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State Rep. Blasts Talk Host With Obscenities
The Boston Channel ^ | 4/29/10 | Boston Channel

Posted on 04/29/2010 10:49:56 AM PDT by raccoonradio

BOSTON -- A Massachusetts state representative and a conservative talk show host in the Hub are squaring off after the state rep blasted the radio personality in an obscenity-laced e-mail Thursday.

"Michael Graham is a (expletive deleted)," State Rep. David Torrisi, a North Andover Democrat wrote in an e-mail response to a Graham show producer's request to be on the talk show. "He can go (expletive deleted) himself for all I care."

Torrisi, who was being invited on the show to discuss his opposition to a proposal to ban state benefits for illegal immigrants, later told Statehouse News Service he regretted his choice of words, but still felt the same about 96.9 talk show host Michael Graham.

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: everyknockaboost; michaelgraham; talkradio; wtkk

1 posted on 04/29/2010 10:49:56 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
email screengrab, with a NSFW word not deleted
2 posted on 04/29/2010 10:50:57 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Another leftwing hate-filled rant.


3 posted on 04/29/2010 10:51:09 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: raccoonradio

4 posted on 04/29/2010 10:51:25 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: raccoonradio

All of these people need to be RUN OUT OF TOWN. They have no business running/ruining our lives. Take a hike, go get a job where you wont affect our families.


5 posted on 04/29/2010 10:55:08 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: raccoonradio

Classy


6 posted on 04/29/2010 10:56:07 AM PDT by camerongood210
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To: The Bronze Titan

Yes and they’re so arrogant...they claim they shouldn’t go on a talk radio show to defend their position because we’re all a bunch of yahoos, the issue is more complicated than people
think, etc. The reality is they don’t want to face people
with an opposing view, even in civil debate.


7 posted on 04/29/2010 10:56:18 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

The email address for the Rep. is in the screengrab above, if you’d like to offer YOUR opinion. (Also note that Graham’s station address is in the email and yes, they ARE right down the street from the paper Graham calls “The Boston Globe-
Democrat” (135 Morrissey v. 55 Morrissey...when you drive down the S.E. expressway you see the WTKK/Greater Media bldg, the former studios of Ch 56, and el Globo)


8 posted on 04/29/2010 10:58:15 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

/mark


9 posted on 04/29/2010 10:58:41 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32)
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To: Puppage
ILLEGAL PIMP


10 posted on 04/29/2010 10:59:33 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Everyone needs valid ID except illegal aliens and the President - only in America)
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To: VeniVidiVici

>>“I think people like Michael Graham … add nothing to the debate. They stir up the worst in people.”

Uh, so asking a state representative to discuss an issue
on the radio for 8 minutes can stir up said representative
to reply with an obscenity laced tirade? I guess he does
stir up the worst in...SOME...people!


11 posted on 04/29/2010 11:12:26 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Wow, he couldn’t just say he disagrees with the man and declined the invitation? Or just decline citing other commitments?


12 posted on 04/29/2010 11:14:22 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (my former tagline "We can, and we will prevail" doesn't fit with the usurper's goals.)
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To: raccoonradio
The reality is they don’t want to face people with an opposing view, even in civil debate.

Why should a liberal run the risk of debating when he can go to one of the vast preponderance of friendly media outlets and LIE with imputinity and without fear of having your lie challenged?

This AZ thing is the latest most obvious example - the glassy eyed, spittle-flecked lies are flying like I've never seen before.

13 posted on 04/29/2010 11:15:30 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: raccoonradio
A. Nothing upsets a SOB more than satire ... and ...

B. There is no defense against satire ... and ...

C. Most politicians are SOBs ... and ...

D. The most recent SOB poliktician is Crist of Florida ... so ...

E. Fire away, Gang.

14 posted on 04/29/2010 11:15:32 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years.)
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To: proud American in Canada

He’s a Massachusetts Democrat (right up there with the Kennedy family’s famous saying DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM???)

Just remember, those on the Left are tolerant, peace loving, and respectful while we’re foul mouthed, violent, fascists
(or so THEY say!)


15 posted on 04/29/2010 11:16:07 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: skeeter

>>Why should a liberal run the risk of debating when he can go to one of the vast preponderance of friendly media outlets

My favorite moment was during the Iraq war when Laura Ingraham had a lawyer on from a group called “Lawyers Against the War”. Laura asked him politely whether or not we were better off with Saddam out of power. He refused to answer.
Asked again, refused again, then hung up...and when Laura’s
producer called him back he swore at the producer and hung up. Can’t answer a simple question, and flees when pressed
(politely) to do so.


