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#715242 - 04/12/07 01:44 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone Hated By Some
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#715314 - 04/12/07 02:55 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone DeeQ
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you know what folks...let's give it to 'em where it hurts...
Don Imus is hosting a radiothon for his Imus Ranch for kids with Cancer today and tomorrow...
Who wants to donate with me?

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#715323 - 04/12/07 03:01 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone Imagine
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I contribute to other charities, so I don't think I will join you. (CTF, March of Dimes, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)
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#715327 - 04/12/07 03:03 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone DeeQ
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no problem DQ.
Glad to see you contribute.
But, no reason why the kids Imus helps should suffer...I'll have no problem donating to his cause...

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#715332 - 04/12/07 03:13 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone Imagine
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I think that his work with kids and Cancer issues is great, but some people aren't going to support his cause because of the comments he made.
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#715336 - 04/12/07 03:17 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone Sing A Little
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this might be his last one he said this morning...
I feel like he deserves to raise as much money as he can so the kids don't suffer from the corporations backing out...

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#715343 - 04/12/07 03:24 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone Imagine
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Fighting cancer is a cause that is very close to my heart, so I do hope that he raises a lot of money for the cause.

It is a difficult position though, there are so many worth while cancer organizations that people may just pick another one because they are uncomfortable with what he had to say.

Is that a good reason? Not really, but money is a really personal issue for most people, so it might be a factor.
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#715347 - 04/12/07 03:27 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone Imagine
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Originally Posted By: NeophytePolitico
this might be his last one he said this morning...
I feel like he deserves to raise as much money as he can so the kids don't suffer from the corporations backing out...

wow. let's just hope that the donors will still donate the money for the cause and not for the publicity. i think we can do a more than adequate job of creating bad pr for those corps that don't donate because it is not through the imus conduit.

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#715349 - 04/12/07 03:29 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone Imagine
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Imus Radiothon Gets Funds Despite Furor

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"This may be our last Radiothon, so we need to raise about $100 million," Imus said at the start of the event, which has raised more than $40 million since 1990 and appeared to be doing well Thursday morning.

Imus acknowledged again that his remarks about the Rutgers team had been "really stupid."

"There's a difference between premeditated murder and the gun going off," but the end result is the same, he said: "Somebody's still dead."

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#715350 - 04/12/07 03:31 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone Imagine
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that's good to know. i was honestly ready to start a grassroots ron-a-thon to go after the corps who were only in it for the publicity.

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#715464 - 04/12/07 05:03 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone Imagine
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Amen to Don Imus for his comments this morning:

IMUS: 'WHEN WILL SHARPTON APOLOGIZE TO DUKE PLAYERS'?

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#715501 - 04/12/07 05:24 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone Imagine
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He shouldn't hold his breath.

It is acceptable to cast aspersions (sp?) on the Duke players, cause them harm, stress, etc. because they come from privilege.

Al Sharpton has stated he can't be a racist because he doesn't have power.

He won't apologize, he never apologized to the Brawley affair either.

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#715548 - 04/12/07 05:52 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone straw
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Racism in any form shouldn't be tolerated. If Al Sharpton really wants to be a role model to the community, he should apologize for his comments as well.
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#715710 - 04/12/07 07:58 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone Sing A Little
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#715780 - 04/12/07 09:00 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone TheManofSteel
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I hear that CBS has fired Imus from his radio show.

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#715796 - 04/12/07 09:18 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone Creditcop
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Originally Posted By: Creditcop
I hear that CBS has fired Imus from his radio show.


Yep!

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/04/12/national/main2675273.shtml
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#715800 - 04/12/07 09:20 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone Creditcop
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MSNBC fired Imus from his TV show yesterday. CBS fired him today from his radio show.

As of this afternoon, Imus is unemployed!!

Couldn't happen to a nicer bigot!!!

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#715848 - 04/12/07 10:52 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone steven1950
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I agree that his remarks were not defensible.

Fortunately, Rev. Sharpton has laid down the standard for future conduct for any public entertainer:

'Sharpton said the airways should not be used to "call children hard-core hos, nappy-headed hos... None of us have the right to use the public airways to express our bigotry."'

I am confident that we will see this measurement applied equally to all who might be tempted to bust out such terms on the TV or radio, whether in song, video, or otherwise.

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#715869 - 04/13/07 01:56 AM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone Creditcop
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Originally Posted By: Creditcop
I hear that CBS has fired Imus from his radio show.


those gutless, pandering cowards fired him during day 1 of 2 of a radiothon he hosts to raise funds for a ranch owns that allows kids with cancer to have a "cowboy" like experience.

CBS and MSNBC are gutless [censored] cowards who have given in to opportunistic degenerates who pawn themselves off as "clergy".

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#715871 - 04/13/07 02:03 AM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone Imagine
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Mark Levin had Steven Pagonas on live today, the DA whom Sharpton falsely accused of raping Tawana Brawley. Between his interview, which he conducted in a very calm and professional manner, and the whole list of deplorable things Sharpton has been involved in over the years, I have gone from having little respect for him to absolutely no respect for him.

Don Imus is a dolt, and while I do not support his firing, what goes around comes back around, and no one escapes it. I hope for the same for the insincere phoney that is Al Sharpton.
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#715875 - 04/13/07 02:37 AM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone TheManofSteel
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Mark Levin had Steven Pagonas on live today, the DA whom Sharpton falsely accused of raping Tawana Brawley. Between his interview, which he conducted in a very calm and professional manner, and the whole list of deplorable things Sharpton has been involved in over the years, I have gone from having little respect for him to absolutely no respect for him.

Don Imus is a dolt, and while I do not support his firing, what goes around comes back around, and no one escapes it. I hope for the same for the insincere phoney that is Al Sharpton.


I could not have said it better. I'm so sick and tired to Sharpton and Jackson getting away with their racism. Imus said a stupid thing, but because it was said by a white guy it's consider racist. I worked with a ton of black woman who would be the first to complain with their nappy hair, they always, here in the Detroit area, called it as it was. As for the "ho", well look where the term originated, in hip hop music and it's not considered offensive, although I'm not a fan of the term. And my son goes to school with many blacks, pls BOL don't delete, this is a learning lesson, not a slur, even on Oprah the cast of Clash said this, n###ar, is not offense, N###er is. Only they know why one is and one is not. I find both inappropriate but they don't.

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#715883 - 04/13/07 05:16 AM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone tahdah
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i believe that is n###a, no r. just so you know in case you ever need it...

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#715915 - 04/13/07 01:03 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone XODUS
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I posted this in another thread, but some of you may not have seen it there. I think this article says it best: http://www.kansascity.com/159/story/66339.html
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#715922 - 04/13/07 01:12 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone RVFlyboy
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I imagine that Imus will end up on Sirrus or XM and make more money than he was making. I don't think that he will just retire and go away without having the last word.

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#715927 - 04/13/07 01:16 PM Re: Leave Don Imus Alone Creditcop
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My father says Imus is BIG time buddies with the CEO or founder of Sirius...probablly a good bet he goes there...

He also praised Opie & Anthony for their support, and they're on XM...

If Imus goes, I'm definetely going to buy one of the satellite radio alternatives.

But the sadness of this is, he was fired in the middle of a fundraiser for kids with cancer...talk about unethical.

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