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Imus Fired From Radio As Well
WFAN-AM ^ | April 12, 2007

Posted on 04/12/2007 1:44:34 PM PDT by Dont Mention the War

It was just announced on the "Mike and the Mad Dog Show" on WFAN (Imus's home base): Imus is out of a job on radio as well.

He will not even be on the air tomorrow.


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To: leadpenny

I told you yesterday; as soon as he said he’d never have her on his show, this all hit the fan.


401 posted on 04/12/2007 2:33:15 PM PDT by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: JFC

402 posted on 04/12/2007 2:33:21 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Got Towel?)
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To: Howlin

Oh wow! Dontcha just hate that!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear (((Howlin)))!!!

We’ll keep ya posted...


403 posted on 04/12/2007 2:33:26 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet & FredFan)
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To: twntaipan

Imus IS a liberal...


404 posted on 04/12/2007 2:33:29 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: ReignOfError

You couldn’t be more wrong.


405 posted on 04/12/2007 2:33:55 PM PDT by JRochelle (Al Sharpton is a nappy haired race pimp.)
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To: yield 2 the right
Any one remember the South Park Episode that aired recently that had a line that said: “Jesse Jackson is not the emperor of all black people”?
406 posted on 04/12/2007 2:33:58 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: HarmlessLovableFuzzball

Rush was in rare form today. His analogy between the Duke case and how the lame stream media just continues to repeat lies on the IRAQ war until the lies become the perceived truth was a classic. Kudos to Rush today.


407 posted on 04/12/2007 2:34:03 PM PDT by thepainster
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To: Sue Perkick

oh paleezeeeeeee no black Hillary!


408 posted on 04/12/2007 2:34:16 PM PDT by JFC
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To: yield 2 the right

Rush et al, do exactly what Ann Coutler said: They make disparaging remarks about people who put themselves out there as a public figure. They are fair game. Rush et al, do not attack sports figures who are just playing their game without comment. They do not attack mom’s in line at the grocery store. Rush et al, radio talk shows are very safe, because they know the rules.


409 posted on 04/12/2007 2:34:25 PM PDT by Integrityrocks
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To: ssaftler

“Do you think Rosie is scared yet?

I seriously doubt it. After all, she’s part of the “protected class” of the downtrodden that can do or say anything they dam well please with no fear of retribution”

I doubt it too, to them trashing Bush is a good thing, but when you insult a black...WELL...

I never cared for imus but this is crap!


410 posted on 04/12/2007 2:34:30 PM PDT by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: johnandrhonda
If he gets picked up by one of them, he’ll be able to say anything he wants, which might be pretty entertaining.

Agreed... I'd like to see him do a Lenny Bruce and turn the full force of his acid tongue on the Lefties. Imus has nothing to lose. I was surprised by his firing.
411 posted on 04/12/2007 2:34:39 PM PDT by PerConPat (A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.-- Mencken)
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To: SE Mom

That was the best TV I’ve seen in a long time..... now we have the people on saying he should have been fired...


412 posted on 04/12/2007 2:34:45 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: peteram

In the early ‘90s, Greaseman went national — he was on the air here in Atlanta for a while. He was one of the first hosts to get the Clear Channel treatment, with a few local inserts and pre-recorded intros to fake a thin veener that he was a local host. Why have a host in every city, when you can have one host for dozens of cities and just a board operator at each station?

I listened to Greaseman every morning in DC, and liked him then — but in his Atlanta incarnation, I found him boring. I don’t know if his schtick got more bland, if it was more homogenized for a national as opposed to local audience, or whether I’d just become more mature or burned out on it. In any case, he wasn’t pulling the numbers. I don’t remember if there was a dumbassed on-air comment that cost him the syndication deal or he just faded out for lack of ratings, but it amounts to the same thing.


413 posted on 04/12/2007 2:35:08 PM PDT by ReignOfError (`)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

“He has done civil rights work his whole life.”

***

You mean, extortion and slander, don’t you?


414 posted on 04/12/2007 2:35:27 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Howlin
Bo just mentioned that Imus diverted his plane the other day to pick up a child with cancer so he could get treatment. The child happned to be black. Doesn't sound to me like Imus was a racist.

