Video: Imus, Barnicle joke about hanging Cheney and Rumsfeld

posted at 10:43 pm on January 4, 2007 by Ian

Just a little idle chit chat from yesterday’s show. The subject? The comparative dignity and bravery of a mass-murdering psychotic vis-a-vis various members of the Bush administration.

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Mike Barnicle should always be referred to with the suffix the plagiarist.

Bill C on January 4, 2007 at 10:46 PM

Why is Imus wearing a giant foam cowboy hat? He looks like a dipsh*t in it.

austinnelly on January 4, 2007 at 10:53 PM

Nice hair

rockhauler on January 4, 2007 at 10:54 PM

Really progressive….

And the lone secular conservative shakes his head woefully with such woeful woe.

DeathtotheSwiss on January 4, 2007 at 11:00 PM

What the hell is he wearing. Did he miss Halloween? Or is it Dress Like a Cowboy day?

R D on January 4, 2007 at 11:02 PM

A cranky has-been cowboy wannabe. Imess has a lot of nerve speculating how Cheney and Richard Pearl would soil themselves if they were about to be hanged.

Ya gotta wonder how many times a day Diedra has to change Imess’s Depends.

Another brilliant marketing move by MSNBC. Take a radio show with 12 listeners and broadcast it on TV. ZZZZZzzzzz.

fogw on January 4, 2007 at 11:09 PM

This stuff happens so often it’s become blase. No one ever gets called on it. But wait … let some conservative say something loony or worse … religious … and they get hammered.

darwin on January 4, 2007 at 11:11 PM

Another brilliant marketing move by MSNBC. Take a radio show with 12 listeners and broadcast it on TV. ZZZZZzzzzz.

fogw on January 4, 2007 at 11:09 PM

Add the 12 viewers and that takes them up to 24.

Rick on January 4, 2007 at 11:12 PM

A cranky has-been cowboy wannabe. Imess has a lot of nerve speculating how Cheney and Richard Pearl would soil themselves if they were about to be hanged.

Ya gotta wonder how many times a day Diedra has to change Imess’s Depends.

Another brilliant marketing move by MSNBC. Take a radio show with 12 listeners and broadcast it on TV. ZZZZZzzzzz.

fogw on January 4, 2007 at 11:09 PM

Keep in mind that these are the same geniuses who hired Viera, Katie, and more talking heads to deliver their lines from the TelePrompter with the requisite amount of sincerity.

Emmett J. on January 4, 2007 at 11:15 PM

I have listened to Imus for almost 15 years. I have always been a HUGE fan. He used to be a fairly solid conservative guy. That started to change within the past 5-7 years.

I believe it is due to the influence of his tree-hugger, veggie only, eco-nut wife, along with his (self-imposed?) exile from the general public.

As for Barnicle, he hosts a daily a.m. radio show here in Mass. I used to be a fan, he has some AWESOME stories about people from all walks of life, especially the sporting world.

However, his stories also showed me how much of an ELITE he truly is, and his liberal politics tend to shine through the narrative of most of his stories.

Over the past year or so, I have grown disgusted with his thoughts and his beliefs. He is openly partisan and doesn’t shy away from berating Republicans at every opportunity.

He STILL has great stories, yet, I find myself more and more disgusted with them.

Oh well, thats what I get for being born (and continuing to live) in Massachusetts. It’s tough being a conservative here, sigh.

PHKing on January 4, 2007 at 11:31 PM

I’d like to see Imus(ta been an idiot) and Barnicle (Bill the sailor) hang.

Kini on January 4, 2007 at 11:37 PM

Someone really should tell Imus he’s passed away, I mean it’s pretty cruel to let a dead guy keep going on like this. Take a look at Imus, yes I know it’s painful, but rigor mortis has set in….this guy is no longer white he’s transparent…….

ritethinker on January 5, 2007 at 12:05 AM

What if this was Limbaugh or Hannity talking about KGB Ted Kennedy, or the Dems flying to Syria for talks, or Rockefeller’s January 2002 trip there warning all regional leaders that Bush was “determined” to go to war. Or about the reported meeting of high level dems with Hamas? Can… you…. imagine the outcry and scandal? Can you hear the White House Press vultures screaming at Tony Snow to apologize and demand apologies from Rush and Sean and condemn the statements, etc. etc. Maybe even talk of concern for the safety of those Senators because extreme followers/listeners might take this as marching orders, etc. etc.

