Imus: FIRED....and maybe killed a man

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Tholek

12-04-2007 20:38:49

Don Imus was fired from CBS radio today, after 30 years on the air. This followed his firing from MS-NBC who aired the televised simulcast of his radio show. Despite public statements, both were precipitated by advertisers pulling commercials due to pressure from certain groups.

To top it off, NJ Governor John Corzine is in critical condition tonight after being run off the highway in a hit and run accident on the way to that meeting between Don Imus and the Rutgers Women's basketball team.

I think the bar has just been raised for Opie & Anthony...

JUNIOR6886

12-04-2007 20:43:53

Im suprised at the public reaction to his comment.....

hehehhehe

12-04-2007 22:04:40

[quote2ec2ad6e4a="JUNIOR6886"]Im suprised at the public reaction to his comment.....[/quote2ec2ad6e4a]
Yeah me too. He said some really stupid things but I think the reaction from some of those groups was vicious. Sharpton also made a whole spectacle out of it.

He doesn't deserve to be fired given the good things he's done for others IMO.

Tholek

12-04-2007 22:24:28

For MS-NBC to fire him before his annual telethon fund raising broadcast to benefit terminally ill children was abominable. They could have at least waited another day.

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Asshole...

downthesun

12-04-2007 22:46:21

i saw on the news that corzine wasnt seriously injured and may just have a broken leg, where are you getting critically injured

Wolfeman

12-04-2007 22:48:04

I think what he said was awful and a suspension should've been enough. Al Sharpton is a media whore and pretends to care about black people but only cares about himself...

Tholek

12-04-2007 23:12:28

[quotef9334da555="downthesun"]i saw on the news that corzine wasnt seriously injured and may just have a broken leg, where are you getting critically injured[/quotef9334da555]

I saw the same as you, but I kept the TV on, and a little over 2 hours ago they came back on and downgraded his condition to critical, but only because the staff didn't disclose that to the press initially. (He didn't get worse, he was critical coming in) They didn't say "life threatening", but they did say "critical condition" when they updated the story. They also said the driver refused to allow the release of the details of his condition. (Sounded weird) This was all on WABC CH 7.

moneymoneynow

12-04-2007 23:26:49

CAMDEN, New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine was critically injured Thursday when his motorcade crashed en route to a meeting between radio personality Don Imus and the Rutgers women's basketball team, a doctor said.

Corzine, 60, suffered numerous broken bones but his injuries were not considered life-threatening, officials said. He was recuperating early Friday at Cooper University Hospital in critical but stable condition after two hours of surgery to repair a seriously damaged leg and other injuries.

Dr. Robert Ostrum, who performed the surgery, said it was successful but noted that the governor would need two more operations on his leg in the coming days. Doctors also inserted a breathing tube that would remain "for days to weeks, until (Corzine) is able to breathe on his own again," Ostrum said.

Corzine, who was conscious when he arrived at the hospital, had a broken sternum, a broken collarbone, a slight fracture of his lower vertebrae, a broken left leg, six broken ribs on each side and a laceration on his head, said Dr. Steven Ross, head of trauma for the hospital. He did not sustain any brain or spinal cord damage, doctors said.

moneymoneynow

12-04-2007 23:28:29

By the way, why are any of the news channels interviewing Jesse Jackson about this? Rev. "Hymietown" should put a cork in it! Hypocrite.

twisted

612 AM On Imus' radio program (no longer simulcast on MSNBC) this morning, Chris Carlin, who covers sports for the program, discussed yesterday's dismissal of charges against the Duke lacrosse players.

(rough transcript)


DON IMUS When will Al Sharpton be apologizing to them?

(LAUGHTER)

CARLIN I'm unaware of such a press conference.

IMUS I'll be darned...

Tholek

13-04-2007 00:05:06

Oh yeah. I bet Don regrets not making the most of that last show. Now he doesn't even have radio to fight back with. (

h3x

13-04-2007 00:34:27

Personally, I didn't see it so much as racist... I saw him just trying to be "hip and cool"... Regardless, I don't like the guy, he's always been an irritating prick and I'm not sad to see him go...

