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  • Imus Trashes ‘No-Talent Loser’ Dana Perino: ‘She Sucks and Her Book Sucks’

    06/18/2015 3:53:13 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 114 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 27th, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    Whoa, Don Imus really does not like Dana Perino. Last week, the Imus in the Morning FBN host went on a blistering tirade against his Fox colleague, one day after interviewing her about her new book, And the Good News Is…: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side. The reason for his verbal lashing? Imus felt Perino walked into his studio with an attitude, and would only share “rehearsed talking points” about her book. (SNIP) First of all, she was the press secretary, that was a mercy move. They had 37 press secretaries and they found her, I mean, I...
  • Don Imus On CNN: "It’s Over For Them"

    04/23/2013 1:23:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | April 23, 2013 | Mackenzie Weinger
    Fox Business Network’s Don Imus on Tuesday tore into CNN’s handling of the Boston Marathon bombings, calling the network’s coverage “absurd and frustrating.” “Remember, there was a time whenever something would happen, we would all turn to CNN,” the “Imus in the Morning” host said. “But that was a long time ago. That was a long time ago.”
  • Don Imus found to be Don Imus (Rush is a “fat, gutless, pill-popping loser”, says the I-Man)

    03/06/2012 6:43:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/06/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    Your Super Tuesday War on Women update finds the battlefield shifting to an area that doesn’t involve any actual women. Wading into the fray this time is a well known, sober, principled, even toned observer of the human condition… Don Imus. The aging shock jock decided to add his two cents to the current kerfuffle embroiling Rush Limbaugh, doing so in his usual, measured, analytical style. During Monday’s news updates on Fox Business Network’s Imus In The Morning, host Don Imus went off on Rush Limbaugh‘s weekend apology to Sandra Fluke, calling Limbaugh a “fat, gutless, pill-popping loser.”Imus expressed anger...
  • Don Imus lambasts Limbaugh over Fluke flak

    03/05/2012 10:03:16 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 34 replies
    radio-info.com ^ | 3/5/12 | radio-info.com
    Sometimes it takes one to know one. Fox Business Network’s Imus In The Morning host Don Imus—who knows a thing or two about public apologies—didn’t find Rush Limbaugh’s weekend mea culpa to Sandra Fluke particularly convincing. Imus’ take: “A lame apology on his website, in which he says he didn’t mean to personally attack her, is gutless.” Imus took issue with Limbaugh’s “sustained, vile, personal attack” on Fluke over three days, and said that if he’s going to apologize, you have to “go sit down with her.” And there’s (much) more. Imus, who doesn't spare himself when using sometimes over-the-top-language,...
  • Father Jonathan talks to Don Imus about his new book ["God Wants You Happy"]

    04/17/2011 1:31:21 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Fox via You Tube ^ | April 12,.2011 | Don Imus
    Father Jonathan Morris discusses with Don Imus his latest book, "God Wants You Happy: From Self-Help to God's Help."
  • Imus derides Maddow's (lack of) Olbermann defense: 'Coward and gutless, sniveling worm' (Video)

    01/26/2011 11:07:22 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 26, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    On Friday, Keith Olbermann dropped a bomb on the media world when he announced that his nearly eight-year stint at MSNBC was coming to an abrupt end. Although the complete details haven’t been revealed, some have suggested Olbermann was pushed out by management at NBC Universal. However, due to Olbermann’s surprise departure, media watchers were waiting to see how his MSNBC colleagues would react to the news, particularly “The Rachel Maddow Show” host Rachel Maddow, who has said she owed her spot on the network to Olbermann. Initially Maddow pled ignorance immediately following the announcement on HBO’s Friday broadcast of...
  • Imus Rips 'Angry,' 'Vile,' 'Psycho,' 'Spittle-spewing' Chris Matthews for Attacking Mark Levin

