If Imus was talking about Imus...
Based upon Imus' own personality and previous remarks (see also here and here), I can imagine what Imus would say about Imus and the fallout from his latest comments:
"Why won't that old white honky dry drunk crawl back to whatever hole he was in and just die? I mean, really, what a pathetic performance--whining about some charity work he does somehow justifies his racist crap? Did you ever see the guy? Looks like rigor mortis set in years ago. Maybe his wife is so stupid and horny she doesn't know his dick is only hard because he's already dead. Bet she's calling Larry Birkhead now that she knows at least one other male who's still alive. Dry drunk moron ought to be lynched like he'd like to see black people lynched."
There. Isn't that the level of "humor" Imus dishes out on a regular basis?
I personally can't understand how calling the Rutgers college women basketball players "nappy-headed ho's" is funny unless you are a racist.
I do have to say, however, that I agree somewhat with Fred Barnes on this one: There is no reason for these young women and their coach to have even a private meeting with Imus. He's a vile human being and his words were an insult to them. But, at the same time, they did not need to wear their hurt in public. They were and are strong enough to simply respond that he has a habit of insulting and demeaning people and move on. Let the networks and corporate sponsors, with some prodding by protests among the populace, remove Imus from the airwaves--finally. Why such insulting rantings need to be on nationwide television and radio tells us much about the state of corporate media and the level of desperation of our politicians who claim to put up with disgusting banter in order to have a discussion of public policy for a few minutes.
One more thing: Note the contrast between Tom Oliphant and Cal Ripken, Jr. The sports guys understand what the journalists don't get at all.
Addendum: That was quicker than I expected. Good riddance to Imus. Now, if the networks would only fire Michael Savage and several of these other truly hateful, fear-mongering personalities. They should be limited to cable access on Saturdays at midnight, not permitted to spew such poison on major national networks--networks which are supposed to have something they call "standards."
(Edited--changed Alternet website links as linked articles somehow disappeared from Alternet web site; plus, added "Addendum" section)