Saturday, April 14, 2007

Don Imus Gets Canned

Over the last several years, Don Imus got comfortable (and apparently turned 867 years old - look at that photo!). His political positions were reasonable, his guests were moderate partisans (Chris Dodd, John McCain) and mainstream media bores (Tim Russert, Evan Thomas), he made fun of buffoons (Jerry Falwell, Hulk Hogan), and he looked after kids with cancer. It's with no small degree of irony then that the first shocking thing in five years uttered by this "shock jock" got him fired.

The network execs win no honour in this thing. They didn't fire him - they waited for Oprah to do it.

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