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IMUS First Day Thread (Vanity)
Fox Business News ^ | Oct 5, 2009 | paulycy

Posted on 10/05/2009 3:52:48 AM PDT by paulycy

Fox Business News debuts Imus in the Morning today at 6AM EDT.


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KEYWORDS: donimus; fbn; imus; imusinthemorning; morning; news; politics; talkradio; talkshow
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The I-man is back in the house, for better or worse.

Let 'er rip.

1 posted on 10/05/2009 3:52:48 AM PDT by paulycy
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His first guest was awful. “Its all racism!” Even when Imus said “A lot of white people voted for Obama.” She reverted to the “If you disagree with Obama, you are a racist.” Over and over and over and over again.

I wouldn’t doubt that Fox insisted on diversity, particularly for Imus.

Please Don, better guests than racist blacks.


2 posted on 10/05/2009 3:56:00 AM PDT by whitedog57
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Please Don, better guests than racist blacks.

Yeah. I started this thread because I have been promoting this show over Morning Joe to get my dose of liberal speak but to have a died-in-the-wool RACEr as the first guest was a big disappointment.

Glenn Beck is on at 7:10 and we'll see how that goes.

FOX & FRIENDS: You guys are good and all but I watch Fox News all day and I gotta get some different perspective at least part of the day!

3 posted on 10/05/2009 3:58:52 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: whitedog57

Imus vs. Beck at 7:10AM


4 posted on 10/05/2009 3:58:59 AM PDT by kempster
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To: paulycy

Sorry, but this a**hole is not my cup of tea.
Bill Bennett 6 - 8:30 et
Uncle Neal 8:30 - noon et


5 posted on 10/05/2009 3:59:13 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: paulycy

I-man bump. I used to listen to WABC on line in the mornings, but there were just too many commercials. That is not the way I want to start my day.

For the record, I like him. Among my reasons are his forthright talk about his own recovery from his addictions. He actually helped me decide to get myself cleaned up; so for that, he gets a lot of love from me.


6 posted on 10/05/2009 4:00:56 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal is OM for Iraq.)
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To: JohnLongIsland
Sorry, but this a**hole is not my cup of tea.

I can understand that.

I live in rural central Virginia and only have DirecTV satellite so I'm not familiar with the shows you mention.

7 posted on 10/05/2009 4:00:56 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: don-o
He actually helped me decide to get myself cleaned up

Now THAT is excellent. I like him, too, but he sends my blood pressure up. Of course, that's his gig. He invented shock-jock-ism.

8 posted on 10/05/2009 4:02:16 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: paulycy

He lost me when I heard him say Sarah Palin is stupid.


9 posted on 10/05/2009 4:06:23 AM PDT by gattaca (Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit. Ronald Reagan)
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To: kempster
Imus vs. Beck at 7:10AM

Five Minute Reminder...

10 posted on 10/05/2009 4:06:25 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: gattaca
He lost me when I heard him say Sarah Palin is stupid.

That one quote from that interview made me think I'd lost a lot of FRiends here for promoting him but maybe he'll redeem himself. He doesn't have to like Sarah like we do but to pile on and call her dumb is not at all good.

11 posted on 10/05/2009 4:08:35 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: paulycy

Imus will be dead before his kid finishes high school.


12 posted on 10/05/2009 4:09:50 AM PDT by greedo
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Imus will be dead before his kid finishes high school.

I'm surprised he's still alive now! One of the first over the top routines they did involved his cast yelling at him for milking sympathy for his prostate cancer. My father died of prostate cancer so I had a tough time laughing.

13 posted on 10/05/2009 4:11:53 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: paulycy

Imus is a decrepit old goat who needs to be put out to pasture at his crooked ranch.


14 posted on 10/05/2009 4:12:25 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Imus is a decrepit old goat who needs to be put out to pasture at his crooked ranch.

True, but the premise of this thread is that he's still better than anti-conservative "conservative" Joe Scarborough over at MSNBC's Morning Joe.

