though. (Of course Howie’s wife was libelled by
Imus—who said that Mrs. Carr was “doing” Riddick Bowe;
Howie got $$ in an out of court settlement and bought a Florida condo with it. Sweet revenge, again!


4 posted on 04/12/2007 10:53:46 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
The Beautiful People spent all week stampeding to the microphone to announce, as one female from Time magazine said yesterday, that they won’t be appearing on the Imus Show anymore.

No kidding, honey. Nobody will ever be appearing on the Imus show again, not even Imus.

That's great.

5 posted on 04/12/2007 10:54:35 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: raccoonradio

Oh, didn’t know that history. Thanks.


6 posted on 04/12/2007 10:55:12 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: raccoonradio

Barnicle passed onto Imus that lie, correct?


7 posted on 04/12/2007 10:56:23 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: raccoonradio
"...But the most interesting thing about Imus’ sudden demise is how few of the assorted coatholders, front-runners, bumkissers and drive-by pundits who called in every morning could be bothered to stand up for the I-man in his moment of need...."

You know this is so true! David Gregory practically kissed Imus a few weeks ago and was reporting it with relish. Olbermann, I heard, quietly went to his bosses and recommended Imus be fired. All these people who eagerly appeared on his show practically don't know him now.

8 posted on 04/12/2007 10:59:02 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: beaversmom

Yup! From North East Radio Watch, 1998:

“Carr, meantime, is embroiled in a nasty shouting match with Don Imus. It started when Carr began poking fun at Imus’ age, and escalated when Imus accused Carr’s wife, Kathy, of having an affair with boxer Riddick Bowe. Now Kathy Carr has hired publicity-shy lawyer Alan Dershowitz to file a libel suit...”

Howie was making fun of Imus’ age, saying that “he’ll be dead
by the time his kid graduates from high school”. Imus’
pal Mike Barnicle, who’ll be filling in for what was the
Imus show the next 2 weeks, told Imus about it,
prompting the remark...and the out of court settlement.


9 posted on 04/12/2007 10:59:32 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Yes—see the North East Radio Watch bit I related
(yahoo search using: Howie Carr libel Imus Fybush)


10 posted on 04/12/2007 11:00:16 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I listened to Imus for about 2 yr. Then, I decided he was an idiot and changed morning drivetime channels. There are free speech issues, but Imus overextended his welcome in my car.


11 posted on 04/12/2007 11:00:28 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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To: raccoonradio

“And what’s the over-under on how many days until trophy-wife Deirdre walks out forever?”

Six months.....she ain’t dumb : )


12 posted on 04/12/2007 11:01:23 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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To: raccoonradio

>>When the going gets tough, the tough

BLUTO BLUTARSKY:
“Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?”

HOOVER:
“The Germans?”
BOON:
“Forget it, he’s rolling...”

BLUTO:

“It ain’t over now! Because when the going gets tough...

...
...
(music cue keeps repeating)

...the tough get going! Now who’s with me! Ahhhhhhhh!”
(runs out of frat house, nobody follows him)


13 posted on 04/12/2007 11:02:48 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Paladin2

That is the extent to which this should have gone.Turn the dial & let the free market determine whether Imus stays or goes. We now travel down the slippery slope of losing freedom of speech & thought while the race pimps create new victims.Here comes the fairness doctrine.


14 posted on 04/12/2007 11:07:42 PM PDT by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: raccoonradio

Imus was a flaming lib. But most of the libs abandoned him. Harold Ford was calling for him to be fired and where was Lurch? Imus loved Kerry and Harold Ford!Libs are such nice poeple aren’t they!?.........By the way I think that Pat Buchanon was still supporting him as well as John McCaine.....