I think he would have still had his show if he just kept his mouth shut and didn't go on Al Sharpton's show (aside from the numerous advertisers dropping out on his show, I think the "you people" remark on Sharpton's show was the final nail in the coffin because that black woman that was speaking to him was constantly questioning him about those two words).

In short, I don't think he should have been fired for what he said... But then again, it makes no impact to me if he still has a show or not.

Tholek

13-04-2007 00:52:03

[quote3b21289b86="h3x"]Personally, I didn't see it so much as racist... I saw him just trying to be "hip and cool"... Regardless, I don't like the guy, he's always been an irritating prick and I'm not sad to see him go...

I think he would have still had his show if he just kept his mouth shut and didn't go on Al Sharpton's show (Aside from the numerous advertisers dropping out on his show, I think the "you people" remark on Sharpton's show was the final nail in the coffin because that black woman that was speaking to him was getting riled up about those two words).

In short, I don't think he should have been fired for what he said... But then again, it makes no impact to me if he still has a show or not.[/quote3b21289b86]

I agree 100% about him being on Sharpton's show. That will be a lifelong regret, I'm sure. What a mistake...

Much of the negative press Imus has gotten in the [i3b21289b86]past[/i3b21289b86] has been filtered through ol' Howie, so I take most of it with a grain of salt (Especially considering more recent evidence of Stern's dishonesty). That said, Imus had almost been a non-entity to me. He straddled the line between "Hot talk" and political commentary radio for so long that he was hardly relevant in either.

However, the context of what he said couldn't possibly be construed in any other way than an attempt at a joke. A bad one, for sure. He may be an ass, but he was more of a victim here than anyone else. I think that will be the legacy of this despite those who are trying to turn it to their own purposes.

Tholek

13-04-2007 00:55:58

On the Corzine side of this...

Anyone else find it weird that a motorcade allowed a hit and run on the Governors SUV, and didn't catch the guy? That and the fact the driver specifically refused to have his injuries disclosed struck me as odd.

doylnea

13-04-2007 06:54:52

yikes

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Killer722

13-04-2007 07:08:00

He shouldn't have been fired. I don't even see his comment as racist. It's not like he said all black people are "nappy headed". I'm not saying what he said wasn't a dick thing to say to the Rutgers team, but he didn't say it to all black people. Besides, it was a joke, and comedians say shit like that all the time.

dmorris68

13-04-2007 07:17:32

Killer, you don't have to direct an insult to ALL people of an ethnic group for it to be considered a racist remark. If a person calls one black person the N-word or one Hispanic a "wetback" then it qualifies as a racist comment, regardless of whether they truly have racism in their heart.

What he said was incredibly stupid, but I have to agree it was overblown in the media. IMO his employers should have seen this coming given his previous comments, and handled it accordingly. Free speech doesn't apply in this or any other employee/employer relationship, so if his views were seen as damaging to the company (as they should have been) then he should have been fired long ago for that, not just because of loudmouths like Sharpton and the liberal media.

I too was immediately wondering when Sharpton was going to respond to the Duke Lacrosse fiasco, and it brought back memories of the black girl in New York who years ago accused some white man/men of assaulting her and locking her in a car trunk, only to confess later it was a hoax. Sharpton was calling for blood then too. I hate a hypocrite...

tinkerjenn

13-04-2007 07:29:58

When are the rappers that say this crap ALL THE TIME going to be punished?

dmorris68

13-04-2007 07:44:02

[quote48926efd39="tinkerjenn"]When are the rappers that say this crap ALL THE TIME going to be punished?[/quote48926efd39]
Agreed. Sharpton claims he's on that crusade too, but also claims that rappers don't have a "pulpit" like a talk show host. Funny how I disagree with that -- the stage is a mighty powerful pulpit, especially with youth today -- and also funny how he never makes the news with that "crusade."

michae229

13-04-2007 07:57:15

[quote3b05cf4f63="moneymoneynow"]By the way, why are any of the news channels interviewing Jesse Jackson about this? Rev. "Hymietown" should put a cork in it! Hypocrite.

twisted

612 AM On Imus' radio program (no longer simulcast on MSNBC) this morning, Chris Carlin, who covers sports for the program, discussed yesterday's dismissal of charges against the Duke lacrosse players.

