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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-11-07 08:49 PM
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114. This is wonderful
And not just because the bigot was fired. It represents a sea change in public activism. This is huge. I'm serious.
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  -Don Imus gone from MSNBC Gargoyle  Apr-11-07 05:33 PM   #0 
  - hey, nice avatar!  jean   Apr-11-07 05:34 PM   #1 
  - thanks  Gargoyle   Apr-11-07 05:35 PM   #3 
     - he's scheduled to be on Larry King tonight  jean   Apr-11-07 05:38 PM   #7 
        - I expected him on LK last night but AL got pre-empted by:  chknltl   Apr-11-07 05:56 PM   #15 
        - I'll check him out  Gargoyle   Apr-11-07 06:02 PM   #22 
           - the other thing is the repub senator from MN, Norm Coleman, just voted AGAINST stem  jean   Apr-11-07 06:09 PM   #23 
  - You beat me to it! Excellent news  Rowdyboy   Apr-11-07 05:34 PM   #2 
  - Link  RedSpartan   Apr-11-07 05:35 PM   #4 
  - Joemetium Limpmann was Imus favorite catamite  saigon68   Apr-11-07 06:56 PM   #73 
  - Sponsors are finally pulling the ads almost hourly!!  Imagevision   Apr-11-07 05:38 PM   #5 
  - Don't mind sayin I told ya so  oldtime dfl_er   Apr-11-07 05:38 PM   #6 
  - so far  Gargoyle   Apr-11-07 05:41 PM   #11 
  - It had EVERYTHING to do with it...and then, there's THIS--IGNORE THIS story, now!!!  MADem   Apr-11-07 10:37 PM   #135 
     - Yep. Here are some clips of Imus taking on the reich:  nicknameless   Apr-11-07 11:15 PM   #150 
     - But...but...but.....Armstrong Williams tells us he must be UNFORGIVEN!!!!  MADem   Apr-11-07 11:47 PM   #155 
     - Thank You! I feel less nuts now...  Carni   Apr-12-07 12:56 PM   #199 
        - Speech, even odious speech should be protected.  MADem   Apr-12-07 03:51 PM   #204 
        - I agree with this completely  yojon   Apr-12-07 05:59 PM   #205 
  - I don't care if they fire him now. I don't like the fact that MSNBC took his shows  xultar   Apr-11-07 05:38 PM   #8 
  - They should do a Stephanie Miller simucast instead!!  K8-EEE   Apr-11-07 05:40 PM   #9 
  - Or they could give Sam Seder a show  jgraz   Apr-11-07 06:20 PM   #25 
     - Or better yet, Rachel Maddow.  pabsungenis   Apr-11-07 07:01 PM   #74 
        - Or better yet, Sam Seder!  krkaufman   Apr-11-07 08:18 PM   #94 
           - or even better, Sam, Rachel and Marc Maron  jgraz   Apr-11-07 10:31 PM   #133 
  - There. I feel relieved. nt  thereismore   Apr-11-07 05:41 PM   #10 
  - Thank God.  TransitJohn   Apr-11-07 05:42 PM   #12 
  - Lazy programming. Too lazy to hire and develop their own in-house  calimary   Apr-11-07 07:14 PM   #76 
  - Imus  wotsofunny   Apr-11-07 09:54 PM   #129 
  - Name calling is easy and cheap  JoFerret   Apr-12-07 12:03 AM   #156 
  - In a word: money.  Doremus   Apr-11-07 08:11 PM   #88 
  - This is great news...  femrap   Apr-11-07 05:45 PM   #13 
  - Celebrate! Nananana hey hey hey goodbye...  IndyOp   Apr-11-07 05:55 PM   #14 
  - Tweety next!  vanboggie   Apr-11-07 05:59 PM   #16 
  - Imus got pulled because he made enemies on both sides.  nicknameless   Apr-11-07 06:00 PM   #17 
  - Imus and Mary Matalin  CreekDog   Apr-11-07 06:10 PM   #24 
  - I watched it.  nicknameless   Apr-11-07 06:20 PM   #26 
     - What happened with Matalin?  brentspeak   Apr-11-07 07:30 PM   #78 
        - Here's the video:  nicknameless   Apr-11-07 07:56 PM   #85 
           - Thanks for the links  brentspeak   Apr-11-07 11:18 PM   #151 
  - In the larger scheme of things, Imus staying or going doesn't help much...  krkaufman   Apr-11-07 08:37 PM   #107 
     - Exactly.  nicknameless   Apr-11-07 09:20 PM   #124 
  - Ignore Imus.  Gregorian   Apr-11-07 06:01 PM   #18 
  - You've never seen him? You haven't missed much... Ignorimus -- I love it!  Radio_Lady   Apr-11-07 08:38 PM   #108 
     - There's lovely noncommercial college radio.  Gregorian   Apr-11-07 09:42 PM   #128 
        - Gregorian, I took your advice long before I met you... have been listening  Radio_Lady   Apr-12-07 07:14 PM   #209 
           - Hahaha.  Gregorian   Apr-12-07 09:22 PM   #211 
              - Ah, yes. WMBR, the MIT radio station.  Radio_Lady   Apr-12-07 11:11 PM   #212 
                 - Yes. The Late Risers Club.  Gregorian   Apr-12-07 11:26 PM   #214 
                    - I was at WEEI and the old WMEX (now both have new call letters).  Radio_Lady   Apr-12-07 11:42 PM   #215 
                       - No kidding!  Gregorian   Apr-12-07 11:52 PM   #218 
                          - G'night, Gregorian! I had a nap this afternoon, but I should go to sleep soon!  Radio_Lady   Apr-12-07 11:54 PM   #219 
  - Mods, please combine threads  musiclawyer   Apr-11-07 06:01 PM   #19 
  - Good  KingFlorez   Apr-11-07 06:01 PM   #20 
  - guess he talked himself out of a job :)  superconnected   Apr-11-07 06:02 PM   #21 
  - I just have to say...  imax2268   Apr-11-07 06:25 PM   #27 
  - How about streaming a good show on the net.  roody   Apr-11-07 08:29 PM   #105 
  - They should put Sam Seder into a TV show in that time slot.  Eric J in MN   Apr-11-07 06:26 PM   #28 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-11-07 06:33 PM   #29 
  - Are you sure you're on the right board?  Kickin_Donkey   Apr-11-07 06:45 PM   #30 
  - We like piling on cragged-out, corporate-subsidized, nationally broadcast racists  FredScuttle   Apr-11-07 07:37 PM   #82 
  - The full monty of rw talking points. Bravo!  Warren Stupidity   Apr-11-07 08:45 PM   #110 
  - MSNBC - Imus Fired!  matcom   Apr-11-07 06:45 PM   #31 
  - Tucker JUST announced on MSNBC  matcom   Apr-11-07 06:45 PM   #32 
  - Whoa!!!!!!!!!!!  Connie_Corleone   Apr-11-07 06:45 PM   #33 
  - Is CBS radio still carrying him?  Godlesscommieprevert   Apr-11-07 06:45 PM   #34 
  - so far yes. Simulcast has been dropped  matcom   Apr-11-07 06:45 PM   #36 
     - I once tried watching the show - it was like watching paint dry  Godlesscommieprevert   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #37 
     - That is a ridiculous statement.  whopis01   Apr-11-07 11:09 PM   #148 
     - Before Imus, MSNBC used to simulcast Howard Stern  IndianaGreen   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #53 
        - they did? I remember when he was on the E Channel  maddezmom   Apr-12-07 03:56 AM   #164 
  - Good..now for the rest  zidzi   Apr-11-07 06:45 PM   #35 
  - Good  oneinok   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #39 
     - no, there isn't  jollyreaper2112   Apr-12-07 06:59 AM   #182 
  - Yep! Media Bistro has it, too. Good!  Beausoir   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #38 
  - WRONG WRONG WRONG  IADEMO2004   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #40 
  - why?  matcom   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #41 
  - It's not about Sharpton. It's about the Advertisers  Connie_Corleone   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #42 
  - Don't tell Sharpton that  marshall   Apr-12-07 09:33 AM   #186 
  - won't be long now  Gargoyle   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #43 
  - It was inevitable.  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #44 
  - Don Imus...victim  alcibiades_mystery   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #48 
  - Gee Thanks  BronxBoy   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #51 
  - ALL POWER EMANATES FROM AL SHARPTON!!  Finnfan   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #60 
  - He cast some weird juju on me once.  Forkboy   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #69 
  - What does Sharpton have to do with this?  qanda   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #63 
  - This because a cause and a hunt because of Sharpton.  wisteria   Apr-11-07 08:20 PM   #96 
  - Oh no! Sharpton is in control of EVERYTHING!  Warren Stupidity   Apr-11-07 08:47 PM   #113 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-07 05:25 AM   #169 
