So What's next for Imus

Keith Olbermann and Sam Seder discuss what’s next. 

I’m more interested in what happened and what does it mean.  I’m convinced that if Imus would have said the exact same thing 2 years ago, no one would have said anything.  Yes, Al Sharpton and some other liberals would have been outraged but it would not have been picked up by the MSM.  What has changed in America over the last 2 years?  That is the question. 

Has America really changed?  Or is this just a little superfical but of morality and Sean Hannity, Rush limbaugh, Michael Savage and the rest will be spewing their brand of hate tomorrow.  Maybe, just maybe, we are seeing the continuing power of the blogs.  This maybe a situation in which the media plays something.  The blogs pick up the slur.  Hundreds of thousands of folks read the slur.  The MSM then picks up the story and keeps it alive.  The fuel for this cycle are the blogs.  Maybe that’s what’s different.

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  1. Watching a couple of bottom feeders (ratings wise) speculate about the future of Imus or other talk radio host is pretty funny. Oberman should at least talk to somebody successful in radio.

    I think that the more interesting question is what will CBS radio do? I don’t know whether Imus’ New York station was a music/talk format or simply talk. Maybe they’ll replace him with a rising conservative host like Bill Bennett.

    Poor Chris Dodd. Will he be able to appear anywhere without being asked why he launched his campaign on such a racist show? I guess he could blame his staff.

  2. I’m not worried about Chris Dodd. He was/is about as serious a candidate for president as Tancredo.

    I’m not sure that Keith is a “bottom” feeder. It appears that he 2nd in his time slot.  Whether you like him or not, his show is doing very well.  Oh, and Keith, seems to do well on the ESPN radio with his old partner.  So, who’s laughing now.

    BTW, Sam Seder is a thoughtful guy.  I like him.  Have you ever heard him?

    Finally, if they are “bottom feeders” or not that does not decrease the validity of what they said.

  3. The only reason Olbermann hated Imus, was becuase he was jealous of Imus’s vast popularity and talent, two things Keith has never had. When Imus has already met with Mel Karmazin, the CEO of Sirius, he will be on satellite before the year is out…Meanwhile Olbermann willl still be on MSNBC, the network of losers.

  4. Devin –

    I’m not use where you get that the fact Olbermann “hated” Imus. It is clear that Imus was popular. He made a ton of money over the years.

    On the other hand, I’m not that MSNBC is a network of losers. I would check their ratings over the last 6 months. They are clearly not the losers that they once were.

    Oh, BTW, wasn’t Imus on MSNBC? Just checking.

    Imus maybe on satellite but with the 2 satellite companies talking about merging throwing another shock jock in the mix might be more than Sirius and XM want to take into FCC negotiations.

    Thanks for your comments.

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