He said something idiotic, he was apologizing to the young women on the team, it should have been up to THEM if he was forgiven or not.

415 posted on 04/12/2007 2:35:36 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("Hard is not Hopeless" General Petraeus)
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To: Integrityrocks
It was just a spur of the moment rant, but thanks for the reply though.
416 posted on 04/12/2007 2:35:55 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: Volunteer

He has friends at XM...

At Sirius he has a lot of enemies.

I think he’ll go XM if any.


417 posted on 04/12/2007 2:36:02 PM PDT by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: JFC

But...but...she’s married to the first black president. :-)


418 posted on 04/12/2007 2:36:53 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: Petronski; Howlin
Yes, quite an incendiary, powerful statement from Howlin. I believe there’s an element of truth to what she says. Whether it’s 80/20, 50/50, I’m not sure...
419 posted on 04/12/2007 2:36:59 PM PDT by jdm
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To: cyborg

On TV you mean? He was the #1 show in that time slot on cable news TV. It’s all relative. 1st place is 1st place.


420 posted on 04/12/2007 2:37:05 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Dont Mention the War
What a bunch of Nappy Headed Faggots.
421 posted on 04/12/2007 2:37:20 PM PDT by msnimje (True Conservatives will not support a pro-abortion candidate.)
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To: Howlin; Barset

Sage Barset has a theory that Hillary is behind this, as if she’s been lying/laying in wait to go after Imus.


422 posted on 04/12/2007 2:37:21 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Dont Mention the War

DH heard, on the radio, that the firing came after CBS spoke with Sharpton and Jackson. Is this so?


423 posted on 04/12/2007 2:37:33 PM PDT by Exit148 (Founder of the Loose Change Club. Every nickle and dime counts!!)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Call it what you will. He’s an opportunistic race baiter.


424 posted on 04/12/2007 2:38:27 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: Dont Mention the War

Well satilite radio will now welcome him with open arms.


425 posted on 04/12/2007 2:38:47 PM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: DCPatriot

Hillary’s use of a black accent in the black church could qualify as racist too.


426 posted on 04/12/2007 2:39:52 PM PDT by Carolinamom (God is pleased to get knee-mails.)
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To: Volunteer

O&A are awesome


427 posted on 04/12/2007 2:39:54 PM PDT by NYC Republican (Conservatives' Biggest Problem- Single Issue Voters)
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To: Howlin
Has this country come to this?

Hmmmm.... check this out: http://www.komotv.com/news/entertainment/6940132.html

SEATTLE (AP) - Television star Jason Wahler spewed racial and sexual invective at a police officer when he was arrested over the weekend after punching a hotel security guard and passing out drunk in a third floor hallway, a Seattle Police Department report said...

Last month, the judge in that case sentenced him to 60 days in jail - a sentence he was scheduled to serve beginning in May - and ordered him to attend Alcoholics Anonymous classes and a one-day program at the Museum of Tolerance for using racial slurs.

428 posted on 04/12/2007 2:39:57 PM PDT by GenuineChocolateFace (Sarcasm - it beats killing people.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Hi.The phone number for WCBS Radio is: 212 846-3939. I just called and spoke to someone.


429 posted on 04/12/2007 2:40:03 PM PDT by MacArthur
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To: Integrityrocks
They make disparaging remarks about people who put themselves out there as a public figure. They are fair game. ... Rush et al, radio talk shows are very safe, because they know the rules.

The rules just changed today. Do you think the liberal PC Police will respect them and stay away from Rush et al? Is this the last rule change the libs will make?

430 posted on 04/12/2007 2:40:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (For Democrats; victory in Iraq is not an option!)
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To: MonTinaGirl
I heard on the radio yesterday (Medved, I think) that Imus once made a reference the "thieving Jews"; when asked to apologize, he apologized for his comment having been "redundant".

Good riddance.

