Imus is Heading Back to the Airwaves, The Dog is IN the Doghouse for Racial Slurs and Some Folks in One West Tennessee Community Want You to Pull Your Pants UP.

How can yo not love this country.  Don Imus, the aging shock jock booted from the air for using a derogatory term to describe the Rutgers women’s basketball is going back on the air in December.  This, after he was basically paid off by his former employer.  It seems that darned contract had a clause in it and CBS Radio coughed up some cash in the form of big bucks.  No word at this time if he will be simulcast on TV but expect it before too long especially if Imus can deliver some decent numbers.  As The GM has pointed out time and time again, it’s all about the bottom line.  Translation: Money talks and BS walks.

On the other hand, I don’t think there will be a festive atmosphere around the Thanksgiving table at the home of Duane “Dog” Chapman, known for his TV show on A&E “Dog, The Bounty Hunter”.  It seems Dog had objected in some form or fashion to his son’s girlfriend who happens to be a woman of color.  It seems Dog had expressed some displeasure before and called his son.  His son recorded the rant which included Chapman’s use of the “N” word and then the son released this recording to the public. A&E, which like many networks loves money but hates controversy has suspended production of the reality series while it considers options.  I don’t know if Christmas will be that happy around the Chapman household either.

And if you adhere to casual Friday in the town of Covington, TN, make sure your attire doesn’t include baggy pants barely hanging onto your butt.  It seems that some folks there don’t want to see the baggy pants look in that town. They think it’s indecent.  Nevermind that it’s a fashion that is many years old and I can’t imagine that it’s just now showing up in Covington. Must be all of those people fleeing Shelby County providing a bad influence on the impressionable young minds there. I can remember ten years ago when my youngest son showed up at a family gathering at my parent’s house.  My youngest son was standing by the recliner where my father was holding court when my father reached over, grabbed my son’s bagging jeans which were halfway down his butt to begin with and jerked them down to his knees. My dad told him to keep his jeans up where they belonged.  My son continued to wear baggy jeans after that.  He just didn’t wear them  around my dad.  I look at it as a fashion thing.  I can remember when frayed jeans which were the rage back in the day were considered a fire hazard.  Give fashions a few years and we’ll all find something else to get bent out of shape about.

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3 Comments on “Imus is Heading Back to the Airwaves, The Dog is IN the Doghouse for Racial Slurs and Some Folks in One West Tennessee Community Want You to Pull Your Pants UP.”

  1. Richard.... Says:

    I, for one, am glad Don Imus is coming back to the airwaves.

    As for “Dog”, I have never watched his show so if he’s given the boot, no great loss for me!

  2. The GM Says:

    Joe,
    While it is all about the bottom line, a good GM has to take into account what is proper and right for his respective community and property. Most good managers will not do something unethical just to pump the bottom line — that is most, there are some who will. Frankly, those folks eventually meet their deserved fate. What goes around, comes around.

    Regarding “Dog”; what does one expect? This guy is not a paragon of virtue. He’s a bad dude that’s been able to market himself as a do gooder with an engaging reality persona. While it might be fun to have a beer with him, I wouldn’t invite him over for dinner.

    Finally, the I-man is back. No surprise. He is good at what he does. He’s been down the path of tasteless, mean spirited humor for years. It was in the Rutgers incident that he chose the wrong target. While he is back, he will never be the same. His audience will not be the same; his guest will not be the same and most importantly his routine will not be the same because he will tread in to sensative areas like a man on thin ice with the temperature rising. The I-man, in my opinion, is like a pit bull who has been nutured. He can still bite you but he may not have the internal drive that makes him want to bite.

    The GM

  3. the tall tv guy Says:

    Over the last ten years or so, business casual attire has become the norm at most places, along with blue jeans on Friday. At one business earlier this year, there was a new staff person there with the drooping pants and the casual shirt 2 sizes too big. It must be permitted, because a month later, the guy was wearing the same type of attire. Seems like the only time I wear a suit anymore is to an interview, the funeral home, or to a wedding. At least the news anchors are wearing the coat and tie….for right now.

    Good points on Imus, GM!


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