-By Warner Todd Huston
Former Congressman Joe Walsh joined WIND AM 560 not long after he left Congress and has been doing a great, fearless job on the air. The station was even beginning to look into syndicating him. But now, because he tried to have an honest discussion about racism, the station got cold feet and suspended him until further notice.
Here is some of what the Chicago Sun-Times said today…
According to posts on former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s Twitter account Thursday night, the conservative radio talk-show host was kicked off the air on WIND-AM (560) for using racial slurs while trying to have a discussion about racial slurs.
In a series of tweets posted about 7 p.m., Walsh says: “Just got kicked off the air until further notice. Tried to have honest discussion about racist terms and management censored my language.”
And: “I’m trying to have an honest, adult conversations about words without resorting to alphabet soup phrases (C-word, N-word, etc).”
The posts said the discussion involved the ethical debate about the name of the pro football team in Washington, D.C.: the Redskins.
Joe’s show is from 5PM to 8PM weekdays.
You can follow Joe on Twitter at https://@WalshFreedom.
This is what Joe sent out on Twitter today: “Want to hear what I ACTUALLY said last night? https://soundcloud.com/am560theanswer/the-joe-walsh-show-june-19-2014.
All Republicans and conservatives in the Chicagoland area need to call WIND and tell them to put Joe back on the air. Here is the WIND contact page.
25 NW Point Blvd. Suite 400
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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Joe Walsh Show Executive Producer