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Cavuto to Imus: It’s Not Viewers’ Fault ‘That Your Show Is Awful’

Things got a little heated on FBN’s “Imus in the Morning” today between Don Imus and FBN anchor Neil Cavuto, who is a frequent guest on the show. At issue was Imus’ claim that his “bastard” viewers are to blame for his inconsistent ratings, which Cavuto, the senior vice president of FBN, disagreed with.  “My ratings are very consistent,” Cavuto said. “Yours are not, because people don’t like you.”

Watch the exchange, which gets interesting around 1:35 and includes references by Imus to both FBN EVP Kevin Magee and CEO Roger Ailes in a less-than-flattering light:


[h/t J$P]

GQ Talks to ‘The Least GQ Person in the World’

Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity talks politics, TV, family and … style. Yes, style. It’s an interview with GQ after all.

Hannity: I hate a tie, can’t stand it. If I got one thing I’d ever want to change about my career it’s that. Although I do like Donald Trump‘s ties. He sent me a bunch of them and he’s got some nice ones.

GQ: Would you say he’s your favorite designer?
Hannity: Right now, yeah. But I don’t even know why you are asking me. I am the least GQ person in the world!

GQ: As far as other show hosts, who do you think dresses well?
Hannity: I can’t even begin to answer that question. I have no clue what people are wearing I’m not looking at what people are wearing.

GQ: Not at all?
Hannity: No! Probably I would say Don Imus, there you go, there’s my answer, Don Imus—I like the cowboy look.

Charles McCord bids farewell to ‘Imus’

So, apparently it’s “Good-bye Friday.” Charles McCord, Don Imus‘ longtime sidekick on the radio and on TV, had his last broadcast today. FBN’s Connell McShane takes over on the show. Here’s the look-back from “Imus in the Morning.”


Chris Wallace to Don Imus: ‘Sometimes you’re fun and sometimes you’re not’

FNC’s Chris Wallace did his weekly call-in to Don Imus this morning and for the first minute or so, all Imus wanted to know about was Wallace’s other TV and radio appearances.

Imus: “Are any of them as much fun as being on with us — me?”

Wallace: “Well, sometimes you’re fun and sometimes you’re not.”

Then they got down the business of politics (Trump) and why Wallace hasn’t had him on Fox News Sunday. “I don’t want to be chasing what I think is a wild goose.”


(h/t J$P)

Connell McShane to take over for Charles McCord on ‘Imus in the Morning’

Don Imus‘s longtime sidekick Charles McCord is leaving “Imus in the Morning”, effectively giving three weeks notice on the air this morning.

FBN anchor Connell McShane will take over the seat on both the radio and TV shows beginning May 9. McShane will continue co-anchoring 11amET hour alongside Dagan McDowell on FBN.

McCord has been with Imus since the early 1970s when Imus’s show was on NBC radio. They remained together as Imus moved to WFAN, simulcast on MSNBC, and finally to WABC Radio and FBN. Writes David Hinckley in today’s Daily News:

McCord, who shares Imus’s penchant for personal privacy, added no details after Imus made the announcement. Both seemed upbeat, as Imus played the Righteous Brothers’s “Try To Find Another Man” and Imus joked that “I feel like Newt Gingrich’s wife” – alluding to Gingrich serving his wife divorce papers while she was in the hospital.

While Imus on the radio continues to do well, “the best number of his career,” writes Hinckley, his TV numbers are down. Earlier this week, HuffingtonPost revealed first quarter numbers showing Imus is down -45% from Q1 2010, averaging about 65,000 total viewers. The show averaged around 127,000 viewers when it launched in October 2009.

> Earlier on TVNewser: VIDEO – Connell McShane Looks Beyond Cable

Fmr. Gov. David Paterson on CNN’s Eliot Spitzer: ‘If it doesn’t work out, I’m always there to take his place’

Fmr. Gov. David Paterson (D-NY) talked to Don Imus on FBN on Friday about his predecessor Fmr. Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D-NY) and his new show on CNN “Parker Spitzer.”

Paterson said that he was never invited to be on CNN with Spitzer, but he does “talk to him from time to time.” Then Paterson said about “Parker Spitzer”: “I think it’s a good show, but If it doesn’t work out, I’m always there to take his place.”


FBN’s Kevin Magee Shoots Down Imus Rumors

Fox Business Network executive VP Kevin Magee was a guest on Don Imus‘ program Friday morning, where they talked about the press coverage related to Imus’ ratings, and standing at the network.

“This is not the first time even this week that those who have wanted the overthrow of a despot have been disappointed,” Magee quipped. “But they are being disappointed, because you are here forever. I have looked at your contract, it seems like it goes on for 1,000 years.”

(h/t J$P)

Don Imus Leaving FBN?

In today’s U.S. News & World Report‘s Washington Wispers, there are rumors that Don Imus is leaving Fox Business Network: “Whispers hears that the network considers his mission accomplished and is considering putting a business show into his early morning time slot.”

Kevin Magee, executive vice president for Fox Business, told U.S. News & World Report, “Imus has helped us enormously and he has awhile to go on his contract.”

Moreover, senior VP and managing editor of business news at FBN Neil Cavuto has always been a big fan: “He really does conduct some remarkable interviews, and he gets a lot out of people in an off-guard moment,” Cavuto said when Imus joined FBN in 2009.

O’Reilly on Imus: ‘FOX broadcasting takes shots at Fox News, which basically is paying the bills’

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly was on “Imus in the Morning” this morning to plug his new book “Pinheads and Patriots” and talk to about his beef with “The Simpsons:”

“I don’t care about ‘The Simpsons,’ but I think it’s really funny that FOX broadcasting takes shots at Fox News, which basically is paying the bills. Fox News makes so much money that it caries a lot of the other divisions of News Corporation, including the broadcast division.”

The FNC personality also talked about making up with Whoopi Goldberg after “The View” walk-off : “I was never mad at Whoopi or Joy Behar,” O’Reilly told Don Imus, “It was the greatest thing that could’ve happened to ‘Pinheads and Patriots.’ Thank you guys.”

(h/t J$P)

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Sen. Joe Lieberman on Imus: ‘Fox Business is my favorite…anything Rupert Murdoch owns’

Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) was on “Imus in The Morning” today. After giving CNN credit for turning down anonymous WikiLeaks sources, Don Imus chimed in “I hate CNN. I wish you hadn’t brought that up.”

“But of course, really, Fox Business is my favorite,” the senator told Imus, “and Fox generally, anything Rupert Murdoch owns.”


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