Skip to comments.MSNBC: Imus Fired! (Vanity)
Posted on 04/11/2007 3:29:52 PM PDT by NickatNite2003
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I think more than just a few of us would be more than just a little grateful...
I bet they give him a huge salary and announce free car radio installation for two year subscriptions to jump start it.
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.
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.
PC run amok.
Sure is what a damn shame.
Letting Al and Jesse win is more than I can take. They are race pimps. They smell blood now.
As long as my black what?
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.
He was forced to resign a chairmanship — not his whole career. Anyway, Lott said nothing wrong. Imus did.
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.
Good point....it was ESPN wasn't it?
Well...that will reduce the number of his listeners by about 14.
Now if only ABC would fire Rosie
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.
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.
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.
except.... where will Mitchell, Gregory, Russert et al find their forum?????
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.
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.
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 am not a fan, but the double standard is appalling.
Thanks :) Really and truly this is sickening to me- and I don’t care for him.
The PC Libs got their Whitey! Congrats to Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and the rest of the racial arsonists.
Nappy-headed hos...that is all...
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.
I don’t care for him either but then again, I only gave him a chance for about 5 minutes a few years ago :-)
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.
You can write the chairman of the FCC here...
Great link BTW.
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.
Well he is off to the satilite radio world, which cannot be touched by the PC crowd.
There you go Nit, looks like your TV gig is history.
And all for calling Jim Tressel "Cheatypants McSweatervest".
That'll learn ya.
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....
Would he have been fired if he’d called them macacas? /s
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.
I find the hypocrisy astounding regarding what one may say (without repercussions) about minorities vs. Christians for white males.
THANK YOU, WORTH REPEATING
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.
There's going to be a lot of people who's only use for PMSNBC was Imus.
Imus is a cranky old man that looks to be about 30 years older than his actual age.
Now, if we can just rid ourselves of Sharpton and Jackson, the Justice Brothers.
When do the book burnings begin?
While I really don’t give a crap about Imus, this whole thing is ridiculously overblown PC BS.
Well I’ll be a crack Ho!
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.
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.
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