> Update: 4:38pm: “Note who in the background is at the Imus/Sharpton show: WFAN exec
Mark Chernoff and NBC’s Phil Griffin,” a tipster says…
WNBC has details: “Sharpton began his show by saying Imus’ comments were ‘racist’ and ‘diabolocal.'” He said he still believes that Imus should be fired.
“Addressing Imus’ argument that his intention wasn’t to be racially insensitive, Sharpton said he believed the more important issue was regulating hateful speech on the nation’s airwaves. ‘(A person) could be fired, and you’re the nicest guy in the world, but you (still) deserve to be fired,’ Sharpton said…”