Imus Fallout: His “Elite” Audience

From “Meet the Press“:

    MR. BROOKS: I actually–I never listened, I hate talk in the morning because I’m in such a bad mood, I don’t need his bad mood on top of mine. But, but, but I, I went on the show the first time, and I got response from, like, everybody in our business. I was amazed by how many people listened to this thing. I think Bill Bennett has, has bigger ratings in the same time slot, but I don’t know too many people who listen to it. But Imus had the New York, the Washington media audience, and…

    MS. IFILL: And that’s why it took so long for him to fall, honestly. That’s why it took an entire week for someone to decide–I mean, nothing really changed between the time he uttered the words, and the time he was fired, except the reaction. And that’s why–and it took so long for, I think, the media elite to see what was wrong about this because they had been complicit.