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Imus and Carlson become royal pain with Contessa fight
NYdailynews ^ | 06/15/05 | lloyd grove

Posted on 06/15/2005 8:45:38 AM PDT by Pikamax

Imus and Carlson become royal pain with Contessa fight

All the kids are buzzing that there might be a fight after school between MSNBC spitball-throwers Tucker Carlson and Don Imus.

At the very least - after their nasty little dustup on Imus' morning show - these two incorrigibles should be sent to the principal's office.

The trouble started when Carlson, who was appearing by phone Monday to hype his new MSNBC show, "The Situation," chided Imus for being "awfully mean" to MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer, who'd read the news on Imus' show until recently.

"She's a moron," Imus snapped, echoing the insults he'd hurled at Brewer after she was quoted as calling him "a cantankerous old fool."

"She's the greatest person I have ever met," Carlson insisted. "I think she's brilliant and lovely."

Imus bristled: "Here's what you should do, Tucker. You should put her on your show. See how that works out for you."

Then Imus abruptly ended the interview. After that, he fumed and fumed, at one point mocking MSNBC President Rick Kaplan - aka the principal - for luring Carlson from CNN.

"I got a great idea! CNN fires this schmuck, I'll tell you what, let us hire him and give him his own show," Imus said, sarcastically.

Yesterday morning, Imus was still ranting, calling his new colleague "that bow-tied little [synonym for cat]" and Carlson's show "stupid."

Neither the combatants nor Brewer returned my phone calls yesterday.

Principal Kaplan tried to put a happy face on the whole thing: "I've got a great show in 'Imus in the Morning' and I'm really happy with 'The Situation With Tucker Carlson.' They're big boys. They'll work it out."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: imus; tuckercarlson
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1 posted on 06/15/2005 8:45:39 AM PDT by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax

All this being carefully staged for maximum publicity..


2 posted on 06/15/2005 8:47:00 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: Pikamax

Easy on the eyes. They should give her the time slot and send Imus back to his crypt.

3 posted on 06/15/2005 8:50:02 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (Would I lie to you?)
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To: Pikamax

I notice how Carlson was nothing but pleasant, while Imus was rude, and yet somehoe Carlson also deserves to get sent to the principal's office? Typical liberals unable to admit they did anything wrong- if they did something wrong, then EVERYONE did something wrong.


4 posted on 06/15/2005 8:51:29 AM PDT by goonie4life9
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To: ken5050

I don't watch either show !!

There are POSITIVE stations that you'all should tune in !


5 posted on 06/15/2005 8:53:22 AM PDT by Zenith
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To: Pikamax
It is just an act to promote all three people.

I am always amazed at the number of people who fall for these pubicity stunts.

Of course that is why they do them.. They work.

6 posted on 06/15/2005 8:54:29 AM PDT by Common Tator
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To: Pikamax

At least it's better material than that insipid Kinky Freedman Imus is so infatuated with.


7 posted on 06/15/2005 9:02:32 AM PDT by DManA
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To: ken5050

As much as I hate to say this, I have to agree w/Imus on this one. Carlson is a bow-tied (name for a cat).


8 posted on 06/15/2005 9:02:48 AM PDT by paddles
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To: Pikamax

Have you noticed that since the Contessa hostage videos there hasn't been any other MSNBC news bunnies on Imus's show?


9 posted on 06/15/2005 9:04:27 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: Pikamax

Anus is much too upset by Brewer's mild comments for that to be all there is to this story. My guess is his wacko gold-digging trophy wife felt threatened by Brewer and forced her ouster.


10 posted on 06/15/2005 9:22:50 AM PDT by BadAndy (Specializing in unnecessarily harsh comments.)
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To: DManA
At least it's better material than that insipid Kinky Freedman Imus is so infatuated with.

Ping! What in the world is the big deal about Kinky Freedman?

11 posted on 06/15/2005 9:37:28 AM PDT by frogjerk
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To: Pikamax

Imus has a show? Carlson has a show? What's a "MSNBC"?


12 posted on 06/15/2005 9:39:22 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2005, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: Pikamax

imus and box tie jr., two ash holes.


13 posted on 06/15/2005 9:44:32 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Dealing with liberals? Remember: when you wrestle with a pig, you both get dirty and he loves it.)
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To: TonyInOhio

so far MSNBC hasn't been able to adequately fill their time slots, except by telecasting a radio show.


14 posted on 06/15/2005 9:46:20 AM PDT by bigsigh
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To: Pikamax

It would be great if they could have a boxing match like Bernard and the sports dufus.

That would be a riot.


15 posted on 06/15/2005 10:28:16 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (Stay well, stay safe, stay armed and ready.)
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To: frogjerk

You've got me. He seems to have about 10 canned responses. This morning Imus asked him what job he'd have for him if he became gov of Tx. Freedman ignored the question and went on his spiel about rehabilitating the word "cowboy".


16 posted on 06/15/2005 10:43:09 AM PDT by DManA
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To: paddles

Nobody watches Carlson but he keeps getting shows. Once your in the club, you apparently can't be kicked out.


17 posted on 06/15/2005 10:45:09 AM PDT by DManA
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To: paddles

No kidding. Let's be perfectly honest with ourselves, Tucker Carlson is just the republican version of Alan Colmes.


18 posted on 06/15/2005 10:47:17 AM PDT by jpl
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To: Pikamax

I'm glad Tucker has Jay Sevrin on his show.


19 posted on 06/15/2005 10:51:34 AM PDT by dougiefresh
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To: BadAndy
My guess is his wacko gold-digging trophy wife felt threatened by Brewer and forced her ouster.

How low do you have to place to get her as a "trophy wife"?

20 posted on 06/15/2005 10:53:41 AM PDT by BlueMondaySkipper (The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. - George Orwell)
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