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Imus Tells Alter ‘Shove it,’ Calls Fineman ‘Sniveling Little Weasel’ and Meacham ‘Phony B*st*rd’
newsbusters.org ^ | 6-6-2013 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 06/07/2013 7:07:51 AM PDT by servo1969

Fox Business’s Don Imus had a delicious trifecta Thursday trashing three perilously liberal journalists in less than 90 seconds.

After telling Jonathan Alter to “shove” his request to come on the program and hawk his new book, Imus called Howard Fineman a “sniveling little weasel” and Jon Meacham a “phony b*st*rd” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

DON IMUS: "I’m in a horrible mood because of a couple of reasons. And I don’t like it when people tell me what a great friend they are of mine, because I know it’s nonsense. And here’s, you don’t need to tell me that you’re a good friend of mine. Just be one."

"Anyway, here’s an email I got from Jonathan Alter. Remember him from Newsweek? And it begins, “Hi Don. Hope you are well. Missed you at the Skip(?) deal. I was out of town.” And then this: “I’m sorry I haven’t been a better friend and just come crawling up to your *ss when I need something, but I do need something: you putting me on your air to hawk my new book.”

Imus responds-

"I would like to now write an on-air missive to Mr. Alter. Take your book and shove it up your... You couldn’t get on this program with a certified check. You and that sniveling little weasel Howard Fineman or the phony b*st*rd Jon Meacham. Are you kidding me? Thanks, nice to hear from you. Hope you’re well. Have a great day you son of a b*tch."

Now THAT’S entertainment.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: alter; business; don; fineman; fox; imus; journalists; meacham
I've never cared for Don Imus but I still found this funny.
1 posted on 06/07/2013 7:07:51 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

He should’ve called Alter a nappy-headed ho.


2 posted on 06/07/2013 7:08:40 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Forget it, Jake. It's Eric Holder's people.")
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To: servo1969

*snicker*


3 posted on 06/07/2013 7:12:01 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

After reading his comments, I think I need to start listening to Imus again. I was not a fan, but I must say the times they
did the routine with the “Irish Cardinal,” I would have a minute or two of uncontrollable laughter.

Imus did not like Hillary as I recall so another positive mark for Imus in the morning.


4 posted on 06/07/2013 7:13:47 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
After Imus did make that Michael Moore sized stupid remark re: Rutgers women bball team a few years back, the three stooges he trashed basically threw him under the bus and rejoiced in his removal from MSDNC. Pay back is a bitch , bitches.
5 posted on 06/07/2013 7:15:50 AM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: Maine Mariner

It’s not like they can sue him for libel or slander.


6 posted on 06/07/2013 7:16:13 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: servo1969

This is how Imus talks all the time.

It got old years ago.


7 posted on 06/07/2013 7:17:42 AM PDT by kidd
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To: kidd

Imus got old years ago.


8 posted on 06/07/2013 7:18:58 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Maine Mariner
but I must say the times they did the routine with the “Irish Cardinal,” I would have a minute or two of uncontrollable laughter.

Good Morning & God bless....

9 posted on 06/07/2013 7:21:15 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: servo1969

I would have loved to hear Don Imus vs Don Rickles (in his prime).


10 posted on 06/07/2013 7:22:34 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: servo1969

I’ve listened a little bit to Imus over the years, and though he is often politically obtuse, he displays a strange aura of brutally honest integrity. Bob


11 posted on 06/07/2013 7:28:32 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("I always knew it was you...I just didn't take care." Al Stewart)
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To: servo1969

Wow. He actually made sense for once


12 posted on 06/07/2013 7:34:13 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: servo1969

Except Imus has made a career out of kissing the posteriors of many phony, puffed-up libs like Frank Rich, Mo Dowd, and others giving them undeserved praise when they should have been scorned. He’ll probably get around to smooching Alter’s behind at some future date.


13 posted on 06/07/2013 7:35:53 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: servo1969
Please.

This is Imus' oldest stichk. This will be chewed over day after day until Alter appears on the program to "hawk" his book by which time he will have had $1 million worth of publicity.

Imus has done this time after time, usually with left-wing personalities such as Jonathan Alter.


14 posted on 06/07/2013 7:36:01 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Springman

Same old Imus. Alter should have contributed to the Ranch first and he would have been fine.


15 posted on 06/07/2013 7:38:24 AM PDT by McGruff (I can't speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant,)
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To: plain talk
I would have loved to hear Don Imus vs Don Rickles (in his prime).

Just wait a few years. Rickles is nearing his prime.

Regards,

16 posted on 06/07/2013 7:41:18 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: rktman

LOL! You are absolutely correct!!


17 posted on 06/07/2013 7:56:43 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: servo1969

ROFL!!!!!!


18 posted on 06/07/2013 7:56:50 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: servo1969

Imus in his crude but accurate way identifies the dirty little secret of the book publishing world these days.

The only people who get published today are those who run the talk shows and their chattering class buddies, because they can push their own books and their buddies’ books on the air to drive up sales.

Do you really think Bill O’Reilly’s or Dick Morris’, or Sean Hannity’s books are that great? No. They just get all that free advertising, so the publishers who are in the business to make a buck not enlighten the masses are going to publish any drivel these people put out.


