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Don Imus : The Aftermath


Some good, late editions well worth checking out... The Wall Street Journal's "Behind the Fall of Imus" lays out a timeline that includes behind-the-scenes details of the double-loss of talk show titan Don Imus.

The New York Times covers CBS's perspective, and evaluates the media landscape of Don Imus's possible come back via Sirius or XM.

Editors & Publishers gives a nod to late Daily News columnist Lars-Erik Nelsen, who in 1995 foretold the controversy at Imus In the Morning.

Newday asks, "Is Rap Next?" Story with good analysis of the "ho" landscape includes this quote from rap mogul Russell Simmons:

"Comparing Don Imus' language with hip-hop artists' poetic expression is misguided and inaccurate and feeds into a mindset that can be a catalyst for unwarranted, rampant censorship."
I'm not sure of the value of any poetic expression that refers to me, mother or daughter in the pejorative terms that rap uses. But with Rev. Jesse Jackson vowing to next take on any corporation that supports sexist and degrading language in music, we may soon see how true Russell's words ring for America.

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