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MSNBC: Imus Fired! (Vanity)
Tucker on MSNBC | 4/11/07 | NickatNite2003

Posted on 04/11/2007 3:29:52 PM PDT by NickatNite2003

Tucker just read a news flash, announcing that they will no longer simulcast Imus at all, anymore.


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To: NickatNite2003
WHO CARES,
651 posted on 04/11/2007 6:56:09 PM PDT by jetson (II)
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To: TheInvisibleMan

“Can it mean...Decent minded people won again...and some black extortionists were involved also.”

No, because if it were not for the extortionists this entire thing would merely be a sad moment. He crossed the line, but as Jackie Mason put it, it wasn’t a henious crime like murder or rape. If we are to hold everyone to the same standards, then why is Jessie Jackson still heading the Rainbow Coalition after his “hymietown” comment?


652 posted on 04/11/2007 6:58:50 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.)
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To: jetson
Is that supposed to be a trick question? Because if it IS a question, you fergot the

?


653 posted on 04/11/2007 6:59:23 PM PDT by don-o (Fight, fight. fight to drive the GOP to the right!!!!)
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To: Barset

Imus ran to the Sharpton radio program to get the exact results he received. Sharpton became a lightening rod deflecting criticism from Imus. Conservative forums and talk radio will foam at the mouth at the mere mention of Sharpton’s name. Guys...Sharpton could not win a majority of liberal black votes in the last Dumbo primary. But, the DBM and my beloved talk radio continue, to my dismay, to put him front and center.

Everyone, including conservative radio, neglected the fact that these are young college girls who play a game and are not in the political arena.


654 posted on 04/11/2007 7:00:11 PM PDT by TheInvisibleMan
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To: onyx
Abrams primary concern yesterday was the way in which the FOX News Channel covered the Imus story.

He comes across as a 12 year old kid wearing a big boy suit.

It would seem however that he's yet to advance to big boy underpants.

655 posted on 04/11/2007 7:00:52 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: onyx
Their big lost and I mean money.
656 posted on 04/11/2007 7:02:06 PM PDT by fatima (Shut up Murtha)
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To: Mo1

Yeah...there were some freepers that implicated Hillary right from the start...

Could be...and Obama acted as a hit man also...Hillary probably just sent hit persons so she wouldn’t get dirty.


657 posted on 04/11/2007 7:02:30 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: jetson

Coming up with that clever reply must have exhausted you.


658 posted on 04/11/2007 7:03:35 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Pukin Dog

What’s wrong with Mr. Cosby? What did he say that was so bad?

Me? I hold him WAYYYYYYYYY UP THERE!


659 posted on 04/11/2007 7:03:49 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: Mo1
And Imus lost this battle .. but will Hellary win the war

What does Hillary have to gain from it? Imus is a cowboy hat wearing idiot. He made the comment, on a show that few people listen to, where his guests are notably left-winged moonbats, and he's not smart enough to figure out how to keep his stupid locker room racist comments to himself, yet we're supposed to feel sorry for him?

This love-hate relationship between Imus and the Clinton's didn't just suddenly evolve last Friday.

660 posted on 04/11/2007 7:05:21 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: TheInvisibleMan

Wow...I don’t know what I did to you...

If you want, I can blast Armstrong Williams...he was all for Imus to be fired, also. He is supposed to be conservative, right??

You say you aren’t easily offended..but I sure don’t know what I did that you are lumping me in “..But YOU only legitimize the DBM when it concerns blacks.”

What do you know about when or if I legitimize the DBM??


661 posted on 04/11/2007 7:06:48 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: hole_n_one

MSNBC is little fish in the big pond. Imus should not have been fired!


662 posted on 04/11/2007 7:06:50 PM PDT by JFC
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To: hole_n_one

funny, my friend , funny.


663 posted on 04/11/2007 7:06:50 PM PDT by jetson (II)
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To: hole_n_one

funny, my friend , funny.


664 posted on 04/11/2007 7:06:52 PM PDT by jetson (II)
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To: TheInvisibleMan; leadpenny; Mo1; Bahbah; onyx

I can see that, now, after reading your post. It seems as if Imus played the race card by running to Sharpton.

I still think this was a set-up from the Clinton camp. Nobody has the race hustle down like our first black president. Rahm and Hill and Vernon and Bill must be rolling on the floor laughing.


665 posted on 04/11/2007 7:07:12 PM PDT by Barset
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To: Txsleuth
Yeah...there were some freepers that implicated Hillary right from the start...

"Some Freepers" could implicate Hillary in the sinking of the Titanic. Doncha know?

666 posted on 04/11/2007 7:07:52 PM PDT by don-o (Fight, fight. fight to drive the GOP to the right!!!!)
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To: TheInvisibleMan
BTW I am a conservative.

So is Armstrong Williams, and he was calling for Imus to be fired.

667 posted on 04/11/2007 7:08:32 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Currently living, no one touches Thomas Sowell.

After the good Doctor, Condi, just for her accomplishments. Bill Cosby is a serial adulterer, but can resemble a stopped clock on occasion.

668 posted on 04/11/2007 7:08:56 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Mo1

He tore into her a few days before.Everybody know this .


