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  1. It’s too bad that all too many are all too eager to find racism where there is none — and to level false accusations against certain white people in their attempt to show that America has little changed in the last half-century.

    Dan there is a very good reason for that.
    A whole industry has been created based on race baiting, and extorting money from guilty white liberals. America has become much more tolerant in the last 40 years. So the race baiters need to drum up business anyway they can.
    As Sharpton/Jackson are losing influence and power – they pounced on Imus, not because they want to silence Imus, but because it gave them an in to attack the big new conglamorates- they are going afte MSNBC and now CBS. It is all about their power, not about improving American society.
    To give credit where it is due, I didn’t come up with this myself, I am just paraphrasing Rush Limbaugh.

    Comment by Leah — April 12, 2007 @ 2:10 pm - April 12, 2007

  2. few (if any) mainstream voices have rushed to the radio host’s defense

    Oh my:

    longtime Imus pals like Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., former GOP Mayor Rudolph Giuliani of New York and former GOP Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas said they’d appear on his show

    I guess the two GOP Presidential frontrunners are out of the mainstream.

    Comment by Ian — April 12, 2007 @ 3:29 pm - April 12, 2007

  3. ***It’s too bad that all too many are all too eager to find racism where there is none…***

    Yeah, well, without “victims”, the likes of Sharpton and Jackson would be out of a job. Liberalists live for exploiting victims – real or make believe. I mean, c’mon, look what happened with Hurricane Katrina. That was the biggest example of how to create victims and exploit the hell out of them. Ironically, all liberalism does is make sure victims stay victims, so liberals can pretend to care.

    Comment by LesbianNeoCon — April 12, 2007 @ 3:38 pm - April 12, 2007

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  5. don imus left-leaning? yeah, about as much as the left-leaning liberal media.

    Comment by rightiswrong — April 12, 2007 @ 5:23 pm - April 12, 2007

  6. “Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.” – Rush Limbaugh

    That strikes me as just as offensive as calling women “nappy headed hos”.

    Comment by Kevin — April 12, 2007 @ 6:06 pm - April 12, 2007

  7. Well, Kevin, if you want to go and quote someone, who, while a conservative but does not hold any leadership role, that’s fine. But, let’s look at the DNC leader’s words…

    “You think the Republican National Committee could get this many people of color in a single room?,” Dean asked to laughter. “Only if they had the hotel staff in here.”

    Or, is this ok, because he was really referring to Republicans? Its hard to keep up with the ever changing moral dictates of the Dems.

    Comment by jon — April 12, 2007 @ 6:16 pm - April 12, 2007

  8. Kevin, like most liberals, you are quoting out of context. The FULL quote of Rush’s goes like this (and BTW, this is an Undeniable Truth of Life):

    “Radical feminism was created so as to allow unattractive women easier access into the mainstream of American society.”

    Think about the brilliance of this statement. When you think of the term “radical feminist,” who or what immediately springs to mind? Miss USA? Nope, it would be someone like Andrea Dworkin or Gloria Steinem.

    It also shows how narcissistic our so-called “tolerant culture” is. If you are an attractive man or woman, you have it a lot easier out there than plain ole Peggy or Joe Schmoe. Let’s face it – looks count a lot out there, from politics to advertising. And no surprise, it is that segment of our population which is so “tolerant” that poke fun the loudest.

    Moreover, this Undeniable Truth of Life is adaptable to sexual orientation as well. Here is MY own Undeniable Truth of Life, aka Peter’s Principle of Politics #69:

    “The radical gay rights movement was created so as to allow effeminate men easier access into the mainstream of American society.”

    I rest my case.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — April 12, 2007 @ 6:26 pm - April 12, 2007

  9. Peter, is it just a coincidence that that principle is #69? heh heh

    Comment by jon — April 12, 2007 @ 7:04 pm - April 12, 2007

  10. Numerous corporate sponsors are “pulling ads”.

    These companies aren’t pulling ads out of decency. They’re doing it from cowardice. They’re doing it to avoid one of Jackson’s signature shakedowns.

