IMUS was fired from CBS Radio.

– Eyewitness News has learned talkshow host Don Imus has been fired from CBS.

The Rev. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson met with CBS Corp. chief executive Leslie Moonves to advocate Imus’ removal, promising a rally outside CBS headquarters Saturday and an effort to persuade more advertisers to abandon Imus.

Sumner Redstone, chairman of the CBS Corp. board and its chief stockholder, told Newsweek that he expected Moonves to “do the right thing,” although it wasn’t clear what he thought that was.


10 Comments on This Just In

  1. imubdans says:

    Then why does Howard Stern still have a job? Hasn’t he said worse stuff?

    • B.E.M. says:

      Yep. very true. In fact…the list is quite long O’Rielly, Limbaugh…etc.

      It will be interesting to see what kind of oversight staions do…if any….from here on forward.

  2. What’s awful is that it took this long! This wasn’t an isolated event. He’s got a history of running his biggoted mouth.

    • B.E.M. says:

      Hopefully this isn’t just a flash in the pan event. It will be interesting to see if this has any lasting affect on media monsters like him in the future.

      I’ve already heard some black journlists say that they thuink there will eb a backlash.

    • Yeah..I can’t believe that they let him get away with it so many times till they did something.

  3. Freedom of speech?

    But doesn’t this fly on the face of freedom of speech? Sure, the gov’t is no making a law preventing Imus from speaking, but if he goes for it, who’s next?

    Furthermore, as has been pointed out here, it is targeted rather than policy. I listen to rap. It is replete, overflowing with worse messages than that. The same goes for religious fanatics like Pat Robertson.

    It’s one thing to call the man on it and make him apologize and change his ways. It’s another to make all media so bland that no one will want to listen to anyone else.

    • Re: Freedom of speech?

      I think the Earl of Ari Hutchinson puts it much better than I did.

      • B.E.M. says:

        Re: Freedom of speech?

        I agree with E.O.H..

        However, I do not agree that taking perpetrators of racist speech off the airwaves makes radio bland. I have nothing against the shock jock concept. They can be plenty offensive without being blatantly dirogatory towards individuals or groups.

        But, when an individual’s speech…including rappers etc…causes harm and/or feeds the institutionalized oppression in this country, they *should* be at the very least fined then suspended or fired if they don’t cease.

        It’s not about being PC…because I am against watering down the world so white bread elitists don’t get offended. It’s about the world my son and grandchildren will inherit. My son doesn’t even listen to today’s rap because the “Bitches and Hos'” crap bores him and makes him angry. It’s about integrity and respect across the board.

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