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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

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To: mhking
As a fellow in the news business, would you please get some of them news folk to hold Rosie O'Donnell to the same standard - at least?

I think more than just a few of us would be more than just a little grateful...

151 posted on 04/11/2007 3:49:48 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (OUR schools are damaging OUR children)
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To: NickatNite2003
XM satellite radio is in discussions with Imus as we speak.

I bet they give him a huge salary and announce free car radio installation for two year subscriptions to jump start it.


BUMP

152 posted on 04/11/2007 3:49:55 PM PDT by capitalist229 (Get Democrats out of our pockets and Republicans out of our bedrooms.)
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To: mhking

Just when I was worried about terrorists it turns out the “nappy headed hoes” are what we really should be worried about. I saw the clip, he said it in jest and though it was inappropriate we live in a culture of inappropriateness and much worse things go unpunished in the media. I think this is a travesty. We still have Rosie Oddonell saying the most hurtful things on TV and she is serious. She isn’t joking. She is saying without any factual basis that she believes the US manufactured the 9-11 attack. That in my opinion is much more serious than a stupid crude remark clearly intended to be comedic made by Imus but Rosie is right on the money in her commentary about the thought police because she knows her comments have been even more indefensible and hateful.

The real reason Imus is being fired is it is sending a message. Just wait till the next time a conservative host makes an insensitive comment. Just wait. Who would’ve thought Imus would be the one to fall? There is a bit of irony in that.


153 posted on 04/11/2007 3:50:12 PM PDT by Maelstorm (A wise man develops a philosophy that drives his politics not the other way around.)
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To: NickatNite2003

this reaction is more racist than IMUS’s comments.

it seems black racism has the MSM seal of approval.

Perhaps now Jessie Jackson’s show will now be simulcast on NBC as part of the sensitivity training.


154 posted on 04/11/2007 3:50:22 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: pissant

PC run amok.

Sure is what a damn shame.


155 posted on 04/11/2007 3:50:41 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: mimaw

Letting Al and Jesse win is more than I can take. They are race pimps. They smell blood now.


156 posted on 04/11/2007 3:50:47 PM PDT by JRochelle (Clinton: Hey if you're gonna sin, might as well sin with me!)
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To: taxed2death
It’s ok to call some one a nappy headed hoe (and worse)...as long as your black.

As long as my black what?

157 posted on 04/11/2007 3:50:53 PM PDT by Chunga (Conservatives Don't Let Democrats Win Elections. They Vote Republican.)
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To: leadpenny

Al “Freddy Mart” Sharpton has won again. That is a very bad thing for America.

I’m also disgusted by the falling away of people like Howard Fineman (who was on Imus practically every day), out of sheer cowardice and hypocrisy. For God’s sake, it was a COMEDY show.


158 posted on 04/11/2007 3:51:03 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: loreldan

He was forced to resign a chairmanship — not his whole career. Anyway, Lott said nothing wrong. Imus did.


159 posted on 04/11/2007 3:51:15 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: leadpenny
Political correctness violated free speech. Yes, it did it through his employer, but the effect on all of is the same.

He finally said something stupid enough to chase away his sponsors. There's NOTHING in the 1st amendment that protects people from consequences of stupid speech.

160 posted on 04/11/2007 3:51:33 PM PDT by TomB ("The terrorist wraps himself in the world's grievances to cloak his true motives." - S. Rushdie)
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To: Real Cynic No More
Well, considering that Rush Limbaugh got fired from the sports show he was co-hosting a few years ago, it seems equitable to me.

Good point....it was ESPN wasn't it?

161 posted on 04/11/2007 3:51:46 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: NickatNite2003

Well...that will reduce the number of his listeners by about 14.


162 posted on 04/11/2007 3:52:28 PM PDT by Busywhiskers (Strength and honor.)
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To: NickatNite2003

Now if only ABC would fire Rosie


163 posted on 04/11/2007 3:52:41 PM PDT by Kaslin (Fred Thompson for President 2008)
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To: Proud_texan

One of the young women from Rutgers that he insulted suggested that they play tapes of the highlights of all the Rutgers games.

I thought that was a great suggestion, and a sensible penance.


164 posted on 04/11/2007 3:52:45 PM PDT by Palladin (Jordin will be the AI this year.)
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To: LetsRok
Time for Imus to shut down his phony ranch and retire.

You're a putz. The guy may be a left-wing doofus, but he has raised over $100 million for children with cancer and other ailments.

165 posted on 04/11/2007 3:53:13 PM PDT by montag813
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To: NickatNite2003
I don’t like Imus. What he said was awful (like a lot of what he said over the years).