    E.g.: Sprint/Nextel. They advertise heavily on networks such as Comedy Central. There’s not a show on Comedy Central that’s not potentially offensive to someone. I’m a big fan of South Park but let’s face it, every episode has something far worse than Imus’ little bomb.

    If Sprint were to reluctant advertise on any program with potential to offend someone (Christians, Jews, Muslims, gays, Hispanics, women, whites), they wouldn’t advertise at all.

    Bottom line is that Sharpton, the “Revvvverrrennnd Jaaaaacksonnnn”, et al are race whores. They’re the kings of the grievance industry. This is how they make their living.

    And Sharpton is particularly egregious… a hate-monger and a liar.

    I have no respect for anyone who takes that man seriously (thus disqualifying most Democratic politicians).

    Comment by Robert — April 12, 2007 @ 7:14 pm - April 12, 2007

  11. Dan, just like the 3 Duke University lacrosse players… Imus got what he deserved in the end.

    I’m glad to be done with his band of motley idiots and dolts… that guy who used to read the news was the worst in cable TV… and THAT’S saying a lot.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — April 12, 2007 @ 8:00 pm - April 12, 2007

  12. MSNBC……MS Network of Bogots and Creeps. When will sponsors bail on the anti semite Chris Matthews? The mean spirited Olbermann? These supposed liberals who poison the well springs of America. It is gauling that Sharpton and Jackson are the supposed arbiters of what’s crass and obscene. Ambulance chasers, that the MSM is afraid to stand up too. I’ll also ask the question again. How can an obvious racist like Imus attract such elite journalists to his show? They are suppose to be curious and dig up information. Yet they can sit across from such filth and laugh and joke with him. David Gregory, Chris Matthews, Mike Barnicle, Jeff Greenfield, Brian Williams, Andrea Mitchell, Howard Feinman. These are journalists who either knew he was a racist and looked the other way. Or are incompetent boobs when it comes to investigative journalism. Now CBS fires Imus because supposedly during an old 60 Minutes interview, he used the “N” word, that they so politely edited out. So CBS staffers knew long ago Imus was a potential bigot. They thought they were protecting one of their leftist friends. Question: was Imus exposed now because he was anti Hilary?

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — April 12, 2007 @ 8:54 pm - April 12, 2007

  13. “Peter, is it just a coincidence that that principle is #69? heh heh”
    ;-)

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — April 12, 2007 @ 10:10 pm - April 12, 2007

  14. If any of our readers find news articles indicating Imus’s left-of-center politics

    Oh, oh, here’s one:

    Don Imus referred to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) as “Satan” 11 times, once calling her “that buck-tooted witch, Satan.”

    Oops, I guess not. Wait, try this one:

    Imus called former Vice President Al Gore “the phoniest bastard on the planet,” adding that Gore is “a horrid human being.”

    Ah, never mind.

    Comment by Ian — April 12, 2007 @ 11:33 pm - April 12, 2007

  15. #14, so, by calling someone names now decides their political leanings? Interesting.

    Comment by jon — April 12, 2007 @ 11:54 pm - April 12, 2007

  16. oh i wouldn’t waste too much breath on imus. i would worry more about what schwarzenegger and spitzer were discussing over dinner last night, if i were you.

    Comment by markie — April 12, 2007 @ 11:58 pm - April 12, 2007

  17. “I didn’t think I’d have much more to say about this offensive, left-leaning radio host.”

    Former left-leaning. Once someone says something deemed racist they become right-wing. So do their ancestors. It is like the Mormon genealogy with the retroactive baptisms.

    P.S. It is not who you insult but what you believe that makes you a conservative or liberal or neither. If Imus is not left-wing, why does he hate Jews so much? Examples via Wikipedia:

    On December 15, 2004 on Imus in the Morning, Don Imus referred to the publishers Simon & Schuster as “thieving Jews” and later in the same show gave a mock apology, calling the phrase “thieving Jews”, “redundant”.

    On October 19, 1998, Newsday reported that Don Imus called Washington Post media writer Howard Kurtz “that boner-nosed…beanie-wearing little Jew boy”.