431 posted on 04/12/2007 2:40:29 PM PDT by Petronski (FRED!)
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To: Max7
Imus was running on empty for some time...I think the brass wanted him out, it was just a matter of time...it was as if they were waiting in the shadows, for him to step over the line...by firing him they probably saved a bucket of severance payout, and termination penalties
432 posted on 04/12/2007 2:40:30 PM PDT by thinking
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To: Peach; leadpenny; Bahbah; Howlin; McGruff

Hilary needs to sweep the airways since radio is the only place where criticism of her is heard.

She’ll have Fineman, Alter, Jeff Greenfield, and all the butt-boys Imus gave air-time to and whose books he promoted, giving their oh, so reasoned and measured support.

This was a political hit. There was no groundswell on this Rutgers thing. It was too spontaneous way after the fact.

And yes, the “Fairness Doctrine” — you know, the free speech gag that says it ain’t fair when listeners don’t support Air America or the Mario Cuomo Show so we gonna dog Conservative talk shows off the air — will be a reality before Hillary’s dainty boots hit the campaign trail.

Gramsci is alive and running the DNC.


433 posted on 04/12/2007 2:40:48 PM PDT by Barset
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To: Wallace T.
The Clintons are adept at the use of surrogates.

The people who the Clinton's admire refer to them as useful idiots. The Clinton's are the puppeteer's with Sharpton, the Congressional Black Caucus and the drive by media willingly becoming the marionettes.

434 posted on 04/12/2007 2:40:59 PM PDT by capydick (Better to Fight for Something Than to Live for Nothing)
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To: Dont Mention the War

Geez, I’m so conflicted. I can’t stand that crooked poseur Imus, but to have him axed by Sharpton and Jackson? What to think? What to think?


435 posted on 04/12/2007 2:41:18 PM PDT by anton
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To: Dont Mention the War

Is being fired from “See-BS” a bad thing? I would think of it as a promotion.


436 posted on 04/12/2007 2:41:32 PM PDT by Screamname (The only reason time exists is so everything doesn`t happen all at once - Albert Einstein)
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To: WakeUpAndVote
You ought to put a warning up before posting 'that' picture.

I have enough trouble sleeping as it is.

437 posted on 04/12/2007 2:41:44 PM PDT by nctexan (Top 10 Presidential Reqs. for 2008 - see my homepage)
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To: Dont Mention the War

Yeah, Jesse Jackson was in town for a reason.


438 posted on 04/12/2007 2:42:06 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: beebuster2000

LOL!


439 posted on 04/12/2007 2:42:11 PM PDT by tina07 (In Memory of my Father - WWII Army Air Force Veteran)
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To: cyborg

It sets race relations back because of the obvious double standard. Sharpton and Jackson and rappers not only get away with saying racial, hateful things they are even celebrated for it by the left and the media.

A white shock-jock makes a stupid racial comment and is dragged through national press for days, forced to grovel, then that isn’t even enough and loses his radio show.

Related is the Duke LAX case, presumed guilty. Where does it end with blacks in America? How much hypocrisy is OK?


440 posted on 04/12/2007 2:42:39 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I support the troops AND THE MISSION.)
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To: Exit148

Bruce Gordon, former head of Black Entertainment Television and member of the CBS board of directors, was behind this hit.


441 posted on 04/12/2007 2:42:50 PM PDT by Crawdad (I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no class.)
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To: Dont Mention the War
Simply ridiculous. Imus is a creep and he handled himself poorly, but he didn't do anything that deserved this.

First, even calling this incident "Racism" is extreme hyperbole. Imus' original comment about the Rutgers women being "hos" was nothing more than an off color joke. It was rude, crass, and perhaps mildly offensive but the way the MSM has spun this thing one would think that he launched into a Michael Richards-style n-word tirade on the air. He didn't. He simply told an off color joke.

Second, exactly who did the joke hurt? Nobody. Not even the Rutgers team, which has gotten tons of free sympathetic publicity on national television out of this incident. More people know about the Rutgers team this year than Tennessee, the actual WINNERS of the Final Four tournament!

Third, it's unlikely anyone from the Rutgers team even heard Imus' comment until after Al Sharpton opened his fat mouth, and the lazy race hustling MSM rallied around him calling for Imus' head. If anything, Sharpton gave Imus' insult 1,000,000 times the broadcast it would have ever gotten on its own if the media didn't rally to his cause.

