Sunday, June 18, 2006

Shepherd Express to Berkman: shut up!

Dave Berkman has been calling people racists, fascists and killers in the pages of the Shepherd Express for years. One of my goals as a community columnist was to have him call me those names in print. That hasn't happened (although he did yell at me for an hour and a half on WMCS) and won't because he has, I guess, quit the Shepherd for refusing to run a column on minority hiring practices at WUWM. I'm not sure why this was a column too far because Dave has certainly mentioned WUWM before and the Shepherd has never before shown the slightest interest in putting a muzzle on his vitriol. Berkman apparently forgot that, like blacks, liberals cannot be racist.

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