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Radio Host Jay Severin Suspended Over Swine Flu Remarks

Jay Severin

Jay Severin, a radio host with Boston’s WTKK 96.9 FM talk radio station, has been suspended indefinitely over some “offensive remarks” made over-the-air, local media outlets report. Severin hosts WTKK’s afternoon drive-time program.

UPDATE:Jay Severin Suspension, Week 2 — What Now?

Jay Severin Suspended

Jay Severin, known as being one of the station’s conservative hosts, evidently referred to swine flu as “swine, aka Janet Napolitano flu” on his program. According to the Boston Herald, the comment was considered an offensive reference against illegal aliens.

A Spanish newspaper in Boston claims Severin often goes on “anti-immigrant rants,” depicting Mexicans as “‘criminaliens’ and primitives who export venereal diseases to the United States.”

Jay Severin: Reaction

Severin himself is said to be surprised over the suspension. The Herald notes that the station itself had been using the same terminology within its promotional material played on-the-air.

Jay Severin’s agent has been quoted as saying he expects an amiable resolution and Severin back at his job soon.

Got an opinion on Severin and the suspension? Sound off in the comments section below.

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42 Responses to “Radio Host Jay Severin Suspended Over Swine Flu Remarks”

  1. Rob

    Sevrin is a dope!!!! But the people who listen to him are even dopier!!!

  2. nur

    He says lots of offensive things over the air about our commander in cheif. His goal is to divide the country up and
    bring back the civil war. He is a load mouth hate monger who should not be allowed back here for the sake of our good faith.
    Shame on you for having him on the air so long us you have, but thank you for firing his racist comments.

  3. TexasFred

    Jay Severin is nothing more than a VICTIM… A victim of the libber left and their insistence that everyone be politically correct when referencing those that are destroying this nation!

  4. James

    This is censorship!

    And a Clear violation of freedom of speech rights. Anyone celebrating this is a closet fascist!

  5. John E. Bredehoft (Empoprises)

    Technically not a violation of freedom of speech, since the government isn't shutting Severin up – his own employer is. Any entertainment business has the ability to remove any of their shows for any reason – I don't think anyone's going to accuse Fox News of “censorship” for pulling the Beltway Boys off the air.

    That having been said, it's just as easy to refer to “the George W. Bush flu” (or “the John McCain flu”) instead of “the Janet Napolitano flu.” But if someone used Bush's name in an allegedly derogatory way, they'd probably get a Nobel Peace Prize.

  6. J.K. Davis

    I quit listening to Severin two years ago because of his comments which suggested his arrogance and racist
    mentality. This is a time when our nation is trying to come together and these types keep the old hatred fires burning. His show is not talk radio it's slanted, hateful and divissive broadcasting that does nothing to heal but to keep the wound infected. Sad, sad, sad. No wonder your ratings are dropping. The American people are more educated and enlightened today as evident by the election of President Obama. Why shouldn't this clown be surprised by his suspension when the station has allowed him to spread his venom for years. Derogatory
    comments about women, blacks, gays and now mexicans. And to think that he gets paid one million dollars a year for this. “Man remains ignorant because of his contempt for investigation.”

  7. Obama

    He doesn't have anything against legal immigrants from any country in the U.S. He speaks against those who are here illegally. Very big difference in my eyes.

    P.S.
    No one has the right not to be offended.

  8. Jens Rieckmann

    It's high time he should be suspended. He's the most obnoxious host on this radio station. Full of distortions, hatred, and bragging. I hope he'll never be enganged again.

  9. cheryl

    Jay, I am so very sorry about your suspension. I cannot for the life of me understand why the rest of the world does not think like you and I do. You are the greatest and I listen to you every day.I totally agree with every single thing you say. Too bad for all those criminaleins who take advantage of us, someday they will get theirs.
    I hope you will be back very soon.C.L.

  10. andy

    Severin has a lot of balls being a racist. Did he ever look in the mirror and realize what the Nazzi's would have done with his him.

