Imus getting support

At least in a new Crain's online poll, which was taken before you-know-who was booted from MSNBC. Nearly two-thirds of the 846 respondents said Imus should not be fired, while 26 percent said his slur about the Rutgers women's basketball team is a matter of free speech. "His comments were offensive, but so are the lyrics of much rap music out there, which use terms such as the ones used," said Nora Cofresi. "Such language should be banned, period." Still no word on what CBS Radio or Westwood One, his prime meal tickets, plan to do.

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