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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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: racistradio

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1 posted on 11/19/2004 9:50:52 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

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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To: AmericanMade1776

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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To: AmericanMade1776
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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To: AmericanMade1776

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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To: AmericanMade1776
"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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To: EternalHope

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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To: Electrowoman

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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To: AmericanMade1776

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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To: EternalHope
Sly is a racist. He should be fired.

And yet the Old Media tells us repeatedly that it is only conservatives who are racist.

Of course, they also told us that it was conseravatives who are homophobic, even when Edwards and Kerry purposely used a candidates' daughter's sexuality agsinst the candidate in a thinly disguised, homophobic, political cheap stunt.

21 posted on 11/19/2004 10:10:24 AM PST by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Let me say this again: 1 -- 6 -- 7 -- 0 -- A -- M

Many radios don't even have that on their dial. You can drive through most areas of the country and that frequency will give you traffic information.

22 posted on 11/19/2004 10:11:48 AM PST by AmishDude
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To: new cruelty

I wonder if a radio station whose Motto is "Progressive Talk Radio"---WTDY 1670 in Madison Wisconsin is going to stand by and support a racist remark on their so called progressive radio station?

WTYD
Menards

2102 E Springs Dr
Madison, WI


23 posted on 11/19/2004 10:12:11 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776
Here we are again folks. The Negroes that stray from the Liberal cult are all "uncle Toms" and "slaves" that are being used by the Conservatives. As usual, they don't substantiate their absurd claims, they simply make them.
24 posted on 11/19/2004 10:15:51 AM PST by Jaysun (If you are what you eat then I'm cheap, fast, and bad for your health.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
"I wonder if a radio station whose Motto is "Progressive Talk Radio"---WTDY 1670 in Madison Wisconsin is going to stand by and support a racist remark on their so called progressive radio station?"

The funny thing is, is that WTDY only became "progressive" a few months ago. It used to be that from 12-5pm they would play Bill OR followed by Hannity. Then suddenly both those timeslots were filled by Ed Schultz. I was very dissapointed. Now you can't hear Hannity or Oreilly on the air in madison. I suspect there listenership has gone way down since.

25 posted on 11/19/2004 10:25:54 AM PST by Oblongata
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To: EternalHope

John Sylvester is not only a racist, he is a sexist and a yahoo anti-intellectual as well.

No redeeming social graces at all. And this would NOT be the first time he has been kicked off the air for offensive speech. He was dismissed from a local college's radio programming schedule some years back for going against "community standards".

He styles himself a "libertarian", which seems, in his case, to be another word for anarchist. He gives both anarchists and libertarians a bad name (if that is possible).


26 posted on 11/19/2004 10:29:15 AM PST by alloysteel
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To: isthisnickcool
Only people like me can use the "N" word!

The only person I have heard use the "N" word on network television in the last 40 years is Democrat Senator and former Klansman Robert Byrd from W. Virginia. Ant that was fairly recently.

27 posted on 11/19/2004 10:35:06 AM PST by Maceman (Too nuanced for a bumper sticker)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Liberals like this guy generally think of Blacks as sort of retarded children, needing fulltime government babysitting. The exceptions are the Uncle Toms who think theyre white. The audacity!!


28 posted on 11/19/2004 10:38:01 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: AmericanMade1776

bump


29 posted on 11/19/2004 10:42:11 AM PST by tom paine 2
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To: AmericanMade1776

If Mr. Sylvester wouldn't call, say, Madeleine Albright "Aunt Jemima," then what can it possibly be but racist?


30 posted on 11/19/2004 10:42:57 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: AmericanMade1776

There will be no repercussions in Madison. Madison is crazy, insane liberal. Any attack is worthy if it is launched against a Republican.


31 posted on 11/19/2004 11:11:21 AM PST by SoDak (Home of Senator John Thune)
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To: alloysteel

"The libertarians are just waiting for an invite to a pot party." - Ann Coulter


32 posted on 11/19/2004 11:15:55 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: alloysteel

"The libertarians are just waiting for an invite to a pot party." - Ann Coulter


33 posted on 11/19/2004 11:16:59 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: AmericanMade1776

its only racism if its against democrat minorities.


34 posted on 11/19/2004 11:19:19 AM PST by CaptainAwesome2
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To: AmericanMade1776

Has anyone heard whether a note was emailed to the FCC? A low-level investigation might strighten this cracker out.


35 posted on 11/19/2004 11:19:41 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: AmericanMade1776

Has anyone heard whether a note was emailed to the FCC? A low-level investigation might strighten this cracker out.


36 posted on 11/19/2004 11:20:02 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: AmericanMade1776

this reality has to say something about these groups that claim to protect minorities.

i guess it says that they really dont care about racism, they just use racism in order to help them advance their political ideologies.


37 posted on 11/19/2004 11:20:21 AM PST by CaptainAwesome2
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To: AmericanMade1776
There...now he's ready to go to work..racist jerk!
38 posted on 11/19/2004 11:40:35 AM PST by paltz
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To: AmericanMade1776
Sylvester ... called Condoleezza Rice, ... "an Aunt Jemima"

Sylvester also called Secretary of State Colin Powell an "Uncle Tom"


Since when are there conservatives on the radio in Madison?

I mean ... everyone knows that's what conservatives think of African-Americans.
39 posted on 11/19/2004 11:46:34 AM PST by Mike Fieschko (Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away?)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Listener Poll

What do you think, should Sly apologize to Condoleezza Rice?

Yes 82.0%
No 18.0%

No numbers of votes.
40 posted on 11/19/2004 12:07:57 PM PST by Mike Fieschko (Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away?)
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To: Captain Peter Blood
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

My point for some time now has been NO discourse with these (**&$%$%$*^%^. We are passed discussions. I'll say no more.

41 posted on 11/19/2004 2:33:29 PM PST by Digger
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