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post #1 of 12 Old 04-11-2007, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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General Motors pulls ads from Imus show

General Motors Corp. today joined the ranks of sponsors pulling ads from the "Imus in the Morning" program following the shock jock's controversial comments last week about African American, female college athletes.

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All this ad pulling is pure BS. This has gotten way out of hand IMO.
People need to grow thicker skin in this country.

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All this ad pulling is pure BS. This has gotten way out of hand IMO.
People need to grow thicker skin in this country.
I think it was well needed...
... and it worked well, Imus morning show is gone.

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People need to learn respect in this country. :gr_patriot:

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I can't believe that people would listen to his program and then complain about it's content.

I never listened to his program before and never knew he even existed or made these comments and if some idiots in the media didn't blow it up, hardly anybody else would either.
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I think it was well needed...
... and it worked well, Imus morning show is gone.



People need to learn respect in this country. :gr_patriot:
Personally I wasnt a fan, but that show had a huge fan base.

People need to not be so easily 'offended' when people practice their right to free speech.

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Personally I wasnt a fan, but that show had a huge fan base.
I've never hear of him/it before yesterday.

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People need to not be so easily 'offended' when people practice their right to free speech.
It's sad when grown people revert to petty name calling then hide behind 'Free Speech'... but this is the cost of living in a free country.

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I've never hear of him/it before yesterday.
I hope you see the connection between what you posted and the fact that the media escalated it solely to drive viewership.

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It's sad when grown people revert to petty name calling then hide behind 'Free Speech'... but this is the cost of living in a free country.
It's also a double standard. The guy is isn't working a news desk he does the Shock Jock thing as entertainment. He gets labeled as a racist because of his remarks. He admitted the joke was in bad taste and it was wrong and apologized.

A rapper calls women ******es and Hos and uses the 'N' word and yet that is acceptable and they are called entertainers.

They are BOTH wrong in my eyes but one can't be right and another wrong.

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ok, sometimes I'm behind on these ever so important issues of the world,, (can you sense the sarcasm?) I had to go find what Imus said. Down here in NO I've heard worse casual conversations from ALL and none of ANY of the guys ever mean anything by it. Sometimes I guess the world needs DRAMA


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I agree 100% with the double standard.

It's also interesting that his comment was directed at the entire team, and the team is not 100% black. Is it still racism to the white players? It's out of control IMO.

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I think it is equally sad, Bumblebee, when other people use the bully pulpit to silence speech they don't agree with.

So now any radio host that says something offensive is to be fired? That's going to have a chilling effect on free discussion of ideas.

Ultimately the 1st amendment doesn't apply to a private enterprise like a radio station or radio show....CBS is entirely in their right to cancel his show, but I just hate to see it because of the precedent it sets.

I agree what he said was ignorant, but lets vote with our radio dials instead of bringing in Jesse and Al to protest and force sponsors to drop their support. Let Imus's rating go into the toilet and then we can say the market has spoken and your product has been rejected.

I don't like Howard Stern...I think he is a smut broker....so guess what? I don't listen, and even if I did I am not offended, because being offended is a choice I make for myself..nobody else controls me or forces me to feel this way or that. You also don't see me protesting Stern and trying to get his show kicked off the air.

I don't agree with Imus at all, but the bigger issue for me now is that the censorship crowd won and certain kinds of speech are now off limits. If its this kind of speech today, then tomorrow what kind of speech is it going to be?





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