Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Don Imus Going, Going...

Pretty much gone. He's lost the MSNBC televised simulcast arrangement, and it would be hard to imagine that CBS radio, which airs the audio, won't follow suit.

I had thought that Imus would weather the storm he kicked off April 4th when he insulted the Rutgers University women's basketball team with a racist, misogynistic slur, but in subsequent days, Imus fumbled his apologizes and got greatly out-classed by the poised women he had victimized.

And when sponsors like General Motors and others began pulling their ads, Imus' show didn't have long to live.

I was never a fan. He was another loud-mouthed shock jock, often 'funny' at the expense of minorities and other less powerful groups.

Expect other radio 'personalities' to tone it down, or have a kill or delay button with a hair-trigger mechanism more at the ready in a post-Imus broadcast world.

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