Friday, May 04, 2007
Imus And CBS
Perhaps that's true. A report on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 today states the CBS/Imus contract has a clause specifically laying out the parties' expectations that Imus's show will be controversial and provocative. No surprise that.
But it would surprise if the contract sanctions what could be actionable as slander. Falsely calling a group of women a slang term for prostitute on a national radio show arguably is slanderous.
It would be sweet if the Rutgers basketball players were to make things more interesting by threatening their own lawsuits. They could mix things up a bit because both CBS and Imus could be named as co-defendants. O yeah, and Imus's sidekick, too, whatever his name.
I wish the players would sue. They are the only truly innocent parties in this whole offensive mess.