Don Imus went on a rant against Dana Perino, accusing her of being a loser and saying, “She sucks and her book sucks” for reasons that I, frankly, don’t get.
Let me say that I have come to like Perino. I have liked her ever since I heard her interviewed by Julie Mason on SiriusXM’s Press Pool. But even so, it’s hard to figure out what she did to so annoy Imus. Perino had her talking points down, for sure. But no media guest, much less one who’s a television host and former press secretary, would go on a national broadcast without doing so. Besides, she responded to Imus’ questions. That's why I’m calling no fair on this one.
I’m also siding with Greta Van Susteren. She wrote on her blog, “I have no idea what provoked this — but it sure is nasty and unwarranted.”
Anyone who knows Fox News knows that there’s a long-standing dictate against “shooting in the tent.” So perhaps it was no surprise to learn, a few days later, that Imus is leaving Fox Business Network.
In the first video below, you can watch Imus interview Perino. In the second, he trashes her. Along with Fox News makeup artists.
(H/T Mediaite and reader Eric J.)
Antoinette — did you even read the post…? He’s leaving.
Former Fox “News” contributor Steven Crowder was terminated immediately after his attack on Hannity. Yet, Imus gets to attack Perino and he keeps his job. Ailes practices double-standards when dealing with his staff. If Ailes was a real leader, which he’s not, he would terminate Imus’ contract before he leaves the network.
Allowing Imus to continue his show sends a strong message of sexism in the workplace. He could have called Perino a whore and Ailes wouldn’t bat an eye. Sexism runs rampant in this place. By letting Imus on the air during this time proves our point.
The “suits” will for quite some time be soaking up the losses that will be threatening to swallow their network once Imus’ ratings are gone! The ONLY ratings FBN gets are from Imus!
DON’T SHOOT IN THE TENT! has to be the Fox mantra because of how fragile their hold on the incredibly stupid has become!
BUT…. Fox did NOT punish the Iman for speaking the truth. Ailes told him from day 1, DO NOT disparage the “fox family” And from Day 1 he has!! Fox and Fiends! etc… HE is moving to Texas!
End of story!
But Ms. P was an obnoxious guest, who thanked Dwight Yoakum for being her opening act and acted like her ears weren’t working!
BUT… Imus explained! “But then don’t come in with an attitude and then NOT want to have a CONVERSATION!”
“And her stupid dog is NOT Americas’ dog!”
Don Imus gives FBN it’s best ratings, his radio ratings are solid, so HE will not be hurting!
But, FBN on the other hand will take a long time to replace Imus’s ratings! Ch. 772 was NEVER viewed in this republican household and after he’s gone it will NEVER be viewed again!
I have no use for anyone that lines up on that side of the reality line. The best that can be said about her is that she seems to not be quite as bad as the rest. She is still being paid well to perpetuate evil.
Fuck her and Imus both.
The suits are cutting their losses and tossing old Imus out of the building.
What Imus’s problem is, I have no idea, and don’t much care. He’s a colossally narcissistic and unpleasant person.
Loyal as she is to the despicable Bush Bunch, this lady still seems to have some sort of humanity. But how she and others of her not-so-very-bad ilk can bear to be seen on the same side of the barricades as vile creatures like Bolling and the Greek woman is quite beyond me. How do they sleep??