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Discussion in 'Politics' started by rufus, Apr 14, 2007.
Why was Imus really fired?
I think it's because he used language only rappers may use ?
Sponsors pulled their ads.
==Pressure from political groups.
e. All of the above.
All of the above plus the women on the basketball team were not considered fair targets because they were not involved in any way in public or political debate.
The attack on them was considered by almost all as mean spirited because the women were undeserving targets. Imus had no reason to attack them at all.
From Ann Coulters artical
Sharpton and Jackson are loud mouth, race baiting, self serving thugs that could care less about any group of people. They have no power but the power of people listening to them. If they were ignored, they would go away. Every time an incident like this happens, here these two come with their jaws flapping. If the whole truth were known, with the credibility of their past, they should probably be serving time in a cell.
That has nothing to do with the fact Imus' remarks were totally out of line, and he got what he deserved.
I wonder when Jackson and Sharpton are going to apologize for their public slandering of the Duke players who were falsely accused of rape (etc)? I doubt either Jackson or Sharpton will becuase, it seems to me, that they are both two faced hypocrites. Yet they won on this. Imus is gone.
That is a very well written post. It is a shame that the likes of Sharpton and Jackson are given credit to what happened to Imus. Imus' fate should have been decided with these two keeping their big mouths shut.
Regardless of the antics of Sharpton and Jackson, Imus should have been fired. In fact, he should have been fired by the network the next day, before any outside influence was exerted on them by either the public or by advertisers.
I agree with you Terry, Sharpton and Jackson saw this as an oppurtunity to take a little credit for the demise of Imus. It was obvious that Imus overstepped his bounds and it was an embarrassment for the broadcasting media that he worked for. With or without Sharpton and Jackson's influence, Imus was doomed to be canned.
No Imusshould not have been fired. He is allwed to express his views and opinions. this is the UNited States of Americam, not China. The liberals can say what they want to and not get in trouble. But if somebodylike Imus expresses his opinion that is another story.
The media for whom Imus worked for had every right to fire him. Now if you are willing to give Imus a job you have every right to retain him no matter what others think but it wouldn't make for a wise business decision.
Imus is a liberal.
Freedom of speech and censorship only applies to the government.
The company that hired him has every right to limit his speech or to fire him for crossing the line.
It doesn't bother me one bit that he was fired, and I think it should have happened long ago.
However, what he was fired for saying was tame in comparison to much of what the black community says.
If you use certain language, don't complain when someone else does.
What about an apology?
Does an apology NOT count for anything, ya'll?
What about forgiveness? Compassion? Gentleness? Goodness?
Even with forgiveness, consequences are there.
Actually forgiveness means to treat the offender as if it never happned.
In this case Imus requires forgiveness from a large segement whose senses were offended by his comments. I am sure many will forgive but for those not willing to forgive , Imus will have consequences for his actions due to his vile and rude behavior and may find it hard to get behind a microphone again in the position of a talk show host. Just because we are willing to forgive does not mean that he hasn't brought consequences upon himself that will have to be dealt with.