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  •  All of a sudden this morning I miss Imus (5+ / 0-)
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    annrose, johanus, unclejohn, chigh, londubh

    He would have been all over this. And Cheney's 4th branch of government, and the mistreatment of our troops and veterans, and Libby, and the total incompetence and criminality of BushCo, etc. "This is unbelievable!" he'd say, "You just can't make this stuff up!"

    I kind of miss watching him twist Mary Matalin into a pretzel on a regular basis, getting her so frustrated and confused that she would stutter and fume and contradict herself and look like a fool. He was very good at that, and I have to admit I enjoyed it every time. He was starting to do the same with Lieberman (he had an on-air chat with Ned Lamont-- and liked him-- just before he stepped on his dick and got himself thrown off the air). I was looking forward to the evolution of that particular scenario as Imus began to hold him accountable for his stance on the war and twist him up like he did Matalin and others.

    Alas, Joe Scarborough is a poor replacement. Sigh.

    We find that after years of struggle we do not take a journey, but rather a journey takes us. John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley

    by tigerdog on Thu Jul 05, 2007 at 03:32:09 AM PDT

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    •  good point (2+ / 0-)
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      Immus was, shall we say, deeply flawed. But it actually surprised the crap out of me when he was pilloried the way he was for the sort of thing one hears on the radio everywhere. I think he was pissing some people off that shouldn't be pissed off. He was a loose cannon which made his honesty and obvious stumbles endearing somehow.

      •  Oddly enough, the Left lost an important voice (1+ / 0-)
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        when he was tossed. Certainly our troops and veterans did. We have AAR, and Olbermann, and blogs like dKos, but none of those reach the kind of audience Imus reached 5 days a week. The closest would be Big Ed, I guess, for reaching that audience and he has a long way to go before he reaches Imus' stature (if that's the right word to use).

        He is indeed, as you say, deeply flawed. But he brought issues to the forefront that we on the left care about deeply and in a way that could not be easily ignored. I think it was a mistake to silence him, and I have a strong, nasty suspicion that certain folks in high places helped to do that once he gave them the opening they needed. I think the hue and cry of the left played right into their hands on that one.

        We find that after years of struggle we do not take a journey, but rather a journey takes us. John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley

        by tigerdog on Thu Jul 05, 2007 at 01:06:38 PM PDT

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