Thursday, May 03, 2007
Imusgate III: The Wrath of Don
You know, sometimes this stuff just writes itself.
It looks like Dirty Don Imus will be having the last laugh after all. He's now suing CBS Radio for firing him over his mean but meaningless comment about the Rutgers Women's basketball team. Imus is looking for the 40 million dollars that remained on his contract -- and he'll likely get it.
The reason is because his contract, as it turns out, specifically demanded that he be both "controversial" and "irreverent" -- which of course, he was.
So in the end, what have we learned?
Well, as expected -- Imus, although washed up and thoroughly irrelevent from the get-go, was doing exactly what he was hired to do when he whipped off his innocuous little insult, thereby rendering CBS's self-righteous outrage nothing more than bullshit posturing. And, in a devilishly ironic twist, all the ridiculous efforts of Jesse Sharpton and Al Jackson basically rewarded the target of their midplaced ire with the ability to sit on his ass for the next several years and still make the fortune he would've made had he remained employed.
God bless America.