- The Washington Times - Friday, June 20, 2014

Former Rep. Joe Walsh — Illinois congressman-turned-conservative radio host — learned the hard way that it’s not acceptable to say certain racially charged words on air, even when trying to make a point about the attack of the Redskins’ football team name.

In a series of tweets, Mr. Walsh explained his sudden departure from the radio airwaves, The Blaze reported.

“And here comes … the General Manager. It appears I can say Redskins, which is supposedly offensive, but when I say other words,” it brings immediate repercussion and my show gets cut to commercial, he wrote. “I’m trying to have an honest, adult conversations about words without resorting to alphabet soup phrases (C-word, N-word, etc).”

And his main point, in another tweet: “If Redskins is just like the ‘n-word,’ why can I say Redskins on-air without being dumped out into a commercial?”

Mr. Walsh then reported that he was booted from the air “until further notice,” he said. “Tried to have honest discussion about racist terms and management censored my language.”

He finished his tweets by saying his radio future would be known at 5 p.m. Friday, The Blaze reported. 

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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