Monday, April 16, 2007
It wasn't by accident that Imus' remarks aroused such instant nation-wide protests.
Media Watchdogs A Tipping Point For Imus' Downfall
26-year-old activist Ryan Chiachiere was listening to every word Imus said on his show. Chiachiere is a member of Media Matters for America, a liberal group whose sole purpose is to listen to conservative media and to "correct conservative misinformation in the U.S. media."
The group quickly posted a video clip of the exchange on YouTube and sent e-mails to journalists, civil-rights and women's groups.
In today's viral media culture, that was all it took to spark the media firestorm that ensued.
This group begs the question... who watches the watchers?