  11. Libertarian Conservative

    You people are all bullshit. Severin has his shit together and the man knows what he believes. You dumbass liberal leeches are all convinced that America is finally an inhabitable country because we have the messiah, Barack Obama, to lead us all to salvation. Health care will be free! Illegal aliens will become American citizens (and democrat voters, to ensure the country is in a perpetual shit-storm until it tears itself apart)! Nobody will ever be hungry! Nobody will ever be poor! Nobody will pay taxes! Unicorns will bring candy to every little boy and girl in the nation! Why? Because we have Barack Obama! The notion that everything one could ever desire will be given to him at the expense of others is nothing short of childish. The election of Barack Obama does not show that our nation is well informed, rather, quite the opposite. He lied to you suckers and you all bought it. And as for Severin's “hatred,” have any of you ever considered that maybe, JUST MAYBE, illegal immigrants are not a good thing to have in our country? That maybe they DO leech off of our government and abuse our weak social policy? As soon as one points these simple facts out, they are accused of racism. Horseshit. Have fun forking over more than 50% of what you earn to a wasteful, controlling, and shitty communist government while every other country in the world laughs at your pathic asses.

  12. WALLIAN

    i AM SIMPLY DELIGHTED! SEVERIN IS AN AVARICIOUS, SMARMY=MOUTHED, SELF-SERVING LOUT. HE REPRESENTS EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG WITH THE REPUBLICAN/RIGHT-WING PARTY – DELIGHTING IS REFERRING TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AS THE DEMOCRATE PARTY…SNIGGER, SNIFFER.

  13. Laurie

    Jay finds out the facts and delivers them. He adds some colorful comments, but lets face it it is the truth that Mexicans are streaming over the boarder and our tax dollars are supporting them. Perhaps you don't mind higher taxes, but I would like to spend my money on worthy causes right here in our own country. You DOPES that are reading all the liberal crap in the NYTimes and don't hear all sides should turn on Jay now and then for a little enlightenment, you might be suprised at some of the facts that you won't hear anywhere else. Our country is going down the tubes because of the illegal immigration but lets not hurt anyones feelings, open your arms give them a big hug and oh don't forget to give them your wallet, your retirement and your kids college scholarship, oh and remember to give the white boy a slap!

  14. me

    I hope he never comes back….no actually I take that back, he makes realize how crazy some people think

  15. me

    Let's be real here, while he is entitled to his say, he inflames you and says things about blacks, woman, asians, and mexicans, we are trying to move closer as a nation, heal a problem (economy) not fuel a flame. i listen to jay, ever yblue moon while som things he says are insightful, he pisses me off and his station needs to reel him in sometime, his statements and comments are off line and racist at times…We need a break…unfotunate or not he will be back and we will have to hear him louder

  16. Steve

    Freedom of speach and freedom to turn the dial. Whats the problem here? We dont want a one sided station. I wont be listening to it. This is still AMERICA!!

  17. best n brightest

    Everybody gets confused when people like Jay express decent. If no one questioned the status quo we'd all be screwed. Being an American is all about questioning the practices of our government, as well as the rest of us allowing them to do so whether we agree or not.

    Jay called illegal immigrants “criminaliens”. Well thats because the second one crosses the border illegally, they have already committed a crime by stepping on our land. Whether or not you agree with the law, its still the law and they are still illegal.

    Jay, I hope you are back on the air soon. WTKK should be ashamed of themselves for suspending you when for the past 10 years you have represented the station as their top slot guy. You are WTKK.

  18. Susan

    Could Jay have said it differently, yes, is anything he has said incorrect?, no. Sadly, the truth hurts. Our ER's are over burdened and over crowded due to Illegal Aliens using them as their doctors office. If you can't believe that, ask any nurse, doctor, staff member at any ER across the country. Did Obama remove the E verify program to prevent employers from checking the validity of a workers ss#, yes! Did Janet Napolitano fail to protect the border as a Gov of Arizona, yes! Does she continue to fail us as Director of HLS? Yes! All of what Jay says is the absolute truth. If he could present his case more PC, he would still be on the air. I for one, will continue to BOYCOTT the station until he returns.

  19. Kevin J. Flynn

    I can't seem to find out what quote he wa suspended for. Several different sources give different quotes. Hey if the truth hurts don't listen, but don't try to put a politcally correct spin to everything that might offend the limosine liberals feel guilty about.If we were a more candid society we would call things what they are without worrying about being accused of being racist, unenlightend, sexist, wrong minded ,( Is that politically corret? Sorry), insensitive, knuckle dragging troglodites.

    If they want to feel good about themselves let them giveaway their own money. I can't afford it any more.

    PS. An illegal alien is a criminal and by the very definition a criminal alien. Hence crimalien. Any questions? Look it up in Blacks Law Dictionary.