But I believe this was done to get all Imus’s high profile MSM guests off the hook. Now David Gregory, et al, no longer have to make a decision on if they go on Imus anymore. There is no Imus anymore.

166 posted on 04/11/2007 3:53:23 PM PDT by Semi Civil Servant (I have a team of writers working on my next tag line.)
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To: Busywhiskers

except.... where will Mitchell, Gregory, Russert et al find their forum?????


167 posted on 04/11/2007 3:53:26 PM PDT by LadyBuzz
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To: pissant
PC run amok.

An optimist might say it is "good taste" run amok.

Imus should have been fired decades ago. But because he didn't rock the liberal boat, they put up with his obnoxious and insulting schtick. But he who lives by the insult, dies by the insult. He insulted the wrong people this time.

Words mean things. And sometimes words are mean. Imus was the king of mean words. I won't miss him.

168 posted on 04/11/2007 3:53:33 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: HaveHadEnough

Yep1 Last I heard, all but one of his major advertisers
had pulled out of his show, as of yesterday evening.

Something tells me the last one pulled out today.


169 posted on 04/11/2007 3:53:43 PM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: NittanyLion

I don’t care how it came about, your right to free speech was diminished today. And, those who feel empowered by their victory today, won’t stop here.


170 posted on 04/11/2007 3:54:41 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
Were you listening the day he made these comments? If so, what was the context, why was he calling these young women "ho's?"

I am not a fan, but the double standard is appalling.

171 posted on 04/11/2007 3:54:47 PM PDT by CremeSaver
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To: Peach

Thanks :) Really and truly this is sickening to me- and I don’t care for him.


172 posted on 04/11/2007 3:55:00 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet & FredFan)
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To: NickatNite2003

The PC Libs got their Whitey! Congrats to Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and the rest of the racial arsonists.


173 posted on 04/11/2007 3:55:20 PM PDT by Rosemont (Isn't it ironic that Pelosi uses pork to help the Islamists.)
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To: NickatNite2003

Nappy-headed hos...that is all...


174 posted on 04/11/2007 3:55:46 PM PDT by TampaDude (If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the PROBLEM!!!)
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To: NickatNite2003

now maybe WTNT here in WashDC will have a decent morning drive show to go with their good schedule of Laura Ingram, Glen Beck and Jerry Doyle.


175 posted on 04/11/2007 3:56:01 PM PDT by GreyFriar ( 3rd Armored Division - Spearhead)
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To: SE Mom

I don’t care for him either but then again, I only gave him a chance for about 5 minutes a few years ago :-)


176 posted on 04/11/2007 3:56:34 PM PDT by Peach (Not banned yet. Too bad. So sad.)
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To: leadpenny
I don’t care how it came about, your right to free speech was diminished today.

You're simply wrong. The government can infringe on my right to free speech, but that isn't what happened here. Today an employer fired an employee who had become a liability. That's a perfectly legitimate action, no matter how melodramatic some may act.

177 posted on 04/11/2007 3:57:36 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: NickatNite2003

You can write the chairman of the FCC here...

http://www.fcc.gov/commissioners/martin/

I did!!!


178 posted on 04/11/2007 3:58:11 PM PDT by rbosque
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To: Peach
It's so ironic that it's conservatives that are outraged by the degree of punishment meted out to Imus. He can't stand conservatives.

Great link BTW.

179 posted on 04/11/2007 3:58:21 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: NickatNite2003
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and the RATS, take another one in the...............HA ha!!!

180 posted on 04/11/2007 3:58:29 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: LadyBuzz
except.... where will Mitchell, Gregory, Russert et al find their forum?????

Don't worry, they'll find another place. Imus probably wasn't making much money for MSNBC anyway. He was providing a location for anti-conservative soundbites to be made on a daily basis. That's worth a lot to the left.

181 posted on 04/11/2007 3:58:31 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: NickatNite2003

Well he is off to the satilite radio world, which cannot be touched by the PC crowd.


182 posted on 04/11/2007 3:58:47 PM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: leadpenny
I don’t care how it came about, your right to free speech was diminished today. And, those who feel empowered by their victory today, won’t stop here.

I think the right to private property was strengthened today, with the owner of a business being allowed to control the employment status of an employee who says something the employer disagrees with.
183 posted on 04/11/2007 3:59:08 PM PDT by HaveHadEnough
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To: NickatNite2003
Hey Katie Couric could get her old time slut back?
184 posted on 04/11/2007 3:59:17 PM PDT by tobyhill (only wimps believe in retreat in defeat)
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To: CremeSaver
No, I missed it, but I’ve heard replays. It was stupid innocent idle chatter. This is a PC lynching.
185 posted on 04/11/2007 3:59:47 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny; NittanyLion
I don’t care how it came about, your right to free speech was diminished today. And, those who feel empowered by their victory today, won’t stop here.

