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BridgeTheGap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-20-10 06:58 AM
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Conservative 84 WHAS host Mandy Connell has a history of making racially insensitive remarks
After calling President Barack Obama a young half-breed man during an on-air discussion, 84 WHAS radio personality Mandy Connell began to stammer.

Ironically, the conservative talk show host who proudly grew up a self-described suburban redneck child, according to an online bio, was jabbering about the countrys racial progress when she spat out the pejorative.

America has allowed poor people like Oprah Winfrey to come from nothing and create a billion dollar media enterprise, she said during the Aug. 4 program. At the same time, it has allowed a young half-breed man and I say half-breed not in a derogatory way, it was just the first thing I thought of to become president.

Civil rights groups and other offended parties flooded the station with complaints, and some demanded that she be fired. The next day, a somber Connell issued an on-air apology, saying she wasnt sure why the term tumbled out her mouth.

The management at 84 WHAS called the remark stupid but rejected calls to terminate the host, chastising critics for their knee-jerk disapproval.

http://leoweekly.com/news/oh-mandy
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era veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-21-10 04:33 AM
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1. suburban redneck child,
Mandy, you a Valley Rat? Dixiedieway and the Rebel Room your cup of Falls City?
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