Don Imus, controversial shock jock, passes away at 79

The radio host was privy to the evolution of talk radio into right-wing "info-tainment"

By Bob Brigham
December 28, 2019 12:55AM (UTC)
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Controversial radio personality Don Imus passed away on Friday, his family said in a statement.

The HuffPost ran the headline: “Don Imus, Racist Radio Show Host, Dead At 79.”

The tone was even harsher on Twitter. Here’s some of what people were saying:

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Don Imus was a transformational figure in turning politics from civics to entertainment. He had a lot of willing accomplices on both sides of the aisles. Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity benefitted from the path he blazed, although he was not a right wing nut. https://t.co/jdR9A5E6Fd

— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) December 27, 2019

 


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