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Severin's phony Pulitzer (Jay Severin)
Boston Globe ^ | 09/16/2005 | Scot Lehigh

Posted on 09/16/2005 3:07:56 PM PDT by Panerai

OCCASIONAL LISTENERS to ''Extreme Games" on WTKK are accustomed to host Jay Severin admiring himself in the mirror of his own imagination, a glass so vast and glittering as to rival the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.

But last Friday, the talkmaster positively outdid himself in setting new laurels upon his brow:

He awarded himself a Pulitzer Prize.

That came as part of a conversation with a caller about the declining standards he sees in journalism. Here's what Jay said: ''But since journalism began, and up until the time at least that I took my master's degree at Boston University -- and may I add without being obnoxious, up till and including the time that I received a Pulitzer Prize for my columns for excellence in online journalism from the Columbia School of Journalism, the highest possible award for writing on the Web -- right up to and including that in 1998, you still had to practice journalism to be a journalist."

That struck several listeners as unlikely. Once I'd heard the claim, I asked the Pulitzer folks to check it out. ''We looked at the records and there is no record of him winning a Pulitzer Prize," says Sig Gissler, administrator of the Pulitzers. Nor is there a Pulitzer for excellence in online journalism.

How does Jay explain his assertion?

''What I said was, there is a prize that my editor told me is the equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize for Web journalism," Severin said in an interview. ''That is a hell of a caveat."

Certainly it would have been if Severin had made it. The problem is, he didn't. I read him his on-air comment.

''I certainly could have been more precise," he conceded. Or more, say, truthful.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: howiecarr; jayseverin; legandinhisownmind; pulitzer; wrko; wtkk
Jay Severin is a phony and a Bush basher, Howie Carr rules.
1 posted on 09/16/2005 3:07:58 PM PDT by Panerai
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To: Panerai

A master's degree? So what... you don't brag about that.


2 posted on 09/16/2005 3:12:45 PM PDT by The Worthless Miracle
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To: Panerai
Jay Severin is a phony and a Bush basher, Howie Carr rules.

I don't know what is the matter with him. He claimed Pres. Bush would lose the second election (because of exit polls which Rush Limbaugh warned us to completely ignore) and now he wants us to pull out of Iraq which will bring devastating effects and a real boost to terrorists all over the world.

Does he hate the President that much that we should pull out of Iraq because it was the idea of the President to go in there?

3 posted on 09/16/2005 3:14:05 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Panerai

Your taking the side of the Boston Globe is disgusting on its face. Moreover, this is a meaningless charge, a drive-by shooting which is utterly insignificant.


4 posted on 09/16/2005 3:17:16 PM PDT by NutCrackerBoy
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To: Panerai

Scot Lehigh has been in a pissing match with Jay for the last 2 years.


5 posted on 09/16/2005 3:22:50 PM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: NutCrackerBoy
Even Howie Carr is having a laugh about the Pulitzer Prize

Howie Carr, to ridicule Jay Severins, is saying he went to Harvard Law School for two years (he used to pick up his kids at the Havard day school)

6 posted on 09/16/2005 3:23:51 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Panerai
Let's see. He's vain, hyperbolic, innaccurate, condescending and defensive of his lies. Exactly what is unjournalistic about him? And why doesn't he fit in with all the other Pulitzer journos? I say, give it to him! Sheesh, like its an honor or something.
7 posted on 09/16/2005 3:26:28 PM PDT by fat city ("The nation that controls magnetism controls the world.")
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To: The Worthless Miracle
A master's degree? So what... you don't brag about that.

O'Reilly constantly does.

8 posted on 09/16/2005 3:28:43 PM PDT by Salvey (ancest)
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To: Panerai
Scott may have something on Jay this time, but, there is a lot of history between Jay and the Boston Globe, and especially Scott Lehigh. More than once, the Globe has written things about Jay Severin that was demonstrably false. Subsequently, Jay has spent hours bashing Scott Lehigh, the Globe's editors, and other writers. So, if this were a boxing match, the Globe just landed a power punch, but they already have been down on the mat at least once before this.

The Globe hates Jay because he talks national elections and politics. Jay has a decent following, but I think it has shrunk of late due to his isolationist stance with respect to the WOT and his views of GWB.

Every listener who has listened for more than a couple of years must know by now Jay is a phony with respect to his private life, that is, he isn't single and he has a child. Somehow he thinks it is cool to pretend he is a 52 yo ladies (young chick) man and free and easy.

Jay's biggest gaff of late is to be a panelist on the Tucker Carlson show on MSNBC with that clipped haired-mean faced dyke opposite him. He was too civil and couldn't rip her apart as he would on radio.

