Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007
And WTMJ stands by his offensive “parody”
He’s now trying to pass it off as a “parody” that’s supposed to stimulate debate about the impossibility of negotiating with terrorists, but WTMJ’s rightwing talker Charlie Sykes stepped in it this time. On his WTMJ-hosted blog, Sykes posted and promoted as “pure genius” another person’s alteration of the peace-seeking bumper sticker that spells out “coexist” in symbols of many faiths. The “parody,” done by Tom McMahon, changed the symbol for transgender people into a hammer and sickle and the Star of David into a swastika.