(rough transcript)


DON IMUS When will Al Sharpton be apologizing to them?

(LAUGHTER)

CARLIN I'm unaware of such a press conference.

IMUS I'll be darned...[/quote3b05cf4f63]


yea ever since the Kramer incident i have started to think why do all theses guys look for him "He is not the king of black people"

DRay9911

13-04-2007 09:21:01

anybody listen to stern? if so, what does he have to say?

not only about imus
but about how he was railroaded out by sharpton/jackson

i listen to quite a bit of non-satellite talk radio at work (from news to sports) and most of the hosts are circling the wagons semi-defending imus. the common theme is who's next?

-dan

manOFice

13-04-2007 09:23:50

I was shocked when I saw the news yesterday that he got fired...

topbillin1

13-04-2007 09:34:50

[quote1ee2281cff="dmorris68"]Killer, you don't have to direct an insult to ALL people of an ethnic group for it to be considered a racist remark. If a person calls one black person the N-word or one Hispanic a "wetback" then it qualifies as a racist comment, regardless of whether they truly have racism in their heart.

What he said was incredibly stupid, but I have to agree it was overblown in the media. IMO his employers should have seen this coming given his previous comments, and handled it accordingly. Free speech doesn't apply in this or any other employee/employer relationship, so if his views were seen as damaging to the company (as they should have been) then he should have been fired long ago for that, not just because of loudmouths like Sharpton and the liberal media.

I too was immediately wondering when Sharpton was going to respond to the Duke Lacrosse fiasco, and it brought back memories of the black girl in New York who years ago accused some white man/men of assaulting her and locking her in a car trunk, only to confess later it was a hoax. Sharpton was calling for blood then too. I hate a hypocrite...[/quote1ee2281cff]

I'm black and I agree with dmorris68.....

However, I do see a huge double standard in America concerning "free speech". Whites in these days can't say shit at other races of but other races can crap on them all the time and it's not fair in a sense.

But then again, I guess with blacks getting whipped in the back 50 years ago that it's probably the biggest reason for the double standard today.

As much as I feel sorry for these "nappy headed hoes".... I know in about 7 days they'll be at the club shaking the ass for the incredible lyrices of a rapper named "Mims" with his intellutual speech that uplifts black people.

This is why I'm hot
Catch me on the block
Every other day
Another bitch another drop
16 bars, 24 pop
44 songs, nigga gimme what you got
I'm in there driving cars
Push 'em off the lot
I'm into shutting stores down so i can shop
If you need a bird I can get it chopped
Tell me what you need you know i get 'em by the flock
I call ma homie black meet on the ave
I hit Wash Heights with the money in the bag
We into big spinners
See my pimping never dragged
Find me wit different women that you niggas never had
For those who say they know me know I'm focused on ma cream
player you come between you'd better focus on the beam
I keep it so mean the way you see me lean
And when say I'm hot my nigga dis is what I mean

I don't agree with Imus and I don't know the guy and honestly I don't know if him getting fired was a little bit to extreme.

This is a pretty good read....

http//www.kansascity.com/182/story/66339.html

topbillin1

13-04-2007 09:39:39

[quotec2430c9ae2="DRay9911"]anybody listen to stern? if so, what does he have to say?

not only about imus
but about how he was railroaded out by sharpton/jackson

i listen to quite a bit of non-satellite talk radio at work (from news to sports) and most of the hosts are circling the wagons semi-defending imus. the common theme is who's next?

-dan[/quotec2430c9ae2]

I think the internet police plays a role in this stuff, with some many people voicing their opinions on websites, forums and more I think alot of these guys who usually are on the edge with what they say like Rush and Glenn....