    On November 30, 2006 on Imus in the Morning, Imus referred to the Jewish management at CBS as “money-grubbing bastards”.

    If he is not a left-winger then he is strangely popular with them (NYT)

    NBC News uses “Imus in the Morning” to promote the brands of Tim Russert, Andrea Mitchell and David Gregory. Tom Brokaw was a frequent guest, and his replacement, Brian Williams, has been sanctified by the I-man, as they call him. Chris Matthews from MSNBC has appeared, as have anchors and journalists from CNN and CBS and, on the print side, by reporters and editors from Newsweek and popular opinion columnists from The New York Times.”

    Comment by Saul — April 13, 2007 @ 12:16 am - April 13, 2007

  18. Also, how can anyone possibly insinuate that their is some kind of doubt about the media being left-wing? Just as dressing like a cowboy does not make Imus right-wing, dressing in suits does not make these people anything but hippies. They would riot over first dibs to kiss Castro’s ass if he hobbled into the room. These people think that Lou Dobbs is a business expert! Most of them self-identify as left-wing; who would do that if they were not?

    One of these hacks (CNN I think), when asked if the media actually want America to be successful in stabilizing Iraq he had to go away and discuss it with their PR people before he could come back and say that “of course we do – we are Americans after all.”

    Comment by Saul — April 13, 2007 @ 12:28 am - April 13, 2007

  19. his mouth overload his ass and he paid the price………….

    life suck at times……………..

    Comment by The Texican. — April 13, 2007 @ 1:03 am - April 13, 2007

  20. “It is our feeling that this is only the beginning. We must have a broad discussion on what is permitted and not permitted in terms the airwaves” – Al Sharpton

    Scratch a leftist, find a fascist.

    Comment by V the K — April 13, 2007 @ 5:20 am - April 13, 2007

  21. Are You Sick Of Them Yet?

    Don’t you just love the Liberal Hollywood folks and the rappers and thecomedian who defended free speech especially the Black comedians and rappers. when they use words like “Cracker, Ho’s, Nigger, Mother F….er” Oh, and I love it when Snoop Doggie says “My nigga”

    Comment by thecisciokid — April 13, 2007 @ 8:01 am - April 13, 2007

  22. And NOW!!!! Michelle Malkin get’s called a WHORE on National TV while she was filling in for Bill O’Reilly on The Factor by none other than the Leader of the Black Panther Party

    Comment by Jerry — April 13, 2007 @ 9:28 am - April 13, 2007

  23. Poor IgnoAndNaus is losing the Spin Game faster than Anna Nicole Smith lost her virginity.

    Try this quote from the LA Times on for size:

    “This is a real bind for Democrats,” said Dan Gerstein, an advisor to one of Imus’ favorite regulars, Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.). “Talk radio has become primarily the province of the right, and the blogosphere is largely the province of the left. If Imus loses his microphone, there aren’t many other venues like it around.”

    And how about this one:

    “Equally important, Imus gave Democrats a pipeline to a crucial voting bloc that was perennially hard for them to reach: politically independent white men.”

    Checkmate.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — April 13, 2007 @ 9:50 am - April 13, 2007

  24. Don Imus referred to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) as “Satan” 11 times, once calling her “that buck-tooted witch, Satan.”

    BFD. There are lots of people on the left who despise Hillary. Hence, the cult of Barack Obama.

    On the other hand, Imus is a huge fan of Chuck Schumer.

    Comment by V the K — April 13, 2007 @ 10:08 am - April 13, 2007

  25. #21: Crack Constitutional Scholar:

    Imus gave Democrats a pipeline to a crucial voting bloc that was perennially hard for them to reach:

    If Imus was liberal, presumably his audience would be too. Why would it be so hard for Dems to reach a liberal audience that they would need Imus to be the “pipeline?” I thought liberals were the base of the Democratic party. Hmmm. Reading on:

    politically independent white men.

    Aha!! So that’s Imus’ audience: “politically independent white men.” What does that make Imus though? Well, gee, it’s just so hard to figure out. Help me here, Constitutional Scholar… I know you can do it… think “massively.”

