2 week suspension. This isn’t just a slap on the wrist for a major radio talk show host. I think that the action is appropriate. The problem is that this isn’t the first time that Imus has said something that sounds (is) racist. He can claim that he is a good man all he wants. I don’t know his heart. I do know his actions. We’ll see.
After a career of cranky insults, radio star Don Imus was fighting for his job Monday following one joke that by his own admission went “way too far.”
CBS Radio and MSNBC both said they were suspending Imus’ morning talk show for two weeks following his reference last week to members of the Rutgers women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hos.” (more…)