Killer722

13-04-2007 10:16:45

[quote2e25465362="dmorris68"]Killer, you don't have to direct an insult to ALL people of an ethnic group for it to be considered a racist remark. If a person calls one black person the N-word or one Hispanic a "wetback" then it qualifies as a racist comment, regardless of whether they truly have racism in their heart.
[/quote2e25465362]
I'll agree with that but only because those are racial remarks. I don't feel "nappy headed hos" is really racial. I've seen plenty of non black people with nappy heads, and plenty of black people without it.

michae229

13-04-2007 10:58:53

[quote1bf316501e="Killer722"][quote1bf316501e="dmorris68"]Killer, you don't have to direct an insult to ALL people of an ethnic group for it to be considered a racist remark. If a person calls one black person the N-word or one Hispanic a "wetback" then it qualifies as a racist comment, regardless of whether they truly have racism in their heart.
[/quote1bf316501e]
I'll agree with that but only because those are racial remarks. I don't feel "nappy headed hos" is really racial. I've seen plenty of non black people with nappy heads, and plenty of black people without it.[/quote1bf316501e]


pretty dumb comment......

BD2006BD

13-04-2007 11:08:20

[quotea937ce051b="Killer722"]
I'll agree with that but only because those are racial remarks. I don't feel "nappy headed hos" is really racial. I've seen plenty of non black people with nappy heads, and plenty of black people without it.[/quotea937ce051b]
I agree

Wolfeman

13-04-2007 11:10:11

I hate that a super annoying vocal minority can influence so much. If people don't like it, don't listen. Low ratings and he'll be canceled. What happened to free speech?

Killer722

13-04-2007 11:46:03

[quote9cf48346ef="michae229"][quote9cf48346ef="Killer722"][quote9cf48346ef="dmorris68"]Killer, you don't have to direct an insult to ALL people of an ethnic group for it to be considered a racist remark. If a person calls one black person the N-word or one Hispanic a "wetback" then it qualifies as a racist comment, regardless of whether they truly have racism in their heart.
[/quote9cf48346ef]
I'll agree with that but only because those are racial remarks. I don't feel "nappy headed hos" is really racial. I've seen plenty of non black people with nappy heads, and plenty of black people without it.[/quote9cf48346ef]


pretty dumb comment......[/quote9cf48346ef]
Why? Because I don't see that stereotype? I didn't even know what a nappy head was before this whole incident.

tylerc

13-04-2007 11:50:57

Like topbillin said, black people could say anything DIRECTLY insulting white people, like "look at those crazy crackers running around", but if Imus calls girls "nappy headed hoes", saying NOTHING DIRECTLY related to their race, he is labeled a racist asshole.

For what it's worth, the Rutgers women basketball players DO look trashy.

jy3

13-04-2007 12:14:40

[quoteb52275e280="tylerc"]Like topbillin said, black people could say anything DIRECTLY insulting white people, like "look at those crazy crackers running around", but if Imus calls girls "nappy headed hoes", saying NOTHING DIRECTLY related to their race, he is labeled a racist asshole.

For what it's worth, the Rutgers women basketball players DO look trashy.[/quoteb52275e280]

wow that was a great read
http//www.kansascity.com/182/story/66339.html

i am a rutgers fan. lived in the same town as most of the campus, have tons of friends who went there, my dad went back to school there now. i grew up in central NJ surrounded by different minority groups. it was a great experience for life in general. I am against stereotypes and of course racism but i think that this all has been blown out of proportion. the media and the watch dog groups are only interested in headlines and publicity. if it involves preventing a half million dollars from going to a charity by insisting imus get fired this week they do not care.
i also think that the rutgers crew should have said enough is enough for now. they should have been the bigger person, the more tolerant person, the more educated person who stated that they were going to meet face to face with imus before castrating the mans livelihood. I bet this Am they think differently of the man after the meeting last night.

i agree with the article. read it 0

manOFice

13-04-2007 12:15:12

[quote2285fd75d5="tylerc"]Like topbillin said, black people could say anything DIRECTLY insulting white people, like "look at those crazy crackers running around", but if Imus calls girls "nappy headed hoes", saying NOTHING DIRECTLY related to their race, he is labeled a racist asshole.

For what it's worth, the Rutgers women basketball players DO look trashy.[/quote2285fd75d5]

I saw one on tv and almost fell outa my seat...it looked like a mannn

topbillin1

13-04-2007 12:16:46

Lets remember the money issue as well, once sponsors starting dropping out his days where numbers, business is business......