  20. e.krommydas

    jay overdoes and embellishes his comments a little too much but his mind is razor sharp and he loves our country and his father and family. I do not want to lose his point of view. He is entitled to his point of view and he should be allowed to be Jay with a slightly toned down rhetoric and not so repetitive on the negative adjectives. The points can be made without him getting suspended for it if he uses his intellect in a less offensive way. We miss you Jay come back soon. 3-7 is not good without you.ek

  21. Novack

    Hey what enthicity is Mr. Severin, his last name sounds Jewish or Germanic? Could he be a “KIKE OR A CROUT”?
    He has got a lot of nerve speaking about Mexican Americans in this manner. You know small pox got in this country by white people from England and France. So what is is grudge against brown people does he hate also Middleeastern people too, there brown? Well Im kinda of mad over his arrogant, ignorant views, how much does he know about hispanics has he ever lived around them ever? How educated is he about Latins, really?

  22. David

    Please stop broadcasting this inflamatory rhetoric and these ignorant hatemongers. Bring in the adults. And cut there pay. For goodness sake. Thanks.

  23. Spacecowboy

    Jay should tell 96.9 to screw, fins another radio station who wants their ratings to go through the roof, he would be able to get more money a new and bigger audience and the freedom of speech every American deserves

  24. V

    Its evident when all is lost when criminals are defended and the righteous are ridiculed. Let's make all the illegal mexicans citizens US citizens so they can make a dump out of our country so it can be more like mexico.

  25. V

    He's not putting down Mexican Americans, he's reffering to illegal mexicans. Big difference.

  26. JAN FLOOD

    TAKES A DOPE TO KNOW ONE. KINDA LIKE ” A LIAR NEVER BELIEVES ANYONE”

  27. JAN FLOOD

    OBAMA IS DOING A PRETTY GOOD JOB OF DIVIDING THE COUNTRY ON HIS OWN. YOU JUST HATE HEARING THE TRUTH.

  28. JAN FLOOD

    YOU ARE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT CORRECT. THESE PEOPLE CANT HANDLE THE TRUTH.

  29. JAN FLOOD

    WISH I HAD SAID WHAT YOU SAID AND HOW YOU SAID IT. HE DOES HAVE HIS SHIT TOGETHER. BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IS THE ENEMY OF THE CONSTITUTION.

  30. JAN

    NO KIDDING HUH? JUST DONT LISTEN- NO ONE OF FORCING THESE MORANS TO LISTEN TO HIM.

  31. frank

    Apparently your Caps Lock key is broken. Or perhaps you lack the intelligence to type a well constructed sentence.

  32. Annie

    I absolutely agree with every word you said. We need to get Jay back! He's got the guts to say it like it is and is not a namby pamby! WTKK should be ashamed of themselves. Jay, you'll be back….remember what happened to Imus In the morning on WRKO? He came back stronger and richer!

  33. Conservateacher

    NOT TO MENTION THAT B. HUSSEIN IS NOT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN OF THE US, WHICH MAKES HIM A USURPER, WHICH MEANS I AM UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO OBEY ANYTHING THIS RACIST TYRANT DICTATES.

  34. scott

    nur
    Do you speak english as poorly as you type it? Please register with the federal gov. pay the fees. Wait in line. Come on over assimilate, get a job, pay taxes then post an opinion about an American patriot.

  35. scott

    J.k. davis
    May I ask you, is it your opinion that if a people are wronged a one time then that takes their race gender sexual orientation off of the table of all discussion and debate? How to you get to rasicim by the idea that criminal Mexicans are bad Mexican for this or any country. A statement that is true. Mexican/American citicens that follow the law and do what little it takes to enjoy the benefits of this country have never been spoken of in a negative way, quite the opisite. Common sense says a person willing to 1. set a goal. (become an American citizen) 2. work really hard to achieve it. (go through proper channels) 3. succeed. ( get a good job, start a business, provide a good life for your family). Is as much an American as you or me. Because that is the blood that runs the veins of this country. Immigration is beautiful and vital to the health of this country and has been from the beggining. Their are many Americans born into this country who's line go back days all the way to centuries who do not have this blood of the north American heart. They instead along with their illegal counterparts rape, strip, pillage, are criminals, generational welfare abusers, disiese carriers, spreaders. This is not a rasicim issue its a triple bypass issue. We need to keep the blood flowing because you stop the heart and the whole body fails.

  36. henry

    then change the feraking radio station, if i don't like hip hop, i don't want it off the air…i change that station

  37. Anonymous

    I guess I’ll be listening to another conservative station until Jay is back.
    Thanks Jay for not being afraid to tell it like it is, and letting the listeners decide.