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Gay Old Time
Boston Herald ^ | 12/13/07 | Inside Track

Posted on 12/13/2007 1:26:35 AM PST by raccoonradio

Don Imus, back on the air just two weeks after taking a good long forced hiatus in the wake of the “nappy-headed ’hos” brouhaha, yesterday stuck his foot back in his mouth calling WTKK afternoon drive guy Jay Severin “gay.”

During a political discussion, the I-Man inquired as to why Severin didn’t like GOP hopeful Mike Huckabee.

“Why don’t you like Huckabee, because you’re gay or what?” Imus inquired.

To which Severin replied: “I’m very happy, yes, and I would think that would make me like Huckabee.”

Imus then admitted he was being rude to Severin who, he said, “couldn’t be more loyal.” Then he asked Jay he would come back on the show if invited.

“I’ll think about it,” Severin said, which prompted Imus’ sidekick Charles McCord to quip “if the phone works from the closet.”

Now you may recall that just last month WTKK talk show host - and Herald reporter - Michele McPhee was forced to make an on-air apology after she made a non-PC remark about gay men and the fashion industry.

However, when we rang up ’TKK to inquire whether they would ask their syndicated morning man to do the same, there was no reply! Imagine.

Jay, however, did report in, via e-mail, to assure us he was not at all offended by his chat with Imus - and that he’s not at all gay!

“I thank the gods (yes, of whom I am one) every day I am a dude,” he wrote. “But as to any insinuation that I harbor attraction to men, well, that would strike - I am quite proud to say - a great number of very pretty girls as an utterly fantastic (i.e. ludicrously false) notion.

“This is, by the way, a matter for which I am only too happy to submit myself for a ‘field test’ with Gisele (Bundchen) and any of her friends, if you can arrange it . . .”

We’ll get right on that, Jay . . .

TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: donimus; severin; talkradio; wtkk
Maybe much ado about nothing, two old pals kidding around...?
1 posted on 12/13/2007 1:26:36 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

No bad blood, as Don-O and Jay are good friends just kidding around...? Apparently no
apology will be needed from Mr. Imus and Mr. McCord as Jay wasn’t offended. File under
“Let’s Help Promote our Friends At WTKK By Plugging Both Imus And Severin” by the Herald.

2 posted on 12/13/2007 1:29:56 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

(Severin wrote a column in yesterday’s Herald defending Imus.
He will appear each Wed. in the paper.) Here is a letter
to the Herald about that column:

I could not agree more with Jay Severin (“First they came for Don Imus . . .” Dec. 12). While Imus’ comments about the Rutgers University women’s basketball team were gratuitous and in poor taste, we should defend totally his right to say them without being publicly lynched by the PC police.

I once considered myself to be a liberal. However, liberalism has come to mean things that are just the opposite of values I hold. These include not prosecuting criminals, the creation of a nanny state and anti-constitutional policies including but not limited to attacks on free speech.

I did not leave my liberal beliefs, but liberalism has surely left me.

- John Covell, Cohasset

3 posted on 12/13/2007 1:34:11 AM PST by raccoonradio
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