Well, I did it. Didn't do it I mean. Didn't listen to Imus this morning. The I Man issued a lame apology for his remarks and those of his cohort, Bernard McGuirk. Last week both of them called the Rutgers womens basketball team " Hos. " There's been a huge backlash.
Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are calling for him to be fired. Rutgers coach Vivien Stringer is livid. Columnist Clarence Page says Imus promised him six years ago - SIX years ago! - that he would put an end to the racist humor being spewed on his show. Page likened his intervention to that of one trying to get a drunk to stop drinking. Imus is a recovering alcoholic and substance abuser, who now constantly reminds us that he is a " good man " whose demons have been replaced with kids with cancer and autism.
" I guess he's fallen off of the wagon, " Page said yesterday.
So we'll see how this goes. Will it blow over? Or will Imus go down? Stay tuned. But not into Imus. Not into WFAN between 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.