15 posted on 04/12/2007 11:10:39 PM PDT by Bush gal in LA
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To: Bush gal in LA

From the LiberalTalkRadio Blog (libs don’t want to take
credit for him being in their camp)

>>And for a real laugh, Brian Maloney, the Radio Tranquilizer, took a page right out of the FOX playbook, trying to paint Imus as a liberal, and whining and complaining in his usual candyass conservative way about how those evil lefties are trying to paint him as a conservative. Talk about ten pounds of shit in a five pound bag! Well, as I said yesterday, Imus is certainly neither. He’s not a conservative, and he’s certainly not a liberal. He’s a narcissist.


He’s a liberal.


16 posted on 04/12/2007 11:13:03 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: stephenjohnbanker
I expect he’ll be found face down in the bathtub before she can get her bags packed.....People like him don’t often survive the loss of their “reality”.
17 posted on 04/12/2007 11:13:31 PM PDT by Uriah_lost ("build bridges where you can - but draw lines where you must." -Fred D Thompson)
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To: raccoonradio

-—Until his idiotic flameout, Don Imus was the nearest thing the liberals ever had to a success story in talk radio. He worshipped John Kerry. He fawned over Maureen Dowd. He cursed the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. After Saddam was executed, Imus joked with a local plagiarist about how Dick Cheney would handle himself on the gallows.-—

No tears here. No free speech rights were violated. No great truth was silenced.

True, it was one of the sillier PC witch hunts ever foisted on the American public and firing him was a great overreaction.

However, as Imus once said about politicians, “They ask us what we want. We just want them to go away.” Well, Imus, it’s time to just go away.


18 posted on 04/12/2007 11:16:48 PM PDT by claudiustg (I curse you, Rudy of the Giuliani!)
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To: raccoonradio

Rumpswab. Gotta use that one...and soon.


19 posted on 04/12/2007 11:19:08 PM PDT by beelzepug (...making a sound like Lurch)
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To: raccoonradio
Wow. I just posted an excerpt from Juvenal on another thread, and this column reads just like it, so here it is again:

And now the flames are hissing, and amid the roar of furnace and of bellows the head of the mighty Sejanus, the darling of the mob, is burning and crackling ... Up with the laurel wreaths over your doors! Lead forth a grand chalked bull to the Capitol! Sejanus is being dragged along by a hook, as a show and a joy to all! "What a lip the fellow had! What a face!" - "Believe me, I never liked the man!" - "But on what charge was he condemned? Who informed against him? What was the evidence, who the witnesses who made good the case?" - "Nothing of the sort; a great and wordy letter came from Capri" - "Good; I ask no more."

- Juvenal, Satire X

The "great and wordy letter" was from Tiberius. I guess he would correspond to Jesse Jackson and/or Al Sharpton.

20 posted on 04/12/2007 11:20:05 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Apercu
We now travel down the slippery slope of losing freedom of speech & thought while the race pimps create new victims.

Exactly right. For Sharpton and Jackson and the NOW gang, this was spring training. Imus was just a warmup. Now they'll go after actual conservatives with their letter-writing and boycott campaigns.

Imus wasn't a conservative, but he wasn't a liberal, either. He was a flip-flopping entertainer guided by ratings and pandering principles more than ideology.

21 posted on 04/12/2007 11:21:06 PM PDT by billclintonwillrotinhell
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To: raccoonradio
All his new so-called friends ran away and hid on him. Think about that unctuous NBC rumpswab David Gregory. Wednesday night, he went on MSNBC looking like his dog just got run over. But by yesterday morning, Gregory was back on top of his game. He apologized to Jesse Jackson for ever having gone on the Imus show.

Heh. I don't even want to know what a rumpswab is, but that's funny.

Can you say, Leftist Media Phony?

I thought you could.

22 posted on 04/12/2007 11:21:48 PM PDT by FlyVet (O)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Naw, he’s got enough to keep her happy...but she’s smiling ‘cause how much longer will he live?


