Nov 26, 201206:43 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
It’s scoundrel time on the Left (or, Twinkies for the Sly-mer, justice for Jesse Jr.)
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I am taking up a Twinkie drive for the Sly-mer. I would publish the man’s home address but that’s the kind of thing the Sly-mer did to Miss Vicki McKenna, his radio rival, in addition to calling her a whore and other vile terms in a 15-year vendetta. Instead, deposit your non-perishable junk food at Mid-West Family Broadcasting, 730 Ray-O-Vac Drive, Madison.
That this man is a hero to many on the Left speaks volumes.
But there it is, in Sunday’s Wisconsin State Journal: “[the Sly-mer] is a voice for Wisconsin progressivism,” reads the official view of The Capital Times, as transcribed by John Nichols. Or was a voice, until his long-overdue dismissal from WTDY radio Wednesday last.
Comrade John hopes another, “more wisely managed station” will pick up the Sly-mer. (For Progs, it’s always management’s fault!) News flash: The Sly-mer is finished in radio, unless he volunteers at WORT, which pays very few living wages. And outside of Madison, the Sly-mer has no brand.
I save my pity for victims; this guy is a victimizer, a serial misogynist. Mayor Sue Bauman was a “bitch” and a “fat pig.” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was an “Aunt Jemima” for not behaving as a black woman should. (Racism + sexism.)
Most infamous was the personal attack he launched on Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. Here is a partial transcript (audio here):
(Using high-pitched voice, speaking as Kleefisch)
I’m Rebecca Kleefisch. I performed fellatio on all the talk show hosts in Milwaukee. And they endorsed me and that’s how I became lieutenant governor. And then I got colon cancer and I ran around the state to help people. Even though I have government health care, screw everyone else.
For good measure, the radio Sly-mer even trashed the woman’s young children. Understand that these examples are only the most risible. Unlike so many of my liberal acquaintances, I have no desire to shut down the other side of the political argument. In fact, I welcome the debate.
But imagine if Bill O’Reilly and Charlie Sykes had said anything similar. Does Todd Akin have a future in politics in Missouri or anywhere else? Akin’s take on rape was just as stupid as the Sly-mer’s vile characterizations but not nearly as hateful. Ignorant and foolish, certainly. But not hateful. Furthermore, it was Akin’s one and only example, where the Sly-mer’s slurs
are were his stock in trade.
His former station manager enabled that conduct. In the end, he rendered the man unemployable. Do you think Clear Channel would take him after he stalked Vicki McKenna for 15 years?
Here is Deke Rivers (aka Greg Humphrey) at Caffeinated Politics, a Russ Feingold liberal, blogging four years ago:
I flipped on the radio this morning to get a weather report concerning the snow, and heard Madison’s most repulsive radio talk show host, “Sly,” talking about how his bowel movement might look had he ate Mexican food.
... I gave up listening to Madison’s “[the Sly-mer] In The Morning” on WTDY back when Mayor Sue Bauman was in office. I could not get over how low-brow and mean, and even sexist his comments could be about the Mayor. No matter the issue he seemed to only relish controversy, but never proved much of a lamplighter of ideas for the many hours he was on the air.
... Last week his comments about Patty Lowe were enough to make me turn him off ....