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Bushfire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-04 04:14 AM
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Latest Belling slur "wetback", yet he stays employed...
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Belling apologizes, in his own way, for use of term

Talk show host made reference to 'wetback' voters

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Posted: Nov. 1, 2004

Complaining last week about illegal immigrants voting in the presidential election, WISN-AM (1130) talk radio host Mark Belling described them as "wetbacks," an offensive term for illegal Mexican immigrants.

Belling apologized on the air Monday, admitting the term was "derogatory." But he couched his apology in sarcasm and bluster, later polling listeners on whether he should have apologized and saying he "should have used a different mean term."


WISN program director Jerry Bott said Monday, "Mark apologized for his original comment, and we stand by him in that and support him in that."

Trusting hosts' judgment

In describing the guidelines for the language that WISN on-air personalities can use, Bott said, "We trust our hosts to be professional, to use good judgment and discretion, and to always protect our license to broadcast."


can the GOP get any more obvious of their hatred to minorities?
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