Don't call them monkeys

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  1. MutteringJohn

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    Dan Sileo no longer with WDAE 620-AM after "monkeys'' remark
    By Tom Jones, Times Staff Writer
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    One day after referring to three African-American NFL players as "monkeys,'' WDAE 620-AM morning host Dan Sileo is no longer employed by the station. WDAE program director Steve Versnick would not use the word "fired,'' but said Tuesday that, "Dan Sileo is no longer with WDAE. We wish him the best.''

    Versnick had no other comment. Sileo did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

    Sileo's controversial remark came Monday when he was talking about the possibility of three free agents — Cortland Finnegan, Vincent Jackson and Jonathan Vilma, all of whom are African-American — joining the Bucs. Sileo, who is white, said, "If they got those three monkeys, I'm good. I'm ready, man. I'm ready. I want those guys. Those guys are great players.''

    At first, it appeared as if Sileo, 49, would not be punished.

    Late Monday, WDAE issued a statement apologizing for Sileo's remark and saying, "He absolutely meant no disrespect to the players and he is sincerely embarrassed and upset that his off-the-cuff remarks might be taken as hateful, disrespectful, or in any way racist.''

    In a Twitter message to the Times early Tuesday, Sileo said, "I didn't even realize I said it 'til someone told me.''

    Sileo, who had been with the station since 1998, hosted the show as usual Tuesday morning, but by the afternoon, he was out.

    Versnick said the search for a new morning host is underway. Rock Riley will host the 6 to 9 a.m. show today.
     
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  3. MONK

    MONK The fuck? Staff Member Chimp In Charge

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    Motherfuckers.
     
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    I agree, it's about time we stop persecuting innocent monkeys.
     
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    MONK The fuck? Staff Member Chimp In Charge

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    Just hit u with a rep bomb. :)
     
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    Thanks Monk! :eek:
     
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    "innocent monkey" isn't that an oxymoron?
     
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    That is a complicated question. Now if you want to talk about Coons, I know a thing or two about them.
    Hell I will go on record as saying the Raccoons deserve some goddamn reparations or something. I have yet to meet a single Raccoon that was on welfare and government cheese.
     
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    + Rep. Racoons have been shot and hunted and lynched for no reason.
     
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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Popeye Saavedra again.
     
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    O&A played the clip the other day and it was hilarious how Sileo's co-host was all chatty up to the very moment the guy said monkeys and then went dead quiet while Sileo continued rambling and suggested taking a call.
     
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    I don't see the problem.
     
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    Does this mean Howard will get around to playing the clip / goofing sometime around Tuesday (need plenty of time for Benjy to write the bit and to get both SiriXM's and AGT's approval)? Or will Howard just ignore it?
     
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    Threatening job loss because of speech will make the world a better place........Sure.....Fuckin' idiots
     
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    Interesting.

    I wonder if he didn't miss a beat (after he made the comment) either because he thought nothing of it (meaning, no intentional malice) or because he was completely unaware of what just came out of his mouth. :jj:

    does he have Turret's?
     
  20. JDDaBadAhz

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    Well I'll be a monkey's uncle.