  - Fortunately, MSNBC's reason was "conscience."  displacedtexan   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #45 
  - You should edit your post .... change 'behaving' to 'acting' ......  Husb2Sparkly   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #50 
     - Excellent point, Husb2Sparkly!  displacedtexan   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #52 
  - MSNBC will no longer carry the Imus simulcast on their network  Imagevision   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #46 
  - HA! now what about cbs? n/t  orleans   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #47 
  - What about the rest of the week?  marshall   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #49 
  - I hope their are, I think this was wrong! n/t  wisteria   Apr-11-07 08:21 PM   #97 
  - I'm sure he'll be replaced by someone *anti-bush*  Carni   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #54 
  - What will Bernard McGuirk do now?  BlueManDude   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #55 
  - not affected  Gargoyle   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #58 
  - UPDATE: He is a slimeball. Let's hope he washed away with the other piece of trash.  Radio_Lady   Apr-12-07 11:45 PM   #216 
  - The radio show is still on  MaineDem   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #59 
     - Where do I send message to get his CBS Radio show taken off?  Radio_Lady   Apr-11-07 08:13 PM   #91 
        - UPDATE: Good news! They must have read my messages!  Radio_Lady   Apr-12-07 11:46 PM   #217 
  - And Rush and Savage? This is all bullshit.... n/t  deacon   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #56 
  - Follow the money  slackmaster   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #70 
  - And why? Because the heat was turned on. n/t  wisteria   Apr-11-07 08:23 PM   #99 
  - You are exactly right, it is bullsh*t. n/t  wisteria   Apr-11-07 08:22 PM   #98 
  - This publicity stunt backfired for Imus...well, in the short-term, at least.  ryanmuegge   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #57 
  - One week. It went very, very fast after the Rutgers press conference.  higher class   Apr-11-07 08:12 PM   #89 
  - that's good  high density   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #61 
  - this leads immediately to two considerations  0rganism   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #62 
  - If he switches to a right wing shock-jock, would that make him a "ho" ? nt  terisan   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #66 
     - if by "ho" you mean "typical", then yes  0rganism   Apr-11-07 08:10 PM   #87 
        - in defense of ho's  NJCher   Apr-11-07 10:59 PM   #141 
           - or perhaps a "garden variety hoe"?  0rganism   Apr-12-07 12:17 PM   #193 
  - Wonder if Faux will hire him.  superconnected   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #64 
  - Another reason to never watch FOX again!  Radio_Lady   Apr-11-07 08:14 PM   #92 
  - Like you'd need another reason?  0rganism   Apr-11-07 08:19 PM   #95 
     - I'm really hoping he is completely unemployable after this.  Radio_Lady   Apr-11-07 08:35 PM   #106 
        - Aren't you a nice person. n/t  wisteria   Apr-11-07 11:05 PM   #146 
           - Yes, as a matter of fact, I am!  Radio_Lady   Apr-12-07 07:02 PM   #208 
  - That was the first thing that entered my mind, too.  zanne   Apr-12-07 09:59 AM   #187 
  - It's a thing of beauty, really  BeyondGeography   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #65 
  - You think this will help Obama? I think it will hurt him in the voting booth.  wisteria   Apr-11-07 08:25 PM   #101 
  - Maybe it was just an Alibi -  cliss   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #67 
  - His rating have gone up and up this past year. He was attracting viewers. n/t  wisteria   Apr-11-07 08:26 PM   #102 
  - ding ding ding  NJCher   Apr-11-07 11:03 PM   #144 
