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MSNBC You Later Imus

4/11/2007 7:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

ImusMSNBC just announced it will no longer simulcast Don Imus' radio show.

In a statement to TMZ, MSNBC says "Effective immediately, MSNBC will no longer simulcast the "Imus in the Morning" radio program. This decision comes as a result of an ongoing review process, which initially included the announcement of a suspension. It also takes into account many conversations with our own employees. What matters to us most is that the men and women of NBC Universal have confidence in the values we have set for this company. This is the only decision that makes that possible. Once again, we apologize to the women of the Rutgers basketball team and to our viewers. We deeply regret the pain this incident has caused."

An FCC spokesperson has confirmed to TMZ that they have received complaints about Imus' remarks, but downplays media reports that they have launched an investigation.

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sonja    

What a surprise! No guests, no advertisers, no Imus!

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molly    

Too bad, but what about Jesse Jackson and the Duke players? Wasn't he one of the prime movers to convict these boys?

2698 days ago
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Chris    

Glad he's gone. This isn't the first secord third or fourth time he's said racist and
sexist comments.

2698 days ago
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JM    

A sad day in America.

2698 days ago
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Michael    

thats awful....Black america; if you want equality....stop asking for special treatment. What a tremendous double standard

2698 days ago
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Chris    

Poor bastard

2698 days ago
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NativeVT    

Give me a BREAK! Now - I demand that no station allow the likes of Jackson or Sharpton on in ANY capacity. They don't have real jobs that people can demand their firing from but they are just as bad. It's ok for them to say things about the Jews, etc. because they're black I guess. When did this country turn so woosy and start bending over backwards for these people. It is indeed a sad day for America.

2698 days ago
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Michael    

QUESTION: Why does Racism still exist

ANSWER: Un fair double standards such as this.....grow up and join the adults black community....up here, people have a right to say whatever, and you simply change the channel....i.e. BET, MTV....all garbage I would never watch because its offensive to me as a white man

2698 days ago
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Just me??    

All advertisers pulled out today....they had no choice.....

2698 days ago
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Alfwiz    

JUSTUS JUSTUS JUSTUS FOR ALL

2698 days ago
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Stacy    

Considering that this man has been saying the same if not worse for the past 30 years, it seems quite absurd that this happened NOW? He is known for his SHOCKER news, and yes racial slurs included. NOT just Black people as it is being inferred. Blacks, whites, yellows and reds. He has never been color blind. And yes, I do like the guy. Seems to me this has been wayyyyyy out of perportion.

2698 days ago
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Bob Abouey    

How is it that Sharpton and Jackson can inflame racial hatred while defaming the [innocent] Duke lacrosse players, while Imus must pay with his job for a stupid comment?

2698 days ago
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Paulie Wants a Cracker    

Honestly people Imus was getting old anyways, he was out the door regardless. Its not like he was at the top of his career during this. What about his sidekick, why isnt anyone upset with him as well. I kinda feel sorry for Imus wife. Karma is a bitch.
I think the black community(rap music mostly) needs to stop calling each other racist things. I'm sick of the black community calling each other the n word and so on. IT starts at home people, if you dont respect yourself how are we ever going to stop the Imuses of the world

2698 days ago
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Leah    

Howard Stern must be so happy.

2698 days ago
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antiAMERICAN IDOL    

You can't go around insulting a college team like that. The female players
(7 black & 2 white) ALL deserved more respect that that.

This wasn't just a racist thing, it was a SEXIST comment. Think before you speak, especially publically.

Now can't we all just get along...

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