Friday, April 13, 2007

Off the Air: The Light Goes Out for Don Imus

From The New York Times:
In a memo sent to CBS employees announcing Mr. Imus’s dismissal, [CBS Chief Executive Lester] Moonves said: “This is about a lot more than Imus. As has been widely pointed out, Imus has been visited by presidents, senators, important authors and journalists from across the political spectrum. He has flourished in a culture that permits a certain level of objectionable expression that hurts and demeans a wide range of people. In taking him off the air, I believe we take an important and necessary step not just in solving a unique problem, but in changing that culture, which extends far beyond the walls of our company.”

A fascinating proposition. A hypocrisy meter may be in order. Let's watch and listen, and perhaps learn something.

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