Does that sound extreme? Seriously sit and think about it, and consider what would happen. I think all of that would happen, and more… that would just be the first two days, but the story would go on for a minimum of two weeks in the MSM, and creep back up on and off for years.

RightWinged on January 5, 2007 at 12:28 AM

I have a picture of a couple boys grabbing shitdick Barnicle by the collar and heading for the woods with a rope; he’d be pissing blood.

Wtf is he talking about?

As for the drug store cowboy, ritethinker has his silly ass dead to rites.

Jaibones on January 5, 2007 at 12:56 AM

RW, Extreme, yes. It’s the democratic way.

Conservative way, is the right way. No balls, no guts, no glory. Seems like it these days.

Conservative, also defined in the dictionary as a preservative.

I hate marmalade.

The proceeding was brought to you by extreme sarcasm.

Kini on January 5, 2007 at 1:01 AM

The rats got a little quiet, fat and happy after the election; now they’re giddy and stirring in the latrine again.

Entelechy on January 5, 2007 at 1:28 AM

Oh well, thats what I get for being born (and continuing to live) in Massachusetts. It’s tough being a conservative here, sigh.

PHKing on January 4, 2007 at 11:31 PM

I moved to Texas in 1977 from Conn. (Talk about gittin
out of Dodge) I loved Imus then, But haven’t heard him
again till a few years back on MSNBC. He has changed and
it’s not for the better or maybe I changed and it is for
the better.

Texyank on January 5, 2007 at 1:45 AM

Imus:

Lose the cowboy hat, dude. It’s restricting the flow of blood to your addled brain.

Maybe a keffiyah instead, howzaboudit?

hillbillyjim on January 5, 2007 at 2:10 AM

This guy is such a has been..I can’t believe they still have him on. I will give him kudos for telling kerry that he needed to stfu one morning lol when john kerry kept saying his crap about how the american troops just needed an educations. Was the only time I actually found anything the guy said worthy.

Highrise on January 5, 2007 at 4:14 AM

The Imus change toward being a total leftie weiner is part of the pattern of what is happening to NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, etc. This really started when Brian (crooked head) Williams took over. Brokaw was a flaming liberal but it was much more subtle than this Williams is. They don’t even try to show any semblance of fairness any more. As somebody said above, Imus’s crazy wife has gotten him totally over the line. She is going to be on this morning. Look at her eyes then remember the eyes of the “run-away bride’ of about a year agoand you can see what I mean. You can tell that every word that comes out of Imus’s mouth is out of her mouth. It took the NBC heads a little time but they finally have completely taken over the Imus radio show and turned it into the Imus “Williams, Russert, Brokaw, Barnicle, Deidre Imus” show. It is pathetic watching him foam at the mouth about this bunch of left wing liberals. By he way, just what does this ignoramus Bo Dietl add to the show? By the way, again, why isn’t somebody seriously investigating Imus and his wife for using “The Ranch” as their vacation home?

OBX Pete on January 5, 2007 at 4:19 AM

Seems like they were talking about composure more than dignity. Saddam was composed, yes, but it’s hard to consider yourself dignified when you’re responsible for over a million deaths.

Mark Jaquith on January 5, 2007 at 5:43 AM

You’ve got to hand it to Imus. I mean, most people with a Buster Brown haircut (or wig) don’t talk quite so tough.

Sean M. on January 5, 2007 at 5:52 AM

Austinnelly…because he IS a dips**t.

DoctorDentons on January 5, 2007 at 7:30 AM

This morning (Fri 1/5) I was listening to Imus….Donald Trump was the guest….The Trumpster was talking about meeting some Iraq war veterans returning and being invited to his Florida resort…He talked about how some veterans are severely maimed with no arms and no legs and in his words how “in many cases would be better off dead”.

Against the war, but supports the troops? Sure, he does.