WRT to Howie, this is why he is entertaining: Maine asshole humor, animal destruction jokes, fart jokes, gluttony gags, Submit, Whitey watch, Wizard of 'ahs, and the fact that he says almost nothing of import.
9 posted on 09/16/2005 3:32:42 PM PDT by Final Authority
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To: Panerai

Jay recently filled in for Neal Boortz for a few days on WSB in Atlanta. I had never heard him before.

I listened to part of one day's effort. The following days I needed to clip my toenails or some such important task and left Jay to his hatred of Bush and his self adulation.

So it left me puzzled as to why Neal had Severin filling in. Then a light dawned. Neal is a Libertarian, and Severin is a libertarian, I think.

I get easily irritated with Boortz and turn him off, but at least he sometimes has an entertaining show.


10 posted on 09/16/2005 3:32:55 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Panerai

Jay was a senior at Vassar College when I was a freshman. Only then his name wasn't Jay Severin. It was Jimmy Severino and he was a townie, from Poughkeepsie.
He was no preppie - but he was obsessed with them. He used to pretend he was one and would walk around with the collar of his polo shirts up. When he met a new person, he never asked them what their name was. His first question was always " Are you a preppie ?"


11 posted on 09/16/2005 3:36:09 PM PDT by somerville
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To: Final Authority

Exactly right.


12 posted on 09/16/2005 3:38:55 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Ole Okie
In January Jay Severin is going to have a nationally syndicated gig with Infinity Radio. I have advised Jay that he needs to take a more nationalistic stand on the issues, talk less of the nuance of politics, support the President, because the President is, and reference common experiences that people can identify with, not experiences that differentiate him from the listener. He needs his family in the picture we have of him. He mustn't posture as too smart for the rest of us, because he will be found out eventually.
13 posted on 09/16/2005 3:41:42 PM PDT by Final Authority
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To: Final Authority
Jay's biggest gaff of late is to be a panelist on the Tucker Carlson show on MSNBC with that clipped haired-mean faced dyke opposite him. He was too civil and couldn't rip her apart as he would on radio.

Actually, his biggest gaffe, if you believe certain reports, was to engage in some sort of off-camera hanky panky at MSNBC, which led to him getting fired after only a couple of weeks on the air. More here:

http://radioequalizer.blogspot.com/2005/07/jay-severin-exits-tucker-carlsons-show.html

14 posted on 09/16/2005 3:51:28 PM PDT by Dont Mention the War (Pirro '06 - Save New York!)
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To: Final Authority

Jay used to be ok until he began to support the Dems, but not support the Dems, if you know what I mean. There's enough criticism of Bush on the MSM that we don't need to hear him go on with the same rant repeatedly. Also, I've noticed that I can't turn on that station without finding it in the middle of a commercial break, usually a very long one. It appears that commercials account for the largest protion of content. And when Jay stoops to on-air product promotion (Perfect smiles / Contertop Shope etc.,), I just want to throw up. For all his past criticism of AM stations, WTTK(sp?)is no better.


15 posted on 09/16/2005 3:51:41 PM PDT by balls (Religion is the root of all evil)
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To: Stepan12
Even Howie Carr is having a laugh about the Pulitzer Prize.

That's fine; it's funny. But the Glob has no honor, no standing to nitpick. From Lehigh's column, it would seem to have been an honest mistake on Jay's part, and so the hack journalist's gotcha with a pious tone about being truthful grates.

I've heard Jay Severin tell the story before and, as I recall, he explained that he meant the prize was the online equivalent of the Pulitzer.

16 posted on 09/16/2005 3:55:12 PM PDT by NutCrackerBoy
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To: Panerai
I've turned off Jay due to his unrepentant criticism of the Bush policy in Iraq add nauseum, but I'd still take his side against this latest skirmish between him and the weenies at the Boston Globe.
Howie gets my nod at 3 PM.
17 posted on 09/16/2005 3:56:49 PM PDT by Shqipo (And so the great battle starts...)
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To: Panerai
Severin's biggest problem is Severin. The guys always wrong about the big predictions, ie. John McCain was not elected President, John Kerry was not elected President, there were not tens of thousands of young Americans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Moreover his self proclaimed love of all things military is a bit much to take at times when he opposes the mission they are conducting.

Ole Duke Nuke'm needs to learn a bit of humility. Perhaps this will help.

18 posted on 09/16/2005 3:58:04 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Ole Okie

"So it left me puzzled as to why Neal had Severin filling in. Then a light dawned. Neal is a Libertarian, and Severin is a libertarian"

Libertarian = new age liberal. Leopards, spots,
fence rider$, re-arrange, you get the picture.


