CBS announced Thursday that it has fired Don Imus from his radio program, following a week of uproar over the radio host's derogatory comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team.LINK: CBS Fires Don Imus Over Racial Slur
"There has been much discussion of the effect language like this has on our young people, particularly young women of color trying to make their way in this society," CBS President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves said in announcing the decision.
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LINK: Condoleezza Rice: I'm glad Imus was fired
LINK: Rutgers Team: We Accept Imus Apology
And then there was this...
Huckabee: "Rosie's probably's got to go. Bill Maher has to go. Gosh, half of television and talk radio has to go."LINK: Republican says if Imus goes, others should too
This was only days after Huckabee appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher.
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It's not just Imus
“There has been radio silence from a lot of people who have done this program who could have spoken up and said, I find this offensive or I didn’t know,” Ifill said. “These people didn’t speak up.” She then turned Russert and Brooks, frequest guests on Imus’s show. “Tim, we didn’t hear from you. David, we didn’t hear from you.”
LINK: Gwen Ifill Calls Out Russert, Brooks For Their Silence On Imus