Selective outrage in Wisconsin
… rearing it’s ugly head this week:
A radio talk show host drew criticism Thursday after calling Condoleezza Rice an “Aunt Jemima” and saying she isn’t competent to be secretary of state.
John Sylvester, the program director and morning personality on WTDY-AM in Madison, said in a phone interview Thursday that he used the term on Wednesday’s show to describe Rice and other blacks as having only a subservient role in the Bush administration.
Sylvester, who is white, also referred to Powell as an “Uncle Tom” — a contemptuous term for a black whose behavior toward whites is regarded as fawning or servile.
Here’s where it gets interesting. Russ Feingold has condemned the remarks, and so has the mayor of Madison. But the NAACP?:
Linda Hoskins of the NAACP’s Madison branch said she could not comment on Sylvester’s remarks until she had heard them in their entirety.
Uh ok. We know that’s stopped the NAACP from issuing statements before.
Where does the double standard come in? Read on:
The incident came after a radio host in Milwaukee had his talk show taken off the air all of last week after he used word “wetback” to refer to undocumented Mexican immigrants, sparking protests from Hispanics.
Who was that talk show host? Conservative Mark Belling.
Isn’t selective outrage just precious:?: