Honestly I have very little to say as I know very little about him. He was portrayed as a sort of villain in Private Parts, I think. I assume he and Howard Stern didn’t really get along. I remember when his comment about women’s college basketball players got him in hot water. (I recall the comment but won’t quote it, because what’s the point?) His eyebrows were pretty crazy. Occasionally flipping channels circa 1999-2000 I would stumble on the TV airing of his show (MSNBC, I think?) and note how sour and misanthropic he seemed to be.
I’ve never really gotten the appeal of that sort of talk radio.
What the world clearly lacked was a way to megaphone white men and their racist, sexist, and screw you attitudes. Shock Jocks is basically a hall of fame for white men who can weaponize their cruelty, base judgments of others, and vulgar bullying and still keep their jobs… some of the time. It’s so normalized now that the word shock should just be removed, but the main purveyors of the material… remains very much the same.
“Watching people’s Don Imus tweets is a reminder that for so many white Americans, racism is an incidental side-issue that says nothing about someone you like’s character but rather is just an unfortunate opinion to be overlooked and not rudely dwelled upon,” Jones tweeted.