April 12, 2007
DON IMUS FIRED: "It appears Don Imus may be finished in talk radio." I've never liked Imus, and his comments were disgraceful, but this seems like it's been a feeding frenzy. And, really, who cares what Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson think about proper public demeanor?
UPDATE: C.J. Burch emails:
Imus is fired, maybe that's a good thing, I don't know. I'm having a hard time reconciling that with the fact that Rosie O'Donnell still has a job, though.
And Barry Dauphin writes:
I've never really "gotten" the appeal of Imus among the (pseudo)intelligentsia. He's always seemed like a mean ex-drunk to me. But the idea that he's finished in radio is quite silly. He'll be back long before Sharpton shows contrition about the Duke rape case.
Well, that's probably true.