The Joke's on CBS Radio
This is truly funny. CBS Radio writes a contract for Imus that says Imus can be a racist, sexist jerk. So, while they can fire him for being a racist, sexist jerk, they have to pay up under the contract. Why? Because he was not fired for breaching his contract. He was fired for fulfilling the contract.
Admittedly, I've only read the single portion of the contract. Perhaps there is something else in the contract that would undermine Imus' position. Somehow, though, I doubt it. As much as I had no use for Imus, CBS Radio deserves to pay for letting this guy stay on the air as long as it did.