Michael B. Duff

Lubbock's answer to a question no one asked

Ana Marie Cox, on Imus

Here's one I missed from last week.

Ana Marie Cox, currently of Time Magazine, formerly of the Wonkette blog, posted a remarkably candid and straightforward explanation of why she would no longer do the Imus program, and why she overlooked his vulgarity in the first place.


I'm embarrassed to admit that it took Imus' saying something so devastatingly crass to make me realize that there just was no reason beyond ego to play along. I did the show almost solely to earn my media-elite merit badge. The sad truth is that unless you have a book to promote, there's often no other reason any writer or columnist has to do the show. If Rich wants to “talk in an informed way,” I'm sure there's an open mike at C-Span Radio, and if there's really a hunger for such adult dialogue, does it really have to be accompanied by childish crudeness?

A good question, and I'm scared of the answer.

Written by Michael B. Duff

April 23, 2007 at 16:08

Posted in Politics

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