Pretty close to libel, in fact
"State Republican leaders are calling a Madison talk show host's comments about Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch hate speech.
WTDY's "Sly" Sylvester spent part of his show Monday talking about how Kleefisch is calling businesses in other states to try to lure them to Wisconsin. After attacking her credentials as a business owner, the liberal host got personal.
Mocking Kleefisch in a sing-song voice, Sylvester said, "and then I got colon cancer and ran around the state to tell people. Even though I have government health care, screw everyone else."
Sylvester said in the same mocking voice she used sexual acts to get support from Milwaukee talk-show hosts for her election.
Wednesday morning, Sylvester apologized for making the sexual comments. He said he recognizes it's hard to be a woman in politics and shouldn't have made remarks about sexual favors.