A little behind here, but it took me this long to find a suitable and succinct way of expressing my distaste for the Imus ordeal. This guy (pointed out on Quiet Bubble) says, "I hate racist remarks but I hate false sanctimony more."
Not everything that writer says is something I like, but that is just about the sucker punch we needed on national radio and television as the country was tap-dancing away to the demise of Imus's career. Obviously, this honesty won't come, as media is business, and business interests trump everything when you've already got so many million. One can wish, however.