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Sly denies racism, says he's provocative
Madison.com ^ | November 19, 2004 | Lee Sensenbrenner

Posted on 11/19/2004 9:50:51 AM PST by AmericanMade1776

Despite widespread criticism, morning talk radio host John Sylvester, or Sly as he's known to listeners, says he is not apologizing for using racial insults against two officials in the Bush administration.

Sylvester said in an interview Thursday that he called Condoleezza Rice, Bush's national security adviser and secretary of state nominee, "an Aunt Jemima" because "her price of admission to the White House is being subservient."

Sylvester also called Secretary of State Colin Powell an "Uncle Tom" Wednesday on WTDY/AM 1670. He criticized Powell as bending to the will of Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

"I know some people may not like the term Aunt Jemima, but really some of my black callers had used it long before I did, referring to her," Sylvester said.

But the Urban League of Greater Madison said in a release that it was "deeply disturbed" by Sylvester's remarks, and called on him to apologize "for using the basest form of racial derision to highlight a political viewpoint."

U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., a friend of Sylvester's, also issued a statement, saying that he joined "all Wisconsinites" in rejecting the remarks.

(Excerpt) Read more at madison.com ...


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1 posted on 11/19/2004 9:50:52 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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WTDY/AM Radio personality John Sylvester. (File photo)


2 posted on 11/19/2004 9:51:16 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776
You will apologize before it is all over, Sly.
3 posted on 11/19/2004 9:51:47 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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Sly is a racist. He should be fired.


4 posted on 11/19/2004 9:52:30 AM PST by EternalHope (Boycott everything French forever. Including their vassal nations.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

He may deny being a racist, but his comments are still racist. He's more offensive than dog poo on shoe.


5 posted on 11/19/2004 9:57:22 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: AmericanMade1776

What the hell is this cracker doing calling Condi Rice and Colin Powell names? Only people like me can call them Aunt Jemima and Uncle Tom! What's this cracker going to do next? Use the "N" word? He better not! Only people like me can use the "N" word! Damn cracker!

6 posted on 11/19/2004 9:57:34 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Gads FOX News! Shuddup about Scott Peterson already!!!!!)
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To: EternalHope

http://www.wtdy.com/beta/index.php
Poll to freep at Radio

What do you think, should Sly apologize to Condoleezza Rice?
Yes
No


View Results


7 posted on 11/19/2004 9:58:38 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

I see he has a face made for radio.


8 posted on 11/19/2004 10:00:21 AM PST by Sthitch
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Aha...now we have the definition!

So..when we establish "White Pride Week", it's just being "provocative"...

And when we use the dreaded (at least for now) "n" word, we're just being "provocative".

And when we proudly fly the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, we're just being "provocative"...

And when we hire, we go on merit and skill, instead of giving the job to. . . well, you get the idea; why, we're just being "provovative".

And when we loan money only to those who qualifiy financially, instead of providing loans to. . . well, you get the idea; why, we're just being "provocative"!

Shades of Gov. Wallace! I wonder if old Sly wears a peaked white hood when he broadcasts?

Well, at least we all now know the definition of "provocative"! Right?

9 posted on 11/19/2004 10:00:40 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin')
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Tried to freep, but their site is down.

:)


10 posted on 11/19/2004 10:00:51 AM PST by EternalHope (Boycott everything French forever. Including their vassal nations.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
If a Republican had made remarks of Sly's caliber, he'd have been labelled a racist and dragged naked through the streets by now.

But a Leftist makes racist remarks and gets away with describing himself as "provocative."

If that rotten racist bastard comes to my neighborhood, I hope that a jury will accept a defense of temporary insanity.

11 posted on 11/19/2004 10:02:18 AM PST by Prime Choice (STFU ACLU.)
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To: EternalHope

I got thru, but it is a bit slow.

sly@wtdy.com John Sylvester's email address, if anyone cares to share.


12 posted on 11/19/2004 10:03:45 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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"I know some people may not like the term Aunt Jemima, but really some of my black callers had used it long before I did, referring to her," Sylvester said.

Hi, i'm the babbling fool known as sly... just think of me as a nasty little feces throwing chimp... but don't get mad at me for it cause i don't know any better.

13 posted on 11/19/2004 10:04:00 AM PST by new cruelty
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Madison liberals will NOT punish one of their own. There's barely even a ripple of outrage here. I'm serious. The only people who are mad are the conservatives--and Madison doesn't give a shake about us. The "condemnations" by the city officials are weak and watery. Russ Feingold's denouncing of it...I wouldn't be surprised if that were pre-planned. Feingold and Sylvester are old and good friends. This smells of pure dumb jock radio stunt...and how pitiful that racial bigotry now qualifies as promotion. By the way, his ratings STINK.


14 posted on 11/19/2004 10:04:06 AM PST by Electrowoman
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To: AmericanMade1776

So Mark Belling can be taken off the air and this jackass gets a pass?


15 posted on 11/19/2004 10:05:10 AM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR POWERS EQUAL TO THE TASKS)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Rush was right on the money this week when he pointed out that is was the Left that is Racist and Bigoted with the Political Cartoons and remarks they have said about Condi Rice and he could not have been more right.
If a Republican and/or Conservative had said this the left would be howling through the roof and demanding that said person be punished and taken off the air.


16 posted on 11/19/2004 10:06:33 AM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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Sly's Links

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How convienient, Sly has his sponsors listed on the radio site http://www.wtdy.com/beta/index.php


17 posted on 11/19/2004 10:07:07 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

"I am not racist nor am I ugly"


18 posted on 11/19/2004 10:07:13 AM PST by msnimje
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It's me again,... the loser wannabe noticed for anything moron known as sly the feces throwing chimp. i just wanted to add that I know some people may not like lynchings and cross burnings, but really some of my racist callers had done it long before I did, so that makes it ok, right? Right? Hello?

19 posted on 11/19/2004 10:07:48 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: AmericanMade1776

Excellent. I wonder if these sponsors are willing to support a racist.


20 posted on 11/19/2004 10:09:12 AM PST by new cruelty
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