NOW: Just Say No To Imus Comeback
October 11, 2007 at 6:06 AM (PT)
The NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN says that it's against the return of DON IMUS to the radio.
"CBS and MSNBC did the right thing and fired DON IMUS. Not one but two major media corporations understood the cost of hate speech and the value of public confidence," said NOW President KIM GANDY. "Now, after a six-month vacation and a seven-figure settlement, IMUS is looking for a comeback with another big corporation. It's like a bad dream. Didn't they learn anything? No one has a right to a platform on the radio -- if they did, we'd have more talk shows than we have airtime."
NOW is encouraging its followers to complain to CITADEL, which is widely rumored to be about to sign IMUS to a deal to take over mornings at its Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK and other stations, and urge the company not to hire IMUS.