Today, Monday October 5th, 2009 is a big day in the world of morning talk shows.
The antediluvian, ophidian looking, sarcastic son of a bitch, Don Imus returns to TV today as he will now be simulcasting his radio show on FOX Business Network.
Yes friends, a little over two years after being unceremoniously canned by MSNBC, The I-Man has returned to television.
The President of FOX News and my fellow Ohioan, Roger Ailes, has decided that any wounds resulting from I-Man’s April 2007 “nappy headed ho’s” quote in reference to the Rutgers University women’s basketball team, have healed, and...
The I-Man is ready for “Primetime TV” once more…well, that the I-Man is once again ready for “Holy Crap It’s Early!! TV.”
I was behind Imus when the hubbub over his “ho” remark occurred. I wasn’t behind him because of his remark, although I found it to be pretty damn tame.
I was behind him because of the hypocrisy of those who wanted him fired.
Al Roker who appeared on the Imus in the Morning show numerous times in order to hump his latest book, was “outraged” by what Imus had said.
Baby Daddy, Jesse Jackson used the “scandal” in order to attempt to resurrect his long lost relevance.
Al Sharpton, who once said, “White folks was in caves while we was building empires…We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.” was driving the Fire Imus Bandwagon.
MSNBC and CBS Radio were outraged as well…not by his comment, but by the fact that they were losing advertising revenue over the incident.
Jackson, Sharpton, MSNBC, CBS, and many other people and groups wore their hypocrisy and phoniness on their sleeves over this “scandal.”
It was completely and intentionally blown out of proportion by civil rights ambulance chasers and multimedia bean counters.
But…that is in the past. Today, Imus, while he has continued to air his show on radio, begins anew on TV.
I’m going to watch it today, but eh…
While I have always found Imus to be funny in a rude, asshole type of way, I’m hooked on Morning Joe (Brewed By Starbucks) on MSNBC.
I know, Joe Scarborough is as Conservative as they come, but he has the best guests on…and they come from all political spectrums.
On top of that, if I want to be amused by a rude asshole, I’ll just read my old posts (like this one) or write a new one. So…
I’m glad that Imus is back. I think he got a raw deal by being fired, although he did get a 40 Million Dollar settlement from CBS.
But hey, if you’re one of those who thinks he didn’t get punished enough, consider this…
Even though Imus is back on TV, he’s on FOX Business Network. FOX Business Network, People!! Holy Cow!!
It’s channel 353 on the Bagwine cable box. Who has the strength and where-with-all to punch THREE numbers into their remote!?
I bet Ailes would have rather put Imus on FOX News Channel in the morning in place of the Fox and Friends Stooges: Doocy, Kilmeade, and Carlson, but being the smart guy that Ailes is, he recognizes something important.
People who watch Fox and Friends during the week, don’t like to think for themselves. They want the right wing honey served to them on top of their morning oatmeal.
The I-Man? He sometimes has opinions that go against the grain of those types of people. Ailes doesn’t want to upset those folks, especially during breakfast. It could very well confuse them for the rest of the day.