Don Imus: Why he's an improbably good fit for Fox Business


As symbols go, you can't do much better than Glenn Beck welcoming Don Imus into the fold. Beck was a guest on Monday's edition of Imus in the Morning, the first simulcast on News Corp. (NWS)'s Fox Business Network under a new multiyear deal. The two talked a lot about their battles with alcoholism, which is to say they talked about redemption. Subtext, anyone?

Imus, of course, is on Fox Business precisely because he's not on General Electric Co. (GE)'s MSNBC, which carried his simulcast until 2007, when it dropped him after he referred on-air to a group of black female basketball players as "nappy-headed hos," sparking fierce protests. Beck is on Fox News Channel despite the protesters who've been calling for his head ever since he called President Obama a racist with "a deep-seated hatred for white people."