Monday, December 03, 2007

Imus Returns In Five Year Deal With WABC

While I'll be missing Curtis and Kuby in the morning, Don Imus will certainly use that morning slot to his advantage.

He's back on the air after a hiatus due to his flap with the Rutgers' Ladies Basketball team.

Imus has a five year deal, which will probably be just enough to get even with all his detractors:
"We signed for five years because that's how long it's going to take to get even with everybody."
(HT: anonymous emailer)

Among the guests this morning were Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and John McCain (R-AZ), both of whom are presidential candidates in 2008. His guests also included historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and political analysts James Carville and Mary Matalin.

Some things aren't going to change though:
While Imus pledged to use his new show to talk about race relations, he added: Other than that, not much has changed. Dick Cheney is still a war criminal, Hillary Clinton is still Satan and I'm back on the radio."
Expect Imus to skewer his many detractors in the weeks and months to come.

Well, the first day back didn't exactly earn Imus any kudos. He was widely panned, and Curtis Sliwa had it right when he complained that his top rated show was shelved to make way for the tired Imus.

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