    Comment by Ian — April 13, 2007 @ 11:09 am - April 13, 2007

  26. Ian’s “spin” looks more and more like something swirling around in a porcelain bowl.

    Comment by V the K — April 13, 2007 @ 11:20 am - April 13, 2007

  27. Just don’t forgfet this year’s NAACP Awards.
    http://outinsidethecabin.blogspot.com/

    Comment by Kevin Norte — April 13, 2007 @ 11:23 am - April 13, 2007

  28. Imus was shocked at how few leftists came to his defense when he needed them. He went after Harold Ford by name. It seemed only the left wing political consultants like Paul Begala would come on his show the last week. Why wasn’t Chris Matthews on MS Network of Bigots and Creeps this week? Did they figure one loud mouth jerk imploding at a time was enough. Who appered on Imus’ show the most? Would be interesting to have a count. Matthews. Gregory. Mitchell. Russert. Barnicle.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — April 13, 2007 @ 11:24 am - April 13, 2007

  29. IgnoAndNaus, “politically independent white men” is libtard-speak for anyone who isn’t a minority in the Dhimmicrat party. And that says a lot, even for you.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — April 13, 2007 @ 11:32 am - April 13, 2007

  30. #28: Well, we know that the two front-runner GOP Presidential candidates, McCain and Rudy were best buds with Imus and were still supporting him this week. So was Huckabee, a staunch conservative. Harold Ford a leftist? LOL! What a joke.

    No, it’s pretty clear that Imus is an independent.

    Comment by Ian — April 13, 2007 @ 11:59 am - April 13, 2007

  31. huh?

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — April 13, 2007 @ 12:22 pm - April 13, 2007

  32. go sit in the corner with the dunce cap on again.

    Comment by markie — April 13, 2007 @ 12:59 pm - April 13, 2007

  33. #22 Well, it was *political* whore or prostitute, so it’s not quite the same thing as being called a whore. Quite.

    MM is not very polite, but *dang* you could tell she was mad. And the young woman accuser in the Duke case is a victim, no matter what. From listening to the Black Panther guy it seemed clear that *all* black women are victims of rape and *all* white men are guilty, no matter what. So he’s not going to apologize for convicting the Lacross players because the only reason *any* white male gets off for raping a black woman, since they are all guilty, is that the black woman can’t get no justice.

    As for Imus… clearly he’s an *ss.

    Comment by Synova — April 13, 2007 @ 1:16 pm - April 13, 2007

  34. Synova: “The young woman accuser” had like 3 loads of semen in her when she was examined regarding her allegation… that’s even more than your slutty gay guy would have .

    Comment by Vince P — April 13, 2007 @ 1:33 pm - April 13, 2007

  35. THREE loads? Now THAT is a ho. And a skanky one at that.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — April 13, 2007 @ 2:16 pm - April 13, 2007

  36. Ian at #25 asks “Why would it be so hard for Dems to reach a liberal audience that they would need Imus to be the “pipeline?” ”

    Ummm, because very liberal and radical AirAmerica went into the toilet for stealing money from kiddie charities and eco-terrorist liberal BoringAlGore’s much-hyped TV network fizzled when investors learned he’d be speaking 24×7. Imus was the best thing going for the Democrats… a motormouth munching on GeoBush’s butt everyday, every issue, every way and using the MSM liberal elite mouthorgans as foils.

    Democrats NEEDED Imus. You have to have people shouting loudly, waving hands wildly, making grave faces and gestures to entertain a common liberal… it’s why the DNC hired ScreaminHowieDean… and now that they’ve got NancyP, they’ve put DrDean-o back in the cupboard til next election.

    Wow, Ian, it seems more than a few people see your comments as pure, unadulterated spin.

    Go figure?

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — April 13, 2007 @ 2:41 pm - April 13, 2007

  37. #36: Well Matt, if you had bothered to read a bit further, you’d have noticed that Imus’ audience was far from liberal, rather it was “politically independent white men.” Imus is no liberal; his values and outlook are white male conservative. That’s why he despised Hillary Clinton and Al Gore and was close to so many conservative Republicans like McCain, Giuliani and Huckabee who still support him. Why it was only a little over two short years ago when Dick and Lynne Cheney granted Imus a lengthy interview wherein Lynne affectionately referred to Imus as the I-Man.