23 posted on 04/12/2007 11:22:17 PM PDT by norge
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To: raccoonradio; All

from WRKO podzinger: Chumpline from yesterday’s Howie Carr
show. howie explains how Imus libelled his wife at the
start.

http://media.wrko.podzinger.com/archive/HowieCarr/2007-04-12_Chump_Line_4_12_07.mp3


24 posted on 04/12/2007 11:23:13 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Could you please add me to your Howie Carr ping list?
He has become one of my favorite columnists. Top three, easy.

Thanks.


25 posted on 04/12/2007 11:23:55 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Paladin2
I decided he was an idiot and changed morning drivetime channels.

So did a lot of other people. His ratings have been declining steadily. This probably played a role in his termination.

26 posted on 04/12/2007 11:35:06 PM PDT by CharacterCounts
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To: raccoonradio
All his new so-called friends ran away and hid on him. Think about that unctuous NBC rumpswab David Gregory. Wednesday night, he went on MSNBC looking like his dog just got run over. But by yesterday morning, Gregory was back on top of his game. He apologized to Jesse Jackson for ever having gone on the Imus show.

That was the first thing I noticed when I watched Hardball.

27 posted on 04/12/2007 11:37:11 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: CharacterCounts
His ratings have been declining steadily.

So did the number of radio stations that carried him. I remember back when MSNBC first came to air in 1996, they put Imus In The Morning on their lineup a month or so later, and in a short amount of time, Imus had close to 200 radio stations.

28 posted on 04/12/2007 11:39:35 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Lancey Howard

OK you’re added! Be aware the ping list is for columns and also his daily radio show.


29 posted on 04/12/2007 11:42:20 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: BigSkyFreeper

he had about 60 at the end and a few dropped him in the past couple days


30 posted on 04/12/2007 11:43:19 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

The lesson learned here is that you can NEVER, EVER, count on a Washington Liberal when times get tough.

In the end, the only thing they are interested in is thier own skin, and “friends” are just another tool for the path to power, or to a “Journalist”, an inside source to be used until burned...

All the Party Circuit “friends” he had just two short weeks ago, will do anything not to be associated with him now.

Such is the way of The New McCarthyism, and the PC Thought Police...


31 posted on 04/12/2007 11:44:28 PM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: tcrlaf

The old bastard needed firing....for a long list of reasons, but I hate that his scalp went to the worthless race baiting and nappy headed whore pimping Sharpton and Jackson..

Semper Fi


32 posted on 04/12/2007 11:50:02 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: raccoonradio

That is why he was expendable. If his ratings were better, he would still be on the air. This way, CBS and MSNBC get look good and introduce new talent at the same time.


33 posted on 04/12/2007 11:50:48 PM PDT by CharacterCounts
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To: raccoonradio

Bravo to Howie! He nailed it like few others can.


34 posted on 04/12/2007 11:50:54 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: tcrlaf

Ain’t it great. The same people who were laughin’ and gigglin’ with him two weeks ago are nowhere to be seen.

Tom? (Friedman)
Frank? (Rich)
Jonathan? (Alter)
Doris? (K Goodwin)
Chris? (Matthews)
Tim? (Russert)
David? (Gregory) Forget it, David already bailed, with his hands on his a** trying to stuff it back in. What an ever-lovin’ weenie!


35 posted on 04/12/2007 11:53:47 PM PDT by norge
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To: raccoonradio
I heard Cavuto say he had 61 as of the end of his show Thursday, which includes the handful of the CBS O&O stations that carried him.

Incidently, I listened to the first half hour of his Thursday morning show, and the first thing I heard was Imus lighting into MSNBC and CBS about "abject hypocrisy", which ironically was a soundbyte FOX News used after the hammer fell on Imus.

36 posted on 04/12/2007 11:56:12 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Bush gal in LA

A Buchanan article...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1816610/posts


37 posted on 04/12/2007 11:56:23 PM PDT by tina07 (In Memory of my Father - WWII Army Air Force Veteran)
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To: raccoonradio

Liberals are just cowards on every front. They can’t even bring themselves to admit Imus is a flaming liberal. They only have the courage to stand with you when you are winning, but cut and run at the first sign of trouble. It doesn’t matter if it’s Imus or the US Military. They are all obviously just narcissist!