Melba Toast on January 5, 2007 at 8:41 AM

Big Bad Imus. Ex-marine. Well, if you call a trumpet player in the band a Marine.

Wade on January 5, 2007 at 8:49 AM

OBX Pete,

By the way, again, why isn’t somebody seriously investigating Imus and his wife for using “The Ranch” as their vacation home?

You think they shouldn’t stay there?

Really, to hell with the politics. They do damned nice work with that Ranch, which Imus conceived and created, which Imus set up Imus Ranch Foods to fund, and which they run in a hands on fashion. What’s to investigate? What’s the problem with it? The time they put into it would offset any value they get out of staying there, and it isn’t like Imus can’t afford a spread in New Mexico without exploiting sick kids.

Even stupid old fools can get things right, and the Imus Ranch is one of those cases.

Imus, btw, would be pissing all over himself on the way to the gallows. Barnicle would redefine the word “blubbering”. He should stick to Hot Stove talk.

Pablo on January 5, 2007 at 8:54 AM

Too bad tarring and feathering is no longer an accepted practice . . . it would be just the thing for these mindless, babbeling talking.

rplat on January 5, 2007 at 9:03 AM

Imus and Barnicle (whoever that is) blathering on with more liberal “sympathy” for a mass murderer (Saddam Hussein). It just makes me sick to hear all these libs cry over a dictator/mass murderer.

gary on January 5, 2007 at 9:24 AM

Brokeback Imus?

Ringmaster on January 5, 2007 at 10:09 AM

Since when is Imus taken seriously? This comment on Rummy et al is fairly mild by his standards. This is like complaining that Howard Stern talks dirty. Well yeah….

honora on January 5, 2007 at 10:44 AM

Why is Imus wearing a giant foam cowboy hat? He looks like a dipsh*t in it.

austinnelly on January 4, 2007 at 10:53 PM

Ta make it hard ta git the rope around his neck. And… that’s “big f*in stupid dipsh*t” to us normal folk.

RalphyBoy on January 5, 2007 at 10:56 AM

I have a good Barnicle story related to when he got fired by the Boston Globe for plagiarism. My boss was at a country club bar sitting with a couple buddies after a round of golf. The bar tender got a phone call and furled his eyebrows while on the phone and then hung up. The guys at the bar asked the bartender what that was all about and he went on to tell them that “Mike Barnicle just called and asked me to lie for him. He wanted me to tell the press that the he got the plagiarised words from talking to me in this bar. He wanted me to tell the press that he was simply passing onto his readers what we had talked about in this bar.”
Mike Barnicle is a dirtbag. He’s just an vain, elitist wimp with a microphone who will say whatever is popular at the time in order to gain acceptance.

Zetterson on January 5, 2007 at 11:52 AM

Why does anyone care what imus or a guest of his says? I barely know what it (imus/barnicle) is, or who and don’t believe in quoting those types of dinosaurs, they’re dead.

tormod on January 5, 2007 at 12:04 PM

This country loves redeemed ‘victims’, i.e. this duo.

Why Imus is treated as a ‘political guru’, as if he were a current/former U.N. international elder has always been beyond me.

He is, however, entertaining in his own gruff ways, glad that someone, anyone still cares for him, and once in a while even tells it like it is, in his own style.

I agree with Pablo and honora.

Entelechy on January 5, 2007 at 12:06 PM

Since when is Imus taken seriously? This comment on Rummy et al is fairly mild by his standards. This is like complaining that Howard Stern talks dirty. Well yeah….

Because joking about hanging the Vice President is funny. Might as well do it and call it “reality TV.”

spmat on January 5, 2007 at 1:22 PM

Because joking about hanging the Vice President is funny. Might as well do it and call it “reality TV.”

spmat on January 5, 2007 at 1:22 PM

No, no, no. Joking about the VP shooting people in the face is funny. And real!!!

honora on January 5, 2007 at 1:58 PM

saw this right after it happened. I kinda wish they’d bring back that whole “make comments using anything related to death or harm in reference to a sitting president or political leader during war time go to jail” thing back.

One Angry Christian on January 5, 2007 at 3:17 PM