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Radio host assaults female political candidate

February 4, 2012

Should chivalry exist in politics or is any treatment fair game towards women?

I wonder, where is her husband, where is her brother? I know most females wouldn’t have accepted this treatment. She remained calm and even attempted to shake his hand after the assault. Do you think he went overboard? Was he out of line? I would love to know how the females feel about this. Is this acceptable treatment by a man even though it’s only due to political differences?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. February 4, 2012 9:02 pm

    If this is his radio personality and it is this raw and in your face and he is this way with everybody then I would consider this display his style and I feel that she should have been aware of that going in, sucked it up and dealt with it and by the way she did just that. She remained civil, and in control, smiled and kept her composure.

    Now, if it were say Cain in the same seat and the radio personality while still disagreeing with his ( Cain’s) political position refrained from resorting to personal digs to his face and direct insults to his face then I would conclude we have a double standard and the treatment is called sexism. It is never fair to display sexist behavior

    If he (radio guy) has called a man out of his name on his show, if he has ever called a man on his show ignorant and attacked everything about that man from his shoe size to his pomade choice then I say Ladies and Gentlemen roll your sleeves up and do that thing.

    Because anyone can disagree. However, to resort to calling people out of their name and calling them stupid unless this is your on the air personality and you are doing this for shock value and ratings, I get that; if not his behavior is ridiculous!

    He can rip and challenge her position and dismantle her belief system with harsh rebukes and solid facts that is true debating however, to demean her and reduce her personally to the point of her appearance does more to cause discord amongst blacks
    ( don’t twist it Nappy is NOT a true sign of sisterhood/brotherhood) and the whole spill makes him look angry, irrational and ignorant. Just Saying!

  2. February 5, 2012 1:48 am

    What has he done for the black folks?

    • February 6, 2012 1:33 pm

      Not to be contentious but having a vehicle for communicating and or disseminating information to the black community does quite alot for black people.

      • February 8, 2012 2:33 am

        I agree with that Philip. Don’t agree with the display but there are alot of people, (our people) that don’t read, watch the news and maybe this form of media is a way to get educated and be informed on whats going on in their community.

  3. February 6, 2012 1:31 pm

    WOW!!! He could have expressed his disgust in a different manner. The behavior displayed is not appropriate in a public setting…that being said, I have no problem with his disgust towards her. She did not answer his questions and just stuck to talking points. I feel personally that most Black Republicans join the party just to disassociate themselves from Black people hoping to gain approval and respect from white people.

  4. February 6, 2012 7:41 pm

    I can respect his frustration with her avoidance of directly answering his questions, but in the end, in my humble opinion, she actually came out looking like the “good one” for lack of a better term. The radio host appears to have totally lost control of his emotions and his tongue, and he made it personal by going on a rampage of name calling and personal attacks against his guest, and then he turns that same anger toward his listener(s) who is/are texting or calling him to express their concern of his treatment of her. Meanwhile, the sister under attack, kept her professionalism and composure, and chose to walk away from the hostile situation. And even after being given an unnecessary tongue-lashing, she still desired to end on a cordial note by offering a handshake that his fury wouldn’t allow him to accept. For me, this display isn’t about him being a man and her being a woman; it’s far more about both of them being human beings. No human being, regardless of their gender, should be treated this way because of their opinions or their political party of choice. Just because a person is of African descent, they shouldn’t be condemned because they choose not to vote democratic or because they don’t support President Obama. Just because I love the president and apparently, this radio host loves him, that doesn’t give me or him the right to insist that every other black person share our affections. We live in a country that allows us to choose, and if this lady, for whatever reason, chooses to be republican, that’s her business. She didn’t make for the greatest representation with her inability (or unwillingness) to answer direct questions regarding her district, but nothing that she did, said, or didn’t do or say, warranted his irate display. Perhaps when he calms and his rationale returns, he’ll see that an apology is in order…but somehow I seriously doubt it.

  5. Robert permalink
    February 6, 2012 9:19 pm

    All people should be mutually respectful of each other.
    Women should be treated with proper regard whenever possible.
    IN RESPONSE TO YOU QUESTION TO WOMEN: I am a happily married man and say that this mans treatment of this woman is unacceptable.
    And this guy needs to be taught some manners.

  6. FRED ANDERSON permalink
    February 7, 2012 10:16 pm


  7. February 8, 2012 2:46 am

    His delivery throughout the interview I simply can not agree with, especially towards a woman. As a former debater, I understand the reasoning of pushing an answer that you need to hear from the one you are in debate with. In fact, it seem that she was avoiding the questions. That would had me fustrated, but not fustrated enough to disrespect anyone, especially in public forum.
    Who do HE think he is. I am a lady and act like one but it would had been hard to not say anything at all to him about his behavior. I would had at least, ( in a lady like manner) let him know I didn’t appreciate his brutal tactics.
    Was he going for ratings?, who knows. He did get fustrated and I myself again, if you’re not going to answer my questions and we are suppose to have a discussion on specific topics, I rather not finish the discussion because its no point to do so. Ok, ask her to leave, but be a respectful person about it. Dang!

  8. Andra permalink
    February 16, 2012 2:38 am

    She should have done her research before going into that interview. It pays to be prepared in this type of forum. She wasn’t prepared and he stepped all over her. Not that she deserved it, but that’s the nature of politics. She gotta learn how to fire back when someone is coming at her like that. I did agree with one point he made. The fact that she couldn’t answer his questions with clarity, says she is just a token for the “W” people in the republican party. They do it all the time to attempt drum up black voters to vote for the candidate that they can control once in office.

  9. Cynthia Johnson permalink
    February 20, 2012 2:15 pm

    Blessed2write has stated it well, and I second her comments.

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