Don Imus is a Money-Grubbing Bastard

When you walk along a ledge and call people names you know that eventually someone will come along and push you over.

Here's some of what Media Matters has been tracking on the I-man:

As Media Matters for America has documented, Imus' nationally syndicated and televised Imus in the Morning program, which had been simulcast on MSNBC, long has featured racially charged, misogynistic, or bigoted remarks. For example:

  • On the March 6 broadcast, executive producer Bernard McGuirk said that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) was "trying to sound black in front of a black audience" when she gave a speech on March 4 in Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march. McGuirk added that Clinton "will have cornrows and gold teeth before this fight with [Sen. Barack] Obama [D-IL] is over." Earlier in the program, in reference to Clinton's speech, McGuirk had said, "Bitch is gonna be wearing cornrows."
  • On the February 2 broadcast, McGuirk claimed that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) has "a Jew-hating name."
  • As the Forward newspaper reported in a December 8, 2006, online article, Imus referred to the "Jewish management" of CBS Radio as "money-grubbing bastards" on his November 30 broadcast.

Additionally, as an article in the July 18, 2000, edition of The Village Voice noted, Imus referred to former Defense Secretary William Cohen as "the Mandingo," and his African-American wife "a 'ho." As The Boston Globe noted in a March 27, 2004, article, " 'Mandingo' is also the title of a 1975 movie in which a black male slave is paired intimately with a white female slave master."

A May 26, 2000, article (accessed through the Nexis database) in The Washington Post reported that "sometime around 1995, when the New York Times hired African-American journalist Gwen Ifill to cover the White House, Imus reportedly said: 'Isn't the Times wonderful? It lets the cleaning lady cover the White House.' "

The slur of the Jewish CBS management last November was bad. I-man ranting spewed out, "And then a light bulb just went off over [the Jewish management of CBS'] scummy little heads."

So in the I-world there are scummy little headed money grubbing Jews and nappy headed black hos.

The I-man is now beheaded and we are not at all sorry to see him go.

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