Reporting on how "Jay Severin, the fiery right-wing talkshow host on Boston's WTKK-FM radio station, was suspended yesterday," (5/1/09), the Boston Globe's David Abel lists just a few of the "fiery" jock's "incendiary comments":
In one of his broadcasts this week, Severin said: "So now, in addition to venereal disease and the other leading exports of Mexico–women with mustaches and VD–now we have swine flu."
Later, he described Mexicans as "the world's lowest of primitives."
"When we are the magnet for primitives around the world–and it's not the primitives' fault by the way, I'm not blaming them for being primitives–I'm merely observing they're primitive," he said.
He added that Mexicans are destroying schools and hospitals in the United States. He also criticized their hygiene.
"It's millions of leeches from a primitive country come here to leech off you and, with it, they are ruining the schools, the hospitals, and a lot of life in America," he said.
He added: "We should be, if anything, surprised that Mexico has not visited upon us poxes of more various and serious types already, considering the number of criminaliens already here."
With such a menagerie of hateful statements in just one show, it's perhaps unsurprising that WTKK's spokesperson had trouble picking the one Severin is actually being disciplined for, having "declined to say which of his comments… sparked the suspension." On the other hand, it's not really possible that WTKK has been blind to Severin's true nature this whole time–as Abel tells us:
On a 2004 broadcast, he compared U.S. Muslims to a fifth column, and when a caller suggested that the United States should befriend Muslims, Severin responded: "You think we should befriend them; I think we should kill them."… Severin has also been criticized over the years for falsely saying that he had won a Pulitzer Prize and that he had earned a master's degree from Boston University.