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Imus a media magnet

Posted at 12:55 PM on April 18, 2007 by Bill Wareham

The Project for Excellence in Jounalism reports that the firing of radio talk show host Don Imus is the second most covered story by the media so far this year, behind only the war in Iraq.

Not entirely sure what this means, but I wouldn't relegate this story to the celebrity tabloid trash heap like a certain previous much-publicized story. The Imus affair, among other things, prompted some interesting discussion on race and language. It wasn't always pretty, and I wouldn't condone Imus's behavior, but it's a good thing to have those kinds of discussions from time to time.