Imus Fired: How It All Started

By Brian 

The Wall Street Journal’s Imus tick-tock is a must-read. Here’s an excerpt:

  “On Thursday, at about 3 p.m., NBC News President Steve Capus was conducting a routine planning meeting in his third-floor offices at Rockefeller Center when an assistant interrupted him to take an urgent phone call, according to a person at the meeting. On the other line: MSNBC General Manager Dan Abrams. Mr. Abrams said MSNBC executives were fielding complaints from viewers and employees who had seen a video clip of Mr. Imus’s remark on the Media Matters site, this person says…

Mr. Capus called an emergency meeting with MSNBC’s management team, the producers for the TV version of Imus in the Morning and the head of public relations for NBC News. Among other decisions, Mr. Capus asked his PR team to draft a statement apologizing on behalf of MSNBC but clearly pointing out that Imus in the Morning was a CBS Radio production…