Jay Severin - Censored???

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Listening to Jay Severin yesterday and a caller asked how Ted K would have faired under the Obama health care plan. Jay started to say how Ted would have been dead 2 years ago, started explaining why and suddenly the radio went to dead air for about a minute. Radio worked on other stations.
When the show came back it was a different topic. Like listening to a recording.
After commercial Jay was back talking about Hillary, Obama and health care but not the previous subject.

Jay was sick that day but did the station squash the discussion.
Interestingly he was not on today..........
 

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I just figured he has to keep leaving suddenly because he's been sick. I don't see why he'd be censored about what would happen to Ted Kennedy under Obamacare.
 

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I don't see why he'd be censored about what would happen to Ted Kennedy under Obamacare.
Then again, we are talking about a Massachusetts radio station run by D-bags that censored him for a month for speaking out about illegal aliens. Dead Teddy K is a saint to the Moonbats. I can easily imagine they shut down his mic over that.
 

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Then again, we are talking about a Massachusetts radio station run by D-bags that censored him for a month for speaking out about illegal aliens. Dead Teddy K is a saint to the Moonbats. I can easily imagine they shut down his mic over that.
That aside, as long as he is bringing in advertisers, they will keep him on the air and minimize any attempts to control what he says.

Remember that this station hired Michael Graham after he was fired by another station for saying something controversial.

It's about profits, not opinions.
 

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You could be right.

The good news is the fill-in today is someone other than that Smirkonish guy. He's not even worth my time to listen in.
 

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You could be right.

The good news is the fill-in today is someone other than that Smirkonish guy. He's not even worth my time to listen in.
Smerkonish is pretty big in Philadelphia. He also fills in for Limbaugh, so his conservative credentials are pretty solid. I don't have any thing good to say about Severin, I think he's a fact bereft blow hard.
 
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Severin's good entertainment. I love it when someone calls in with a sarcastic comment trying to agree with him, but he doesn't get it and ends up getting all self righteous and dropping the call before the guy can get to the punchline.
 

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Listening to Jay Severin yesterday and a caller asked how Ted K would have faired under the Obama health care plan. Jay started to say how Ted would have been dead 2 years ago, started explaining why and suddenly the radio went to dead air for about a minute. Radio worked on other stations.
When the show came back it was a different topic. Like listening to a recording.
After commercial Jay was back talking about Hillary, Obama and health care but not the previous subject.

Jay was sick that day but did the station squash the discussion.
Interestingly he was not on today..........

Hold on a second, I heard the exact same thing last night! I also asked myself the same question....
 

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I flicked thru the station a few days ago and wanted to blow my lunch over him selling the shed ads. It's clear to me that his mind is in his wallet and not his show. We all have family and guns to feed but F' him. I don't sell out for anything.


That was enough for me and I kept going in my search to find something worth listening to.
 
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Smerkonish is pretty big in Philadelphia. He also fills in for Limbaugh, so his conservative credentials are pretty solid. I don't have any thing good to say about Severin, I think he's a fact bereft blow hard.
He endorsed Obama, I wouldn't call him a conservative. I'll be gentle and call him a "moderate" republican. I'm not saying he's chris matthews or anything, but I shut off the radio when he's "filling in"


he's big in philly?..... not exactly a bastion of conservatism is it?
 

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He endorsed Obama, I wouldn't call him a conservative. I'll be gentle and call him a "moderate" republican. I'm not saying he's chris matthews or anything, but I shut off the radio when he's "filling in"


he's big in philly?..... not exactly a bastion of conservatism is it?
And Boston is?
 

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I was upset when Severin was suspended for a month, from a 1st amendment point of view, but in my opinion, neither him or anyone on 96.9 are worth listening too any more.

Severin is not what he was almost a decade ago, if not half a decade ago. I was a dedicated listener back then...

It's obvious that most every talk show host, Rush, and several other syndicated pundits are not worth listening to if you pay attention to anything other than Faux news or other main stream media.

None of them will have anything to do with real issues.. there are so many real impacting topics out there. People with prime-time drive slots like Michael Graham for example are too busy about NSF employees surfing porn sites.

If you fancy yourself to be above of the mainstream left-right paradigm BS, start ignoring these sell-outs.
 

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I was upset when Severin was suspended for a month, from a 1st amendment point of view, but in my opinion, neither him or anyone on 96.9 are worth listening too any more.
Only there was no First Amendment issue because his employer is not a government agency. Private entities are, at least for now, free to allow or not allow free speech by their employees.
 

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Um, Howie Carr is still on the air, and he lambastes the "hacks" in Boston every other day! He even makes fun of "mumbles" Menino and he is still on the air. I think you are letting the conspiracy theorist in you (we all have one) get the better of you.
 

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Um, Howie Carr is still on the air, and he lambastes the "hacks" in Boston every other day! He even makes fun of "mumbles" Menino and he is still on the air. I think you are letting the conspiracy theorist in you (we all have one) get the better of you.
I think that Howie Carr is the type of radio show that Hiltonizer is speaking about. He doesn't really tackle serious topics, he goes for cheap shots. Which apparently sells advertising and keeps ratings up. Which is what all of them need to do if they want to stay on the air.

