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Sat Dec 28, 2019, 02:22 PM

3. His whole shock-jock schtick was over the line. He'd pretend to be

an ignorant and bigoted RWer, or whatever-er. His guests, who included some very respected people (Doris Kearns-Goodwin was on often), would explain why he was wrong, and he'd grumpily admit that maybe there was something to it. Wash, rinse, repeat each night. Pushing the line constantly, but constantly without the malice or nastiness of the small-minded and/or racist attitudes he attempted to enlighten.

I used to see his show at 10:30 only because it preceded Nightline, back in the days when Nightline was worth watching. The "woolly-headed" remark wasn't the only one around then that could be taken as waaay over the line; I heard it and was concerned about his carelessness. Oh, well.

He took harsher digs at himself than anyone/everyone else, every night, and that egalitarian-insulting approach was the context. His show attempted to enlighten the ignorance that fosters bigotry no matter how he's portrayed. Imo, those who silenced him should not be quite so proud of that, even if they still feel it was for the best.

RIP, Imus.

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