Wilson Demands Apology
- After the Sun-Times posted a report about the speech on its website, Wilson’s campaign issued a statement saying it “categorically denies the statements that were attributed to him” and demanded a retraction and apology.
“I’m not sure where this is coming from,” Wilson said in the statement. “I am proud to count people of all races as friends and supporters and would never refer to anyone as ‘Whitey.’ Maybe the reporter didn’t understand my Louisiana enunciation.”
The Sun-Times stands by its report and posted the audio snippet and the full video from the City Club of Chicago’s website. But Wilson’s campaign still insisted Wilson was not saying “whiteys.”
Sure sounds like "whiteys" to us, and Wilson doesn't offer any other word that could have been misspoken or misheard.