Apr 12 2007

Imus Gone!

Published by at 4:45 pm under All General Discussions

I am really surprised that the media actually bent to the pressure and fired Imus from his radio show too, but since the victims were young girls who had achieved rare glory, and that is when Imus made is nasty comments, I can understand the uproar. Every parent in the country probably had had enough and let the media and their sponsors know this was too much. The line was crossed. Now how do we get rid of Rosie the Fool, Olberman the Doberman, Sharpton the Con and Jessie “Hymie Town” Jackson? If we are going to start demanding maturity and respect, for that matter, how about dumping Maher and Coulter as well? Count me in supporting a better, more respectful discourse from those who inhabit OUR airwaves.

15 responses so far

15 Responses to “Imus Gone!”

  1. crosspatch says:


  2. Jacqui says:

    Let’s be careful before we start shutting down free speech on the airwaves in the name of “respectful discourse” or before you know it the thought police will start shutting down blogs and talk shows we agree with. Remember that poem ..

    In Germany they first came for the Communists
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.
    Then they came for the Jews,
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.
    Then they came for the trade unionists
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
    Then they came for the Catholics
    and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant.
    Then they came for me
    and by that time no one was left to speak up.

  3. For Enforcement says:

    I missed what Coulter said that she should be shut up for, anyone care to say what it was?

  4. The Sandbox says:

    CBS Follows Suit, Fires Imus…

    Here it is:CBS announced Thursday that it has fired Don Imus from his radio program, following a week of uproar over the radio host’s derogatory comments about the Rutgers women’s basketball team. There has been much discussion of the effect…

  5. lurker9876 says:

    Wow, times are a-changin’!

  6. For Enforcement says:

    Coulter said: “Wow, times are a-changin’!”

    yea, she should be shut up for that.

  7. BarbaraS says:

    The media is getting rid of Imus not because he said what he did about those girls. He has said worse about other people but Jesse ” how can I play this for my benefit” Jackson and Al “I can lie my head off while looking so reasonable and sincere” Sharpton did not get involved. Heaven forbid that anything is said about young black girls. They are sacrosanct and are not to be toyed with. No, they are getting rid of him because he moves his own agenda, whatever that is, and not NBC’s and his ratings are probably not so good. If they were good NBC would ignore all the hoopla and say “well, that’s Imus…what are you going to do”. When he went after Russert and Mitchell he sounded his death knell. They are sacrosanct and not to be disagreed with.

    Both Jackson and Sharpton should be in prison. They have caused the country a lot of grief and controversy. They are extortionists par excellence and have this crime down to a fine art. I heard Sharpton say on O’Reilly’s one night that Burger King needed to give back to the community. Only people like him have this mindset. My take on Burger King is that this is a corporation in the business of making money and they ow nobody anything except eatable food for their money. You don’t hear any body else saying there is a need to give back to the community. Ridiculous.

    I worked for a small non profit once and we were audited once about several years for a small infringement that was not really clear. Rainbow Push has as far as I know never been audited and they are not only big but rake in the money with very little output to the community. Again double standards. The IRS part of the government is liberal and protect or are afraid to audit this worm. Rainbow Push has had to change their 990 to comply with personnel wages on more than one occasion but just got a slap on the wrist and no penalties.

  8. Terrye says:

    I don’t understand why people think this is a free speech issue. It is not. Freedom of speech means the government locks you up for saying the wrong thing. I could not say something like nappy headed ho on my job and not get fired.

    Imus crossed the line and did something really stupid. He is not a nice person, he hates everyone and he had this coming.

  9. Terrye says:

    In fact in my job I am not even supposed to get in an argument with a client. If you went to buy some clothes and the clerk said “Are you kidding? You could never fit your fat butt into that and besides you are too old and too white to wear it”…do any of us think that the employer or the customer would be looking at that as a freedom of speech issue?

    Imus pissed off a lot of people and the networks have to worry about things like boycotts and market share and audience reaction. I am surprised it does not happen more….I think people in general are tired of this kind of behavior.

    Needless to say Al Sharpton is an idiot, but it was Imus’s idea to go on his show for all the good it did.

  10. retire05 says:

    What Imus did was 1) wrong 2) stupid 3) insensitive and 4) way out of line.
    But he has been saying outlandish things for years and it never stopped any Democrat from going on his show before. He just made one mistake and it didn’t have anything to do with his “ho” comment. He questioned the great senator from New York as to why he was complaining about Walter Reed hospital but had not been there since before 9-11. When you go after Chucky Schumer there will be hell to pay.
    Now Schumer can get his evens and keep his hands clean by having Sharpton do his dirty work for him. No one would dare question Sharpton, after all, he’s black and holds the moral authority on black political correctness. Never mind that people have died and people have had their careers ruined because of Sharpton’s lies. In our PC world, we cannot question those who are victims.
    The only ones who had the right to determine Imus’ fate are the girls of the Rutgers team. Not Sharpton, not Schumer, and certainly not Hillary Clinton, who is the queen of speech supression.

  11. crosspatch says:

    I question the timing. This thing broke when a Media Matters (A George Soros group … related to other Soros groups such as MoveOn, etc) person was paid to listen to Imus and report anything he might say on the air. At 6am, Imus let out with his now infamous remark. Literally within minutes, word of this remark was in the hands of over 100 journalists.

    I believe that this was blown up on purpose as smoke to get media attention off of the Duke/Nifong issue. The Democrats can ill afford to see an event (the Duke “rape” case) that stands for all they hold dear go down in flames. To provide vindication for young white men over a black woman, particularly after the way this had been played up by the usual players in the Democrat community would be a major problem.

    So … here we have the Imus “thing” that the media latched onto like a coyote with a Quiznos pastrami and they pushed the Duke story off the lead and replaced it with Imus’ gaffe.

    Like I said, I question the timing. Imus says lots of kooky stuff. Why now?

  12. Terrye says:

    It should be remembered that Imus hated George Bush and he hated Cheney even more. This guy is a liberal.

  13. Terrye says:


    Not even Imus usually says something this stupid and I don’t for one minute believe this is a conspiracy. No one made the man say something that ridiculous.

  14. BarbaraS says:

    The point is they were waiting for him to say something and it was in the cards that he would. It not only got the Duke case knocked off the top but also Pelosi’s egregious trip to Syria. Imus has made many, many obscene remarks in his career and nothing much was ever done about him.

    All anyone has to do is make a snide and/or rascist remark about blacks and Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton jump on the bandwagon. These same people make rascist remlarks about whites and Jews and they get a pass.

    Al Sharpton said on O’Reilly that he didn’ t believe the Attorney General from North Carolina. He said the rape did happen and those boys are guilty. It’s all about what your agenda is I guess.

    Actually I don’t care if Imus is fired or not. I watched him a couple of times back in the 90s and didn’t like him. However I don’t believe he was fired for that remark about the basketball team even though I don’t know why he even said anything about them. They were waiting for him to slip and he did.

  15. Terrye says:

    liberals love this guy.