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Thread: The Don Imus Story
04-17-2007 12:27 AM #31
"How can we win the war against Al-Qaeda, when we can't even win the war against Al Shaprton?!" - Clayton Bigsby
04-17-2007 07:36 AM #32
The irony is that the majority of African-American people have these guys pegged as frauds. It's only the lazy (and biased) mainstream media that either hasn't figured it out or doesn't care.
04-17-2007 09:09 AM #33
Imus should have lost his job a long, long time ago for being a sexist racist. He says he is 'a good person who did a bad thing'. No, he is a bad person who did a bad thing. No amount of charity can make up for the fact that he is a documented sexist and racist.
Did anyone hear Keith Olberman talk about this on his show? He works for MSNBC, the same company. He said that Imus was absolutely unbearable to work with, and that if you took a show of hands on who wanted him to be fired at MSNBC, it would have been unanimous to vote for firing him. Olberman personally witnessed Imus doing things like calling assistants 'whores' to their faces. Think about that - how many times have you called someone you work with a 'whore' - to their face, in front of famous people at that? That's just someone who doesn't give a crap about anyone, period.
Howard Stern has been touting all sorts of stories about how much of a crap person Imus is - giving examples that he witnessed of him calling people the N word to their face. You might not like Stern or believe him, but people like Olberman are backing up his story.
04-17-2007 09:33 AM #34
Howard Stern bashed Imus in Private Parts, too, painting him as an arrogant ass.
Part of me wonders if Imus didn't use this once it snowballed as a way to "go out with a bang." But with the whole sponsors pulling out thing, it was probably about the money for his outlets.
04-17-2007 10:12 AM #35
04-17-2007 01:48 PM #36
1) a six-month vacation, and
2) a jump to satellite radio.
It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest.
04-17-2007 01:52 PM #37
I don't think he planned it all, or else he would have said something much worse. Something just makes me think, just a little bit, that once it got made in to a really huge scandal that he used it as such.
04-17-2007 01:59 PM #38
04-17-2007 04:54 PM #39
And if Imus does make the jump to satellite, Stern says he'll quit.
04-17-2007 05:14 PM #40
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04-17-2007 08:55 PM #44
Without reading thru two pages... I saw a commentator* saying last night, Imus has been doing this exact same thing for 30 years. He could fill his whole hour with clips of Imus slighting someone. You tune into Imus.... you EXPECT this sort of thing. So people are shocked... SHOCKED!!!!!11!!!!... that he has done it again? His whole point... Why now? Why this?
Y'all need to gear back your outrage meter! Step. Back. And see the larger picture! 1000's dying needlessly in Iraq and you're worried about some guy on the radio?
04-17-2007 09:06 PM #45