Radio guest sparks controversy.

A couple of weekends ago, KFI/Los Angeles radio host Mo Kelly scored an interview with notorious political figure Roger Stone, and things quickly turned contentious as Mr. Kelly grilled Mr. Stone about his criminal conviction for lying to Congress and the subsequent commutation of his sentence by the sitting president; Kelly concluded his question by saying, “Hell, your number just happened to come up in the lottery. I’m guessing it was more than just luck, Roger, right?” Stone then muttered, either to himself or to someone in the room with him, something indistinguishable followed by “. . .arguing with this Negro.” Kelly reacted by saying, “What did you just say?” Stone denied saying anything of that nature at the time; later, responding to inquiries from the New York Times, he (a) denied saying it, (b) asserted that a station call screener must have said it, (c) denied being a racist, (d) blamed Kelly for “a smear” intended to boost the station’s ratings, and (e) claimed that the word “Negro” is not a racial slur.