NEW YORK (77 WABC) — An interview that Roger Stone did last week is still reverberating. Stone, who recently saw his sentence commuted by President Trump days before going to prison, made waves when he called a Black radio host in Los Angeles a “Negro.”
Morris O’Kelly, who uses the air name Mo’Kelly, told WABCRadio.com, Stone “blames, he attacks, he deflects.”
As O’Kelly questioned the commutation because of Stone’s long association with Trump, the line went quiet before uttering “arguing with this Negro.”
Stone denied saying calling O’Kelly the word in an interview this week on 77 WABC. He also said made reference to an unfounded tech issue and questioned why “if I just insulted Mr. Kelly was he kissing my derriere for the rest of the show?” Stone said.
Stone also said a forensic analysis will show “the background sound, the background noise of that little segment.. is entirely different than the rest of the show.”
“I was just the guy on the other end of the phone,” O’Kelly said. “How is my fault for continuing the conversation? … That’s not a blemish on me. I had a responsibility and job to ask certain questions.”
O’Kelly doesn’t want or expect an apology from Stone for what he calls a racial pejorative remark.
“The only thing that was sincere and in the days since, was that remark. Everything he has said outside of that was PR spin. It was a personal denigration of me,” O’Kelly said.
The radio host also claims Stone isn’t hurt by him “otherwise he’d be talking about a defamation suit.”
During his recent 77 WABC interview, Stone accused O’Kelly of creating a cover up and lumped him with Jessie Smollett and Bubba Wallace. (That interview is posted below.)
“It’s disingenuous, if only because the only person of the three that he mentioned, since he wants to group us together, who alleged any type of racism or hate crime was Jessie Smollett.”
O’Kelly concluded: “I don’t know what’s in his heart. I don’t know if he has active contempt and malice for Black people…. The way he’s conducting himself now says to me that there’s a degree of racial dismissiveness.”