Schizas: Just to get back to our previous quick quotes on Andrea Horwath. I think whore is the operative syllable there.
Oakley: Well, well let’s not take it that far
Schizas: What do you mean? She was bought.
Oakley: (in agreement) Alright, bought and paid for. Alright, it’s pejorative
Schizas: Alright, Sorry, I’ll take the hit.
Oakley: That’s alright.
Schizas: I’ll take the hit.
As Justin Stayshyn (h/t transcript) rightly notes, “Lou Schizas works for AM640 so this isn’t just some random guy calling Andrea a whore.”
Update: More details (& audio) from this newswire:
The exchange took place [this AM] on the The John Oakley Show during a panel with Buzz Hargrove and Catherine Swift, who apparently did not call Schizas out on his comment after Oakley’s soft chiding.
Schizas is a business correspondent and joins Oakley for his a “Happy Capitalism” segment.
We’ve left a message with the station for comment and awaiting their reply.
Update 2: Official ONDP response:
June 12, 2013
Open Letter from Taras Natyshak, NDP MPP for Essex, to AM640
Essex – Taras Natyshak, NDP MPP for Essex, sent the following open letter to AM640, in response to unacceptable comments made by a guest on the John Oakely Show today.
25 Dockside Drive
During the John Oakley Show today Lou Schizas crossed the line when he called Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath a name that I won’t repeat.
We can disagree on political points. We can have heated debates and we at the NDP don’t shy away from a fight.
But let’s not forget respect.