A radio talk show host began a weeklong suspension without pay Monday for telling his listeners Nov. 17 that the Rev. Jesse Jackson wanted to be assassinated when he intervened in a dispute over expulsions at an Illinois high school.
“There is a limit to what we will allow on the public airwaves,” said Andy Stuart, vice president and market manager for Clear Channel Communications Inc., which suspended WSPD-AM’s Scott Sloan.
Jackson intervened in the Decatur, Ill., dispute to be a martyr like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Seven students in Decatur were expelled for a Sept. 17 brawl at a football game.