How stupid of CBS to fire Don Imus

United States
April 12, 2007 9:00pm CST
Seriously, what an idiotic move to fire Imus for the comments he made. If anything, his show would have gotten HIGHER ratings because of the huge controversy made by his comments. If you wanna fire him, fire him for doing 1983-style radio that bores everyone, but not for this. Sponsors get replaced rather quickly by other sponsors, so find more sponsors and use the show's controversy to make more money. If it weren't such a slow time for news, this would be a bigger story. Seriously, who cares?
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• United States
13 Apr 07
Sometimes people are fired out of the bosses insecurities.
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
13 Apr 07
In This case.. I think that is what happened - DNatureofDTrain
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
19 Apr 07
Seems like the racial card is pulled way too often anymore for an excuse for everything.
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I think it was extremely racist for them to fire him, especially when he apologized and the people couldn't even forgive him. What is that teaching? It's okay for people to be unforgiving if they're a particular race. Come on! I personally get a kick out of IMUS's quirky statements. Yes, I feel he used a poor choice of words at an inappropriate time, but we're all an idiot one time or another. He realized he shouldn't have said it and was sincere, what more do they really want. I can't stand the power trips racist groups try to pull on people, especially when people of their own race have said even worse things towards other races themselves. This is going to be a downfall of our society...when freedom of speech is squelched because someone doesn't agree.
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• United States
28 Apr 07
Here here! If we are not free to speak, we are not free to act. if we are not free to act, then life is not worth living.
• United States
14 Apr 07
the only thing I am mad about with the Imus firing is the reverse discrimination thing.If Imus had of been a minority making sexists remarks or racial slurs against whites then nothing would have happened.There are racial and sexists remarks in the music industry all the time and no one says anything about that.Racism is wrong period no matter from what race it comes from
@creematee (2810)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I do agree with you jerserygirl. I'm not agreeing that what Imus said is right/wrong. I just think CBS went too far by firing him. If everyone that said something offensive would be fired, there would be no Leno, Conan, SNL, David Letterman, The View, Rush Limbaugh, Al Frankin, or any other outlet for people to express their opinions. Heck, MyLot may not even exist! That would be a shame because we do, in the US, have certain freedoms, and freedom of speech is one of them!
@kataztrophy (1839)
• United States
29 Apr 07
The news networks slept on this story for a few days. I watch allot of ESPN and it seemed like they got the jump on everybody by like two days or so. If not for certain sponsors dropping out that should would still be on the airwaves for sure. I am sure CBS cares about getting the ratings, but at the same time serious pressure was applied. As for "who cares", Me and a number of people. I care about this story because this guy went at people who did nothing to him. Those young women played basketball, they didn't send any comments toward Imus or any other radio DJ's to start anything.`This story would be nothing if he insulted another shock joke...jock.
@gemini1960 (1162)
• Philippines
28 Apr 07
From the tone of your voice your a fan of that man, Imus, and i really likeyour attitude on defending for him as a fan, keep it up.
• United States
19 Apr 07
There's more to the story here. There's no way he got fired solely because of the comment, "nappy headed hoes." Sports commentators/columnists degrade athletes far worse than that on a daily basis. Personally I could care less about the whole situation, but I am curious to know what else they had against the guy that got him canned.
@missjackie (1328)
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19 Apr 07
I totally agree with you. I also think that people are getting way too uptight these days. Where is his first amendment right?
• United States
14 Apr 07
I don't like what Don Imus said that day; but, I think the actions taken against him was too extreme especially since there are people of color on tv saying worse things then he did and in the music videos ..the rappers are utterly filthy and their music is constantly being filtered into the ears of our teens.. I think it was a sissy thing to do..More a political commercial response rather then a responsible won..I agree he should be suspended but not fired from his jobs!