And sometimes as a minority living in America to get attention you have to go above and beyond.....

michae229

13-04-2007 12:24:46

[quotedeb912f273="topbillin1"]Lets remember the money issue as well, once sponsors starting dropping out his days where numbers, business is business......

And sometimes as a minority living in America to get attention you have to go above and beyond.....[/quotedeb912f273]

about to say that why keep him if he is being dropped by advertisers?

Bentley

13-04-2007 12:45:36

Before you start talking shit about the basketball players they were offended by the comments so its not just everyone elses opinion if they thought what he said was racist.

Wolfeman

13-04-2007 12:49:59

[quoteaa9a34dc39="Bentley"]Before you start talking shit about the basketball players they were offended by the comments so its not just everyone elses opinion if they thought what he said was racist.[/quoteaa9a34dc39]
I don't think they cared that much until Al "Stupid Ass" Sharpton started telling them how to feel...

michae229

13-04-2007 13:18:42

[quote89f6984eb9="tylerc"]Like topbillin said, black people could say anything DIRECTLY insulting white people, like "look at those crazy crackers running around", but if Imus calls girls "nappy headed hoes", saying NOTHING DIRECTLY related to their race, he is labeled a racist asshole.

For what it's worth, the Rutgers women basketball players DO look trashy.[/quote89f6984eb9]

the team didnt want him to be fire all they asked for was an apology if you should bitch at anyone call the advertisers.... look at the press realease

jy3

13-04-2007 13:28:02

[quotea50a9e0851="Bentley"]Before you start talking shit about the basketball players they were offended by the comments so its not just everyone elses opinion if they thought what he said was racist.[/quotea50a9e0851]

no one else can tell them what to think, i agree. i think the criticism comes from the media and notable celebrities blowing this out of proportion. it is ironic that the punishment was in excess of what those who were offended wanted.

manOFice

13-04-2007 13:29:34

I didn't even know who this guy was until the other day. ?

h3x

13-04-2007 13:57:22

I can guarantee you one thing... You will [u7f30016030]never[/u7f30016030] hear him on satellite radio.

Radio show or not, he should continue to do all the charity work he's been doing for years.

good2speed

13-04-2007 14:12:14

[quotec898648615="dmorris68"][quotec898648615="tinkerjenn"]When are the rappers that say this crap ALL THE TIME going to be punished?[/quotec898648615]
Agreed. Sharpton claims he's on that crusade too, but also claims that rappers don't have a "pulpit" like a talk show host. Funny how I disagree with that -- the stage is a mighty powerful pulpit, especially with youth today -- and also funny how he never makes the news with that "crusade."[/quotec898648615]

rappers dont have corporates sponsors. In fact I think the major media conglomerates encourage their destructive and chaotic behavior. and dont bring this as a double standard because Michea; Ray Richardson has been dealt with.

[quotec898648615="Killer722"]
I'll agree with that but only because those are racial remarks. I don't feel "nappy headed hos" is really racial. I've seen plenty of non black people with nappy heads, and plenty of black people without it.[/quotec898648615]

I feel ya. I called my cousins gf whos white a nappy headed hoe. She just started cracking up

[quotec898648615="topbillin1"]Lets remember the money issue as well, once sponsors starting dropping out his days where numbers, business is business......

And sometimes as a minority living in America to get attention you have to go above and beyond.....[/quotec898648615]

a man with business sense and the difference between an on air personality and a rapper.

this was good read. From what I can gather Imus has been making insensitive remarks for a while and this remark is the one that sealed his awaited fate.

http//www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/10/AR2007041001891_pf.html

some examples

Sid Rosenberg, whom Imus once fired, then rehired, said one morning in 2001 that Serena and Venus Williams would be better off posing in National Geographic than Playboy. He knew he was saying Serena and Venus are closer to wild animals than women.

Imus is the one who said in 1995 of Gwen Ifill, an accomplished, award-winning black journalist of incredible dignity and grace "Isn't the [New York] Times wonderful. . . . It lets the cleaning lady cover the White House."

