This just in: Imus just got canned by CBS. He's live on the air now doing a fundraiser-- so you wonder how he's taking the news. Word is that Mike and the Mad Dog will be filling the spot
"From the outset, I believe all of us have been deeply upset and revulsed by the statements that were made on our air about the young women who represented Rutgers University in the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship with such class, energy and talent," CBS CEO Leslie Moonves said in a statement.
"Those who have spoken with us the last few days represent people of goodwill from all segments of our society - all races, economic groups, men and women alike. In our meetings with concerned groups, there has been much discussion of the effect language like this has on our young people, particularly young women of color trying to make their way in this society," Moonves said.
"That consideration has weighed most heavily on our minds as we made our decision, as have the many e-mails, phone calls and personal discussions we have had with our colleagues across the CBS Corporation and our many other constituencies," he added.
You can read more about the events leading up to the firing on Jen's post from this morning. Sounds like a lot of people might be upset by this-- in our poll on Monday, only 31% of the respondents said Imus should be tossed.
And here are Gothamist's previous posts about the scandal-- this one moved fast:
4/11 Breaking: MSNBC Boots Imus Off The Cable Air
4/11 Rutgers Women's Basketball Team Reacts to Imus
4/10 Imus Off The Air for Two Weeks
4/9 The Shock (DJ) Heard Round the World