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4:35 AM ET, April 10, 2007

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MSNBC:
MSNBC, CBS Radio suspend Imus show  —  But charity event will air as scheduled Thursday and Friday  —  NEW YORK - After a career of cranky insults, radio star Don Imus was fighting for his job Monday following one joke that by his own admission went "way too far."
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Bryan / Hot Air:
Video: Imus on Sharpton; Update: MSNBC suspends Imus for two weeks  —  Freddy's Fashion Mart.  —  Tawana Brawley.  —  Go-to guy to apologize for making racist comments.  What a world.  Don Imus may well be and probably is a bigot, but Rev. Al Sharpton is worse no matter how you look at the situation.
David Carr / New York Times:
With Imus, They Keep Coming Back  —  "Imus in the Morning" is scheduled to start this morning like any other, with Don Imus and his crew cracking wise about the weekend's events, riffing off the news and chatting with Evan Thomas, one of Newsweek's top guns.
WNBC:
Imus Suspended From CBS Radio, MSNBC  —  Imus Talks To Sharpton On Civil-Rights Leader's Turf  —  NEW YORK — Don Imus will be punished for his controversial comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team.  —  NBC News has decided to suspend him, allowing him to finish the week on MSNBC …
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Hey, Must Be The Money  —  So I make myself some coffee and open my dead tree version of the NY Times this morning only to see a call for blogger ethics on the front page.  How interesting.  Another call for "managed civil speech" (which is claimed to be "freer" than unfettered free speech.)
Johnny Dollar / Olbermann Watch:
Olbypocrisy Confirmed: By Olby!  —  We have been exposing the rank hypocrisy of the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann for years.  Olbypologists have fumed, fussed, and spun like a top to defend him, but all those efforts are now moot.  Because Keith Olbermann himself has all but admitted he is a hypocrite.
Discussion: The Radio Equalizer
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Imus' Tone Deafness Nothing New  —  Don Imus, the national radio talk-show host for NBC, got himself into some hot water last week when he used racially derogative terms to describe a women's college basketball team.  Calling them "nappy-headed ho's", Imus compared them unfavorably to a supposedly …
Media Matters for America:   Tom Oliphant to Imus on racial slur controversy: "Solidarity forever, pal"
Michelle Malkin:
When race-baiting blowhards collide; Update: Blogger reax …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Confederate Yankee:   Imus: An Appropriate Response
Maria Newman / New York Times:
Imus Tries to Explain His Remarks Again
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Radio Host Is Suspended Over Racial Remarks
Discussion: the talking dog and alicublog
New York Times:
Don Imus on Al Sharpton's Radio Show
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama Ditches CBC/Fox Debate  —  Barack Obama has chosen not to attend September's Democratic presidential primary debate co-sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute and Fox News, an aide said, effectively dooming the event.  —  Obama is the only member of the Congressional Black Caucus running …
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Political Radar:
Obama to Nix Fox Debate  —  ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, will be the second Democratic presidential candidate to boycott a proposed debate to be broadcast by Fox News Channel.  —  "CNN seems to be a more appropriate host," an Obama campaign aide tells ABC News.
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Hillary Won't Do Fox Debate Either  —  The third shoe drops: Hillary's not doing the Fox News/CBC Debate either.  —  Clinton spokesman Blake Zeff emails, "We're going to participate in the DNC-sanctioned debates only.  We've previously committed to participating in the SC and Tavis Smiley debates."
Discussion: MyDD
Kate Phillips / The Caucus:
Clinton, Obama Shun C.B.C.-Fox Debate
Discussion: Daily Kos
Lauren Frayer / Associated Press:
Shiites Call for U.S. to Leave Iraq  —  BAGHDAD — Tens of thousands of Shiites _ a sea of women in black abayas and men waving Iraqi flags _ rallied Monday to demand that U.S. forces leave their country.  Some ripped apart American flags and tromped across a Stars and Stripes rug.
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news-releases.uiowa.edu:
UI Poll: Race Not Key In Candidate Choice; Gender Matters To Some  —  Iowa's registered voters do not consider race and gender key factors in their presidential choice, but candidate gender matters more to men and Republicans than it does to women and Democrats, according a poll conducted …
Discussion: WSJ.com
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Michael J. Mishak / Las Vegas Sun:
Early caucus might not put Nevada on political map
Discussion: Hotline On Call
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Check out this appearance by former Clinton Ambassador Richard Holbrooke on today's Hardball.  —  Holbrooke delivers a stern lashing to, well, the entire American media for its pathetic performance on the Pelosi-to-Syria trip story.  And he explains why this story's bogus in terms simple enough …
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SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Amb.  Holbrooke Slams David Gregory for Reciting Baseless GOP Talking Points
Discussion: Think Progress and The Agonist
Rusty / The Jawa Report:
Rusty Gets a Fatwa, Death Threat  —  Did I finally get my fatwa?  I feel so...so...vindicated.  —  A radical Muslim website has issued a fatwa against me, Rusty Shackleford, editor-in-chief of The Jawa Report.  How do I know it's a radical Muslim's website?
David Corn:
Neocon Godmother Considered Iraq War a Mistake  —  From my "Capital Games" column at www.thenation.com....  From the grave, Jeane Kirkpatrick, the godmother of the neoconservative movement, speaks: the Iraq war was something of a mistake.  —  Kirkpatrick, best known as the combative UN ambassador during …
Discussion: Liberal Values
 
 
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