Leo Terrell, a civil rights attorney and a radio talk show host, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that Don Imus “is history” because his guests and advertisers will abandon him following his racially charged comments about a women’s basketball team.
“Once (Imus is) off the air, he loses credibility,” Terrell said Thursday. “He will not have the political-economic connections to generate any interest in any future show. He is dead.”
MSNBC dropped its simulcast of Imus’ radio show and CBS is thinking about it. Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone said he expects Les Moonves, his lieutenant at CBS, to do the right thing and fire Imus for his comments about the Rutgers University women’s basketball team.