38 posted on 04/12/2007 11:56:35 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: raccoonradio

Liberals are just cowards on every front. They can’t even bring themselves to admit Imus is a flaming liberal. They only have the courage to stand with you when you are winning, but cut and run at the first sign of trouble. It doesn’t matter if it’s Imus or the US Military. They are all obviously just narcissist!


39 posted on 04/12/2007 11:56:36 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: river rat
I hate that his scalp went to the worthless race baiting and nappy headed whore pimping Sharpton and Jackson..

That's what really sucks. He got rolled by two of the best examples of racism in America.

40 posted on 04/12/2007 11:58:13 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

you mean those two God-loving forgiving “Reverends”. They are disgusting.


41 posted on 04/12/2007 11:59:42 PM PDT by tina07 (In Memory of my Father - WWII Army Air Force Veteran)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

how does it feel?how does it feel?
to be on your own,like a rolling stone
no direction home,like a complete unknown
like a rolling stone
B. Dylan


42 posted on 04/13/2007 12:02:47 AM PDT by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: Paladin2
I listened to Imus for about 2 yr.

And you're calling IMUS an idiot? :)

43 posted on 04/13/2007 12:15:25 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Anti-socialist Bostonian, Anti-Illegal Immigration Bush supporter, Pro-Life Atheist)
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To: raccoonradio

he’ll do a “rehabracadabra” and be on XM satellite in a few weeks, and he’ll be bashing the hell out of the conservatives that defended him, and still fawning over the libs that left him on the roadside. Mark my words. Libs are as dumb as they come.


44 posted on 04/13/2007 12:37:02 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: raccoonradio
liberals are claiming Imus is a conservative. No way!

Dem logic: Imus=Bad and Bad=Conservative ergo Imus=Conservative

45 posted on 04/13/2007 12:51:59 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: beelzepug
Rumpswab. Gotta use that one...and soon.

It is great, isn't it? And it fits David Gregory like a glove.

46 posted on 04/13/2007 1:06:48 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY (Shangri-La is in you mind, but your Buffalo is not.)
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To: CharacterCounts

Cynicism is a fine thing, but I really think that it misses the mark in this case. Larger powers are at work here.


47 posted on 04/13/2007 1:10:56 AM PDT by dr_lew
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To: raccoonradio

“...your base isn’t the people who will stand behind you when you’re right, but the people who will stand behind you when you’re wrong.”

Heck, as the PResident can attest, there’ll be people who won’t even stand for you when you are right.


48 posted on 04/13/2007 2:27:46 AM PDT by Killborn (Age of servitude. A government of the traitors, by the liars, for the sheep.)
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To: raccoonradio

This was a perfect example of the self serving media frenzy.
Out of the four or five people I even heard making comments about what he said, most said is was an off color joke that wasn’t meant to really harm anyone.

But the media, once it got a hold of it, just tried to outdo itself.

Cripes, if an asteroid had hit us, they woulda said “Just Breaking: Another planet just hit Earth”... “now back to the important stuff, like how Imus is responsible for slavery, drug addiction, single parent homes, and the Darfur refugee camp”


49 posted on 04/13/2007 2:38:58 AM PDT by djf (Democracy - n, def: The group that gets PAID THE MOST ends up VOTING THE MOST See: TRAGEDY)
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To: raccoonradio

Imus is just one the the ‘useful idiots’ who is thrown overboard by the socialists. This charade is the foreboding of things to come and the real targets are going to be identified soon when the congress start pressing for the eliminating of ALL talk radio.

Imus will be used as an example to be used why they are all ‘enemies of the state’.


50 posted on 04/13/2007 2:49:08 AM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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