19 posted on 09/16/2005 4:03:49 PM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: Dont Mention the War
I've read that hit piece on Jay. The fact is Jay was an advisor, campaign and White House, to GHWB and campaign advisor/manager to Buchanan and many other prominent candidates and office holders. When Jay went to Buchanan, the Bush's essentially made sure that Jay would never work again for a GOP candidate. I think that fact is clear as well.

If Jay is banned from MSNBC then why is he a regular guest on Imus? I can tell you, Jay used MSNBC to hone some of his on air skills, and obtain some reasonable national exposure as he is going national with his show in January. Reasonable exposure meant that he would not do a nutty on the dyke opposite him (dyke is his words on his radio show) and that most likely infuriated the show's producers as the dialog was too civil for interest. What they wanted was a possible train wreck every night.

Jay couldn't afford to go down with a sinking ship as surely as will happen.

For those who complain that there are too many commercial spots on Jay's shows just means that there is a lot of interest to "buy" his time by commercial interests who want to advertise. The better the ratings and demographics, the more people want to buy time and the more that time costs.
20 posted on 09/16/2005 4:06:33 PM PDT by Final Authority
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To: NutCrackerBoy
This on Newsmax today:
Jay Severin has been named as a talk show host for select Infinity Broadcasting stations, it was announced Friday by Rob Barnett, President of Programming, Infinity.
A complete list of stations that will broadcast the weekday show (Time TBD) will be announced at a later date.

--The Boston Globe is very sad.
21 posted on 09/16/2005 4:18:10 PM PDT by Shqipo (And so the great battle starts...)
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To: Salvey

HA! Also, Michael Savage and his 500 master's degrees and his Ph.D in Botany or whatever it is...


22 posted on 09/16/2005 4:23:45 PM PDT by The Worthless Miracle
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To: Panerai

But he fits right in here in Bosotown, doesn't he?

We have a U.S. Senator whose sole claim to fame -- not infamy, now -- is that his three older brothers died in World War II, in the back seat of the presidential limousine, and in a kitchen staffed by a Palestinian with a pistol.

We have another U.S. Senator who claims to be a war hero for being wounded while playing with a grenade launcher, for wearing a bandaid, and for shooting an unarmed, fleeing teenage Vietnamese boy in the back.

We have numerous frauds up her in the public arena. Scoopnose Severin is just one of many frauds here.


23 posted on 09/16/2005 4:25:17 PM PDT by Lunkhead_01
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To: Panerai
I once listened to Severin. That was until the reality of events proved him wrong time and time again. It is no wonder he is no longer a campaign adviser. One must be able to predict political outcomes correctly at least 50% of the time. That mark he has fell far short of particularly when it involves President Bush.

Severin has predicted President Bush's demise so many times that its become boorish. Iraq is another situation he constantly gets wrong time and time again. I think half of this is brought on by the fact that he seems to need to fit in to some uppity social club and to show his "intelligence" he joins in with them on some issues. Which is fine if one wants to be some ones lap dog.

The one thing I find particularly funny is how on one hand Mr. Severin will attack the Boston Globe, New York Times, and Washington Post and with the other hand use articles written in them to attack President Bush.

I will spend my time listen to fart jokes and such. At least I know that the opinions coming out of Carrs mouth are honest and factual.
24 posted on 09/16/2005 7:50:14 PM PDT by baystaterebel (F/8 and be there!)
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To: baystaterebel

Jay has not been on WTTK 96.9fm out of Boston going on three weeks now. Does anybody know what is up with that???


25 posted on 10/11/2005 9:36:37 AM PDT by wndycndy (Beagles For Bush!)
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To: wndycndy

Severin has been severly embarrassed by the revelations of all the things he has simply made up - his Pulitzer - his "on-line equivalent of the Pulitzer" - his Harvard Law degree - his award for his MNBC column - and now it turns out that the Masters Degree from Boston University is a figment of his imagination. He just makes things up to give him cred. Who wants to listen to someone like that.


26 posted on 10/11/2005 5:53:09 PM PDT by Waller Smith (Mr. Severin needs a shot of truth serum.)
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To: Waller Smith

I listened to Jay for five years. I haven't listened to Jay much in the past year but I did enjoy him when he wasn't ranting and raving against the war in Iraq, or Pres. Bush, or trying to convince everyone he was Gods gift to young, sexy women. I can't IMAGINE being married to the guy and always suspected he was divorced at least once.

It must be true that vampires (have you ever seen Jays picture?) can't see their own reflection in the mirror the way he seemed to fool himself into believing he was a young studmuffin.


27 posted on 10/12/2005 1:12:15 PM PDT by wndycndy (Beagles For Bush!)
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