Skip to comments.Beautiful People left I-man bleeding by side of the road
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 wont be MSNBCing 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 whats 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 wouldnt want to share a foxhole with them. When the I-mans phone didnt 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 theyd 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 hes 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 wont 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. Didnt notice any truck-drivers blowing their horns in support, did you?
It couldnt 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 McGuirks barbs - used to say that, as a politician, your base isnt the people who will stand behind you when youre right, but the people who will stand behind you when youre wrong.
In the end, Imus had no one who would stand behind him, period. Thats why he wont be down for breakfast.
And what can you say except, Theres no fool like an old fool.
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.
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!
>>sticking up for him the mostconservative 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!
No kidding, honey. Nobody will ever be appearing on the Imus show again, not even Imus.
Oh, didn’t know that history. Thanks.
Barnicle passed onto Imus that lie, correct?
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.
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.
Yes—see the North East Radio Watch bit I related
(yahoo search using: Howie Carr libel Imus Fybush)
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.
“And whats the over-under on how many days until trophy-wife Deirdre walks out forever?”
Six months.....she ain’t dumb : )
>>When the going gets tough, the tough
“Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?”
“Forget it, he’s rolling...”
“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)
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.
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.....
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.
-—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.
Rumpswab. Gotta use that one...and soon.
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.
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