Daily Revolt

October 15, 2007

Imus Returns to Radio: Media Profit Comes Before Morality

Just goes to show you, in America if you are wealthy, famous, and make profits for the media, you can get away with anything:
A six-month vacation, a multimillion-dollar contract settlement and the prospect of a new, nationally syndicated gig. Does that qualify as penance for acid-tongued Don Imus, fired last spring amid a national furor sparked by his racist on-air remark?

Hardly, say some of his critics. The idea of the broadcasting icon returning to the airwaves just months after his public meltdown is nearly as insulting as his crude and misogynist comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team, the anti-Imus contingent maintains.

Rumors about Imus' return began over the summer, with recent reports suggesting he could resume broadcasting by December — most likely on New York-based WABC-AM, owned by Citadel Broadcasting.

Imus, through attorney Martin Garbus, has declined to comment on his radio future, as did Citadel Broadcasting CEO Farid Suleman. But the Citadel executive recently defended the shock jock.

If you think that the media should not be allowed to get away with this outrage, and want to start standing up for your community, then boycott the sponsors of the new Imus radio program. Send a message that America is ruled by its people not the all-powerful media.

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