It's Imus who called William C. Rhoden, the veteran Times sports columnist, "a quota hire." Of course, the work, accomplishments or stature of their targets do not matter to Imus and his stooges. He makes fun of former attorney general Janet Reno's Parkinson's disease.

tylerc

13-04-2007 14:17:36

One could also argue don't like it? Change the station. No one is forcing you listen to him.

good2speed

13-04-2007 14:18:53

[quotef6eaa2ad1b="tylerc"]One could also argue don't like it? Change the station. No one is forcing you listen to him.[/quotef6eaa2ad1b]

one could also argue that losing corporate sponsors will not help the show and the company's bottom line.

michae229

13-04-2007 14:25:17

[quotec4631605e5="tylerc"]One could also argue don't like it? Change the station. No one is forcing you listen to him.[/quotec4631605e5]

if you paid and sponsored him you would....

UniPrize Media

13-04-2007 20:39:31

I am glad he is gone. I never watched his show but from the few clips I saw, most of his audience seems to deep down racist folks. He seems to be wana be Howard Stern but Stern is way better than him. He might not have said it for ill purposes but he seems to take it too far just to make his audience have a few laughs. Plus he is sponsored by multi million companies who shouldn't support a person like him not only for his recent comment but what his whole show stands for. Plus he looks like cancer.

kidd2108

13-04-2007 23:03:41

I swear I read the title and it said

"Im fired...and maybe killed a man."

Its 2am, Im just tired.

Tholek

13-04-2007 23:10:20

[quote713dcce3c5="kidd2108"]I swear I read the title and it said

"Im fired...and maybe killed a man."

Its 2am, Im just tired.[/quote713dcce3c5]

S'ok. I'm not sure this would be the first place I'd declare that anyway. ;)

tjwor

14-04-2007 00:10:08

i think 2 weeks is enogh for him! the ifred wasn't enough!

Bentley

14-04-2007 02:40:48

Whats funny is he tried to use rappers as a scape goat like this old country ass man watches rap videos. Oh the rappers say why shouldnt I but Im not using this as an excuse to say this I knew it wasnt right but I ended up saying it anyway. What a joke

Wolfeman

14-04-2007 02:44:24

[quote17ce575624="Bentley"]Whats funny is he tried to use rappers as a scape goat like this old country ass man watches rap videos. Oh the rappers say why shouldnt I but Im not using this as an excuse to say this I knew it wasnt right but I ended up saying it anyway. What a joke[/quote17ce575624]
Rappers nowadays suck ass. Nas had it right, Hip-Hop is dead...

h3x

14-04-2007 03:05:38

Hip Hop was always dead.

good2speed

14-04-2007 08:21:13

[quote7dd2e07011="h3x"]Hip Hop was always dead.[/quote7dd2e07011]

says the boy from Alaska.

I agree with wolfe that hiphop is on the decline. Rap is too dumb nowadays. There's no message in the music anymore. Theres no creativity in the music. Just producers doing all the work and handing it off to somone either yelling or rapping about nothing.

JUNIOR6886

14-04-2007 10:31:37

Has anyone seen this guy who called for the extermination of all white people on cspan? he makes Al Sharpton look sane.....

http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN5StQAr7n0

michae229

14-04-2007 11:05:28

[quotead74fe6f97="JUNIOR6886"]Has anyone seen this guy who called for the extermination of all white people on cspan? he makes Al Sharpton look sane.....

http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN5StQAr7n0[/quotead74fe6f97]

lol

Wolfeman

14-04-2007 13:54:31

[quote3d5d68d67f="good2speed"][quote3d5d68d67f="h3x"]Hip Hop was always dead.[/quote3d5d68d67f]

says the boy from Alaska.

I agree with wolfe that hiphop is on the decline. Rap is too dumb nowadays. There's no message in the music anymore. Theres no creativity in the music. Just producers doing all the work and handing it off to somone either yelling or rapping about nothing.[/quote3d5d68d67f]
Exactly. No one makes rhymes anymore, its just some jiggy catch phrase song white girls can dance to in a club and pretend they are hip-hop. The music videos too. Rock bands make these creative videos even to this day and every rap video is the exact same with chicks shaking their asses and throwing money and cars. Rap sales dropped for the first time last year in like 20 years...

h3x

14-04-2007 17:31:28

[quote090e446d54="good2speed"][quote090e446d54="h3x"]Hip Hop was always dead.[/quote090e446d54]

says the boy from Alaska.[/quote090e446d54]

I'm actually from Seattle... I've only been in Alaska for a year.