    01/13/2011 8:24:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/13/11 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters previously reported, Chris Matthews on Tuesday blamed conservative talk radio hosts Mark Levin and Michael Savage for creating the climate of hate that led to Saturday's shootings in Tucson, Arizona. On Wednesday, FBN's Don Imus and his sidekick Bernard McGuirk went after the "angry," "vile," "psycho," "spittle-spewing" MSNBCer (video follows with transcript and commentary): As NewsBusters previously reported, Chris Matthews on Tuesday blamed conservative talk radio hosts Mark Levin and Michael Savage
  • Mark Levin to appear on Don Imus (Fox Business)

    01/06/2011 5:11:00 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 15 replies
    Fox Business TV ^ | 1/6/11 | me
    Mark Levin is supposed to be a guest on Fox Business (prolly by phone) during the final hour or so of the Don Imus show. So far, I can't find a streaming online link to this show, in case you don't get Fox Business on your cable package. Still looking.
  • Orrin Hatch to Imus: “Many Believe the President Responsible for Destruction of Our Country” – Video

    05/28/2010 7:29:25 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 31 replies · 630+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 28, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Sen. Orrin Hatch talking to Don Imus, where Hatch said “many people believe the President (Obama) is responsible for the destruction of our country.” The out-of-control spending Obama has engaged in since becoming President has pushed the nation to the brink. Hatch cited the fact that “18% of all wages” in America are now paid out by the Federal Government. The Utah Senator pointed out that Obama “is creating jobs – but they’re all Government jobs.”
  • Africana Prof Accused of Making Sexist Comments

    04/12/2010 7:07:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 63 replies · 1,878+ views
    © 2010 The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | April 12, 2010 - 2:43am | By Lawrence Lan
    ITHACA, NY-Two months after an Africana professor allegedly called two black graduate students “black bitches,” members and allies of the Africana community — undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and alumni alike — have begun to speak out more fervently about the issue. Earlier this year, Prof. Grant Farred, English and Africana studies, invited two of his advisees — both female graduate students who wish to remain anonymous — to attend a Feb. 5 and 6 conference at the University of Rochester entitled “Theorizing Black Studies: Thinking Black Intellectuals.” The two students arrived late to a conference panel, after which Farred...
  • CBS's Reid Rips Obama's Anti-Wall Street Populism: 'Sounds More Like Politics than a Real Plan'

    01/25/2010 12:19:22 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 4 replies · 1,004+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 25, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Is the luster finally wearing off the love affair between the White House press corps and President Barack Obama? It is, if CBS White House correspondent Chip Reid's analysis of President Barack Obama's latest Wall Street proposals is anything to go by. Reid appeared on the Fox Business Network's Jan. 25 "Imus in the Morning" program and offered an update on the president's financial and economic advisers, mainly Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Director of the National Economic Council Lawrence Summers. He said both Geithner and Summers should survive, despite a run-in with former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, who...
  • Fox News' Wallace on White House Effort to Spin Brown Victory: 'I Have to Laugh'

    01/21/2010 2:25:26 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 29 replies · 3,074+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 21, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Since Republican Scott Brown won the special election Jan 19 to fill Massachusetts' U.S. Senate seat vacated after the death of Ted Kennedy, President Barack Obama and high-level White House staffers David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs have been on the media circuit in damage control mode. But according to "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, efforts to spin this in a positive way are futile. Wallace appeared on the Fox Business Network's Jan. 21 "Imus in the Morning" program to explain their efforts to alter the news coverage to a favorable tone in the wake of this news is not...
  • Imus Rants About His Fox Critics; Calls Obama 'A Whiny Little Titty Baby and a Girly Man'

    10/28/2009 2:04:24 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 40 replies · 2,834+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 28, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Ever since long-time radio talker Don Imus inked a deal with the Fox Business Network to simulcast his morning radio program, he said he has been getting pushback from several acquaintances. And as he explained and showed on his Oct. 28 program, he's not particularly pleased with the reaction about his deal with Fox News. "I get this email and the e-mail says, ‘Sorry to see you've sold out to Fox Business, or whatever. But I am not surprised you sold out to Fox Business, disappointed.' Could you explain to me exactly what does that mean? When you walk in...
  • NFL's Greatest Nightmare: Rush Limbaugh