Fourth, this entire episode came right in the middle of Imus' charity fundraising drive and will undoubtedly have an adverse effect on its collection, and that just plain sucks because depsite all of Imus' own faults pretty much everybody agrees that his charity work was a good thing. When is the last time Jesse and Al have ever done anything charitable or raised money for children?

442 posted on 04/12/2007 2:43:06 PM PDT by lqclamar ("That's it, Seth, you can't blame them. It's want of education. That's all it is.")
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To: Sue Perkick
"Call it what you will. He’s an opportunistic race baiter."

I agree. I don't how this is any different than the Dixie Chicks. They both said something offensive to a lot of people and they paid the price. CBS is a business - if they think the brouhaha will cost them money, right or wrong, he will be gone. Lots of DJ's (Bob Graham, those guys who broadcast someone having sex in a church, etc.) have been fired for going over the line. Don's in the bigs, he knows how it goes.

443 posted on 04/12/2007 2:43:38 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: Labyrinthos
I thought he was of Scottish descent?
444 posted on 04/12/2007 2:44:12 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Dont Mention the War
Here's the letter I just sent the radio station...

To Whom It May Concern,

I find it most ironic that the cancellation of the one show on WFAN that I do NOT listen to is the reason that I will never again tune into WFAN.

I have been a fan of your station since the format change in the 1980's. I am particularly a big fan of Joe Benigno's mid-day program, but tune in at all hours of the day and night for a quick fix of "20/20 Sports". The one WFAN program I never developed interest in, though, was Imus in the Morning. I always preferred Howard Stern, and since his departure to satellite radio, Opie and Anthony. The few times I caught the Imus simulcast on MSNBC, I simply did not develop an interest in listening or viewing his program any further.

As a self-confessed news junkie, it was impossible for me to miss the news of the controversy caused by Mr. Imus' remarks last week. I am the first to admit that said remarks were tasteless and disrespectful to the achievements of the Rutgers athletes. The over-reaction to the comments, however, make me embarrassed to be an American living in the 21st century.

Allow me to let you in on something...Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are jokes. They have made a living profiting off of race-baiting, manipulating the media, and bilking well-intentioned people out of their funds. Nobody other than politicians and your fellow members of the media take them seriously. Nobody. Every African-American friend and acquaintance of mine who I have discussed them with feel the exact same way that I do.

I particularly am offended at the timing of Mr. Imus' termination. Whether one is a fan or not, Imus' annual fundraisers to help children's charities are very admirable, and at the very least, the termination should have been delayed until the end of this years drive. I would hope that WFAN and CBS are considering providing a generous donation to Imus' fund to offset the slowdown in fundraising as a result of his termination.

So as we part ways, I would like to sincerely thank you for twenty years of quality sports radio. However, all good things must come to an end and from now on, I will be down the dial on 1050 ESPN Radio from here on out.

445 posted on 04/12/2007 2:45:00 PM PDT by jmc813 (The 2nd Amendment is NOT a "social conservative" issue.)
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To: Labyrinthos

But, Imus is a white male. If you’re a white male, even if you’re a liberal or Giuliani Republican-type, you’ll be held to different standard than someone that is a member of PC-protected minority group.


446 posted on 04/12/2007 2:45:20 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky
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To: Dont Mention the War

IMUS should say that the NBC news anchor and “journalists” were the most racist, synchophantic liberals he’d ever known.


447 posted on 04/12/2007 2:45:32 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: jdm
Yes, quite an incendiary, powerful statement from Howlin. I believe there’s an element of truth to what she says. Whether it’s 80/20, 50/50, I’m not sure...

A white man said the words, another white man did the firing (Imus and Moonves).

448 posted on 04/12/2007 2:45:37 PM PDT by Petronski (FRED!)
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To: nctexan
There is more of "that" where that came from....


449 posted on 04/12/2007 2:45:41 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Got Towel?)
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To: Victor

You are 100 percent correct.Imus bashed Hitlery and isn’t it “convenient” that he won’t be around for the next year during the campaign to speak out against her? She must be celebrating today big time.


450 posted on 04/12/2007 2:45:50 PM PDT by MacArthur
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