Don Imus' racist tyrade sets of domino effect of bad luck!
Don Imus probably had no clue what he was doing when he called the women of the Rutger's basketball team "nappy headed hos." This old man probably didn't even consider his comment racist. Racism like that can't really be cured. It basically has to die with the old farts.
Imus' racist remarks have spurred a string of events that can seemingly be credited to nothing more than bad luck. From the speeding car accident involving New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, to producer firing, to lawsuits on CBS affiliates who aired re-runs of the show. No one is really benefiting from Imus' unfortunate mistake.
Governor Jon Corzine (D-NJ) remains hospitalized after a car accident involving his motorcade while rushing to meet with the Rutger's women's team and Don Imus. The governor has undergone surgery and now seems to be breathing on his own.
Now, his side-kick and producer Bernard McGuirk has lost his job for being the first person to use the word 'ho' during that controversial radio show, according to the Associated Press.
Bernard McGuirk, who joined the "Imus in the Morning Show" as producer in 1987, was let go late Thursday by WFAN-AM for his role in the ugly incident, CBS Radio spokeswoman Karen Mateo said Friday. CBS Inc., the parent company for WFAN, pulled Imus off the air on April 12.
Now a California radio station is facing a lawsuit from CBS radio for airing Imus re-runs after he was fired from his show.
The lawsuit filed this past week in federal court in Riverside claims KCAA-AM and its license holder violated copyright protections. The suit seeks a temporary restraining order and $150,000 for each violation. A hearing is set for Tuesday.
The station, which had carried the shock jock's morning show since 2003, started airing recordings of old shows last Monday along with listener calls, mail and e-mails reacting to the controversy.
KCAA attorney Brian Oxman said the station is trying to educate the public.
Little did we know that one racist morning could cause this many problems. Maybe Don Imus and anyone else who will spread hate for any reason will think twice in the future. We can only hope!