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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:31 PM
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Why, of COURSE Jay SEVERIN will be back on the air!1 Why WOULDN'T he?!1
Edited on Sat May-02-09 12:40 PM by UTUSN
We just can't LIVE without our sLIMUSes, Dick Toesuckers, assorted LIDDYs (Gordon, Scooter), LIMBOsevics, BARNICLEs, Oliver NORTHs, and countless others!1

That movie from the '50s, A Face in the Crowd, said it all: "Mel Miller: Suppose I tell you exactly what's gonna happen to you. You're gonna be back in television. Only it won't be quite the same as it was before. There'll be a reasonable cooling-off period and then somebody will say: "Why don't we try him again in a inexpensive format. People's memories aren't too long." And you know, in a way, he'll be right. Some of the people will forget, and some of them won't. Oh, you'll have a show. Maybe not the best hour or, you know, top 10. Maybe not even in the top 35. But you'll have a show. It just won't be quite the same as it was before. Then a couple of new fellas will come along. And pretty soon, a lot of your fans will be flocking around them. And then one day, somebody'll ask: 'Whatever happened to, a, whatshisname? You know, the one who was so big. The number-one fella a couple of years ago. He was famous. How can we forget a name like that? Oh by the way, have you seen, a, Barry Mills? I think he's the greatest thing since Will Rogers.' "



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http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles...

Severin suspended for comments about Mexican immigrants


Jay Severin, the fiery right wing talk show host on Boston's WTKK-FM radio station, was suspended yesterday after calling Mexican immigrants "criminaliens," "primitives," "leeches," and exporters of "women with mustaches and VD," among other incendiary comments. ....

He has called former Vice President Al Gore "Al Whore," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton "a lying (expletive)," and Senator Edward M. Kennedy "a fat piece of lying garbage."

Severin has also been criticized over the years for falsely saying that he had won a Pulitzer Prize and that he had earned a master's degree from Boston University. ....

Severin's lawyer said he expects that ultimately, his client will be back on the airways.

"I think we're going to sit down with them (station officials) soon and just go forward and put it past us," Tobia said. "I'm confident he'll be back on the air soon, but I don't know when or what the particulars are."

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inthebrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:53 PM
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1. Oh, I'm sure he'll bitch about his "right to free speech"
I think a lot of people get that wrong. The first ammendment just says "congress shall pass not laws". It doesn't stop your employer or anyone else from infringing on those rights. The Supreme Court and even congress can still take measures to limit it.

Even so, Servin is not so concillitory to the left having free speech. He believes that should be forced off the airwaves and not allowed a word.

Guy just fell on his own sword.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:03 PM
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2. Biding his time. Biding his time, which will be SOON!1 n/t
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inthebrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:06 PM
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3. I normally don't listen to him
A year ago I had a guy at work that just had to listen to Severin everyday. If he didn't get his fix he went into a serious rage. We'd even ask him what the deal was and he's exclaim that we were all dumb and didn't know what educational programming was.

Really funny that he wouldn't by that severin's claims don't stand up once you fact check them.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:10 PM
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4. Like all "radioactivity", it has a half-life
Meaning that his toxicity to advertisers and producers will wear off enough so that they can handle him again.

They COUNT on the public's collective amnesia. Look how quickly Imus was back on the air. It was the length of a an average sabbatical. And he was welcomed back easily, if you look at his ratings.

He'll be back.
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inthebrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:32 PM
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5. He's not really toxic to them
What he spewing is doing their dirty work. They want this level of racism and bigotry in the American psyche. Capitalism requires an underclass in order to survive. It creates more people they can exploit and when these same people talk of their conditions they are ignored and brushed aside.

The advertisers LOVE what Jay Severin is doing.
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bos1 Donating Member (997 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 12:56 PM
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6. Sever Severin Website! Please help fight racist wingnut radio
http://tiny.cc/SeverSeverin

Links at website ----

FIRE Jay Severin
Boston-area radio talk show host Jay Severin was suspended this week for making highly inflammatory and racist remarks on his talk show about Mexicans. The station didn't go far enough and Severin should lose his job

Here are just some of his prize quotes from the show:
"So now, in addition to venereal disease and the other leading exports of Mexico - women with mustaches and VD - now we have swine flu."
He described Mexicans as "the world's lowest of primitives."
"It's millions of leeches from a primitive country come here to leech off you and, with it,
they are ruining the schools, the hospitals, and a lot of life in America."
He also said that emergency rooms had "become essentially condos for Mexicans."
And on a 2004 broadcast, he compared Muslims to a fifth column in this country and said in response to a caller who thought people should reach out to Muslims: "You think we should befriend them; I think we should kill them."
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SAMPLE EMAIL
Dear (name of advertiser),

As you are an advertiser on radio station WTTK, I would like to know if you endorse the recent remarks on that station by Jay Severin about Mexicans:

"So now, in addition to venereal disease and the other leading exports of Mexico - women with mustaches and VD - now we have swine flu." He described Mexicans as "the world's lowest of primitives." He also said "It's millions of leeches from a primitive country come here to leech off you and, with it, they are ruining the schools, the hospitals, and a lot of life in America."

I thank you in advance for your reply.
---------------

GET ACTIVE! easy as 1,2,3
1. Tell station WTTK to give him the can:
Send them an email and demand that WTTK do the right thing and take Severin off the air permanently.
Call them at their main office: 617-822-9600

2. Contact his sponsors and politely ask them if they endorse Severin's views:

NEW ENGLAND XPO FOR BUSINESS
By Phone: 860-232-6230 or Toll Free: (866) 44EVENT (866-443-8368) By Fax: 860-232-6234
By Email: NEShow@eventmanagement.org

REI
email REI

Helping Hands of America
email info@helpinghandsofamerica.org
phone at 888-881-9090

BOSTON PRIVATE INDUSTRY COUNCIL
telephone 617-423-3755
email contact here

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