    Comment by Ian — April 13, 2007 @ 5:05 pm - April 13, 2007

  38. Umm Imus himself said he had a left wing show. When Clinton toadie Paul Begala tried to compliment Imus as a far guy by having left and right wingers on his show. Imus called him on it, mocked him and asked him to list the RIGHT WINGERS he had on his show. Begala after naming McCain started to laugh nervously. Go back and check the guest lists for one week of Imus shows. It’s 90% left wing MSM and Democrat politicos. Case closed. Don Imus himself would laugh if you called him an “independent”. Imus voted for Kerry, supported Corzine and hates Hilary for the same reasons the nutt roots do. She’s too moderate.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — April 13, 2007 @ 9:20 pm - April 13, 2007

  39. I said a prayer for Gov Corzines recovery from a very serious accident Thursday. But I understand he broke the law. God, I wish the Democrats would obey the laws of the land.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — April 13, 2007 @ 9:21 pm - April 13, 2007

  40. #36 You know I forgot about the Air America charity scam. How come liberals never go to jail for breaking the law? Rep. Jefferson’s $90, ooo in the freezer, Cynthia McKinney smacking a cop, Patrick Kennedy’s hit and run, good lord, it goes on and on. When the hell is someone going to jail? Harry Reids real estate scams, Di Feinsteins corrupt stearing of billion dollar contracts to her husband, Pelosis not completing her disclosure forms correctly, Bidens plagerism, Conyers breaking labor laws,

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — April 13, 2007 @ 9:27 pm - April 13, 2007

  41. How about Biden’s slur on Obama “articulate”

    Comment by Vince P — April 13, 2007 @ 10:15 pm - April 13, 2007

  42. If Imus was liberal, presumably his audience would be too.

    Maybe you could find both of them and ask.

    That’s why he despised Hillary Clinton and Al Gore

    Couldn’t possibly be because they suck. So now when Hitlery goes over with America like a fart in an elevator, it will be because of all those d*mn conservatives. Are you putting me on?

    and was close to so many conservative Republicans like McCain, Giuliani and Huckabee who still support him.

    You forgot to mention all the libs who still support him.

    Why it was only a little over two short years ago when Dick and Lynne Cheney granted Imus a lengthy interview wherein Lynne affectionately referred to Imus as the I-Man.

    Perhaps because EVERYBODY apparently did since that was his nick-name.

    Try again, Iandiot.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — April 14, 2007 @ 2:52 am - April 14, 2007

  43. That’s why he despised Hillary Clinton and Al Gore

    Perhaps he couldn’t stand naked, blatant Socialists.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — April 14, 2007 @ 2:53 am - April 14, 2007

  44. IMUS: Anyway, [Donald] Trump says I — he wants me to have Hillary Clinton on –

    MICHAEL GRAHAM (radio host and syndicated columnist): Right.

    IMUS: — which I’m not going to do.

    GRAHAM: Why not?

    IMUS: Because I don’t like her. Because she and her fat, stupid husband screwed me about 10 years ago, and I’m not going to get over it. I would remind my friend Donald Trump he wouldn’t have got over it either.

    GRAHAM: No, he wouldn’t have.

    IMUS: He would have done the exact same thing I’ve been doing all these years.

    Comment by Vince P — April 14, 2007 @ 4:23 am - April 14, 2007

  45. Meanwhile, if Bush is an uneducated moron for saying “nucular”, what does that say for the Revrennnnnnnd Jacksonnnnn who says “nekkid”???

    Anyone? Anyone?

    No doubt some idiot like Markie or Ian will declare that it means that Jackson is far superior intellectually to, say, Stephen Hawking.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — April 14, 2007 @ 6:15 am - April 14, 2007

  46. Seriously. Is there a lib out there who will touch that one?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — April 14, 2007 @ 6:18 am - April 14, 2007

  47. I spent an hour looking for the comment Gene in Pennsylvania made about Imus laughing at Paul Begala thinking that I had read it somewhere else. Ugh.

