As a former New Yorker, I grew up listening to Imus in the Morning.
Earlier this month, Imus’ longtime sidekick, Charles McCord retired. In addition to “doing the news” Charles was the literary genius behind many of their most famous bits, Fractured Fairytales were my favorite.
When they begin simulcasting on MSNBC and then FOXBusiness, Charles morphed occasionally into a berater of the I-Man’s narcissism. The most classic, on Whittaker Chambers, is in the montage below. Don had been droning on for weeks about Sam Tanenhaus’ biography of Chambers when one morning Charles exploded.
Happy Retirement Charles! You will be missed.