Monday, April 09, 2007

Time to can Imus

I know a lot of beltway politicians and pundits like to frequent Imus - something about the fact that he's aired on sports radio I guess. Most of the New York sports radio fans I know can't stand his show though, they just wait to listen to WFAN in the afternoon. But now that he's become another Lil'Limbaugh, I think it's time for him to go.

And this just makes me want to puke.(via Atrios):
    Fineman: It's a different time Imus. It's diferent than it was even a few years ago, politically. You know, in the environment politically it's changed. And some of the stuff you used to do you just can't do anymore.

    Imus: no you can't

    Fineman: You just can't because the times have changed. I mean just looking specifically at the Africa-American situation. I mean, hello, Barack obama has gotten twice the number of contributors of anybody else in the race. I mean, you know, things have changed. Some of the kind of humor you used to do you just can't do anymore. So that's just the way it is.

    Imus: I would say in the spirit of charity that the same black journalists that are calling for me to be fired, and the same black leaders, they had the option to call me when I was asking for weeks about helping, trying to get more information about sickle-cell anemia, about what the government was doing. About what could be done, about research, and nobody, nobody called me. I'm not looking to get patted on the back for that but those are the facts.

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