Go-to guy to apologize for making racist comments. What a world. Don Imus may well be and probably is a bigot, but Rev. Al Sharpton is worse no matter how you look at the situation. But now he gets to be Imus’ judge and jury. What a world.
Here’s Imus submitting to Sharpton on the latter’s nationally syndicated radio show today. It’s cringe-inducing on so many levels it’s hard to know where to start. Well, other than to note that neither of these guys deserves the prominence they both enjoy.
(thanks to Ian for finding the clip)
Update (AP): OlbyWatch has audio of Keith admitting that he’s not being tougher on Imus because they share an employer — coupled with archived audio of Keith tearing O’Reilly a new one for not being tougher on Fox’s book division for the O.J. debacle because they share an employer.
Here’s a link to the audio if you don’t want to actually watch the spectacle.
Update: MSNBC is reporting that “NBC News” has suspended the morning simulcast of Imus’s radio show for two weeks. A tipster sent me the statement from NBC. Money quote: “In addition, his dedication – in his words – to change the discourse on his program moving forward, has confirmed for us that this action is appropriate. Our future relationship with Imus is contingent on his ability to live up to his word.” I.e., he’s on double-secret probation.
They’re going to air his charity radiothon as scheduled on Thursday and Friday.