15 posted on 10/05/2009 4:13:53 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: paulycy
That one quote from that interview made me think I'd lost a lot of FRiends here for promoting him but maybe he'll redeem himself.

No redemption for that kind of comment. He can go to hell.

16 posted on 10/05/2009 4:14:03 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: paulycy

Great Glenn Beck alcoholism story. He has that in common with Imus.


17 posted on 10/05/2009 4:19:08 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: paulycy

That went well. No politics, though.


18 posted on 10/05/2009 4:21:58 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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I dont like Imus....but it was a great move by the Fox Business Channel as my cable company and many other do not carry it....but now the sizable heft of Imus Freaks out there and to a lesser extent the John Stossell fans (of which I am one) have a reason to petition the cable companies to get the channel.


19 posted on 10/05/2009 4:22:10 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: paulycy

I watched the interview with Glenn Beck, I actually that he did a good job.


20 posted on 10/05/2009 4:23:20 AM PDT by gattaca (Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Vaquero
have a reason to petition the cable companies to get the channel

I'm looking forward to Stossel. But I guess he'll be on later in day or is he just going to do special reports?

21 posted on 10/05/2009 4:23:27 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: Vaquero
I dont like Imus....but it was a great move by the Fox Business Channel as my cable company and many other do not carry it....but now the sizable heft of Imus Freaks out there and to a lesser extent the John Stossell fans (of which I am one) have a reason to petition the cable companies to get the channel.

That's one of the reason's RFDTV was grateful to have Imus on their channel, it got people to lobby their cable company to carry RFDTV and RFDTV benefitted from it.  They even ended up on the largest cable companies in the country.

22 posted on 10/05/2009 4:26:27 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("The Community Organizer better stop bitching that the community is organizing." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: gattaca
he did a good job.

Yes, I agree.

The trick to watching the I-man without your head exploding is that he is so good at this shock-jock genre that you forget how professional he really is. Everything that drives you crazy was *intended* to drive you crazy.

Just a theory but I bet that Imus thought "what would send the Fox viewers through the roof more than having a RACEr as the very first interview?" If that was his thinking then he was right. And he played it straight, he didn't undermine her integrity although he did say that he disagreed that race was the underlying reason for zer0's opposition.

23 posted on 10/05/2009 4:26:45 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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Imus is best when there is breaking news and he brings in people from both sides to discuss it. He gets to the point and cuts through the spin and talking points others bring to the table.

The post-2000 election recount period was the best period for his show ever.


24 posted on 10/05/2009 4:28:00 AM PDT by ChronicMA
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To: paulycy
I'm looking forward to Stossel. But I guess he'll be on later in day or is he just going to do special reports?

He's expected to do a weekly show of his own (possibly on the weekends) on FBN and make occasional appearances on FNC.

25 posted on 10/05/2009 4:29:35 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("The Community Organizer better stop bitching that the community is organizing." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
He's expected to do a weekly show of his own (possibly on the weekends) on FBN and make occasional appearances on FNC.

OK...thanks for that info.

Stossell should be good. I hope to see a lot of him. He cuts right to the bone.

26 posted on 10/05/2009 4:30:36 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: ChronicMA
The post-2000 election recount period was the best period for his show ever.

So you've watched him for a long time, too.

27 posted on 10/05/2009 4:33:41 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: paulycy

Dick Grasso on now.


28 posted on 10/05/2009 4:41:17 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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Imus is proof that someone who is mentally addled can still get a high paying job.


29 posted on 10/05/2009 4:51:00 AM PDT by SampleMan (No one should die on a gov. waiting list., or go broke because the gov. has dictated their salary.)
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Imus is proof that someone who is mentally addled can still get a high paying job.

He's often said that he has more money than he can ever spend. It must be nice.

But when he stops playing the hick-buffoon he seems to know his stuff. He makes ridiculous claims but they are always jokes - or at least seem to be.

30 posted on 10/05/2009 4:52:49 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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I dont always agree with people but I’m certainly willing to give them a chance.