Hip Hop just never did it for me ?

Tholek

14-04-2007 20:11:19

White Lines by Grandmaster Flash was cool, but I have the Duran Duran version on my iPod. D

TryinToGetPaid

15-04-2007 18:43:42

Looks like there are more racists than Mr. Imus.

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Laff. Not.

Tholek

15-04-2007 21:14:17

I wonder why they trimmed the date off that second picture?

Anyhow, I do remember there was a point that when there was a soft touch implemented when it came to removing food and water from stores. The cops let that go, but there were plenty of looters robbing stores for jewelry and electronics as well, who were fair game.

As for Imus, there's already a station, maybe more, that are playing his show again (repeats, obviously) and a number of polls show an opposition to his firing. He may yet return to broadcast radio if that trend continues, even satellite, contrary to h3x's claim. I guess we'll see.

h3x

15-04-2007 21:34:17

[quote7d15ff2815="Tholek"]I wonder why they trimmed the date off that second picture?

Anyhow, I do remember there was a point that when there was a soft touch implemented when it came to removing food and water from stores. The cops let that go, but there were plenty of looters robbing stores for jewelry and electronics as well, who were fair game.

As for Imus, there's already a station, maybe more, that are playing his show again (repeats, obviously) and a number of polls show an opposition to his firing. He may yet return to broadcast radio if that trend continues, even satellite, contrary to h3x's claim. I guess we'll see.[/quote7d15ff2815]

Satellite radio only pays hosts who can bring in subscribers... His show has had low ratings from the get-go...

Also, things are very touchy with satellite radio right now... Both XMSR and SIRI stock have been suffering lately (XMSR having the worst of it lately).. To put Don Imus on satellite radio would be a foolish business decision.. and I would bet that hypocrite racist Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would demand a boycott of SIRIUS/XM if Imus was ever signed on. Even if they did boycott, I don't think it would drive current subscribers away.. But you'll see those stocks plummet even further (if it weren't bad enough already).

Tholek

15-04-2007 21:51:02

[quote333d106ccf="h3x"][quote333d106ccf="Tholek"]I wonder why they trimmed the date off that second picture?

Anyhow, I do remember there was a point that when there was a soft touch implemented when it came to removing food and water from stores. The cops let that go, but there were plenty of looters robbing stores for jewelry and electronics as well, who were fair game.

As for Imus, there's already a station, maybe more, that are playing his show again (repeats, obviously) and a number of polls show an opposition to his firing. He may yet return to broadcast radio if that trend continues, even satellite, contrary to h3x's claim. I guess we'll see.[/quote333d106ccf]

Satellite radio only pays hosts who can bring in subscribers... His show has had low ratings from the get-go...

Also, things are very touchy with satellite radio right now... Both XMSR and SIRI stock have been suffering lately (XMSR having the worst of it lately).. To put Don Imus on satellite radio would be a foolish business decision.. and I would bet that hypocrite racist Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would demand a boycott of SIRIUS/XM if Imus was ever signed on. Even if they did boycott, I don't think it would drive current subscribers away.. But you'll see those stocks plummet even further (if it weren't bad enough already).[/quote333d106ccf]

Heh, I'm not talking of an O&A or Howard deal. If Imus held out for that, he'd be sorely disappointed. There IS room for him on satellite provided he's realistic, though.

As for boycotts, the most recent Sharpton/Jackson coverage I've seen is a little suspect (supposed death/bomb threats) which smacks of desperation in the face of a possible backlash. If Imus were hired by XM tomorrow, they might try to latch on and gain strength from it, but a few months from now? No, I think XM or Sirius would get away with it. There are far more racist, [i333d106ccf]true[/i333d106ccf] racists, on both networks, and they still are on the air.

The majority seems to think Imus shouldn't have been fired, and like O&A, he just needs to play it right. He may actually return.

Not that I'll be listening, though. ;)