Monday, December 3, 2007

Imus Returns to Radio

There'll be a lot of ink on this. But this is a fair article.

One remark not in the article that I'd have included was his: "I'd rather be in a fox hole with Al Sharpton than with [the long list of opportunists who benefited from the show through the years and then stabbed him in the back during his exile (like Tim Russert, and David Gregory)]"
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Imus Returns to Radio

Just eight months after he was spectacularly fired from both CBS Radio and MSNBC for making racially and sexually disparaging remarks about the Rutgers women's basketball team, radio railer Don Imus was back on the airwaves Monday, assuring listeners and advertisers he was a changed man.

Don Imus

But not that changed.

Still, while his rhetoric remains much the same as it did pre-implosion, Imus, with a revamped lineup of sidekicks that includes the notable addition of black comedians Karith Foster and Tony Powell, said he would bolster his usual talking points with "an ongoing discussion about race relations in this country."

Imus also denied that the new, equal-opportunity additions to his radio-show cast were the result of any lingering guilt over the incident.

"I thought it was an opportunity to diversify the cast," he said. "Anybody who is on our program is there because they are funny or smart. I suddenly find myself in this unique position to present a better program.

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