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Syndicated Radio Host Compares Welfare and Slavery

Syndicated Radio Host Compares Welfare and Slavery

Published November 7, 2008

Posted Nov. 7, 2008 – A syndicated satellite radio show host is creating quite a stir after his Nov. 6 comparison of slavery and welfare.

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On The War Room with Quinn & Rose, Jim Quinn said: "You know, if you were a slave in the old South, what did you get as a slave? You got free room and board; you got free money; and you got rewarded for having children because that was just, you know, tomorrow's slave. ... Can I ask a question? How's that different from welfare? You get a free house, you get free food, and you get rewarded for having children. Oh, wait a minute, hold on a second. There is a difference: The slave had to work for it."

The show then aired an audio clip of a buzzer sounding and a voice repeating, “Insensitivity!”

Quinn then stated: “Ah, the truth stings, does it not?”   The context of the remarks are not clear.

Talkers Magazine lists Quinn & Rose on its “Heavy Hundred” list, which it describes as a list of the “100 most important radio talk show hosts in America.” According to the show's Web site, it airs on 18 radio stations and XM Satellite Radio. Click here for a response from a BET.com writer.

Written by BET-Staff

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