CBS Radio and MSNBC both said they were suspending Imus’ morning talk show for two weeks following his reference last week to members of the Rutgers women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hos.”
The suspension begins next Monday.
While CBS made its announcement without comment, MSNBC said Imus’ regret at making the inappropriate comment and his stated dedication to changing the show’s discourse made it believe this was the appropriate response.
“Our future relationship with Imus is contingent on his ability to live up to his word,” the network said. MSNBC simulcasts his radio program weekday mornings.
Hmm. Something’s in the air, and it’s not snow anymore (thank goodness). And, don’t die laughing, might it be starting because of and even with blogs? Run by, double gasp, women?
Why am I so not surprised?