MSNBC has just announced that they will no longer simulcast the Imus in the morning Radio Program. From their statement
“this decision comes as a result of an ongoing review process, which initially included the announcement of a suspension. It also takes into account many conversations with our own employees. What matters to us most is that the men and women of NBC Universal have confidence in the values we have set for this company. This is the only decision that makes that possible.”
The network statement went on to say, “Once again, we apologize to the women of the Rutgers basketball team and to our viewers. We deeply regret the pain this incident has caused.”
Al Sharpton is on MSNBC now saying that he hopes CBS will make the same decision.
Earlier today, Barack Obama called for Imus to be fired and said he would no longer appear on his show.
More to come on this issue.
Update (by Juan): Rutgers University students and faculty rallied this afternoon on Douglass campus in support of the women’s basketball team. One Rutgers student who was there, Tom Wright-Piersanti, wrote about his experience at the rally and posted a bunch of photos on his blog.