    10/07/2009 12:12:02 PM PDT · by rface · 87 replies · 4,053+ views
    WashPost ^ | 10.07.09 | Mike Freeman
    Limbaugh is going to change the name of the team from the Rams to the Nappy-Headed Hos..Rush Limbaugh might one day own the St. Louis Rams. Hell, sometimes these column thingies write themselves. The only thing that could make this news even more fantastic is if in his first two acts as owner Limbaugh traded for Donovan McNabb and made Jesse Jackson the head coach. Followed by Ann Coulter's hiring as general manager. My head exploded after hearing this Limbaugh news. How exactly will Limbaugh address the team after he purchases them? "I just want to introduce myself and say...
  • Glenn Beck Appears on the "Imus in the Morning" Program - Video 10/5/09

    10/05/2009 6:14:57 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 25 replies · 1,348+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 5, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Glenn Beck appearing on the Imus in the Morning Show, which premiered today on the Fox Business Channel. Beck talked to Imus about John McCain briefly, saying he believes McCain would have slowly moved us in some of the directions Obama has moved to quickly. He talked about the fact he is an alcoholic, and how he came to admit that to himself and stop drinking. Imus said he too is a recovering alcoholic. . . . (VIDEO)
  • IMUS First Day Thread (Vanity)

    10/05/2009 3:52:48 AM PDT · by paulycy · 59 replies · 1,841+ views
    Fox Business News ^ | Oct 5, 2009 | paulycy
    Fox Business News debuts Imus in the Morning today at 6AM EDT.
  • Imus On Letterman – Punk

    10/03/2009 5:30:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies · 2,612+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | October 3, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    Don Imus who now has a morning tv show brings his insight to both talkradio and tv. Don Imus is not known for holding back. He generally calls it like he sees it when it comes to people of power and position in particular. Cavuto gets him going … but it’s all Don Imus.
  • Levin and Imus on White House race-baiting, Lupica, (Imus needs to 'get new friends'), Rush, Beck

    09/17/2009 8:13:48 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 27 replies · 1,894+ views
    MarkLevinFan.com ^ | September 17, 2009 | Mark Levin
    On WABC radio this morning, Mark Levin and Don Imus talked about White House efforts to distract, with race-baiting, the nation from talking about the real issues. When Imus brought up Glenn Beck, Mark reiterated his objections to people comparing Beck with Rush Limbaugh. (Maybe people ought to really listen to what Mark said about Beck before commenting.) It was a great talk-radio, informative and very funny. (Audio after the jump.)
  • Bill Maher Pulls a Don Imus (Makes on 'Ho" joke targeting Michelle Obama)

    09/14/2009 12:07:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies · 3,233+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/14/2009 | Lee Cary
    Alleged comedian Bill Maher followed in the footsteps of shock jock Don Imus with a "ho" joke, this one targeting Michelle Obama. It came in the context of Maher accusing DRUDGE of "subliminal racism" by posting a headline that read "Poll Hell: Obama Negs Rise." After trying to stretch "Negs" to represent the "n" word, provoking laughter from only a few among his audience, Maher showed several ficticious DRUDGE headlines. One fine one displayed Michelle Obama working with a garden tool in what may have been a ceremonial tree planting. The made-up caption read "Hoein' The Garden." That provoked groans...
  • Don Imus: Obama's a 'Hypocrite and a Phony'; Biden's a 'Moron'

    09/08/2009 3:16:07 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies · 2,621+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 7, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    Radio's Don Imus appeared on a special Labor Day edition of "Hannity" Monday evening, and really let President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have it. In a no holds barred discussion on Fox News, Imus said he thought Obama "was a hypocrite and a phony," and that Biden, in the 100 times he's interviewed him, has said "far worse things" than he's ever said on radio. In Imus's view, Biden's "a moron" (video embedded below the fold with partial transcript, h/t Story Balloon): DON IMUS, RADIO HOST: Even my own personal experience with [Barack Obama], and I thought...
  • FOX Business Network Secures Deal With Don Imus to Simulcast Morning Show

