Friday, October 5, 2007

Breaking: The New York Times Needs To Use Newsday For Its Sources

Hot off the Drudge Report:

Don Imus has not secured any TV deal for his pending high-profile media return, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. Roger Ailes recently had a friendly lunch with FOXNEWS contributor Bo Dietl and Don Imus. The lunch was arranged by Dietl as a way for Imus to get Ailes’ input and advice on simulcasting his new radio show, a top source explains. No decisions were made and no offer has been extended to Imus – there is no deal. Imus is nowhere on FOX BUSINESS NETWORK's schedule which is launching on October 15th. As erroneously reported by the NY TIMES today, the informal talks never touched on FOXNEWS. Developing...

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Man. The only thing that's great about this article is the mental image of Bo Dietl and Imus trying to passive-aggressively barter with Ailes. ("You know, Roger, you should really change that morning show of yours...man...if only I could think of someone to replace Fox and Friends...someone talented and sure to garner ratings at the onset...surely there HAS to be someone... ")

But the rest of the article? In the words of Joe Benigno, this news update ruined my Christmas.

Thanks for getting my hopes up, New York Times. Remember, these were also the same people who also spoiled the Harry Potter ending.

10 comments:

Al said...

Yeah, that bit about FOX simulcasting Imus WAS kind of puzzling...

No way could they fit Imus in over there...in that 6 - 10am slot. The morning show on FOX has big ratings, no?

Al said...

With SO many cable channels, surely Imus can cut a deal SOMEWHERE

How 'bout The Discovery Channel?...


lol

CollegeGirl said...

I will admit that the Fox rumor was improbable, just because Fox and Friends used to beat Imus in the ratings. Still, I hoped.

Not gonna lie, I would be completely happy with him on the Discovery Channel! Heck, more people get that station than YES or SNY.

Al said...

The YES network seems like it would be a strange fit, too...

What, is Imus and gang gonna come to work in Yankee caps every day?!

Would Steinbrenner even go for such a deal? Steinebrenner is still the Boss, no?

Imus needs to keep shopping around....

imusfan said...

I never thought Fox news was a possibility - Fox and Friends kills the other cable channels, especially since they've picked up a large chunk of the Imus viewers. They won't mess with that show. I don't consider the Drudge story a major scoop.

But there are plenty of cable channels that are widely available; I would be bummed if it was the Yankee or Mets channel, because it would be difficult and expensive, if not impossible, for most people to get.

I just hope they announce SOMETHING soon - even if it's bad news I would like to get it over with...

Al said...

I agree, imusfan, Imus on the Yankee or Met network don't sound like a good idea...

However, the FOX FX Channel looks good to me!

Imus on FX?

Go for it, I-MAN!

CollegeGirl said...

He just needs to come back to regular cable...then things will be perfect.

Al said...

December 1st is a Saturday...

So, maybe Imus will actually start the new show in November?

and November is only 1 measly ole month away...

CollegeGirl said...

You know, I checked the calendar last night and noticed the same thing. That's very, very interesting.

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