Thursday, November 29, 2007

He's Back!

Imus is returning to the airwaves after a seven month hiatus. I am one who thought he never should have been fired in the first place. Sure he may have offended the Rutger’s basketball team a little bit, but that’s what people like him and Howard Stern are paid to do, ruffle feathers and say the things others might think, but are too socially conscious to verbalize. He’s a shock jock after all. I like knowing where Imus and his type stand because I don’t care much for surprises. I was angrier that he apologized because he didn’t really mean it. He just uttered an empty and obligatory “I’m sorry” to save his job, I do not believe the apology was heartfelt in the least.

I must say I was never a fan of Imus’s in fact I never heard his show. I had seen him on television a couple of times and hurriedly changed the channel because I don’t suffer fools gladly. Can we expect a kinder and gentler Imus and do we really want him to be politically correct? Should he be returning at all? I would like to hear your thoughts.


Malcolm: said...

When Imus got yanked, I didn't shed a tear. He has been saying offensive things for years. But like you said, that's what he gets paid to do.

As for him returning, that doesn't bother me. It will be interesting to see what he does when he returns. I suspect that he will probably be a little more careful in his choices of words once he takes to the air again.

I wonder if he'll be getting his TV gig back as well. The few times I watched it was pretty boring.

pjazzypar said...

I don't like what Imus stands for and I certainly don't like the things he says, but I am a proponent of free speech. I don't know if he got his job back on television, producers are probably waiting to see how the radio show flies before letting him back on the tube.

Jennifer said...

Come on people we all knew he'd back.
He's a moneymaker for the network.
Do you seriously believe he'd be gone for good.
They've probably been paying him
his usual salary or more because of all the controversy he ignited.
Imus and Rush are made out the same material. Two big thumbs down to both....Two big bags of wind

pjazzypar said...

Yes Jennifer,

I figured he would be back, those types like Imus and as you mentioned Rush Limbaugh, always resurface from underneath their rocks. Malcolm thinks that Imus will choose his words more carefully and he probably will for a while, but then he'll make another stupid or insensitive comment. His type always does.