Imus, MSNBC Cancels Simulcast, Nappy-Headed Hos, Rutgers, Media Matters
I-Man Loses TV, Libs Now Call Him "Conservative"
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With Don Imus now officially booted from MSNBC and word on the fate of his radio show coming soon, political silly season is most certainly underway.
As Rush Limbaugh pointed out on yesterday's show, many of Imus' elitist mainstream media suck- ups are now pretending they've never heard of him.
And, in a particularly sinister misinformation campaign, key leftists are now trying to portray Imus as a conservative! That's despite his endorsement of John Kerry in the 2004 presidential race and past tirades against the Bush Administration from a decidedly leftist perspective.
From the Los Angeles Times:
MSNBC drops Imus
The cable network will no longer simulcast "Imus in the Morning."
By Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
3:40 PM PDT, April 11, 2007
NEW YORK -- MSNBC is severing its relationship with Don Imus and ending the simulcast of his radio program because of ongoing internal concerns about the racially inflammatory term he used to describe the Rutgers University women's basketball team, officials announced today.
"Effective immediately, MSNBC will no longer simulcast the "Imus in the Morning" radio program," read a statement from NBC News, which oversees the cable news network. "This decision comes as a result of an ongoing review process, which initially included the announcement of a suspension. It also takes into account many conversations with our own employees."
... (excerpted) ...
"What matters to us most is that the men and women of NBC Universal have confidence in the values we have set for this company," the network said. "This is the only decision that makes that possible. Once again, we apologize to the women of the Rutgers basketball team and to our viewers. We deeply regret the pain this incident has caused."
CBS Radio, which owns WFAN, released a statement shortly after NBC's announcement that reiterated its decision to suspend Imus for two weeks. The network did not say whether it would take any further action.
"Don Imus has been suspended without pay for two weeks beginning on Monday, April 16," the statement read. "During that time, CBS Radio will continue to speak with all concerned parties and monitor the situation closely."
NBC's move was applauded by Media Matters for America, the liberal media watchdog group that first spotlighted Imus' remark last week.
"By canceling their simulcast of Don Imus on MSNBC, the National Broadcasting Co. has finally done the right thing," the group's president, David Brock, said. "We hope CBS Radio will again follow NBC's lead.
"More and more Americans are coming to understand the damage done by major news organizations providing a platform for bigoted commentary and other conservative misinformation, and they are demanding change. MSNBC's decision is an important step in the right direction."
Shame on the Los Angeles Times for being so easily duped by Media Matters and Brock. There is simply no credible way to characterize Imus as a conservative.
Meanwhile, Air America Radio co-founder Sheldon Drobny is playing the same game:
Rush commits a felony drug offense after he and his Republican right wing cohorts have been saying far worst racist remarks for more than 20 years. Where is the outrage! Instead of the shock jock words that Imus used for the
Rutgers basketball team, these right-wingers have effectively creating more hatred, racism, and divisiveness than Imus could ever have done with his irresponsible comment. The hateful comments like “femi-Nazi” “Ellen Degenerate” by these people has never gotten the attention that the Imus statement got.
Perhaps Imus is fair game to these MSM executives because he supports Democrats as well as Republicans. There was even a suggestion by some idiot commentator that Imus is a liberal. In my opinion, Imus would only be a liberal in a fascist group.
As the hours pass, watch for this to become a more pronounced trend.
FYI: from the transcript of Tuesday's Rush Limbaugh Show:
I think we should be clear about some things here. The Today Show attacked Imus today, but NBC owns the network that runs his simulcast of the radio show. CBS owns his radio show. NBC runs his simulcast on their MSNBC cable network. Every NBC reporter for the network of any stature, has been on that show or wanted to be on that show, including Chris Matthews and others, and now they're acting like they don't know the guy!
Al Roker is out there demanding he be fired, demanding he be canned. This has gone too far. The very network that propped this guy up and made him seem like the Second Coming is now acting like, "Oh, this is horrible. This is outrageous," blah, blah, blah. "Why, we don't know what we're going to do about this." They pretend to objectively report on this man as if they didn't know about him and his sidekicks all along. They've known, for whatever number of years they've been going on the show, what happens on this show.
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