Cadaverous shock jock to make triumphant return to air

One of the hardest things about blogging is gauging the shelf life on stories. We were going at a pretty good clip there with the Norman Hsu crap for awhile, but judging by the number of comments on the last few posts, we stayed with it at least a week longer than we should have. The Ayaan Hirsi Ali security storyline also looks to be on its last legs. Any interest in Drudge’s scoop on the big Imus comeback this morning or should I start shoveling dirt on this sucker, too? There’s a Hillary angle in it for you…

In a dramatic and dazzling career rebound, controversial radio host Don Imus has secured a deal returning him to the airwaves on December 3 — this time on the nation’s most listened to talk station, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned!…

The stunning comeback is a defeat for those who protested and picketed Imus earlier this year.

Imus is said to be particularly incensed by Senator Hillary Clinton’s “shameless exploitation” of the Rutgers situation.

The senator, who Imus has called “satan” and the “devil”, traveled to Rutgers in April to praise the women’s basketball team for its response to the controversy. In a campaign email, Hillary called Imus’s comments “small-minded bigotry and coarse sexism.”

“Hillary, prepare to meet your maker!” a source close to the host joked early Monday.

Shameless exploitation indeed. The most intriguing thing is that he’s landing at WABC, ground zero for conservative talk radio in New York. Check out the weekday programming schedule from noon to midnight. Despite what liberals may want to believe about the man responsible for the “nappy-headed ho’s” crack, he’s always leaned further left than right. Has he tacked back the other way now as a reaction to the demagoguery after the Rutgers fiasco? Or is it going to be the same old crap? Let me phrase that another way: Did anyone here used to listen to him, and will you listen to him now that he’s on WABC?

Update: Brian Maloney wonders why WABC would replace a more successful program with a less successful one.