imus_head_fbny.jpgBy all accounts, the heat on Imus was mounting from Secaucus to Rock Center all day prior to his ousting. TVNewser says that NBC execs had been in meetings all afternoon and that the decision to cut Imus came down to internal pressure from staffers — not Obama, not Al, not Jesse, not the growing list of advertisers, including General Motors, Sprint and American Express, who dropped their sponsorship of the show.

Media Matters, the liberal watchdog group that first posted the video of Imus’ “nappy-headed ‘hos” comments, has a handy little timeline — self-serving of course — of the Imus scandalabra.