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Should Don Imus have been fired?
Thu, April 12, 2007

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS fired Don Imus from his radio show Thursday, the final blow for the broadcaster who called the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos."

MSNBC had already pulled the plug on his talk show's television simulcast amid the uproar over his racial slur. Imus has apologized repeatedly for his comments.

He also has said that those who called for his firing without knowing him, his philanthropic work or what his show was about would be making an "ill-informed" choice.

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Who is Don Imus?
Arnold, 2007-04-12 19:24:44

No I don't think he should be fired there's a lot worse said on the airways it just depends on who it said about. They should be more concerned about all the innocent people being murdered in Iraq.
Frank, 2007-04-12 19:02:23

YES glad he was fired, I don't care if he is a "ShockJock" its disgusting disrespectful and he knows better. Just becaseu people do great things for charity does it allow them the right to get away with comments like that. He is SUPPOSED to be a role model It is NOT Ok for these guys to use derogatory remarks and slam others. that is verbal abuse and everyone needs to take a stand against it. KUDOS TO CBS TO FIRE THE IGNORANT IDIOT
JAIY, 2007-04-12 18:35:02

I too am fed up with there being two sets of rules. If it is not ok for me a Caucasian to call someone the "N" word, then why is it ok for a person of color to use it?

It is time for us to stop burying our heads in our asses and start using some common sense.

All people should all be treated equally regardless of race, religion, creed, social standing or colour of our skin.


Scottie, 2007-04-12 18:34:47

no way should he be fired. This is crazy. Blacks call each other the N word everyday. All you have to do is watch BET comedy hour to see how they refer to each other. Do all the black comedians on BET get fired? NO!
Keith, 2007-04-12 18:04:24

no he should not have been fired he has apologized to everyone for what he had said and he was very sincere with his apopology.he has paid for the remarks.
bobby miles, 2007-04-12 17:37:35

NO NO NO

There is no way Imus should be fired for what he said. If you move your dial down a notch you will hear a lot worse then what he said and it is being said by blacks. If it was a black man that said this no one would have said a thing about it.
Lance, 2007-04-12 17:21:30

NO, Imus shouldn't get fired!!! And if he should get fired, all people b4him should've get fired who ever said derogatory and humiliating ramarks towards other people regardles of religion, race, and background. Whoever fired Imus, is an idiot and should be fired too!!!
milan, 2007-04-12 17:13:38

NO, he's a shock jock. He offends everyone. If I thought it was a personal or hurtful remark, I'd then think he should be fired, but I don't believe it was. I think it's a shame that the media and leaders of the Black community have taken this opportunity to again stir up anger over racism in America. I don't believe it would be as large an issue without the Black leadership making it so at every opportunity. Yet, when the reverse happens, it's forgiven and explained away. Not the level playing field that all races and nationalities are hoping for.
s. combs, 2007-04-12 17:09:31

Don Imus is a wonderful man and this is horrible what they have done to him. He has done so much for children with cancer. This is a real shame.
Kathy, 2007-04-12 17:05:02

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