    09/03/2009 9:24:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 1,929+ views
    FOX Business Network ^ | , September 03, 2009
    FOX Business Network has signed a multi-year deal with legendary radio personality Don Imus in which his nationally syndicated program Imus in the Morning will be simulcast on the channel... Beginning October 5th... Monday through Friday from 6-9 AM ET on FOX Business ... In making the announcement, Magee said, “We’re excited to welcome a renowned broadcaster like Don Imus to the FOX Business team. His 40 years of on-air experience combined with his superb interviewing skills and capitalist sensibilities will be a great addition to our lineup.” The program will incorporate additional business news into its format which now...
  • Deafening silence from black leaders

    07/13/2009 3:23:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies · 1,894+ views
    One News Now ^ | July 12, 2009 | Meeke Addison
    <p>Where are the defenders of "the cause" when you need them? When an actual social tragedy occurs, where are the self-titled leaders of the black movement? I'll answer my own question: They're busy fighting for an interview or a microphone during all of the Michael Jackson festivities.</p>
  • The Ugly Face Of CBS: David Letterman And Don Imus

    06/14/2009 3:03:58 PM PDT · by writer33 · 69 replies · 3,031+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 06/13/09 | Chris Davis
    CBS has an ugly face. But I’m not speaking of physical appearances; rather, I’m speaking of ideological appearances—the appearances that put racism and sexism on full display for Americans. Just as it did with Don Imus, and just as it did with David Letterman. If we are to take the case of David Letterman and Don Imus, we can easily see the clear distinction between the two cases. Don Imus—a radio “shock jock” for over thirty years was summarily discharged after his comments regarding the Rutgers Women’s basketball team.
  • Who Is Worse: Sotomayor or Imus?

    05/28/2009 10:09:51 PM PDT · by GoingBacktoCali · 6 replies · 571+ views
    Neocon Latina Blog ^ | 5/28/09 | GoingBacktoCali
    Remember when Don Imus referred to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos"? A crass comment, to be sure. But Imus was a "shock jock." Making crass remarks was his job. And it wasn't a comment Imus had prepared in advance -- it was an off-the-cuff attempt at humor. The very same kind of "shock" humor Imus had practiced for decades. But uttering those infamous words proved to be the downfall of Don Imus. The outrage was universal. Although he was almost immediately suspended from his job, that wasn't enough. They wanted his head. Nothing short of an outright...
  • Advertiser Sues Don Imus, CBS for Insults

    01/24/2008 8:33:12 PM PST · by jdm · 25 replies · 788+ views
    Reuters/NewsMax ^ | Jan. 24, 2008 | Staff
    A book publisher that bought an ad on Don Imus's radio show is suing the shock jock and his former bosses at CBS Radio for more than $4 million, saying Imus insulted the book he was paid to promote. It was the latest controversy to follow the radio personality, who was fired by CBS Radio in April 2007 for insulting a women's basketball team with a racial slur. He has since returned to the air with another network. Flatsigned Press said in a New York state court lawsuit filed late on Wednesday that Imus' show had agreed to a script...
  • Don Imus sidekick makes a point with a failed joke

    01/08/2008 7:44:36 AM PST · by mattstat · 25 replies · 136+ views
    Just heard Don Imus, who was attempting to explain why he wasn’t being sarcastic when he said “At least [George Bush] did something right” because we have not been attacked since 2001. One of his sidekicks quipped, with genuine sarcasm, that, “The Japanese haven’t attacked us since 1941, so he’s really doing something right.” Of course, the last time the Japanese attacked us was in 1945, not 1941, but let’s not quibble about a few years. The real question is why the Japanese haven’t attacked us, or anybody else, since that time. The answer is, it should be unnecessary to...
  • Gay Old Time

