Today’s article that brought my not-very-hidden radio pundit background to light does not accurately reflect me or my full, or true, views.
The role of a radio host is different from that of a political operative. In radio, sometimes you’re encouraged to be provocative and inflammatory. I’ve been guilty of both, and am embarrassed by some of the comments I made precisely because they do not represent me today. I was embarrassed by some of them even then.
I am also no longer a guy who judges beer drinking contests in a wrestling mask. Things change. We all hopefully grow up.
I abhor racism and have always treated everyone I’ve met with dignity and respect as individuals. This was true in the past and it is true now.
The controversial comments are also but a fraction of my decade of writing and talking about conservative, Tea Party and libertarian causes.
I have also written columns over the years promoting African-American history and politics, and many other writings that tell a far different story than what the headlines portray today. Not surprisingly, the reporter chose not to balance her piece by citing any of those columns.