    Comment by Vince P — April 14, 2007 @ 6:37 am - April 14, 2007

  48. Al Sharpton casts himself as a moral arbiter qualified to pass judgment on the words and actions of an aging broadcaster who recently uttered some stupid remarks that are no more offensive or insipid than a thousand other things he has said during his long radio career. Sharpton contends that Imus no longer has a moral right to hold a job in the industry where he has worked for more than four decades. But if Imus is unfit to be a broadcaster, by what calculus could anyone conclude that Sharpton himself merits a job behind a microphone? What Sharpton has done to poison race relations for more than 20 years is far worse than anything Imus has said..
    If Imus deserves to be fired, clearly, so does Sharpton

    Comment by Jerry — April 14, 2007 @ 7:57 am - April 14, 2007

  49. 2008 will go down as the year that IMUS is fired while Issah Washington wins the NAACP Award. I guess the gay dollar is not as strong as the community thought or perhaps DISNEY is not as progressive as once thought.

    Comment by Kevin Norte — April 14, 2007 @ 8:26 am - April 14, 2007

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    Comment by markie — April 14, 2007 @ 10:11 pm - April 14, 2007

  51. Whats your excuse?

    Comment by Vince P — April 14, 2007 @ 10:26 pm - April 14, 2007

  52. so Imus was a good left-wing Rush for the Dems after all….and they’ve wiped him. Nice to see Dems eating their own comm infrastructure.

    Comment by comment0r — April 15, 2007 @ 7:12 am - April 15, 2007

  53. This story is funny

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,266165,00.html

    Germany Army Instructor Still on Job After Ordering Soldier to Envision Blacks During Shooting Practice
    Sunday, April 15, 2007

    E-MAIL STORY PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
    AP

    April 15: A car passes through the entrance gate to the German Army barracks ‘Feldwebel-Schmid-Kaserne’ in Rendsburg, northern Germany.
    BERLIN — A Germany army instructor who ordered a soldier to envision himself facing hostile blacks in New York while firing his machine gun is still on duty, the army said Sunday.

    A video of the army instructor telling the soldier to shoot and yell obscenities while thinking of African-Americans in the Bronx aired on German national television Saturday and prompted calls for an apology by the New York City borough’s president.

    When asked Sunday if the army would apologize, spokesman Florian Naggies said, “The German Army takes the incident very serious and is interested in quickly resolving it.”

    Naggies said that the case is under investigation, and the instructor “is still working for the army.”

    The video shows an instructor and a soldier in camouflage uniforms in a forest. The instructor tells the soldier, “You are in the Bronx. A black van is stopping in front of you. Three African-Americans are getting out and they are insulting your mother in the worst ways. … Act.”

    The soldier fires his machine gun several times and yells an obscenity several times in English. The instructor then tells the soldier to curse even louder.

    The German Defense Ministry said the video was shot in July 2006 at barracks in the northern town of Rendsburg and that the army has been aware of it since January.

    In New York, Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. said Saturday that whoever was responsible for the video should be disciplined.

    “The German government obviously has work to do to correct something that is insidious. … Clearly these folks don’t know anything about African-Americans or the Bronx,” he said.

    Comment by Vince P — April 15, 2007 @ 12:46 pm - April 15, 2007

  54. #53 – So Vince, when are the “Rev” Sharpton and Jackson going to Germany to lecture the army? And is there a cargo plane ready to take them back in their body bags after the German Army responds?

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — April 15, 2007 @ 7:26 pm - April 15, 2007

  55. I hope they planepool with Nancy and something happens over the Atlantic

    Comment by Vince P — April 15, 2007 @ 7:59 pm - April 15, 2007

  56. ouch, no you don’t.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — April 15, 2007 @ 8:19 pm - April 15, 2007

  57. #48 I find it hard to blame Sharpton or Jackson. It’s the media who ask them to appear on these shows. They hold demonstrations with 100 loud mouth people, probably from their own organizations. Most times protesting Corp ethics. With the number of “news” shows on cable, it seems there’s always a camera for any ambulance chaser. I wish they, the media, would seek out respected community or business leaders when these hot button societal wounds occur. But they are actually at work, teaching or getting the trains to run on time. What exactly do the “Revs” do during an ordinary day?