    12/13/2007 1:26:35 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 2 replies · 95+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/13/07 | Inside Track
    Don Imus, back on the air just two weeks after taking a good long forced hiatus in the wake of the “nappy-headed ’hos” brouhaha, yesterday stuck his foot back in his mouth calling WTKK afternoon drive guy Jay Severin “gay.” During a political discussion, the I-Man inquired as to why Severin didn’t like GOP hopeful Mike Huckabee. “Why don’t you like Huckabee, because you’re gay or what?” Imus inquired. To which Severin replied: “I’m very happy, yes, and I would think that would make me like Huckabee.” Imus then admitted he was being rude to Severin who, he said, “couldn’t...
  • Imus' Return to Radio Loaded With Drama

    12/02/2007 10:56:44 AM PST · by Cagey · 60 replies · 122+ views
    NEW YORK (AP) — Will Don Imus be defiant or contrite? Will he mock his skeptics while making his triumphant return to radio Monday. Or will he muzzle his mouth? "That question is part of the drama of his reemergence," said Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers magazine, an industry trade journal. "Imus faces some choices." Imus isn't talking, yet, but it's safe to say radio's best-known curmudgeon will have lots to say when his show kicks off at 6 a.m. EST Monday on WABC-AM and other Citadel Broadcasting Corp. stations around the country, ending his nearly eight-month banishment from the...
  • Shock Jock Don Imus to Return to Radio (Kuby...told...not to show up for work on Friday)

    11/01/2007 5:35:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 145 replies · 169+ views
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Nov 1, 2007 | LARRY McSHANE
    Associated Press Shock Jock Don Imus to Return to Radio on Dec. 3 After Firing for Racist Remark Shock jock Don Imus will return to the airwaves Dec. 3 after eight months of a well-paid hiatus brought about by a racist and sexist remark that once seemed certain to permanently silence his broadcasting career. Citadel Broadcasting Corp. made the announcement Thursday, confirming long-rumored reports that Imus was coming back to morning drive time on New York-based WABC-AM. The cantankerous Imus was fired April 12 by CBS Radio amid a firestorm of controversy over his "nappy-headed hos" remark about the Rutgers...
  • "Chicken & Waffles": Was This Olbermann's Imus Moment?

    09/26/2007 4:51:59 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 20 replies · 222+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9/11/2007 | Johnnydollar01
    "Chicken & Waffles": Was This Olbermann's Imus Moment?
  • Imus won't go quietly (Drudge Headline)

    05/02/2007 1:04:11 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 55 replies · 1,923+ views
    CNN ^ | 5-2-2007 | Tim Arango, Fortune writer
    NEW YORK (Fortune) -- Don Imus, the tousled and acerbic radio host whose racial remarks engendered a media storm that triggered a swift upending of his career, is not going away quietly even if the imbroglio has all but disappeared from the national conversation in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre. For Imus, who made a career out of operating in the murky space between sophomoric humor and high-brow political talk, there is the little matter of about $40 million left on his contract with CBS Radio - whose boss Les Moonves fired the shock jock on April 12....
  • Putting a whole new accent on politics [Hillary Clinton]

    04/29/2007 2:21:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1,126+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 29, 2007 | John Kass
    'I think America is ready for a multilingual president," said Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-Bill) last week, responding to pesky critics who don't like the fact she uses various Southern accents, including Daisy Duke. And now they're pecking at her, mercilessly, the way chickens peck on a hen with a head sore. I happen to think she's correct. America is ready for a president of multiple accents. President Bush talks cowboy when he wants. So why can't Hillary channel multiple Southern women if she so desires? And if she wants to slip in and out of Southern and Northern accents like...
  • The New Lynching: Why I Must Defend Don Imus