669 posted on 04/11/2007 7:09:02 PM PDT by fatima (Shut up Murtha)
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To: don-o

Hillary would sink the Titanic if her fat legs were to step on that boat!


670 posted on 04/11/2007 7:10:15 PM PDT by JFC
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To: JRochelle; Peach
This isn't about left or right, this is about a dangerous precedent.... every time Sharpton and Jackson get a little more taste of blood they become even more emboldened. They don't think slang rap that permeates he airwaves is fair game, but any white guy that steps out of line they are waiting to pounce.

I just watched Glenn Beck show talking about a program someone produced on PBS to show moderate Muslims in America and we may never see this because the radicals don't want it seen.

The "Radicals" in every facet of our society are taking over while some, right here, sit back and say "well good" because this time it happened to a liberal instead of a conservative, but the chilling effect is still the same no matter your affiliation.

671 posted on 04/11/2007 7:10:53 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: BigSkyFreeper

And I hope MSNBC goes straight into the toilet & flushed into infinity.


672 posted on 04/11/2007 7:11:18 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (...what I was born to do, don't have to think it through.....)
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To: oneamericanvoice

“No, because if it were not for the extortionists this entire thing would merely be a sad moment. He crossed the line, but as Jackie Mason put it, it wasn’t a henious crime like murder or rape. If we are to hold everyone to the same standards, then why is Jessie Jackson still heading the Rainbow Coalition after his “hymietown” comment?”

Let me see...Kennedy is a senator, Byrd is a senator. He’s heading the Rainbow Coalition because he created it. You can create yourself an coalition....lets call it the Clueless Coalition... call anybody any name you wish; Can even make ‘nappy headed ho’ your motto; and nobody will be able to take away your coalition.


673 posted on 04/11/2007 7:11:37 PM PDT by TheInvisibleMan
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To: Barset
I still think this was a set-up from the Clinton camp. Nobody has the race hustle down like our first black president. Rahm and Hill and Vernon and Bill must be rolling on the floor laughing.

What do they have to gain from taking down Imus? Who by all intents and purposes, belongs on a station in the NYC metro area, that is ranked 17th out of 34 AM and FM stations in the recent Arbitron ratings period, and on a news channel that has enough viewers you could fit in a phone booth.

If Imus was the glue that was holding MSNBC together, you can bet MSNBC will go under soon.

674 posted on 04/11/2007 7:11:49 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Barset; All
You guys, gotta knock off the Hillary conspiracy talk. She didn't put words in Imus' mouth. Nor did she send him off to Al Sharpton's show.

Imus was fired because GE does not like losing advertisers for one of their investments. If you know anything about the way GE operates, you know this comes down to nothing but dollars. MSNBC would NOT have fired Imus on their own. GE dropped the hammer on Imus, and they will eventually sell of NBC, if they can ever find a buyer.

675 posted on 04/11/2007 7:11:56 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Txsleuth
Poor KO. A willing dupe. Doesn’t he realize that he fits the profile of what Jackson is trying to eradicate: white middle aged man making big bucks. Why should he get prime time? There needs to be a black man in prime time. And the purging begins.
676 posted on 04/11/2007 7:12:43 PM PDT by keepitreal
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To: Sue Perkick

Agree. And if I see Al Sharpton on my television one more time I am going to throw a brick thru it. He thinks he is a big man now for toppling Imus. I hope it comes back to bite him.


677 posted on 04/11/2007 7:13:21 PM PDT by ClarenceThomasfan (In 2008 Republicans will unite around Guiliani, McCain or Romney and whoop Hillary in a Landslide!!)
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To: glock rocks
I have a black #33 Skoal hat. unfortunately it’s signed by KS and not HG...
678 posted on 04/11/2007 7:13:23 PM PDT by tubebender (Whom keeps stealing my Tag Line???)
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To: DCPatriot
MSNBC introduces politically corrected "Imus in the Morning Show" hosts:


679 posted on 04/11/2007 7:13:33 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: jetson

You should.


680 posted on 04/11/2007 7:13:46 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: YaYa123
Jesse Jackson now demanding MSNBC and NBC hire some blacks.

This is getting old. He made the same demand yesterday of NBC noting they need to have black anchors to balance out their programming. Did anyone tell him that Imus' producer is black? Is the man colored blind not to see the many black local newscasters who have long held their jobs on ABCCBSNBC? Lori Stokes, who does the morning news on ABC, cannot put a sentence together without mangling it and should never have been given the spot.

Do we now demand white anchors balance out BET; discontinue Miss America Black Beauty pageant as it's divisive, or how about demanding real conservatives anchor newscasts for a change.

681 posted on 04/11/2007 7:13:50 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: onyx

Definitely. It was a huge mistake for him to do that. Not long ago he would have told them to shove it. I was completely shocked he went this way.


682 posted on 04/11/2007 7:14:04 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (...what I was born to do, don't have to think it through.....)
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To: 4yearlurker
Imus should go satellite radio with a conservative program cause he’s a liberal thats been mugged. And I don’t listen to Imus.

I don't listen to him either, but that's because I don't understand a word he says...he talks like he has marbles in his mouth.

