Tried to talk about racial slurs tonight. Radio station sent me home. Don't know what's going to happen next. We'll find out Friday at 5pm.According to posts on former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s Twitter account Thursday night, the conservative radio talk-show host was kicked off the air on WIND-560 AM for using racial slurs while trying to have a discussion about racial slurs.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 20, 2014
In a series of tweets posted about 7 p.m.,
Tweets by @WalshFreedom
The posts said the discussion involved the ethical debate about the name of the pro football team in Washington, D.C.: the Redskins.
Walsh is the host of the weeknight “Joe Walsh Show” on WIND from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On his website, Walsh describes his on-air attitude: “I do with this program what I did as a U.S. Congressman — speak plainly, speak directly, not worry about political correctness, and engage in respectful, engaging debate with all viewpoints. This is just too important of a time for all of us to do anything less.”
Walsh was a tea party-backed member of the House from the northwest suburbs who took office in 2011 and was unseated two years later by Democrat Tammy Duckworth.