    04/19/2007 11:55:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 779+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 17, 2007 | Selwyn Duke
    So Don Imus has been fired from his radio show, and all is well in the world.  We all know about the maelstrom that developed around the aging shock jock, who has found out how loose lips sink ships, in this case his own.  But even though his is a vessel I never would have christened, I find a certain conclusion inescapable here.  I must defend Don Imus. Lest I be misunderstood, I have no use for the man, nor any for the rest of his ilk.  I know him to be a poster boy for our cultural decay, a...
  • PC Kabuki Theater (Imus, Newt, South Park, Ann Coulter, et al)

    04/18/2007 8:17:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 911+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | April 18, 2007 | Jonah Goldberg
    Everything worth saying about the Don Imus thing — which isn't much — has been said already. We've now moved beyond Imus to the "national dialogue" phase of this familiar cycle. This is where we're supposed to tackle hard questions and deep truths about our society. People have been calling for national dialogues and conversations for decades. It usually works something like this: Liberals say we need a frank discussion about race (or class or gender) in this country, and then they proceed to bludgeon any conservative stupid enough to take them up on their offer. Consider a recent non-Imus...
  • KERRY: IMUS FIRING UNFAIR

    04/18/2007 2:58:17 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 26 replies · 730+ views
    New York Post ^ | 18 April 2007 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry yesterday said he doesn't think Don Imus should have been fired for his racially charged comments - a sharp break with the current Democratic 2008 front-runners. "You know, the punishment has to fit the crime, so to speak," Kerry, the Democrats' defeated 2004 White House hopeful, told NY1. Kerry, who had Imus' support in that race, said he might be willing to go on a future Imus show if the radio host finds a new station - but "if he goes back to doing the same old, same old, I'd have trouble doing that."
  • Obama on Virginia Tech, and "Violence" (Compares to Imus Flap)

    04/17/2007 9:54:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,087+ views
    The Politico ^ | April 17, 2007 | Ben Smith
    A reader (who found my take on Obama's Milwaukee talk cynical) points me to the audio of his remarks last night, a 23-minute .mp3 file you can listen to here. It's worth a listen, and it captures what moves a lot of people about Obama, and bothers others: His instinct for abstraction and large themes, and his sense that America's problems have at their root solutions that have as much to do with hope and process as with any specific course of action. Other politicians would -- and will -- stay with the concrete. They'll talk about this tragedy, and,...
  • Some Ethnic Slurs Are More Equal Than Others

    04/17/2007 7:40:19 AM PDT · by Miami Vice · 5 replies · 607+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 4-17-07 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Slurs against Italian-Americans considered no big deal by Liberal Mainstream Media even though Italian-American organizations have complained to the Liberal Mainstream Media. Why do you think that is? Could it be the Imus affair was more about politics than ethnicity? Here is the link. If it doesn't work cut and paste to your browser. http://www.thebulletin.us/site/news.cfm?newsid=18219856&BRD=2737&PAG=461&dept_id=576361&rfi=6
  • An Open Letter To Oprah Winfrey

    04/16/2007 6:28:04 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies · 1,415+ views
    4/16/2007 | Self
    Dear Oprah: After Don Imus's comments and his apology, you're promoting a discussion that you say "needs to happen" on your show today. Fair enough. But what exactly is the "discussion." I've heard many describe the comments of Imus last week as "racist, sexist" and "approaching homophobic." Those are pretty charged words in and of themselves. But before we go any further we need to define ourselves. Oprah, you were a mystery to me when I watched the newscasts you presented on WJZ-TV Baltimore in the 1970's. The promos for you even said: "What is an Oprah?" I think it's...
  • The rise (and fall) of a shock jock

    04/15/2007 12:42:56 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 45 replies · 1,010+ views
    Sunday Tribune, Ireland ^ | April 15, 2007 | Andrew Buncombe
    The right-wing US broadcasters who fill the air with invective operate way beyond the conventions of good taste.But now one of them, Don Imus, has gone too far - and paid for his loose lips with his job LIKE Earl Grey or English Breakfast, whether the radio host Don Imus is your cup of tea may simply be a matter of taste. He is brash, he is outspoken, he often says things that many people find utterly inappropriate. And yet he has been there forever. For 30 years or more Imus has entertained and shocked listeners to his morning radio-show...
  • cowards Kick Away Another Piece of America's Soul (Kinky Friedman on Imus)

