Looks like Imus may sue CBS because his agreement stated thatÂ he was doing what he was supposed to doÂ according to his contract with the station, reported Anderson Cooper last night on hisÂ daily TV news program, Anderson Cooper 360.Â Â Having exclusively obtained a partial copy of Imus' contract,Â Anderson, as usual, does what his slogan says he does, and that is to â€œâ€¦let the news reveal itself.â€ Â "Services to be rendered are of a unique, extraordinary, irreverent, intellectual, topical, controversial, and personal character. These components are desired by and are consistent with company rules and policies." The contract also states that to be fired Imus had to have been first forewarned and no such warning was given by CBS.
Should Imus actually pursue the case and file suit the only allegation is contractual, that is thatÂ CBS not only sanctioned the kinds of things that Imus was hired to say, but they encouraged them, and to keep his position and ratings he was bound to say them.
Read the storyÂ yourself. Â http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0705/02/acd.01.html
Â No one is saying here that anythingÂ Imus said was not wrong or in poor taste. The point is that there are more at fault than just Imus. For that reason alone, I, personally, want to see this lawsuit go forward even if it just gets settled out of court.