  - How 'bout a little racial diversity at MSNBC--Do they have any black anchors?  bklyncowgirl   Apr-11-07 06:46 PM   #68 
  - a good start. talk radio is a disease in this country  Neo   Apr-11-07 06:49 PM   #71 
  - AMEN...  greyghost   Apr-11-07 07:02 PM   #75 
  - a good start is right  pkz   Apr-11-07 07:17 PM   #77 
  - That's a start for NBCville. Now NBC should drop the Today Show  valerief   Apr-11-07 06:53 PM   #72 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-11-07 07:42 PM   #83 
     - Too bad..  zidzi   Apr-11-07 08:07 PM   #86 
     - Most interviews were a waste of time - because of his constant  higher class   Apr-11-07 08:28 PM   #104 
     - I agree with you there.  shaniqua6392   Apr-12-07 05:41 AM   #170 
  - Now if they don't replace him with some red tie wearin', lie spewing puke bag  lonestarnot   Apr-11-07 07:34 PM   #79 
  - To quote Newman of Seinfeld,  ckramer   Apr-11-07 07:36 PM   #80 
  - Do any of the advertisers who advertised w/ Imus advertise on Rush Limbaugh's program?  Pachamama   Apr-11-07 07:36 PM   #81 
  - IT'S ABOUT F'ING TIME!  Sparkle   Apr-11-07 07:51 PM   #84 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-11-07 08:12 PM   #90 
     - Yep, they have done it again. n/t  wisteria   Apr-11-07 08:27 PM   #103 
     - I agree......  Old Vet   Apr-11-07 08:40 PM   #109 
     - Damn you found out!  Warren Stupidity   Apr-11-07 08:51 PM   #115 
     - 'this website is pathetic.'  Bluebear   Apr-11-07 08:55 PM   #116 
     - I would bet they have been called nasty things from the opposing teams while on the court.  wisteria   Apr-11-07 11:02 PM   #143 
        - Yeah, that makes it all OK. nt  Bluebear   Apr-12-07 03:54 AM   #163 
     - Anyone who thinks Imus got fired for his racist remarks is naive.  nicknameless   Apr-11-07 09:41 PM   #127 
        - I tend to believe you since this whole thing started with Fox News. n/t  wisteria   Apr-11-07 11:03 PM   #145 
           - Here's what I believe *really* lost him his job.  nicknameless   Apr-11-07 11:09 PM   #147 
  - This is a good day for bullies and those opposed to our first Amendment rights to free speech  wisteria   Apr-11-07 08:15 PM   #93 
  - I am proud. And thrilled that he's gone.  stanwyck   Apr-11-07 09:57 PM   #131 
  - Ditto....  IronScorpio5   Apr-12-07 05:55 AM   #171 
  - I'm with you Wisteria. Great post!  notundecided   Apr-12-07 08:36 AM   #183 
  - I guess I'm one of the few here that find this disturbing.  napsi   Apr-11-07 08:24 PM   #100 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-11-07 08:46 PM   #112 
  - 'I think the last 100 posts were pompous crap. ' We love you too.  Bluebear   Apr-11-07 08:58 PM   #118 
  - MSNBC firing was correct; Imus did much good, but cut own throat  westernpenndem   Apr-12-07 12:28 AM   #158 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-12-07 04:51 AM   #166 
  - "You get over it and you move on." THAT is the advice you have for Rutgers?  Bluebear   Apr-11-07 08:56 PM   #117 
     - Damn good advice if you ask me and you did.  napsi   Apr-11-07 09:33 PM   #126 
        - Sorry. I won't forgive speech like this. nt  Bluebear   Apr-12-07 03:53 AM   #162 
  - And yet Coulter is hired over and over and over...  onehandle   Apr-11-07 08:46 PM   #111 
  - They won't fire Coulter.  GoddessOfGuinness   Apr-11-07 10:07 PM   #132 
  - This is wonderful  gristy   Apr-11-07 08:49 PM   #114 
  - Imus is not a bigot and this will cause resentment.  wisteria   Apr-11-07 10:56 PM   #140 
  - Agree  IronScorpio5   Apr-12-07 05:58 AM   #172 
  - I hope you are right  Irishonly   Apr-11-07 11:02 PM   #142 
  - That's too bad. MSNBC made a mistake there IMO. n/t  Harper_is_Bush   Apr-11-07 08:59 PM   #119 
  - I've watched Imus for years. I can't believe this.  Maddy McCall   Apr-11-07 09:06 PM   #120 
  - Maddy, I think MSNBC still dances to the Bushco tune. See my commentary  MADem   Apr-11-07 10:40 PM   #137 
  - Imus, the ignorant  winston61   Apr-11-07 09:16 PM   #121 
