SMH… Talk about ignorance is bliss.
NY Post Columnist Calls Politician A “Spear Chucker”
This guy needs to face some serious repercussions for his careless choice of words.
According to NY Daily News reports:
New York Post political columnist Fred Dicker called an upstate senator a “spear chucker” for the predominantly black New York City Democratic delegation in a controversial on-air comment Thursday.
A listener to Dicker’s radio show immediately called him out for the racially offensive comment.
Dicker insisted he didn’t know the phrase was a racist slur.
“There was NEVER any racial suggestion at all,” Dicker told the Daily News in an email.
“I said on the air that I was referring to a political ‘spear carrier’ and thought that the other phrase meant the same thing,” Dicker said. “As soon as a listener called a possible misinterpretation to my attention, I quickly explained my position.”
During his radio show on WGDJ Talk AM 1300, the veteran columnist, who is white, criticized state Sen. Neil Breslin (D-Albany), who is also white.
“Has anyone heard anything from Neil Breslin in the last few years? He’s just like a spear carrier, spear chucker, for these New York City Democrats, but he doesn’t say anything about what’s going on around here,” Dicker said.
Following a commercial break, Dicker clarified his statement after receiving the email from a listener.
“I didn’t think it was a slur,” Dicker said on air. A spokeswoman for Rep. Charles Rangel said Dicker should apologize, saying, “Fred Dicker’s use of an unacceptable racial term on his radio program was highly insensitive and offensive.”
The blunder comes after another on-air gaffe in January in which Dicker called the Newtown school shooting a “little convenient massacre.”
Do you think they should take him off the air? Should the Post suspend him?