Imus fired for racist comments

CBS has sacked radio shock jock Don Imus in a welcome display of good judgment. Pity it took such a huge public outcry.

Rob Hyndman suggests CBS Radio was waiting to gauge the financial repercussions as advertisers deserted the Imus show – and that, unfortunately, is exactly how it appears.

* My earlier post on the Imus affair.

* April 13 update: An audio feature on the Imus controversy from NPR’s On the Media.

* April 14 update: The Wall St Journal details how the decision to take Imus off the air was made. It all began with a blog.