  - You gotta be kidding me  Azathoth   Apr-11-07 09:17 PM   #122 
  - Amen, Brother-  winston61   Apr-11-07 09:20 PM   #123 
  - It's unbelievable  Azathoth   Apr-11-07 09:28 PM   #125 
     - Absolutely. n/t  wisteria   Apr-11-07 10:48 PM   #139 
  - um . . . it wasn't just "a single nasty racial joke" . . .  OneBlueSky   Apr-12-07 04:23 AM   #165 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-07 05:22 AM   #168 
     - Hey Blue bear.......................  Old Vet   Apr-12-07 10:09 AM   #188 
     - Since I don't listen to him, I can't comment on him saying "the most vile things ever heard"  Azathoth   Apr-12-07 01:35 PM   #200 
  - Huge! Now lets slam them real hard when the take cheap shots at DEMS!!! Gore!!!  autorank   Apr-11-07 09:56 PM   #130 
  - They fired the wrong guy.  sellitman   Apr-11-07 10:33 PM   #134 
  - I agree how sad. People have focused their anger in the wrong direction.  wisteria   Apr-11-07 10:40 PM   #138 
  - I was thinking the same thing  brentspeak   Apr-11-07 11:38 PM   #153 
  - They are ALL racist bigots spewing hate.  48percenter   Apr-12-07 12:54 AM   #160 
     - Look at who is spewing it.  sellitman   Apr-12-07 06:54 AM   #180 
        - Bullshit, Imus has a long standing pattern of verbal chiding  48percenter   Apr-12-07 12:17 PM   #194 
  - This isn't all that it seems.......Good timing for MSNBC  snooper2   Apr-11-07 10:38 PM   #136 
  - IMUS On MSNBC  johntully   Apr-11-07 11:10 PM   #149 
  - Good riddance  daleo   Apr-11-07 11:29 PM   #152 
  - You son of a bitch!  jeff30997   Apr-11-07 11:38 PM   #154 
  - Dust-mop head honky prick ...  19jet54   Apr-12-07 12:25 AM   #157 
  - Good, maybe they'll get some REAL news in the AM.  48percenter   Apr-12-07 12:51 AM   #159 
  - Scapegoating Don Imus  Chipster   Apr-12-07 03:40 AM   #161 
  - Total apologist bullshit. I'm using your link to urge CBS to fire him too.  Bluebear   Apr-12-07 05:19 AM   #167 
  - Bluebear's Puff Piece  Chipster   Apr-12-07 12:48 PM   #197 
  - The majority of people think it was a bad decision  shaniqua6392   Apr-12-07 05:59 AM   #173 
  - What "majority" are you talking about? Speak for yourself!  Bluebear   Apr-12-07 06:04 AM   #174 
     - He didn't call them "whores" , he called them "ho's".  notundecided   Apr-12-07 08:53 AM   #184 
        - Same difference  KalicoKitty   Apr-12-07 09:11 AM   #185 
        - HO does not equal WHORE in this case  tomhayes   Apr-12-07 12:40 PM   #196 
        - Whore = ho, but thank you for your concern  Bluebear   Apr-12-07 10:32 AM   #190 
  - He's a fall guy, perhaps. Also check the misogynistic history within both  ShortnFiery   Apr-12-07 06:46 AM   #178 
  - You're right!  19jet54   Apr-12-07 11:20 AM   #191 
  - outrage trolls  Mackay   Apr-12-07 06:37 AM   #175 
  - Sorry, but there they are.  Bluebear   Apr-12-07 06:54 AM   #179 
  - MSNBC cancels Imus; will Newsweek fire Howard Fineman?  Nuisance Man   Apr-12-07 06:40 AM   #176 
  - Good riddance!  ShortnFiery   Apr-12-07 06:43 AM   #177 
  - One down.  Vinca   Apr-12-07 06:55 AM   #181 
  - agree with wisteria and others...  jodini   Apr-12-07 10:22 AM   #189 
     - Welcome to DU!  cat_girl25   Apr-12-07 12:31 PM   #195 
     - Welcome, jodini  Chipster   Apr-12-07 02:08 PM   #201 
        - Thanks!  jodini   Apr-12-07 03:25 PM   #203 
           - Hey jodini!  Chipster   Apr-12-07 06:05 PM   #206 
  - Good riddance to bad rubbish:  Callous Taoboys   Apr-12-07 11:55 AM   #192 
  - There's always sattelite, Don...  truthisfreedom   Apr-12-07 12:54 PM   #198 
     - Imus  Bydand   Apr-12-07 02:33 PM   #202 
     - LOL, an open mike with Howard Stern is standing by  ohio2007   Apr-12-07 06:49 PM   #207 
        - Stern loathes Imus. nt.  Warren Stupidity   Apr-12-07 08:15 PM   #210 
        - Satellite radio might make strange bedfellows.  Radio_Lady   Apr-12-07 11:17 PM   #213 
        - I doubt that. Imus doesn't care for Stern at all. NT  MADem   Apr-13-07 07:04 AM   #220 
 

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