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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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KEYWORDS: cokehead; contessabrewer; donfoulsout; hos; imus; liberals; msnbc; rutgers; slamdunk
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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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