A commenter on my article about WIND’s having taken former Congressman Joe Walsh off the air while he was trying to compare the word “redskin” to more universally condemned terms for other races alerted me to the fact that he was on the air again Friday night.
Alex Rogers wrote at 7:16 Friday night:
Clearly people did not listen to what Joe said.
There is a double standard in our society.
If I am black I can drop the word and no one thinks twice… if I am white… I am the devil.
Joe is on the air tonight – ratings will be through the roof.
Those who are ignorant will claim racism – those who listen to what was said will be forced to think.
I asked Walsh via email if it were true and got the following reply:
Yup. All good.
While he was off the air, State Rep. Jeanne Ives, a regular contributor to Illinois Review, wrote a piece which was titled,
STATE REP. JEANNE IVES DENOUNCES JOE WALSH’S “RACIST” COMMENTS
Both the Chicago Sun-Times and Tribune ran internet stories on Walsh’s being kicked off the air on Friday.
Strangely, the Tribune ran that story on Saturday in its print edition with no mention that Walsh was back on the air Friday night.
It was placed on page three.