Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Idiot NBC Hypocrisy and Idiot Stunt

MSNBC cancelled the simulcast of the "Imus in the Morning" show today. It's not clear if CBS, which airs the radio show, will eventually cancel the program as well.

Prior to the cancellation, a number of sponsors -- Procter & Gamble, American Express, Staples, GM -- announced that they were pulling their ads from MSNBC. Yet, NBC News President Steve Capus said they dropped Imus because "the reputation of this news division means more to me than advertising dollars."

"This is about trust. It’s about reputation. It’s about doing what’s right."

Really? Then how come Imus wasn't cancelled on Monday?

I'm sorry. I wasn't born at night and, even if I was, if wasn't last night. To say that the advertisers' decisions did not have anything to do with the decision to drop Imus is tantamount to saying that Ann Coulter is not a spawn of Satan.

But, as ridiculous as Capus' statement is, it does not come close to the actions of Gary Smith, host -- or should I say former host -- of the "Gary in the Morning" show on WSBG-FM in Stroudsburg, PA. Yesterday, Smith held the usual Tuesday "Phrase that Pays" contest. The twist is that listeners were to call the station and say "I'm a nappy headed ho" three times. Winners got tickets to a NASCAR promotion.

After reviewing the tape of the Tuesday broadcast, the VP of the station fired Smith, who had worked at WSBG for 17 years.

The station fired Smith for his comments. I would have fired him for stupidity. I would also ask that the state force him to have a vasectomy so that he can't breed and lower the overall IQ of the population.

Truth can indeed be stranger than fiction.


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