We’ve waited patiently the last few days for Imus to announce his retirement. The announcement hasn’t come — at least, not yet. Instead, Imus has gotten a slap on the wrist and a two-week suspension.
In case you think the world is treating Imus unfairly, you need to read this summary of his racist comments. We used to think Imus was just stupid, cranky, mean-spirited, and very boring. We tried watching his show for about three weeks during the 2000 primary season and simply could not stand his boorish, snide comments. Looking at the history of the man’s on-air racist commentary, we wonder how he ever became the darling of the liberal journalists and politicians who regularly appear on his show.