Limbaugh frequently says that he's an entertainer and nothing more. If he stops being entertaining, he'll stop being on the air.
 

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Only there was no First Amendment issue because his employer is not a government agency. Private entities are, at least for now, free to allow or not allow free speech by their employees.
As a borderline anarchist Libertarian (minarchist I guess?), I agree on a root level. However, with the FCC more or less dictating what can be said and what cannot.. I would say your argument doesn't fully apply. I do agree with your underlying sentiment though.

What are the real impacting topics that Severin isn't touching?
He himself has stated that it is a disgrace that soldier deaths in the Iraqnamistan are not top story's, however, I can appreciate that from a broadcasting standpoint that would be tiring after 6 years or so. [halfmast]

But with a town in Montana being under siege by private military contractors, the media and government shoving swine flu propaganda preparedness down our throats, the pressure of a VAT coming from congress, the actions of the federal reserve, the overall economy, the Obama administration continuing the patriot act, the Maoist actions of the Pittsburgh police during the g20, the g20 itself, the Iran/Israel/UN situation... and a list of other things I could spend an hour writing...

ARE FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN TALKING ABOUT OBAMACARE FOR OVER 6-10 WEEKS!

let's be serious... until this country can look past the manufactured left-right paradigm, we're going to keep overlooking BS that at least 80% of the country can agree upon that screws us all. Go ahead and call out tin-foil hat all you want, but its true... most people are pissed off, and its not because the minority are ruling the majority, it's that people fight over crap that doesn't matter instead of being unified over stuff that does.
 
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As a borderline anarchist Libertarian (minarchist I guess?), I agree on a root level. However, with the FCC more or less dictating what can be said and what cannot.. I would say your argument doesn't fully apply. I do agree with your underlying sentiment though.



He himself has stated that it is a disgrace that soldier deaths in the Iraqnamistan are not top story's, however, I can appreciate that from a broadcasting standpoint that would be tiring after 6 years or so. [halfmast]

But with a town in Montana being under siege by private military contractors, the media and government shoving swine flu propaganda preparedness down our throats, the pressure of a VAT coming from congress, the actions of the federal reserve, the overall economy, the Obama administration continuing the patriot act, the Maoist actions of the Pittsburgh police during the g20, the g20 itself, the Iran/Israel/UN situation... and a list of other things I could spend an hour writing...

ARE FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN TALKING ABOUT OBAMACARE FOR OVER 6-10 WEEKS!

let's be serious... until this country can look past the manufactured left-right paradigm, we're going to keep overlooking BS that at least 80% of the country can agree upon that screws us all. Go ahead and call out tin-foil hat all you want, but its true... most people are pissed off, and its not because the minority are ruling the majority, it's that people fight over crap that doesn't matter instead of being unified over stuff that does.
You obviously don't listen to his show. Most of those have been topics of discussion.
 

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You obviously don't listen to his show. Most of those have been topics of discussion.
Perhaps i've missed the few moments anyone may cover real issues... I check in for 15-20 minutes every day of my hour and a half commute... if it sounds like all that is being talked about is crap, I'm done. Seems to me like crap is talked about more often than not.

I guess me, my wife, and several close friends are not lucky enough to drive during the time slot reserved for realism.
 
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Perhaps i've missed the few moments anyone may cover real issues... I check in for 15-20 minutes every day of my hour and a half commute... if it sounds like all that is being talked about is crap, I'm done. Seems to me like crap is talked about more often than not.

I guess me, my wife, and several close friends are not lucky enough to drive during the time slot reserved for realism.
Odd that you make such harsh statements when you admit to only listening to 6% of the show. Doesn't sound like a very fair analysis. As pointed out, most of the topics you complain aren't being discussed, are.
 
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he's big in philly?..... not exactly a bastion of conservatism is it?
Care to compare the number of elected Republicans in PA and the number in MA?

New England has zero standing in challanging the conservative cred of anyplace on the planet.
Hell, you'll find more conservatives in effing Havana than you will in all of Mass.
 

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Um, Howie Carr is still on the air, and he lambastes the "hacks" in Boston every other day! He even makes fun of "mumbles" Menino and he is still on the air. I think you are letting the conspiracy theorist in you (we all have one) get the better of you.
And Howie actually takes calls. Severin just gets on his soap box for 20 minutes and then takes a couple of calls.
 
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I started listening on day one. I hardly bother anymore , other than to check in now & then.

I think he's kind of an elitist pussy who just happens to vote about the same as I do more often than not. ( we parted ways on Romney ).

But I owe him a debt. His show taught me more about politics and their strategy than anything anywhere ever did.
 

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Odd that you make such harsh statements when you admit to only listening to 6% of the show. Doesn't sound like a very fair analysis. As pointed out, most of the topics you complain aren't being discussed, are.
I listened for my entire ride home yesterday, just to make that I haven't completely missed the showing changing topics more than once an hour...

1.5 hours on the Olympics crap... ugh.
 
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