Monday, November 08, 2004

Morals. Get Your Morals

MILWAUKEE (AP) A conservative talk-radio host has formally apologized for using a racial slur on the air, then joking about it for a week.

Mark Belling used the word ''wetback,'' a derogatory term to describe illegal Mexican immigrants, in a discussion on his Oct. 27 show about potential voter fraud in Wisconsin.

''You watch the voter turnout on the near south side (of Milwaukee), heavily Hispanic, and compare it to the voter turnout in any other election, and you're going to see every wetback and every other non-citizen out there voting,'' he said.

He sarcastically apologized on the air last Monday, then joked about the situation for days and polled listeners about whether he should have apologized.

Salt of the earth, that guy.


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