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MSNBC drops Imus simulcast amid furor over comments

There are 74 comments on the WZZM-TV Grand Rapids story from Apr 11, 2007, titled MSNBC drops Imus simulcast amid furor over comments. In it, WZZM-TV Grand Rapids reports that:

MSNBC said Wednesday it will drop its simulcast of the "Imus in the Morning" radio program, responding to growing outrage over the radio host's racial slur against the Rutgers women's basketball team.

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Since: Apr 07

carbon

#1 Apr 11, 2007
GIMME A FRICKIN BREAK!
SKIPPER

Decatur, GA

#2 Apr 11, 2007
great news
jim

Broomfield, CO

#3 Apr 11, 2007
The sensorship in broadcasting has gone overboard. What radio station you choose to listen to is your choice, if you don't like what IMUS is saying, just find another station. The man has apologized, lets get on with it.
Cindy

Littleton, CO

#4 Apr 11, 2007
I thought that this was supposed to be America, where we are supposed to have freedom of speech. If people don't want to listen, they don't have to. But, he has the right to say whatever he wants to. Are people going to start compaining if someone tells a blond joke? It could be offensive to someone. If it is, don't listen to it. The constitution gives him the right, so I think people need to back off. He's also been apologizing right from the start, and I don't even think he should be or have to be doing that.
Big Mark

Aurora, CO

#5 Apr 11, 2007
20 years ago this was not news . I feel if people do not like what he says turn the channel . I bet 90% of those complaining about this do not even listen to his program .
Why are these people not going after the Comedy Channel ? I hear people there saying worse .
Kelly

Big Rapids, MI

#6 Apr 11, 2007
Although I think what he said was horrible, lets also take a look at all the rap songs that say the same things. How can you condemn one person, and then ignore all the rap songs that say the same things and worse? I'm on the fence with this one, not sure what way to go with it? Yes, people have a right to free speech, but when some one like him says somthing like that in the arena that he is in, it puts a different slant on it. Just my 2 cents.
dazz

United States

#7 Apr 11, 2007
I think that if poeple want to judge this man for a few words that he said then they need to first judge what they say. I can't count how many times I have walked through a store or down the street and herd people of the same race say things ten times worse to eachother. Let one person of a different race say something that may or may not be ment in a bad way and all **** breaks loose.
What a joke.
David

Big Rapids, MI

#8 Apr 11, 2007
I agree with Kelly from Howard City, people want to raise a huge fuss over some comments. What he said was wrong I agree, but he has appologized several times, isnt that enough? Al Sharpton is a joke, who gave this man any ounce of credibility? The day he goes after some rappers for the things that they say will be the day I start listening to that idiot.
Matt T

Denver, CO

#9 Apr 12, 2007
O.K. look... If everyone who made a stupid comment at work got fired, most people wouldnt have a job. OH, didnt he call the WHOLE TEAM "nappy headed hoes" not just the black players. So why is it only the black community is up in arms over this and holding protests.
Jeff

Madison, WI

#10 Apr 12, 2007
Isn't it a Wonderful country where there can be such a furor for something said yet actions go largely un-noticed. The two biggest complainers in this manner are Jesse Jackson and AL Sharpton. The same Jesse Jackson who fathered an illegitimate child and used monies from one of his CHARITIES. The same Al Sharpton who was quick to Judge the Police Department and New York Prosecutor of Fraud and Coverup in the "rape" case of Tawana Brawley some 20 years ago. These are the same two who were front page in the Duke "Rape" Case. When will these two be held accountable for THEIR ACTIONS? The African-American community ought to look at their "Supposed" Leaders. Reverends Al and Jesse (in my opionion) do more to harm the "Black Cause" than further ir
BKV

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Apr 12, 2007
right on Jeff, Rev Al Sharpton is a piece of garbage, he's not about anybody or holy than anybody that supports him
Joe

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Apr 12, 2007
Those folks over at CBS are cowards, cowards that they couldn't stand up for this man that has done so much for there company. MSNBC, cowards, they remove him from their television channel the day that he begins his marathon fund raiser for cancer. Instead of putting the # of the donation center on the screen they put up a number to call in and comment about him being removed. What a bunch of scumbags. It was an inappropriate off color remark. He apologized; it was sincere, get over it. The media made this what it has turned out to be. Most of the nation only heard about it from the news. These would be the same news stations that have repeated the comment over and over and over again. If it is such an awful thing stop repeating it. What have we become? What’s next?
MIKE

Washington, DC

#13 Apr 12, 2007
WHAT HAPPENED TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND FREEDOM OF PRESS
Bill Fox

Grant, MI

#14 Apr 12, 2007
NBC go to 7734. What you General Motors, American?Express and all the other ..... lovers did was destroy Freedom of Speech in this country. Since 1953 I have driven nothing but Chevrolet. However, with this action by GM, I will from now on be driving anything but an American made Auto. They have completely discusted me with this action. They are going to find this a serious mistake by the big shot Blacks they hired.
Bill

Grant, MI

#15 Apr 12, 2007
Cindy wrote:
I thought that this was supposed to be America, where we are supposed to have freedom of speech. If people don't want to listen, they don't have to. But, he has the right to say whatever he wants to. Are people going to start compaining if someone tells a blond joke? It could be offensive to someone. If it is, don't listen to it. The constitution gives him the right, so I think people need to back off. He's also been apologizing right from the start, and I don't even think he should be or have to be doing that.
Cindy haven't you noticed that Blacks, and Mexicans can call you a dumb honky, a whitey hoe, or any of several names, but, there are two names you had better not use _igger or S__ck or they can put you away for a long time. Freedom of Speech for Whites went bye bye long ago. Before Jess J. fathered his illeg. child.
Julie

Syracuse, NY

#16 Apr 12, 2007
What ever happened to FREEDOM OF SPEECH? I would have never known what Imus said if it wasn't advertised so much. I bet Jackson & Sharpton didn't even hear him say it themselves. It should've been dropped and laughed off, it was a joke. I guess rappers are the only ones with FREEDOM OF SPEECH. How come a bunch of people who stand by Imus TAKE A DAY OFF WORK to picket in front of CBS to get him re-hired? Racism will never die because it is used as a trump card. This world has become a sad place anymore.
Jon

Liverpool, NY

#17 Apr 12, 2007
Whatever happened to free speech in america ????
Amber

Louisville, CO

#18 Apr 12, 2007
You just don't say that stuff about people. They were joking around. He just kept going.
Heidi Starner

Lapeer, MI

#19 Apr 12, 2007
I disagree with this decision to fire Imus. I feel that in a country where we are suppose to have freedom of speech, it is sensored. I feel that is wrong. These women are professionals, act as such, so a tasteless comment was made, look at it as "concider the source" and move on. Everyone gets in such an uproar and makes it such a bigger issue then it is.
Steve DeVries

Bountiful, UT

#20 Apr 12, 2007
Don Imus made a huge mistake. He asked for forgiveness. Two reverends went after him with a vengence publically. What kind of "reverends" are these? Thankfully not like any reverends I know. Did Jesus not teach, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone?" And why is it okay for blacks to use racist speech toward blacks but it's not permitted for whites to use the same speech? Are we going to forgive this poor schmuck, or are we going to whip ourselves into a frenzy? There are so many more important things to worry about in this life.

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