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Last week on FOX13 News at 10, we aired a segment about blight in the Mid-South and who was to blame.

The always outspoken FOX13 insider and conservative radio talk show host Andrew Clarksenior of News Talk 98.9 WKIM-FM voiced his opinion, calling those responsible for dilapidated properties "animals."

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On May 16, Rev. LaSimba Gray, president of the Memphis Rainbow/PUSH coalition, and Southern Christian Leadership Conference President Rev. Dwight Montgomery spoke out, saying the media should give better balanced coverage of the racial divide in this region.

The call was coming on the heels of racial comments made by Shelby County Commissioner and juvenile court clerk Democratic nominee Henri Brooks.

Dr. Gray also called out Clarksenior for the comments he made on FOX13 News at 10.

"We call for a public apology and dismissal of Mr. Clarksenior from the airways of Memphis, Tenn.," Rev. Gray said.

That's why Clarksenior apparently decided to give his rebuttal in person.

"I at no time even said Blacks were animals," Clarksenior said.

"You did say it," Rev. Gray said.

"No sir, I did not," Clarksenior said.

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