There you go Nit, looks like your TV gig is history.

And all for calling Jim Tressel "Cheatypants McSweatervest".

That'll learn ya.

186 posted on 04/11/2007 3:59:51 PM PDT by TomB ("The terrorist wraps himself in the world's grievances to cloak his true motives." - S. Rushdie)
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To: TomB
Where will Gregory go now for face time in the morning? Fineman? Matthews? Kerry? The other liberal journalists at CBS and NBC?

All this groveling and apologizing got him nothing. LMAO. Once the liberals smell blood and fear they attack even more. Apologizing and begging forgiveness only encourages them. He could have just said it was a joke and eventually everyone would have moved on - but nope, he was a dope.

At least in this case it was liberals eating another liberal. And yes, I view him as such. After the things he said about Rumsfeld and Cheney - good riddance. Endorsing the cadaver Kerry for president....... I am laughing at the way his career goes down in flames. He got in bed with the liberal establishment and his usefulness was over - they took him out before the next election. Ole Hillary is smiling right now....

187 posted on 04/11/2007 4:00:27 PM PDT by commonguymd
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To: NickatNite2003

Would he have been fired if he’d called them macacas? /s


188 posted on 04/11/2007 4:00:31 PM PDT by csvset
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To: NickatNite2003

It took them long enough. I guess when enough large sponsors said, “Basta!” (That’s Italian for “Enough!” not 5/7ths of what Imus is.) did PMSNBC act. The network is only trying to cut its losses.

I wonder if WTKK, the FM station that runs Imus’ program in Boston will, as Howie Carr suggests, change its call letters to WTKKK and invite Robert Byrd to host a show in the evening, a religious show in which you can hear the cross crackling over the airwaves.


189 posted on 04/11/2007 4:01:04 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: DCPatriot
How can I get my point across? Maybe it’s impossible.

I find the hypocrisy astounding regarding what one may say (without repercussions) about minorities vs. Christians for white males.

190 posted on 04/11/2007 4:01:35 PM PDT by Peach (Not banned yet. Too bad. So sad.)
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To: leadpenny
I hope the Freepers who put their hatred of Imus above the 1st Amendment, sleep well tonight.

THANK YOU, WORTH REPEATING

191 posted on 04/11/2007 4:02:27 PM PDT by Moleman
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To: NickatNite2003; leadpenny
Sad.



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192 posted on 04/11/2007 4:02:47 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: NittanyLion

You’re simply wrong, and you’d realize it if you’d only consider the bigger picture and the lasting effects of this feeding frenzy.


193 posted on 04/11/2007 4:02:52 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: tiredoflaundry
LOL. GMTA. When ever Fox and Friends gets boring, I turned to Imus for want of anything else to watch. Now I can't even do that. sigh

There's going to be a lot of people who's only use for PMSNBC was Imus.

194 posted on 04/11/2007 4:02:58 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica ("Global warming" and "Climate Change" are the biggest hoaxes ever perpetrated by confidence (wo)men!)
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To: tobyhill
The only thing that makes this big is that Imus is a liberal. Normally, they can only make this stuff stick with conservatives.

Imus is a cranky old man that looks to be about 30 years older than his actual age.

Good riddiance.

Now, if we can just rid ourselves of Sharpton and Jackson, the Justice Brothers.

195 posted on 04/11/2007 4:03:44 PM PDT by CT
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To: NickatNite2003

When do the book burnings begin?


196 posted on 04/11/2007 4:03:56 PM PDT by NormanTuttle
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To: NickatNite2003

While I really don’t give a crap about Imus, this whole thing is ridiculously overblown PC BS.


197 posted on 04/11/2007 4:03:56 PM PDT by Recovering Hermit (There's another old saying Senator..."Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.")
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To: NickatNite2003

Well I’ll be a crack Ho!


198 posted on 04/11/2007 4:04:23 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: NickatNite2003

Not a fan of Imus but whenever something like this happens the race baiters get emboldened. They should spend their efforts trying to fix problems in their communities such as drugs and teenage pregnancy. They should work to help empower black americans. Instead they would rather focus their efforts on perpetuating the idea of black victimhood.


199 posted on 04/11/2007 4:04:35 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: 4yearlurker

I think he should go to satellite. They’re not as trippy about controversy. MSNBC is getting rid of their top rated program. Now they will have NO viewers. Idiots.


200 posted on 04/11/2007 4:04:47 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (...what I was born to do, don't have to think it through.....)
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