19 posted on 06/07/2013 7:57:42 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: servo1969

Imus, the oldest liberal alive. He is the typical New Jersey style liberal idiot thug.


20 posted on 06/07/2013 8:09:13 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: servo1969
I try listening to Imus every once in a while. One day (recently) he trashed Rush for "donating all his money to his Oxycontin habit." Just yesterday I heard him suggesting jail time for baseball players who use performance enhancing drugs.

Because Rush gives his money to charities other than Imus', Imus blasted Limbaugh's former drug addiction. I found this incredibly hypocritical coming from Imus whose addictions are well known.

Listened to Imus twice in past several weeks, and turned him off twice, remembering why I never listen.

21 posted on 06/07/2013 8:19:16 AM PDT by Neverforget01 (OMG-Obama Must Go)
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To: slapshot

Nothing particularly stupid about the remark. A lot of the basketball team did have nappy hair.

As to the “Ho” part, that is a fair cop on the entire Rutgers student body. They are what they are.

A few months before whilst playing a game against a military academy team the Rutgers student body was echoing the chant “F@ck Navy! F@ck Navy! “ with great gusto. There are names for people who want to engage in that and Imus properly put one forth.

Not long ago a young prostitute who ran a web cam service out of his dorm room committed suicide and the university made a great show of prosecuting his roomate for uploading views of the activity on a free venue.Theft of services I guess.

You can be upset over the hair comments if you want, and I don’t like a lot of Imus’ politics or his crassness but... the basketball team never did squat to distance themselves from the immorality regularly flaunted by the student body at Rutgers so “Ho” is a fair description.


22 posted on 06/07/2013 8:21:02 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: servo1969
Angela Lansbury in a Cowboy Hat has a moment of clarity. Rare, and not enough to make me listen to that wrinkled up old buzzard w/ a (now aging) trophy wife.
23 posted on 06/07/2013 8:26:16 AM PDT by twister881
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Oh, no, not that. Iass showed his true PC colors with that one. “I call ‘em like I see ‘em! Nobody censures Don Iass! Well, except when it comes to a certain ethnic group, then I roll over like a whipped puppy.”

All hat, no cowboy.


24 posted on 06/07/2013 8:31:09 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: twister881

Angela Lansbury in a Cowboy Hat

hahahahahaha


25 posted on 06/07/2013 8:33:50 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: servo1969

Imus does not suffer fools, gladly or otherwise. I catch him occasionally in the morning, when everyone else is on break. Usually, I just listen for news updates or Warner Wolf.


26 posted on 06/07/2013 8:35:31 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Maine Mariner
.....but I must say the times they did the routine with the “Irish Cardinal,” I would have a minute or two of uncontrollable laughter.

Yeah Mike Barnicle, that was really funny. The only segment worth anything.
He lost me when he coerced everyone to invest in his ranch.
Now that was a scam. That and his going off the deep end with and about his vegetarian wife.

27 posted on 06/07/2013 8:45:45 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: servo1969
Imus got his big break after working in Cleveland as a morning host back in the late 1960's on WGAR. Then, like lots of others who worked on the NBC owned station's TV news programs, he moved on up to Rockefeller Center in NYC. He was really funny. I can still remember his mocking pronunciation of the then Mayor's name, Carl Stokes. Stokes was such a good mayor that he was succeeded by a Republican in a city that was (and still is) about 98% Democrat.
28 posted on 06/07/2013 8:46:14 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Lee'sGhost

” All hat, no cowboy”

And a vegan cattle ranch to boot.


29 posted on 06/07/2013 8:57:34 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obma; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: twister881

“Angela Lansbury in a Cowboy Hat has a moment of clarity. Rare, and not enough to make me listen to that wrinkled up old buzzard w/ a (now aging) trophy wife.”

Don Imus is almost too ugly for radio.


30 posted on 06/07/2013 9:05:01 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: servo1969

Imus, himself is a phony B*st*rd. Would never want to be his friend.


31 posted on 06/07/2013 9:35:58 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: MrEdd

I hear you and comments may definitely have been deserved. However, I just would prefer not to talk that way unless I address the party I am insulting directly. Keeps things simple. My point is these three had a collective case of the vapors and demanded action. Other people like you me, Hannity and a number of others felt it was not a nice remark but it was within his rights to say it...


32 posted on 06/07/2013 9:39:09 AM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: oldbill

What always amazed me is how these socialist commielibs in the media suddenly turn into raging capitalists whenever they have a book to sell or a media contract to sign.

If they truly believed the pap they spin, they should work for peanuts and give all the proceeds to charity.


33 posted on 06/07/2013 9:40:05 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: All

These people threw him under the bus but very few people stood behind Imus and he even craps on them too.


34 posted on 06/07/2013 9:42:46 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: McGruff

Sounds like the old Imus woke up for a little while.


35 posted on 06/07/2013 9:42:47 AM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123, Bahbah, and Just Lori.)
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To: servo1969

Jonathan Alter and George Costanza. Two schmucks separated at birth.
36 posted on 06/07/2013 9:51:24 AM PDT by slimjim12
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