    04/15/2007 7:29:04 AM PDT · by Jalapeno · 34 replies · 1,422+ views
    NY Post ^ | Kinky Friedman
    COWARDS KICK AWAY ANOTHER PIECE OF AMERICA'S SOUL By KINKY FRIEDMAN April 15, 2007 -- Author, musician and former Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman has been friends with Don Imus since 1975, when they met on stage at The Bottom Line. I MET Imus on the gangplank of Noah's Ark. He was then and remains today a truth-seeking missile with the best bull-meter in the business. Far from being a bully, he was a spiritual chop-buster never afraid to go after the big guys with nothing but the slingshot of ragged integrity. I watched him over the years as he...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 04-15-07 ("Which Conservatives should we allow on the air?")

    04/15/2007 7:02:21 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 100 replies · 1,680+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 15, 2007 | DUmmies
    Make no mistake about it, Don Imus deserved to be fired. In fact he should have been fired over a quarter century ago when he was calling out the N-word to black people, including Robin Quivers, who worked at his WNBC station. Imus himself confirmed that he did this when he responded in the affirmative to Larry King's question about this. So it isn't an issue of being PC. It is a matter of common decency. However, neither WNBC nor its parent company were willing to part with Imus and continued enabling him for years because Imus wisely decided...
  • First They Came for Imus (Fairness Doctrine Days)

    04/15/2007 5:28:23 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 50 replies · 1,782+ views
    4/15/07 | Self
    "Freedom is everybody's business, your business, my business, the church's business and a man who will not use his freedom to defend his freedom, does not deserve his freedom." (Dr. Carl McIntire-preacher who lost radio station to "Fairness Doctrine" in 1973) Back in the 1970's this controversial radio preacher's right to free speech was championed by the National Association of Broadcasters and the Radio TV News Directors Association. The attack on Don Imus and his firing, along with Al Sharpton's moves to define what is "acceptable" on the airwaves brings back memories of the "Fairness Doctrine" Days" when "right-wing" radio...
  • Rapping Adolf Hitler sings about Al Sharpton's friend Louis Farrakhan (Video!)

    04/14/2007 8:44:45 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 3 replies · 360+ views
    Moveon.org, Please Move On! ^ | 4/14/07 | Moveon.org, Please Move On!
    In 1984, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said that Adolf Hitler was a "great man." Rapping Adolf Hitler and the Ice People (Ku Klux Klansmen) sing about how Farrakhan thinks Hitler was a great man, and what Hitler thought of Black people. The song ends with a warning, "Just you beware of all who sell hate." [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sXwKy6Ni_g to view in YouTube.] "Ice people" is from Professor Leonard Jeffries' assertion that Blacks are "sun people" who are racially superior to melanin-deficient "ice people." Al Sharpton (who recently demanded the firing of radio personality Don Imus for crude remarks about Black...
  • Whitey, learn to keep your mouth shut

    04/14/2007 7:04:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 81 replies · 2,881+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | April 14, 2007 | Alan Davieson
    A racial storm in America Don Imus, the line-crossing talk-radio host who broadcast daily across America from his New York studio, has been fired for referring to a team of black women basketball players as “nappy-headed ho’s”. Imus, a former Marine with a gruff demeanour, had an unsentimental show or, as they might say in America, it featured “guy talk” (any Briton, by the way, who uses “guy” or “guys” deserves a glossectomy). There was some banter and unsubtle opinions were aired. It was not out of control but it also wasn’t a sanitised PC affair. He’s quite amusing and...
  • Imus Dead [by William F. Buckley Jr.]