16 posted on 04/29/2010 11:18:32 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

another angry, hate-filled lefty. You would think that with Obama in the office and the Dems in charge, a peaceful bliss would come over these people...but no. Nothing can make these people happy as they are miserable people who want the people around them to be as miserable as they are.


17 posted on 04/29/2010 11:19:38 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: raccoonradio
David.Torrisi@state.ma.us
18 posted on 04/29/2010 11:20:31 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: raccoonradio
I'm not half as mad at leftist politicians as I am the not-so-stealthly marxist phonies in the media and acedamia.

Those bastards DEAL in dishonesty while pretending objectivity.

19 posted on 04/29/2010 11:21:09 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

>>miserable

Bumper sticker: ANNOY A LIBERAL: WORK HARD AND BE HAPPY

Another: LIBERALS WANT TO SPREAD THE MISERY

T-shirt seen on conservative site; a sea of smiling red faces and a frown on a blue one. Caption: SPOT THE LIBERAL


20 posted on 04/29/2010 11:22:06 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

In new developments, the bill to bar illegal aliens from receiving tax payer funded bennies like free healthcare, instate tuition, welfare, section 8 housing next door to Aunt Zituni went down by a handful of votes.


21 posted on 04/29/2010 11:27:49 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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Yes I think if 4 people changed their votes it would have passed, Jeff Perry was saying yesterday


22 posted on 04/29/2010 11:32:30 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Let’s face it, liberals are low-lifes, no matter how heavily they apply the make-up.


23 posted on 04/29/2010 11:46:53 AM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
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To: raccoonradio

Tea Party persons are bad?

This person needs to be voted out of office.


24 posted on 04/29/2010 11:54:41 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: raccoonradio
I heard Michael Graham speaking about this on the radio this morning. What a laugh.

Any politician who is too stupid to realize that emails like this are not a good idea...isn't smart enough to hold elected office. What a tool.

25 posted on 04/29/2010 11:54:47 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (The only moral use of violence is in retaliation against those who initiate its use.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; All

today’s Eagle Tribune

http://www.eagletribune.com/latestnews/x1901492210/Rep-Torrisi-regrets-vulgar-e-mail-response-to-talk-show-host

there are many comments


NORTH ANDOVER — State Rep. David Torrisi regrets using vulgar language in an e-mail response to an invitation to appear on a conservative radio talk show, but defends the sentiment behind his refusal to appear on the show.

“I responded from my BlackBerry,” the North Andover Democrat said yesterday. “It was probably a little impulsive on my part.”

Torrisi’s insulting two-sentence reply was sent to a WTKK producer who had e-mailed Torrisi asking him to appear on Michael Graham’s show to discuss his opposition to legislation barring state benefits for illegal immigrants. Torrisi e-mailed back: “Michael Graham is an (expletive). He can go (expletive) himself for all I care.”

Graham’s website posted a copy of the e-mail, which Torrisi confirmed he sent.

“I obviously regret the choice of words, but I don’t regret the intent,” Torrisi told The Eagle-Tribune. “To me, people like Michael Graham and other radio talk show hosts ... I don’t think they add anything to the debate at all.”

The House voted 82-75 Wednesday to send Rep. Jeff Perry’s proposal to study, killing it for the year and sparking an outcry from supporters of the proposal, who say illegal immigrants should not have access to taxpayer-supported services.

Torrisi said the state already does “a pretty good job” of screening immigrants applying for public benefits, adding that he believes exceptions should be made for children who grow up in the United States and people who overstay their visas to care for sick relatives here.

“I think the subject of immigration is much more complex than these talk radio hosts make it out to be,” said Torrisi. “I said what I said and I probably shouldn’t have used those words, but I still feel the same way about talk radio hosts, left-wingers and right-wingers alike.”

Graham, one of the region’s most popular talk show hosts, discussed Torrisi’s response on the air yesterday morning.

“The reaction is not commensurate with the action,” Graham said, adding, “It seems like people get really angry with you because you dare to say this isn’t right.”

In a telephone interview, Graham told the State House News Service that he sensed that among voters, based on “the feeling that he conveyed towards me, the feeling is mutual, and they’ll be expressing that feeling in November when it counts.”

Torrisi will run for re-election to a seventh term this fall. He has represented the 14th Essex District, including most of North Andover and sections of Lawrence, since 1999.


26 posted on 04/30/2010 8:43:45 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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