Imus Tells Alter ‘Shove it,’ Calls Fineman ‘Sniveling Little Weasel’ and Meacham ‘Phony Bastard’
Fox Business’s Don Imus had a delicious trifecta Thursday trashing three perilously liberal journalists in less than 90 seconds.
After telling Jonathan Alter to “shove” his request to come on the program and hawk his new book, Imus called Howard Fineman a “sniveling little weasel” and Jon Meacham a “phony bastard” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
DON IMUS: I’m in a horrible mood because of a couple of reasons. And I don’t like it when people tell me what a great friend they are of mine, because I know it’s nonsense. And here’s, you don’t need to tell me that you’re a good friend of mine. Just be one.
Anyway, here’s an email I got from Jonathan Alter. Remember him from Newsweek? And it begins, “Hi Don. Hope you are well. Missed you at the Skip(?) deal. I was out of town.” And then this: “I’m sorry I haven’t been a better friend and just come crawling up to your ass when I need something, but I do need something: you putting me on your air to hawk my new book.” And it continues.
I would like to now write an on-air missive to Mr. Alter. Take your book and shove it up your. You couldn’t get on this program with a certified check. You and that sniveling little weasel Howard Fineman or the phony bastard Jon Meacham. Are you kidding me? Thanks, nice to hear from you. Hope you’re well. Have a great day you son of a bitch.
Now THAT’S entertainment.