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Don Imus signs deal with Fox Business Network

Sharp-tongued radio host Don Imus has signed a multiyear deal with Fox Business Network to simulcast his popular radio program, the network announced today. Imus, who recently ended a similar arrangement with RFD-TV, a rural cable network, will join the FBN lineup Oct. 5.

“I love Fox,” Imus said in a statement. “Roger Ailes is the preeminent genius of American broadcasting. Who wouldn't want to do this?"

The network will air “Imus in the Morning” from 6 to 9 a.m., replacing part of “Fox Business Morning” and “Money for Breakfast.” Anchors Jenna Lee, Connell McShane and Ashley Webster will appear during Imus’ program to report on breaking financial news. Imus also plans to incorporate more business news into his program, which is syndicated by Citadel Media.

“We’re excited to welcome a renowned broadcaster like Don Imus to the Fox Business team,” said Kevin Magee, FBN’s executive vice president. “His 40 years of on-air experience combined with his superb interviewing skills and capitalist sensibilities will be a great addition to our lineup.”

The move amounts to a significant public comeback for the controversial “shock jock,” who was dropped by CBS Radio and MSNBC two years ago after making derogatory comments about the Rutgers University women's basketball team.

-- Matea Gold
 
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This is great news. Finally on a good network and not some Hick satellite station.

What a surprise, fox hires an old white racist.

Well, it isn't always cream that rises to the top, is it? If Don Imus is an example of "capitalist sensibilities", we're better off with a few socialistic traits like civility and a certain lack of vulgarity.

No surprise----it's a natural pairing.

Every time I look at the picture of Imus in his ten gallon I think, "All hat, no cattle."

This is perfect and a real challenge to decide who of the two entities has sunk lower.

Don Imus's considerable charitable efforts (Imus Ranch) makes the slurs against him here reprehensible.

He's an entertainer who's lived through whirlwinds and come out ahead, and his good works overshadow any derogatory comments that mean-spirited snipers might fire at him.
Bravo and good luck, Don.

Remember this one thing, kids:

In the end, evil always wins.

How exactly do you define popular? His radio ratings are in the toilet. Maybe instead of taking his word for it you should research whether his show is popular?

"His good works overshadow any derogatory comments that mean-spirited snipers might fire at him."

As opposed, of course, to all the mean-spirited derogatory comments that he and his crew ceaselessly spew. Those are just fine, right?

Funny, that defense never works for left wingers or radicals. Only right wingers get to claim that their good works excuse their venom. Why is that?

Imus is a putz and there's no better place for him and his stooges than on Fox. It's a matter of attraction and containment into a single vessel of vile, vapid narcissism. Watching or listening to that old, pathetic fool, lamenting yet despising his wretched, bleeting 'wife' and that oafish offspring, anguishing at the sounds of 'Charles' and 'Bernie' boring themselves even deeper into his rectum, all will make for a fine Fox morning morass. Don't miss it...For a better option, do anything else.

Is being a racist the new prerequisite to be on a Fox News show?

There's hardly a day that's gone by since MSNBC fired Imus that I haven't missed his show. Too bad I will have to cross enemy lines to watch him on Fox, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do, I guess. MSNBC will be very sorry, I fear, because that hot mess of a Morning Joe show is unwatchable and will lose many viewers to Imus. Well stated comment above, regarding Don's many charitable works, including the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer, Autism Awareness, funding for the new Veterans Center, among others. Yes, he's cranky and yes, he erred greatly in his comments about the basketball team, but he's apologized profusely and genuinely, on air and to the women in person, and who among us hasn't hurt someone and asked for and been given forgiveness. Welcome back, Don.......I can hardly wait !!!

I'll be glad to see Imus again. Missed him.

Why does anyone listen to Don Imus? This has nothing to do with his views or his politics, it has to do with his total incompetence as a broadcaster. His show has no pace at all, he has sycophant sidekicks who chortle and wheeze at everything he says, and the man himself is so mush-mouthed it's impossible to understand what he's saying. He has worse diction than Walter Brennan without his dentures. Surely, it should be a prerequisite that if you're going to be on radio, or have an audio-driven television show, that you should at least speak intelligibly if not intelligently.

Nice to know that old ferd Don Imus will be back on the air, just waiting to hear him trip again...old guys like him seldom learn their pride is at stake, and with all that money they have saved up investments ...they like to go out in a bang!

Let's put this all into context. Michael Jackson was a huge contributor of charitable causes, yet he was accussed of child molestation (true or not, regardless). He was excentric. Imus may have his ranch for charity and has contributed to various causes, but his comments showed how irresponsible and unthinking he was given his publicily and popularity at the time. It is unfortunate that many folks agreed with what he said and found it funny. Thankfully, they are in the minority. We all are humans, we make mistakes, but when you are in the public eye you have a greater responsibility not just to you but to your public.

How apropos. White snarky mean spirited old man and Fox TV. I guess we all like watching Lindsey Lohan, Kevin Federline, Michael Jackson and trains wrecking.

Finially, a reason to watch FOX BUSINESS NEWS... Way to go FOX

HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are thrilled that Imus is back!!!

I, for one, absolutely did not find what Imus said about the basketball team funny, not did I laugh at it. I just think that the man has apologized to them, feels great remorse at what he said, and it's time to move on. Plenty of "celebrities" on Fox have said things as defamatory about the President and they all still have their jobs. --- Also, don't all the good, worthy causes the man contributes to count for anything? I daresay that none of us here has done a fraction of the charitable works that Don Imus has. ----- As far as his broadcasting skills and the camaraderie of this gang...that's all part of the schtick; he knows he's a piss-poor communicator and his crew is along for the ride, hopefully to garner some laughs along the way. He's not trying to the second coming of Edward R. Murrow.

 
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