    04/14/2007 12:05:10 PM PDT · by aculeus · 124 replies · 5,211+ views
    National Review ^ | April 14, 2007 | William F. Buckley
    Some years ago, Cokie Roberts, faithful to her profession and to the proposition that those engaged in public discourse, at whatever level, should be left free to do as they liked, stopped short. What did it was a speech at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association dinner, an annual affair at which, in 1996, 3,000 guests ate and drank in the company of President and Mrs. Clinton and listened to Don Imus. After that night’s performance, Ms. Roberts changed her mind. “I really don’t think it would be appropriate for any of us to ever go back on [Imus’s show],”...
  • The Don Imuses of Environmentalism

    04/14/2007 5:45:10 AM PDT · by Leisler · 28 replies · 957+ views
    Open Market ^ | 4/12/2007 | John Berlau
    Here are some outrageous and racist comments by environmentalists. These are compiled and documented in my book Eco-Freaks: Environmentalism Is Hazardous to Your Health. John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club: Muir said American Indians are “mostly ugly, and some of them altogether hideous.” They “seemed to have no right place in the landscape,” he continued. Muir is still honored without qualification on the Sierra Club web site, which proclaims, “John Muir is as relevant today as he was over 100 years ago.” Paul Ehrlich, influential “overpopulation” guru and professor of population studies at Stanford University: In his best-selling book,...
  • Hillary Clinton Headed to Rutgers (Queen of Pander's Victory Dance!)

    04/13/2007 10:05:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 488+ views
    NewsMax ^ | April 12, 2007
    Hillary Clinton will try to make more political hay out of the Don Imus controversy by visiting Rutgers University – home of the women’s basketball team disparaged by the now fired talk show host. Clinton will visit the school’s Eagleton Institute of Politics on Monday, April 16, to deliver an address on "Women and Public Leadership.” On Wednesday, Clinton sent out a mass e-mail to her closest supporters saying Imus’ comments about the team showed "small-minded bigotry and coarse sexism,” and calling on recipients to join her in sending the Rutgers women a message of support. As NewsMax reported, Sen....
  • Condoleezza Rice: I'm glad Imus was fired

    04/13/2007 9:10:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 138 replies · 3,021+ views
    Reuturs ^ | April 13, 2007
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Friday that radio host Don Imus' comments about the Rutgers University women's basketball team were "disgusting" and she was pleased he was fired. Imus called the women players "nappy-headed hos" -- racist, sexist remarks that resulted in a barrage of protests and ultimately in the outspoken host losing his CBS Radio show, which was also televised. "I'm very glad that there was, in fact, a consequence. I think that this kind of coarse language doesn't belong anywhere in reasonable dialogue between reasonable people," Rice said in an interview with syndicated radio show...
  • ABC News could care less about injustice

    04/13/2007 8:39:47 PM PDT · by ensignsj · 4 replies · 319+ views
    Rochester Pundit ^ | 4-13-07 | Rochester Pundit
    I've avoided commenting on the Duke rape case intentionally. I was happy to see it finally end at least somewhat well for the three players, and there's not much to be added to the conversation. Then I saw this from ABC "reporter" Terry Moran and completely lost my cool: Don't Feel Too Sorry for the Dukies If you don't feel like reading the condescending ramblings of a frothy-mouthed liberal hypocrite, here's a taste of his twisted logic: ...there are many, many cases of prosecutorial misconduct across our country every year. The media covers few, if any, of these cases. Most...
  • Beautiful People left I-man bleeding by side of the road

    04/12/2007 10:45:40 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 136 replies · 3,951+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/13/07 | Howie Carr
    Ask not for whom the cross burns, it burns for Don Imus. Poor I-man, kicked down the stairs like a Bob Gamere, abandoned by the Beautiful People he served so faithfully these past few decades. We won’t be MSNBC’ing the senile old crackhead anymore. No more summer party invitations from his media enablers in the Hamptons. Henceforth, he is a nobody on Nantucket. Wherever will we get our fix of Doris Kearns Goodwin now? And what’s the over-under on how many days until trophy-wife Deirdre walks out forever? Don Imus - $10-million dollar salary, 10-cent brain. From the penthouse to...