In a stunning development tonight (or maybe not so), MSNBC announced it would no longer simulcast the “Imus in the Morning” show. One down ….?
In a statement, NBC News said:
“This decision comes as a result of an ongoing review process, which initially included the announcement of a suspension. It also takes into account many conversations with our own employees. What matters to us most is that the men and women of NBC Universal have confidence in the values we have set for this company. This is the only decision that makes that possible. Once again, we apologize to the women of the Rutgers basketball team and to our viewers. We deeply regret the pain this incident has caused.”
Amazing. I can only imagine the internal revolt that led to his action.
This came hours after former NAACP president and CEO Bruce Gordon, now a CBS board member, told AP Imus had to go. “As an African-American, I believe that Imus has crossed the line, a very bright line that divides our country. His remarks are so significant that I believe that the right outcome is for him to be terminated.”
CBS, you’re on the clock…