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    OT: Don Imus no longer simulcasted on MSNBC

    NBC news just reported Imus in the Morning will no longer be simulcasted on MSNBC.
    Among the major advertisers that threatened to or have pulled out are:
    1)General Motors Corp.
    2)American Express
    3)Proctor & Gamble Inc.
    4)Staples Inc.
    5)Bigelow Tea


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    Re: OT: Don Imus no longer simulcasted on MSNBC

    This has turned into a joke. It has been incredibly overblown!! This is Don Imus we are talking about and should not be taken so seriously.



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    Re: OT: Don Imus no longer simulcasted on MSNBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydar View Post
    NBC news just reported Imus in the Morning will no longer be simulcasted on MSNBC.
    Among the major advertisers that threatened to or have pulled out are:
    1)General Motors Corp.
    2)American Express
    3)Proctor & Gamble Inc.
    4)Staples Inc.
    5)Bigelow Tea
    I think the big garden tool conglomerate Nappy-Headed Hoes has signed on though.


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    Re: OT: Don Imus no longer simulcasted on MSNBC

    Why is this under "in-state rivals"?



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    Re: OT: Don Imus no longer simulcasted on MSNBC

    Quote Originally Posted by bluehooper View Post
    This has turned into a joke. It has been incredibly overblown!! This is Don Imus we are talking about and should not be taken so seriously.
    The media loves a scapegoat every once in a while. While I don't agree with his nappy haired ho comment, I don't think it should be receiving all this attention.



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    Re: OT: Don Imus no longer simulcasted on MSNBC

    the rutgers women have a right to be offended but my god this is the most overblown thing i have ever seen. a two hour press conference? good lord. i wonder why they aren't equally offended by their AA brothers that continually call women ho's in rap songs? i'd be willing to bet that on the way to the press conference, one of those girls listened to a song that was demeaning towards women. where is the outcry for that?



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    Re: OT: Don Imus no longer simulcasted on MSNBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Lastuvka View Post
    The media loves a scapegoat every once in a while. While I don't agree with his nappy haired ho comment, I don't think it should be receiving all this attention.
    You are 100% correct. There are people listening to every word they say, just waiting for this kind of slip-up. I'm not sure this should be such a big deal, but that's the kind of line radio personalities are forced to toe with today's FCC. Imus knew the stakes and went just a little too far.

    Personally I don't care because I really don't like Imus. What kills me is hearing the "Revs." Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson talk. They just spew hypocracy. Both of them have made their share of mistakes but they are the first to point fingers. It's rediculous.



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    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    I think the big garden tool conglomerate Nappy-Headed Hoes has signed on though.
    Then Jesse Jackson will get his 35 followers and demonstrate outside their corporate offices tomorrow!


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    Re: OT: Don Imus no longer simulcasted on MSNBC

    It's always laughable once Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson get involved.

    Did anyone catch their public apology to the boys of the Duke Lacrosse team after they pretty much labeled them as rapists, after they got threatened, after they got publicly humiliated? Me either.



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    Re: OT: Don Imus no longer simulcasted on MSNBC

    Quote Originally Posted by jahfg View Post
    i wonder why they aren't equally offended by their AA brothers that continually call women ho's in rap songs? where is the outcry for that?
    It is okay for them to say it, becuase they understand the opression felt over the past 20 years... wait a minute, never mind!

    Great Point Jahfg!

    Last time I checked the 1st Amendment it said Freedom of Speech, nothing about Freedom from being offended.


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    Re: OT: Don Imus no longer simulcasted on MSNBC

    There is a difference when it is just said in a song, not referring to anyone in particular but maybe the actual women out there literally acting like a 'h' to these rappers, etc... The thing is that Imus pointed at a particular group of young women and called THEM hoes. Then to throw in the slave reference 'nappy haired' comment was, in my opinion, even worse...



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    Re: OT: Don Imus no longer simulcasted on MSNBC

    Quote Originally Posted by VII_Fe View Post
    Last time I checked the 1st Amendment it said Freedom of Speech, nothing about Freedom from being offended.
    But, the flip side to that is advertisers have the freedom to say they don't want their products associated with that type of speech and MSNBC has the freedom to not air his program if that isn't the type of thing they want their employees saying publicly.



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    Re: OT: Don Imus no longer simulcasted on MSNBC

    Quote Originally Posted by EggMcClone View Post
    But, the flip side to that is advertisers have the freedom to say they don't want their products associated with that type of speech and MSNBC has the freedom to not air his program if that isn't the type of thing they want their employees saying publicly.
    That is true. Those people are representatives of the companies that pay them and the standard "the views expressed by..." disclaimer can only accomodate so much radicalism.

    In addition, the issue is not the First Amendment itself but rather the FCC's interpretation of it. The line is extremely fuzzy now. I worked in radio for 4 years which straddled 9/11 and it's a whole different world now. I don't agree with it, but that's how it is.



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    Re: OT: Don Imus no longer simulcasted on MSNBC

    This is very similar to what happened to Limbaugh a few years back for his McNabb comments.

    You have all the freedom in the world to say whatever you want in this country, but if you tick off your employer or advertisers you pay a certain price.

    I think both were a little overdone, but comeon, a 6 year old could've told you they were out of line. At least Limbaugh had a "minority biased sports media" theory he was pitching...



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    Re: OT: Don Imus no longer simulcasted on MSNBC

    Obviously what he said was ridiculous and in very poor taste. He deserves to get some heat for it. And if advertisers start leaving, well, the writing is on the wall. But yes, it is way overblown. I am really tired of the whole process.......stick your foot in your mouth on a national level, then feel the heat, apologize, and apologize again until the outrage dies down.

    Racism is horrible and ugly. And real in places. This was a thoughtless comment, but I think that sometimes people in this country go apesh*t over things like this, because they can't directly overcome the real thing.

    I agree with what Jon Miller said on the radio the other day. Growing up in a small town in Iowa, sometimes you aren't as exposed to different races and cultures as much, and it can make you uncomfortable, especially with these types of situations coming up all the time. Sometimes I wonder if it isn't counter productive to a certain extent. The average people that you meet everyday are not racist in any way, but there is always that uncomfortable feeling when you around someone of a different race, and in my case, mainly because the last thing I want to do is offend anyone.

    My son and I were at a playground a couple of years ago, and a black child of his age was playing there also. He asked me an innocent question about his skin color, and I told him that having different color skin was just like having different colors of hair. And that is how I feel.



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