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Gov. Patrick blasts Severin on radio show
The Boston Herald ^ | 06/04/2009 | Jessica Heslam

Posted on 06/04/2009 2:09:18 PM PDT by Andy'smom

Bay State Gov. Deval Patrick blasted WTKK yakker Jay Severin on his own radio station today, calling his remarks about Mexicans “way over the line” - and said he was “embarrassed” to be associated with the Hub station.

Patrick - who skewered Severin during his monthly segment on Jim Braude and Margery Eagan’s WTKK-FM (96.9) show - said he was “disappointed” that the station let the right-wing host back on the air this week.

“I found Jay Severin’s comments on the air about Mexicans hateful and hurtful, really just way over the line and I was just as disappointed, frankly, that the station chose to let him resume broadcasting this week,” Patrick said.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: deval; jayseverin; talkradio
Well Gov., I hate to break it to you but a lot of us are embarrassed to have you as our governor.
1 posted on 06/04/2009 2:09:18 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: Andy'smom

Severin deserved it.


2 posted on 06/04/2009 2:11:05 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Andy'smom

Not too excited about Jay S either, nor (WTTK).

(or Eagen, Brody, WRKO etc)

I grew up listening to Jerry Williams and it’s disgusting to see (and hear) what talk radio has come to (nevermind MA government)


3 posted on 06/04/2009 2:14:19 PM PDT by This_far
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To: Andy'smom

“Severin returned to the air with a long apology and vowing to host a better show”.

...Severin called them “leeches” and the “lowest of primitives”. If he were referring to ALL mexicans it’s a bit much BUT, I thought freedom of speech covered all that. Now that he’s apologized, his show is over. He’ll have to walk gently etc. He may as well start asking people what their favorite ice cream is on the air. Exactly what Cadillac Patrick wanted!


4 posted on 06/04/2009 2:14:38 PM PDT by albie
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To: Andy'smom

What did severin say?


5 posted on 06/04/2009 2:18:22 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Andy'smom; raccoonradio; GQuagmire; nutmeg; Clemenza
Thank you Andy’smom!

Coupe - you are a complete loser. You almost make Dukakis look tolerable - and that's no easy task. You suck, shuffle back to Chicago or to Washington with your fellow AA incompetent, Barry.

6 posted on 06/04/2009 2:23:01 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: albie; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

I heard Jay’s original program, and even though I thought he was over the line, I KNEW he was not referring to EACH and EVERY Mexican on earth.
I have on rare occasion been unable to turn the station when Eagan and Himself go on the air, but quite frankly, tehy are as for over the edge to the LEFT as Jay was on the right.
When I listen to the “hate speech” directed FROM(!) the left, I always get the laugh of the day, when they whine about the VIRULENT speech coming from the right.
From the left come a hope that Rush Limbaugh’s kidneys fail, greeted by laughter and applause.
Who on the right has celebrated Sen. Kennedy’s brain cancer?


7 posted on 06/04/2009 2:27:53 PM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: We print the news as it fits our Views)
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To: This_far

I grew up tuning out Jerry Williams and listening to Avi Nelson, NOW THAT was classic talk radio. The series of television debates where Avi kicked Jerry all over the studio was amazing and instructive.


9 posted on 06/04/2009 2:32:31 PM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: albie

Severin is wrong about Mexicans being the lowest of primitives...one only need visit the Great and General Court to see that there are no Mexicans in that body of the lowest of primitives in the Communistweal of Massholachusetts.


10 posted on 06/04/2009 2:33:24 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: MSF BU

Avi was a late comer, but at least you had a choice.


11 posted on 06/04/2009 2:38:21 PM PDT by This_far
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To: pissant

He called them leaches, called emergency rooms “condos for Mexicans”, etc. I believe he was the first to call them “crimaliens”. Most of this stuff he’s been saying for years.


12 posted on 06/04/2009 2:39:09 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: pissant

He called them leaches, called emergency rooms “condos for Mexicans”, etc. I believe he was the first to call them “crimaliens”. Most of this stuff he’s been saying for years.


13 posted on 06/04/2009 2:39:29 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: Andy'smom

If he’s talking about illegal aliens, he’s right on the money. These A**HOLES all need to be deported.


14 posted on 06/04/2009 2:40:11 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

It was quite a rant. I’m sure the full text is online. The worst bit though was about Mexicans being the lowest form of primitives and leeches. Racism to the extreme.


15 posted on 06/04/2009 2:41:23 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Melas

“Severin deserved it”.

...Severin deserved it!? Because he gave his opinion?! This is the problem with the issue of “free speech” in this country today. We dillute it a little more each day with “tolerance” and “diversity”. Libs say they’re worried about hurting people’s feelings etc. This kind of incremental reduction in what can and can’t be said will reduce us to nothing but cooking and decorating shows!

