It’s official. CBS has cancelled Don Imus after his politically incorrect slur, calling the Rutgers women’s basketball team “nappy headed hos.” According to CNN:
CBS cancels Don Imus’ radio show, effective immediately, after uproar over his racist and sexist comments about Rutgers women’s basketball team.
This comes shortly after “straight talker” John McCain gave him a ringing endorsement. It really shows how influential he isn’t.
Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain said Monday he stands by radio host Don Imus, who has been suspended for making what his employers called racist comments on the air.
Stand by your man, John.
McCain, whose presidential candidacy has been backed by Imus, said he would still appear on Imus’ program.
Not anymore. Maybe Imus will get a shortwave gig or jump to satellite radio like shock-jock Howard Stern.
When you have liberal hosts like Randi Rhodes calling for the President to be killed and Keith Olberman sliming the Bush Administration at every turn and Rosie O’Donnell with her “Ching Chong” and 911 inside job remarks, one can only hope they will be next.
Hat Tip: Hot Air.
Update 2: Balloon Juice’s John Cole seems to get it. Caution: some foul language.
Update 4: Race 4 2008’s Republius weighs in with Conservative Support And Sympathy For Imus Is Disgusting – There Is No Constitutional Right To Your Own Talk Show.