31 posted on 10/05/2009 4:54:24 AM PDT by gattaca (Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit. Ronald Reagan)
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To: gattaca
I dont always agree with people but I’m certainly willing to give them a chance.

Yeah, me too.

I'm promoting his show but I'm not championing it. He has to prove he's worth watching. I'm just grateful for an alternative to Morning Choke.

32 posted on 10/05/2009 4:55:44 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: paulycy

John McCain vs Imus up next. 8:15AM


33 posted on 10/05/2009 5:10:31 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: paulycy

McCain on NOW!


34 posted on 10/05/2009 5:11:12 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: gattaca; Springman; Bahbah
Imus said Sarah Palin is a nice person, but thinks it is a “horrifying thought” that she could be the GOP Nominee in 2012. Imus said she is a “dope” who governed a state with “90 people and a polar bear.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2354045/posts

He lost me there. Don’t care what happens to him now.

35 posted on 10/05/2009 5:17:09 AM PDT by McGruff (Go rogue baby, go rogue!)
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I find I am not subscribed to the channel, so that’s that.


36 posted on 10/05/2009 5:25:53 AM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: paulycy

radio, not tv


37 posted on 10/05/2009 5:33:13 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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radio, not tv

Ahhh.....

38 posted on 10/05/2009 5:33:50 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: gattaca
He lost me when I heard him say Sarah Palin is stupid.

Ditto! That was not only wrong, it was uncalled for!

39 posted on 10/05/2009 5:35:17 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: paulycy

Rolling Stone magazine vs Wall Street on now.


40 posted on 10/05/2009 5:39:52 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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Sorry, just sounds like Rainman to me.


41 posted on 10/05/2009 5:40:44 AM PDT by SampleMan (No one should die on a gov. waiting list., or go broke because the gov. has dictated their salary.)
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Sorry, just sounds like Rainman to me.

No need to apologize. Imus has niche appeal, that's for sure. And I'm with those who are unhappy that he said Sarah is stupid even if it was a shock stunt which it might not have been.

42 posted on 10/05/2009 5:43:09 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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When Imus said about Sarah...”She is a dope”, that was it for me.

I’ll tell you what constitutes ‘a dope’, it’s someone who goes on national television and calls young black girls “NAPPY HEADED HO’S” and laughs hysterically about it.

Then this ‘dope’ goes running to grovel at the feet of Al Sharpton, chastising himself over and over again. He would have agreed to a public lashing in Times Square if he thought he could keep his job.

Yeah Imus, SHE”S the DOPE.


43 posted on 10/05/2009 5:52:24 AM PDT by RetSignman (Townhalls ..."We have seen the Patriots and they are us")
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”She is a dope”, that was it for me.

That seems to be the general consensus around here. Can't blame you. He rubs people the wrong way and you can never tell when it's a joke or real or somewhere in between.

Some of his bits are on the crude and explicit side, too, like the one on right now. Not really family stuff at all.

44 posted on 10/05/2009 5:55:16 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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Ping me when it’s his last day.

A detriment to credibility and a total waste of air time.


45 posted on 10/05/2009 5:55:24 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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Ping me when it’s his last da

Only if I'm watching....

46 posted on 10/05/2009 5:56:14 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: gattaca

He lost me way before that.

Kinda hollow when an idiot declares other people to be idiots.


47 posted on 10/05/2009 5:57:03 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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Well, it seems to be over.

CONCLUSION: Nothing new here. Higher quality guests than Morning Joe and much less blatant leftist propaganda but one thing remains the same....

... Imus be Imus. If you didn’t like him then you won’t like him now.


48 posted on 10/05/2009 6:01:05 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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Let’s see, which would I rather do today:
Gouge my own eye out with an old rusty spoon or
listen to Imus.

Gosh, neither seems that appealing to me.


49 posted on 10/05/2009 6:24:41 AM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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Gouge my own eye out with an old rusty spoon or listen to Imus.

Tough choice! ;0)

50 posted on 10/05/2009 6:26:13 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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