Skip to comments.Severin to Emily Rooney: Yoor Fyred
Posted on 10/05/2007 9:23:13 AM PDT by raccoonradio
(Intentional mis-spelling by me in post heading; non-intentional mis-spellings by Jay Severin to follow)
Jay Severin of WTKK was apparently so upset that he was not invited to Emily Rooney's WGBH soiree that he instructed WTKK's program director to fire Ms. Rooney (allegedly...but oh maybe it was just a budget cut). The following is a nice little email sent by James Thompson Severino III (real name) to Ms. Rooney, as relayed by the Globe's Steve Bailey. Rooney had a paid gig offering commentary on Severin's show... -----------------------------
"Dear Emily," Severin e-mailed Rooney on Wednesday evening just minutes before the big event was to begin.
"As I imagine you well know, I do wish you congratulations on the most impressive achievement of ten years on the air choreographing your own presentation. Extraordinary.
"And please do not misconsture [sic] what I ask as mitigating in any way the earnestness of my best wishes.
"However: I am very personally disappointed (although from what you have frankly told me of WGBH's attitude toward myself, not necessarily greatly surprised) not to have been among those from 96.9 to have been invited to the WGBH celebratory event. After all, we are, I think, friends; and we do broadcast together here weekly, for an audience which is very considerably larger than even your television audience, correctr? [sic] It thus strkes [sic] me as fairly appropriate that I might have anticipated being included - especially considering others here at 96.9 were.
"Am I wrong and/or presumptuous to wonder why, under the circumstances, I am not included?"
(Back to me). Maybe he was just...upset...at not being invited... and was typing fast and furious and didn't bother to proofread it.
File under: "BEST AND BRIGHTEST"
Dan Kennedy writes in Media Nation blog:
>>This is pretty amusing. Boston Globe columnist Steve Bailey reports that WTKK Radio (96.9 FM) talk-show host Jay Severin is pouting because he didn’t get an invitation to the recent “Greater Boston” 10th-anniversary party at the new WGBH-TV (Channel 2) headquarters.
>>The upshot: “Greater Boston” host Emily Rooney has been disinvited from her regular Friday chit-chats with Severin. Hey, ‘TKK listeners’ loss is Rooney’s gain. The foul-mouthed Severin is the most self-referential of talk-show hosts, so I’m guessing he’ll spend most of the afternoon whining about this. We’ll see.
>>Disclosure: I’m a regular paid panelist on the “Greater Boston” Friday “Beat the Press” edition.
He’s no Comsic Muffin
Cosmic, that is
It's a lot easier to ensure no mistakes when writing than it is when speaking. I hadn't listened to God's gift to twenty-something year old girls in a few years, but since Howie's gone for a while, I decided to give this buffoon another shot - just to see if he's still a jerk. At the time I tuned in he was calling President Bush a "dummy" because he mistakenly used the word "childrens" while giving a speech. I lasted about 3 minutes and went over to WEEI. The guy is an asshole. And, evidently, a bit on the illiterate side.