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Old 04-09-2007, 07:18 PM   #76
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The article is clearly written by someone who does not know that Imus is a recovering alchoholic and drug addict, and that was why he made the comments about not being drunk.



Irvine made an excellent point.....He is a good interviewer.
Wikipedia says he's been sober for 18 years.
Supposedly, the Rutgers team will hold a news conference Tuesday. It'll be interesting to see how his supporters feel after that. MSNBC even apparently now feels more strongly about Imus' comments than a lot of FYMers.
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Have you heard his wife on the show? Do you know what she says to him and about him on the air? It's part of the schtick.

I also question your comment about the kind of listeners that listen to him. I suppose I am now a racist because I have listened to him?

While I liked the Rabbi article you posted this one stinks! The article is clearly written by someone who does not know that Imus is a recovering alchoholic and drug addict, and that was why he made the comments about not being drunk.



Irvine made an excellent point.....He is a good interviewer.
I don't listen to the show

and my guess is that the Rutger's Womens Basketball Team do not listen to the show.

I can accept he is good interviewer

perhaps, he should leave this show

and get a new one where he just interviews,

It seems all of his past problems like this one, have not come from that part of his show
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Old 04-09-2007, 07:21 PM   #78
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MSNBC even apparently now feels more strongly about Imus' comments than a lot of FYMers.
What a crock. I said he should be suspended in this very thread. So do not characterize people with the courage to stand up and speak their mind in here as not caring.
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Ummmm.....

He practically self destructed on Al Sharpton's show about half way through the commercial break saved him.

CBS has suspended him as well, and I think that would mean the radio.
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I'm not familiar with this guy's show. The impression I get of him is that he's not a bad guy, he just says terribly inappropriate things. He's a "shock jock". At least he apologized.
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Imus strives to be humorously provocative. I think to describe his show as "comedy" is misplaced. He made a foolish, careless mistake. He's taking the well-deserved heat and scorn. Nevertheless, despite his occasional churlish behavior, on balance Imus has been a caring and concerned community member who has put the interests of others before him. If you don't like what he spews, don't listen. But unless you listen and understand the show's context, I don't believe that you can legitimately criticize it overall ambition to inform and entertain while also making you feel uncomfortable. Avant-garde artists have been doing it for years and we have all managed to survive.
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Imus strives to be humorously provocative. I think to describe his show as "comedy" is misplaced. He made a foolish, careless mistake. He's taking the well-deserved heat and scorn. Nevertheless, despite his occasional churlish behavior, on balance Imus has been a caring and concerned community member who has put the interests of others before him. If you don't like what he spews, don't listen. But unless you listen and understand the show's context, I don't believe that you can legitimately criticize it overall ambition to inform and entertain while also making you feel uncomfortable. Avant-garde artists have been doing it for years and we have all managed to survive.


well said.

it was a terrible thing to say, but i don't know anyone who gets a better interview.
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a "shaved head ho" (he gots tattoos)

sorry guys

but white males listeners of the show are the best people for an objective opinion here
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He made a foolish, careless mistake. He's taking the well-deserved heat and scorn. Nevertheless, despite his occasional churlish behavior, on balance Imus has been a caring and concerned community member who has put the interests of others before him.
This precisely describes Michael Jackson as well.

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If you don't like what he spews, don't listen. But unless you listen and understand the show's context, I don't believe that you can legitimately criticize it overall ambition to inform and entertain while also making you feel uncomfortable.
I don't listen. But when it becomes a news story, it goes beyond the show. The Rutgers women probably did not listen to him either.
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This precisely describes Michael Jackson as well.

It is, at a mimimum, insincere to compare Jackson's alleged child abuse to Imus' impropriety. You've reached too far to make your point.


I don't listen. But when it becomes a news story, it goes beyond the show. The Rutgers women probably did not listen to him either. [/B][/QUOTE]

News story? Yeah, it's just like the media to not sensationalize, exaggerate or take things out of context.

How do you know to what the Rutgers women listen? Are you assuming that African-American femal athletes cannot relate to political or cultural satire?
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It is, at a mimimum, insincere to compare Jackson's alleged child abuse to Imus' impropriety. You've reached too far to make your point.
Fine - then refer to the speeding ticket example used by the caller to Sharpton's show.

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How do you know to what the Rutgers women listen? Are you assuming that African-American femal athletes cannot relate to political or cultural satire?
I believe that was mentioned in the Sharpton interview.
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How do you know to what the Rutgers women listen? Are you assuming that African-American femal athletes cannot relate to political or cultural satire?
Well,

They probably do not listen to a show where


Imus said Gwen Ifill* reminds him of a "cleaning woman?

*A veteran journalist, Ifill joined NBC News from The New York Times where she covered the White House and politics. She also covered national and local affairs for The Washington Post, Baltimore Evening Sun, and Boston Herald American.

"I always knew I wanted to be a journalist, and my first love was newspapers," Ifill said. "But public broadcasting provides the best of both worlds - combining the depth of newspapering with the immediate impact of broadcast television."

A native of New York City and a graduate of Simmons College in Boston Ifill has also received 15 honorary degrees. She serves on the board of the Harvard University Institute of Politics, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Museum of Telev166811182410386--
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Imus and the Money Grubbig Jews

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That morning, the program, which is produced in New York by WFAN and simulcast on MSNBC, was going to host a group of gospel singers known as the Blind Boys of Alabama. In anticipation of their appearance, Imus recalled reservations voiced by station supervisors prior to an earlier appearance by the group.

“I remember when I first had ’em on a few years ago,” Imus said. “The Jewish management at, whoever we work for, CBS, were bitchin’ at me about it.” WFAN is a subsidiary of WCBS radio.

“We had a meeting in my office,” Imus continued. “They were furious, but of course I don’t care what they say and never have.”

At this point, the show’s executive producer, Bernard McGuirk, a regular on-air presence, said of the Blind Boys, “Even if you wear a beanie, how can you not love these guys?”

“I tried to put it in terms that these money-grubbing bastards could understand,” Imus replied. “I said: ‘They’re handicapped, they’re black and they’re blind. How do we lose here?’ And then a light bulb went off over their scummy little heads.”

Imus co-host Larry Kenney, an impressionist who appeared earlier in the program as the Rev. Jerry Falwell, then said: “They probably were trying to push a more Semitic group on you. I don’t know, maybe the Paralyzed Putzes of Poland, or something like that.”

“You can’t believe what goes on behind the scenes, at least with me with these people,” Imus said. “And fortunately, I don’t care.”
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"boner-nosed, beanie-wearing Jew-boy,"

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Howard Kurtz, media critic for The Washington Post and host of CNN's "Reliable Sources," said Imus is known for his comedy, but, he said "the problem is... his comedy too often strays into the offensive."

Kurtz, whom Imus once called a "boner-nosed, beanie-wearing Jew-boy," said Imus may now understand that his remarks about the Rutgers team crossed the line.

"Imus should be held accountable for some of these offensive things that he says, but there is also a good side to Don Imus, and I don't think that should be completely obliterated in all of this chest thumping," he said.

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“Thieving Jews”

Shortly before Christmas last year, syndicated radio star and MSNBC host Don Imus called the book publishers Simon & Schuster “thieving Jews” (Imus in the Morning, 12/15/04), returning to the subject later in the program to offer a mock apology, saying that the phrase he used was “redundant.”
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