Imus: Eight Days Back on the Air, Casts First Gay Asperion [AUTHOR ORDERED REMOVAL]

Media Matters For America and Shakesville have highlighted Imus's first group aspersion since getting back on the air eight days ago -- and it was a gay one.

From the December 12 edition of ABC Radio Networks' Imus in the Morning:
IMUS: What do you like on the other side. Well, Huckabee, is he for real?
[WTKK radio host Jay] SEVERIN: I don't think so. First of all, full disclosure, I'm for Mitt Romney, always have been. I believe he'd be a great president of the United States, also a great candidate against the Democrats, and I believe Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee. That having been said, certainly Huckabee is making mischief, and he could make serious mischief such that he could throw the Republican thing back out into the, you know, completely up in the air.
The Huckabee surge in Iowa is attributable to a singe factor, and that is Iowa is unique in that the largest group of Republican voters, the largest discernible group of Republican voters in Iowa are self-described evangelical Christians.
IMUS
: Why don't you like Huckabee? Because you're gay, or what?

Per the Media Matters' transcript, show co-host Charles McCord stated right after the Imus comment "Oh, come on, what the hell was that?"

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