"Here we go again....!" (LMAO!!!!)
The "progressives", by the way, are all giddy, believing that Laura Ingraham "stormed" off the set. Newsflash to you KosKiddies: It was a joke!
Listening to Michael Medved today, he reported that a WSJ piece got to the root of how all this broke out. It started out with someone at Media Matters listening in, at 6 in the morning.
On the morning of the original broadcast, there was little response to Mr. Imus's slur. Media Matters posted the video and transcript on its Web site and sent an email blast to several hundred reporters, as it does nearly every day. The post received dozens of comments, many heated, some more than 300 words long. The next day, top news outlets didn't mention the incident.Apparently, a couple of days later, the National Association of Black Journalists eventually got wind of it. All they wanted was an apology. That's it.
And now we all know the rest.
Medved has an interesting observation: Apologizing might have led to Imus' demise. Medved noted how Ann Coulter was put in the media hotseat over her "faggot" comment in relation to John Edwards. She refused to back down. She refused to apologize. Eventually the fickle media and the short-attention span of the American public moved on; when it all blew over, Ann Coulter stood intact and none-the-worse-for-wear.
Imus may have been fired; but all this attention has probably rejuvenated his career. Howard Stern at Satellite Radio: .....move on over!
I think Imus' biggest baggage will be the fact that he sucked up to that race-profiteering windbag, Al Sharpton.
Apparently, Monty Johnson and the Duke LaCrosse Players have accepted Imus' apology.
And now Tom DeLay is calling for the Imussing of Rosie.
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