Post-Imus, Where Do Shock Jocks Draw the Line? Radio hosts who bring in high ratings with coarse on-air banter often do so with a nod from their bosses. Don Imus, who was fired from his CBS morning show for making insensitive remarks, says his contract encouraged him to engage in "controversial" and "irreverent" topics.
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Post-Imus, Where Do Shock Jocks Draw the Line?

Post-Imus, Where Do Shock Jocks Draw the Line?

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Radio hosts who bring in high ratings with coarse on-air banter often do so with a nod from their bosses. Don Imus, who was fired from his CBS morning show for making insensitive remarks, says his contract encouraged him to engage in "controversial" and "irreverent" topics.

Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers magazine

Marc Fisher, columnist for the Washington Post