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — April 15, 2007 @ 8:26 pm - April 15, 2007

  58. John Hawkins of Right Wing News (-dot-com) has posted more than once and well on Imus.

    Comment by Jeremayakovka — April 15, 2007 @ 8:43 pm - April 15, 2007

  59. Hm.

    Imus was a key outreach between Democrats and white male voters.

    Imus repeatedly referred to Hillary as “Satan.”

    Now, after making a comment that was little different than much of the rest of the crap he’s spewed for years… the media gang up on Imus and he disappears from the airwaves.

    Just sayin’…

    Comment by V the K — April 16, 2007 @ 7:27 am - April 16, 2007

  60. #59 – I hear you, VdaK. Imus is lucky he didn’t end up in Fort Marcie Park like the last guy that crossed the Clintons.

    Just sayin’, you know.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — April 16, 2007 @ 9:34 am - April 16, 2007

  61. Interesting how the media and left blogs are trying to portray Imus as and independent or even right winger. Let’s list those on Imus’s show shall we. Gregory, Russert, Obama, Matthews ( the Jew hater), Barnicle, Feinman, Mitchell, C. Page, Brian Williams, Dan Rather, Sen Dodd, Sen Biden, Sheiffer, Alter, Begala, Carvelle, Evan Thomas, Meacham Greenfield, Gibson, Harold Ford, (to be continued)
    Heard Keith Olbermann on last week. He said everyone around NBC, MSNetwork of Bgots and Creeps, knew Imus was a racist and extremely rude just around the office. He said if you polled 500 workers there, 496 would have wanted Imus to go because of his treatment of others. Question, all these “journalists” with a cancer in their midst and they were powerless? How many “SPECIAL COMMENTS” did Olbermann have addressing Imus? How many times was Imus his WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD? These morons at NBC and MSNetwork of Bigots and Creeps are the ones we ask to “speak truth to power”?

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — April 16, 2007 @ 11:51 am - April 16, 2007

  62. Other leftists regularly appearing on Imus…Kerry, Gore, Ms Kerry, Frank Rich NYT, Ana Marie Cox CNN, Howard Kurtz CNN,

    “For us Washington dweebs,” admitted Time’s Ana Marie Cox on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” media review, “it’s kind of fun to be with the bad boy in the back of the room throwing spitballs … The thing I feel bad about is, I was aware of it and was still on the show.”

    “I enjoyed going on the show,” said Washington Post media writer and CNN host Howard Kurtz, moderating a “Reliable Sources” show labeled a “special edition” on the Imus controversy.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — April 16, 2007 @ 12:37 pm - April 16, 2007

  63. Finally found a listing of Imus guests for the leftists. If you count back 100 guests from April 9th. I count at least 71% are leftists. And my 100 guests includes singers and others not really obviously political. So case closed. Imus was a raving leftist. And those liberals who appeared on his show were enables who looked the other way. Shame Shame.

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200704110005
    And if these leftists can’t smell a racist like Imus on their own MSNetwork for Bigots and Creeps what credibility do they have anyway?
    I mean they are always after others who don’t perform well to resign, when the hell are some of them going to resign?

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — April 16, 2007 @ 1:10 pm - April 16, 2007

  64. This has probably been said but these type of comments are not new for Imus. He hits low across all spectrums. Had his target not been innocent non-public figure college women, Imus would still be on the air. Did he deserve to be fired – probably, he did cross the line.

    Comment by Ralph — April 18, 2007 @ 3:00 am - April 18, 2007

  65. Even if Shrillary had swallowed her venom and gone on Imus while he was on the air, it probably still would not have helped her sinking poll numbers.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — April 18, 2007 @ 3:42 pm - April 18, 2007

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