Kurtz on Imus: ‘Imus made fun of blacks, Jews, gays, politicians. He called them lying weasels. This was part of his charm”

Media Matters

On April 12, during a report on the controversy sparked by Don Imus’ remarks about the Rutgers University women’s basketball team, ABC’s World News aired comments by Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz, in which he said: “Over the years, Imus made fun of blacks, Jews, gays, politicians. He called them lying weasels. This was part of his charm.” Kurtz’s quote aired shortly after CBS Radio announced it would discontinue broadcasting Imus in the Morning.