Skip to comments.Imus Fired From Radio As Well
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.
I told you yesterday; as soon as he said he’d never have her on his show, this all hit the fan.
Oh wow! Dontcha just hate that!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear (((Howlin)))!!!
We’ll keep ya posted...
Imus IS a liberal...
You couldn’t be more wrong.
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.
oh paleezeeeeeee no black Hillary!
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.
“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!
That was the best TV I’ve seen in a long time..... now we have the people on saying he should have been fired...
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.
“He has done civil rights work his whole life.”
You mean, extortion and slander, don’t you?
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.
He has friends at XM...
At Sirius he has a lot of enemies.
I think he’ll go XM if any.
But...but...she’s married to the first black president. :-)
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.
Sage Barset has a theory that Hillary is behind this, as if she’s been lying/laying in wait to go after Imus.
DH heard, on the radio, that the firing came after CBS spoke with Sharpton and Jackson. Is this so?
Call it what you will. He’s an opportunistic race baiter.
Well satilite radio will now welcome him with open arms.
Hillary’s use of a black accent in the black church could qualify as racist too.
O&A are awesome
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.
Hi.The phone number for WCBS Radio is: 212 846-3939. I just called and spoke to someone.
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?
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.
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.
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?
Is being fired from “See-BS” a bad thing? I would think of it as a promotion.
I have enough trouble sleeping as it is.
Yeah, Jesse Jackson was in town for a reason.
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?
Bruce Gordon, former head of Black Entertainment Television and member of the CBS board of directors, was behind this hit.
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?
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.
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.
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.
IMUS should say that the NBC news anchor and “journalists” were the most racist, synchophantic liberals he’d ever known.
A white man said the words, another white man did the firing (Imus and Moonves).
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.