The radio station has the right to suspend, fire whatever on their own discretion. If his ratings are good, great! If not, hit the road. If listeners don’t like what they hear, they can turn it off. It’s very simple.


16 posted on 06/04/2009 2:42:09 PM PDT by albie
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To: albie
...Severin called them “leeches” and the “lowest of primitives”.

If he's referring to illegals he's about 99% correct. I would also add "atrociously ill-mannered".

Obviously this would be incorrect referring to Americans of Mexican descent, many of whom have a longer history in America than most Americans. But they're not "Mexicans", they're Americans !

But the liberals will lump them all together to make him look as bad as possible. He should have just said "Illegals" and left it at that.

17 posted on 06/04/2009 2:42:49 PM PDT by jimt
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You don’t even care that you’re blatantly racist anymore do you?


18 posted on 06/04/2009 2:42:51 PM PDT by Melas
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To: albie

What in the world are you talking about? No one has called for any infringement upon Severin’s right to be a racist.

However, he did deserve what he got from his employer. He did deserve the scathing condemnation for Patrick, and he deserves more down the pike. It’s a wonderful system because the rest of us have the right of free speech to call Severin down in turn.


19 posted on 06/04/2009 2:45:45 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Melas

mexicans or illegal aliens?


20 posted on 06/04/2009 2:48:45 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: This_far
Avi was a late comer, but at least you had a choice.

Williams goes back at least to the late sixties. Avi goes back to the seventies. It was Avi, if memory serves, who gave the late David Brudnoy his start in talk radio by letting him sub.

21 posted on 06/04/2009 2:52:49 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Andy'smom

And I’m disappointed governor in not receiving the lower property taxes that you campaigned on. You know, the taxes that you don’t actually control?

And where are those 1000 extra police officers? Oh. You added 1000 hacks to state government rather than 1000 police offers to cities and towns.

Deval Patrick is Obama-lite. And that’s very lite indeed.


22 posted on 06/04/2009 3:12:09 PM PDT by OpeEdMunkey (We seem to have reached a critical mass of stupid people.)
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To: cynwoody

“Williams goes back at least to the late sixties. Avi goes back to the seventies.”

Jerry Williams was very instrumental in talk radio’s success.

(to and for the benefit of others)


23 posted on 06/04/2009 3:14:52 PM PDT by This_far
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To: Melas

Not from the likes of Patrick, he didn’t. Severin should not have singled out Mexicans. I don’t know why he did considering most of our illegal population around these parts are from countries other than Mexico.


24 posted on 06/04/2009 3:26:18 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: Melas

I saw George Lopez, during his HBO special a year or so ago, go into an angry rant about how glad he was about the e coli food poisining scares happening in the U.S—he said he hoped the migrant workers were, uh, wiping themselves with some of the produce (pantomiming what he meant as he was talking)as a way of getting back for us cracking down on illegal immigration.

What do you think of that-or is that different?-kind of like when Chris Rock said he thought Nicole’s mother and sister should be forced to “f%#k” OJ


25 posted on 06/04/2009 3:41:20 PM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (How to make a small fortune in the Obama era--first, start off with a big fortune....)
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To: Andy'smom
Severin, in part, called Mexicans “leeches” and some of the world’s “lowest primitives.”

What an idiot. 2 in two days--yesterday's imbecile being Turner.

26 posted on 06/04/2009 3:54:10 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: Mac from Cleveland

What in the world does a vulgar comedian have to do with any of this?


27 posted on 06/04/2009 4:25:08 PM PDT by Melas
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To: pissant

He said Mexicans. He did not say illegal aliens.


28 posted on 06/04/2009 4:25:52 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Melas

Isn’t it the same thing? And shouldn’t they also face similar repercussions?


29 posted on 06/04/2009 4:29:03 PM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (How to make a small fortune in the Obama era--first, start off with a big fortune....)
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To: Melas

Funny, I can’t find any full quotes. I’m going to guess he is talking about illegals since the MSM keeps saying he was talking about “mexican immigrants”


30 posted on 06/04/2009 4:35:36 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Mac from Cleveland

You can’t be serious.


31 posted on 06/04/2009 7:02:06 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Melas

“No one has called for any infringement upon Severin’s right to be a racist”.

...’bout time someone called a spade a spade! It’s not “racist” to refer to Mexican illegals as “leeches” when it’s accurate. That’s who he was referencing. Mexicans that came with the intent to assimilate and become American citizens is a different story.


32 posted on 06/05/2009 5:36:22 AM PDT by albie
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