683 posted on 04/11/2007 7:14:49 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://totallyunjust.tripod.com)
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To: Pukin Dog
I for one am not buying into this Hillary conspiracy nonsense. Hillary would have nothing to gain from it anyway.

On the business end, you're probably right. MSNBC was supposed to have dropped the "MS" from their logo over a year ago, because they were terminating their relationship with Microsoft under a mutual agreement.

MSNBC is a loss leader in the NBC/Universal empire.

684 posted on 04/11/2007 7:15:54 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: hole_n_one

You’ve got him nailed. Spot on. What a putz.


685 posted on 04/11/2007 7:15:54 PM PDT by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: Pukin Dog

Sowell’s a genius, Condi’s probably not “black” enough for Sharpton, etal, Cosby has done more to talk modern American blacks into sensibility than anyone.

Clarence Thomas...Ted Hayes....there’s a LOT of great men/women .... but as I said, Bill Cosby as a popular black icon, has done more to reach the youth of modern black America.

Remember, PD, Sowell and Condi and Thomas aren’t REACHED by the youth.


686 posted on 04/11/2007 7:16:21 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Cosby has made somewhat of a turn around. His wife,Camille, on-the-other hand, is a major liberal.


687 posted on 04/11/2007 7:16:28 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.)
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To: ClarenceThomasfan
How is Hannutty going to handle AS now...
688 posted on 04/11/2007 7:16:41 PM PDT by tubebender (Whom keeps stealing my Tag Line???)
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To: aculeus

Yep -— that’s a fact.


689 posted on 04/11/2007 7:16:53 PM PDT by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: don-o

>>Mark these words. The day is coming when they will get out the long knives for your favorite. The blood is in the water,regularly.<<

Wow. Very dramatic. Now that I’m done marking your words, I should point out that I was merely observing that Imus has had lousy ratings for many years — which seems to be the case with all talk radio leftists.

And who’s the bearer of these long knifes you mention? The fact is, MSNBC didn’t drop Imus because of his Rutgers comments; rather, MSNBC lowered the boom solely because major sponsors were canceling ad spots. Had the advertisers not withdrawn their sponsorship, Imus’ boring show would still be simulcast on MSNBC — no matter how many people were offended by his moronic comments.

The bottom line is, Imus’ demise was the result of a business decision. As long as the government played no coercive role in it, I don’t care what happens to his show.


690 posted on 04/11/2007 7:17:25 PM PDT by KingSnorky
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To: BigSkyFreeper

“So is Armstrong Williams, and he was calling for Imus to be fired.”

Is it okay for blacks to have different opinions?


691 posted on 04/11/2007 7:17:57 PM PDT by TheInvisibleMan
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To: TheInvisibleMan
Is it okay for blacks to have different opinions?

Sure. That's my point.

692 posted on 04/11/2007 7:18:57 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Txsleuth

Please accept my apology.


693 posted on 04/11/2007 7:19:27 PM PDT by TheInvisibleMan
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To: NickatNite2003

Total and complete racist, pimp, whore bullshit!


694 posted on 04/11/2007 7:19:54 PM PDT by aShepard (Oh little Mohammad, kouchy, kouchy, koo, Your momma is so proud,you'll be the cutest suicide bomber!)
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To: Barset

It’s always a mistake to fall into the “hang your head in shame and apologize” route -— ask Trent Lott.


695 posted on 04/11/2007 7:20:01 PM PDT by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: onyx
Nothing missed here! Imus is a schmuck! Always has been rude and nasty to all his staff and people he works with, he is just getting what he has coming and it’s long overdue.

Rosie should be next on the list!

696 posted on 04/11/2007 7:20:43 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: Bahbah

I hope Imus is taking notes with all the cowardness surrounding his termination. The only sounds of outrage for his plight are from the likes of O’Reilly, Limbaugh, Hannity and Coulter. BTW has he heard from his “good friend” Harold Ford, Jr.?(sarcasm)


697 posted on 04/11/2007 7:21:09 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: KingSnorky
And who’s the bearer of these long knifes you mention? The fact is, MSNBC didn’t drop Imus because of his Rutgers comments; rather, MSNBC lowered the boom solely because major sponsors were canceling ad spots. Had the advertisers not withdrawn their sponsorship, Imus’ boring show would still be simulcast on MSNBC — no matter how many people were offended by his moronic comments.

Yep. If it was all about his Rutgers comments, he wouldn't have been given a two week suspension in the first place. Advertisers started dropping their spots in the Imus timeslot, and MSNBC changed course.

The pressure came from the bottom line.

698 posted on 04/11/2007 7:21:45 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: don-o

“”Some Freepers” could implicate Hillary in the sinking of the Titanic. Doncha know?”

Probably, but it is interesting that she has a place on her website where one can send words of encouragement to the Rutgers players.

BTW, your post is number “666”. I’m not saying, but....


699 posted on 04/11/2007 7:22:01 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.)
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To: pepperhead
What about it? Is his jaw being wired shut or something?

LOL

700 posted on 04/11/2007 7:22:19 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (Ah don't feeeeel no ways taihrd.)
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