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Imus gonna miss you in the morning

Well, it's about 6:00 AM here on the East Coast and normally we'd be witness to the familiar sounds of Imus in the Morning, either as they discuss the news and politics of the day or be treated to one of Robert Bartlett's impersonations. But such is not to be, as Imus' show has now been canceled by CBS Radio. Frankly, I am not surprised at the outcome. You had to know that once advertisers started their exodus, the end was all but assured. Reviews are mixed, with some saying good riddance while others are claiming this as an example of slow news cycle sensationalizing (as if there weren't more news worthy developments to report on).

It's hard to say where I stand on this. On the one hand I am a staunch defender of freedom of speech. But at the same time I can understand when such commentary can be deemed inappropriate. As someone who has the ear of millions, Imus has a responsibility to his audience, despite his status as a so-called "shock jock". And in this instance, as many have pointed out, Imus' right to free speech isn't being curtailed but merely his position before the megaphone.

(Filed at State of the Day)

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