Just when you thought it was safe to turn on the radio, Don Imus reportedly is poised to return to the airwaves.
Imus' presumed future boss, Citadel Broadcasting Chief Executive Farid Suleman, told the New York Times:
He did something wrong. He didn't break the law. He's more than paid the price for what he did. I think he should be evaluated by what he does going forward.
NABJ President Barbara Ciara said in a statement:
NABJ remains outraged after the racially inflammatory insults made by Don Imus last spring. He used his free speech to broadcast hate speech. To put him back on the air now makes light of his serious and offensive racial remarks that are still ringing in the ears of people all over this country.
It is our hope that Citadel Broadcasting will put decency and good broadcast practices ahead of a dysfunctional alliance.
As they say in Philadelphia, it's time to "form up."