Jeff Sykes (pictured right with Reidsville police), a regular commenter at local Greensboro blog EdCone.com
and at InterstateQ.com, had to be physically removed from a local television station by police on Thursday.
Sykes is known for his outlandish, ultra-conservative and anti-gay comments in the local Greensboro blogosphere, often aggravating many bloggers and community members.
The latest round of tit-for-tat between a former editor and local pundits went live on camera this week.
A furious Jeff Sykes — previous editor of the Reidsville Review and a would-be City Council candidate — was removed by police Thursday from the WGSR studio.
Sykes called Charles Roark, a producer at WGSR, “dispicable” and used expletives, Roark said Friday. Roark was co-hosting an afternoon call-in program called the “Star News Warm-up Show.”
The station aired part of the exchange between Sykes, Roark and show co-host Mark Childrey. However, it did not show the entire exchange, only about two minutes of it, citing FCC rules prohibiting foul language.
Sykes’ unannounced arrival stemmed from a question Sykes posted on his blog this week on whether to run for Reidsville City Council: “Is it right for a person with a criminal record to be an elected official?”
He was convicted of attempted arson in 1996.
You can read the rest at the N&R.
Update: Jeffrey Sykes commented below and you’ll notice the strike-out in the first paragraph. He’s right: He’s never commented here before now. I thought he had. My apologies.
Update: We’ve got video… YouTube is awesome!