Skip to comments.IMUS First Day Thread (Vanity)
Posted on 10/05/2009 3:52:48 AM PDT by paulycy
Fox Business News debuts Imus in the Morning today at 6AM EDT.
Let 'er rip.
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.
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!
Imus vs. Beck at 7:10AM
Sorry, but this a**hole is not my cup of tea.
Bill Bennett 6 - 8:30 et
Uncle Neal 8:30 - noon et
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.
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.
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.
He lost me when I heard him say Sarah Palin is stupid.
Five Minute Reminder...
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.
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.
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.
No redemption for that kind of comment. He can go to hell.
Great Glenn Beck alcoholism story. He has that in common with Imus.
That went well. No politics, though.
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.
I watched the interview with Glenn Beck, I actually that he did a good job.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
So you've watched him for a long time, too.
Dick Grasso on now.
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.
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.
John McCain vs Imus up next. 8:15AM
McCain on NOW!
He lost me there. Don’t care what happens to him now.
I find I am not subscribed to the channel, so that’s that.
radio, not tv
Ditto! That was not only wrong, it was uncalled for!
Rolling Stone magazine vs Wall Street on now.
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.
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.
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.
Ping me when it’s his last day.
A detriment to credibility and a total waste of air time.
Only if I'm watching....
He lost me way before that.
Kinda hollow when an idiot declares other people to be idiots.
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.
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.
Tough choice! ;0)
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