The New York Times obit for this early pioneer of conservative talk radio really makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside:
Mr. Grant thrived on the radio despite being boycotted for racist remarks, and despite a trademark habit of hanging up on his own callers.
But his sharp tongue also proved his undoing. In 1996, WABC fired him over a remark he made after news reports said a plane carrying Ronald H. Brown, the commerce secretary in the Clinton administration, had crashed in Croatia. In a comment on the air following the news bulletin, Mr. Grant seemed to express the hope that Mr. Brown, an African-American and a perennial target of his scorn, had not survived. All 35 people aboard the plane were killed.
Grant said he wasn’t racist, but also once said this about Magic Johnson: ”Why is it taking so long for the HIV to go into full-blown AIDS?”
So yeah, this guy was a piece of work.
9:09 // 7 months ago
Well, that’s awkward: A white supremacist who made headlines worldwide for plotting to take over a town in North Dakota received the results of a DNA test — and the results say he’s 14% black.
Today in things that this guy will probably want to gloss over because he’s crazy and racist.
23:29 // 9 months ago
Protip: If you’re gonna reblog our posts, don’t say racist things in response
imhumanfirst says: How is this wrong? Makes sense to me, never understood it… and now I guess I’m racist cause I agree… fuckin lib logic at its finest.
» SFB says: Probably. — Ernie @ SFB
16:15 // 10 months ago
In the era of satirical news and reality TV, lots of people complain that they’ve been misrepresented when their on-air comments make them seem racist. But Yelton says he stands by everything he said.
“When a n—– can use the word n—– and it not be considered racist, that’s the utmost racism in the world, and it’s hypocrisy,” he told me, a reporter calling to see if he’d been unfairly branded a racist.
Yeah, this guy should stop talking right now.
15:56 // 10 months ago
This might be the most offensive tweet we’ve ever seen from a media organization.
EDIT: On the plus side, they apologized.
12:27 // 10 months ago