Joe Walsh: I Got Booted From My Radio Show Simply For Using The N-Word!

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Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) said he was kicked off his own radio show Thursday, apparently because he used racial slurs on-air while discussing the Washington Redskins’ name dispute.

Walsh, a Tea Party darling who was unseated by Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), hosts “The Joe Walsh Show” on Chicago’s WIND-AM. The former congressman live-tweeted his interactions with station management when they apparently began cutting to commercials each time he used a racial slur, including the n-word.

Later he tweeted that he was taken off the air “until further notice:”

h/t Raw Story

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