Daily Archives: April 6, 2011

Jay “The Man of a Thousand Lies” Severin Is Fired By Boston Radio Station

Finally Silenced!

The obnoxious liar is dead! Long live the liar!

Radio listeners in greater Boston were rewarded today with the news that racist, lying right wing talk radio host Jay Severin has been fired. Jay Severin was a long-time conservative talk show host who’s program aired on a Boston, MA radio station, known to progressives as WKKK. Severin’s show however, was indefinitely suspended by the station on March 30th as the result of the overwhelmingly negative response to his recent misogynistic on-air rantings about workplace sexual harassment.

While defending American Apparel executive Dov Charney, who is being sued by many of his former female employees for sexual harassment, Severin referred to the female plaintiffs as “whores” and “liars”. He then went on to boast about his personal sexual conquests in the workplace. He said that when he owned his own company, he hired “mostly attractive young women” and had sex with nearly all of them. He went on to say,

“I slept with virtually every young college girl I hired to be an intern or an employee for my firm. All I was, was a young man who was the boss and I did it because I could. Those girls that got to sleep with me got to know their boss better, they got to go on trips, they got to travel in some cases to various parts of the world, to see things and meet people that they never would have seen or done…These were not whores. These were Ivy League graduates, young women or interns from Ivy League institutions who were interested in politics and government. We’d have drinks together at the end of the day and we’d spend the night together. I should feel badly about that?”

How’s that for reasoned radio conversation. As a lifelong Bostonian who has listened to many many Severin broadcasts over the years, I must admit that there was rarely a time when I did not feel as if I needed an immediate germ-killing shower immediately thereafter.

As mentioned in last Saturday’s post, this was certainly not the first time that Severin has “crossed the line” on air. He was suspended for a month by the same station in 2009 after having referred to Mexicans as “primitives” and “leading exporters of VD and swine flu”. He also has a history of blatantly lying in an attempt to bolster his own credentials. For example, he lied about having received a master’s degree from Boston University and also about receiving a Pulitzer Prize. For a more in depth look at how Severin also lies about his lying, please read this wonderful column by The Boston Globe‘s Scot Lehigh here.

This description of his possibly illegal sexual indiscretions however, was the final straw for his employer. Jay Severin was fired today. His station’s owner released this statement:

“Greater Media today ended its relationship with Jay Severin. Our company has always encouraged a free and open dialogue on a variety of issues and topics, and we will continue to be guided by that principle. But we also demand that our on-air talent maintain an appropriate level of civility, and adhere to a standard that respects our listeners and the public at large.”

Jay Severin’s firing is not the only good news for progressives however. it was also announced today that Glenn Beck is losing his television show on Fox News. That however, is a story for a later posting. Until then let’s just bask in the warm cuddly feelings caused by the termination of these two misinforming miscreants.

Don’t forget to check out my WRKO Radio blog at www.wrko.com/blog/kevin also, too!

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.

That’s Amore song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69O4PXzAQ5Y


(sung to the Dean Martin song “That’s Amoré”)

In Old Beantown on the air-waves
When ratings fall here’s what they say

When the shit hits the fan and they give you the can
You’re so boring
When you become racist and then cease to exist
You’re so boring
Phones don’t ring ding-a-ling-a-ling, ding-a-ling-a-ling
And you’re no happy fella
Listeners cheer have another beer, have another beer
Like a gay acappella

When you are such a fool that your words incite drool
That’s abhorring
When the “Best and the Brightest” are the dumb and the whitest
You’re alone
When you’re name’s Severino but you drop the letter “O”
That’s deceiving
Scuzza me, but you see, you’ve no masters degree
That’s abhorring

(When the shit hits the fan and they give you the can
That’s abhorring) That’s abhorring
(When you become racist and then cease to exist
That’s abhorring) That’s abhorring
(Phones don’t ring ding-a-ling-a-ling, ding-a-ling-a-ling
And you’re no happy fella) Happy fel Happy fella
(Listeners cheer have another beer, have another beer
Like a gay acappella) Sorry fella

When your mouth’s spouting lies of a Pulitzer Prize
That’s abhorring (That’s abhorring)
When you no longer play on W-K-K-K
That’s real love
When you’re talking the talk but have nowhere to walk
Cuz you’re boring
Scuzza me, racist pig, but we hardly knew ye
You’re so boring, (So boring)
You’re so boring