He was on here in the Twin Cities in syndication. Never did like him much. We have plenty of local talk guys, and Severin is way too libertarian for my tastes.
Good riddance to him.
I used to listen to Jay but he went nuts over the war and demagogued dead soldiers and marines just as bad as John Murtha. He used to talk about reasoned and rational debate and discussion but he resorted to shouting callers down and hanging up on them when they didn't agree with his "I hate the war fests". He lost credibility with me when he resorted to the tactics of the left.
The media just doesn't know which way to turn.
If that's his best, I'd hate to see his worst. Severin is a libertine crackpot. I'll stick with Howie.
I remember one of Jay's spectacular on-air flameouts about 10 years ago.
He was sititng in for someone. Now, who? -- I don't remember. I think it was Howie. Maybe Brodnoy?
He made a point how he loved Boston. "Oh, Boston!" Then he proceeded to discuss ... three guesses.
- 1995 shutdown of the government?
- GOP's inability to field a presidential candidate of pre-retirement age?
- Clinton's exploitation of Oklahoma City bombing?
No, no, and no. He said, let's' discuss whores. In an intelligent city whores are very intelligent. An intelligent whore... etc., etc., for several segments. One thig that stuck in his mind is that men are attracted to whores in the same sense in which like dogs they'd eat a pizza off the floor at a keg party sooner than locate the proper fork at a black tie dinner.
It was quite a spectacle. I don't think I ever heard from him since then, till now.
When I lived there, I recall Jay ourperforming Howie. I like Severin, found him very entertaining, albeit racist. Anyone who even sounded black was treated like crap, instantly, whether they agreeed with him or not.
On more than one ocassion, I remember Severin announcing the name of the caller, then going on for a minute about how "xxxxxxx" is such a babe name, and how he dated the most beautiful woman named "xxxxxxx", then the caller speaks and it's a ten year old girl. Talk about foot in mouth, LOL!
I do like listening to Severin, but when he starts in on being his own biggest fan, and gloating about his accolades, I change the station. Howie's modesty is one of his best traits, IMO.