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Jay Severin suspended indefinitely

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Big_Red, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. William Wallace

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    Freedom? What does freedom have to do with anything in a private enterprise? As long as he's employed and cashing his check the station gets to do whatever the heck they want. No one is stopping him from buying his own radio station, or hopping onto a soap box in Harvard Square and voicing his opinions.
     
  2. Robert J

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  3. mikem317

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    Then you'd be wrong.

    "No one is saying they can't fire him, just that it was stupid". That's the "insightful" comment I received from a forum coward. I find it rather paradoxical that this person considers Severin's suspension "stupid" since Severin spoke his mind, and I get negative rep'd since I spoke mine. [rolleyes]

    Sure, most speech is protected. I think what Severin said was protected. Probably counterproductive and hateful, but still protected. I think the Opie and Anthony case may constitute fraud, which isn't protected. Nevertheless, WTKK as well as most other employers, can discharge any employee for any reason provided they are an "at will" employee.

    I have no idea. Check the links. Another poster estimated that only one-tenth of one percent of immigrants from Mexico were in the United States lawfully.
     
  4. Martlet

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    I agree. I don't want to put words in her mouth, but I think she was referring to the fact that instead of not listening to him or patronizing his sponsors, moonbats actively work to get him off the air.

    When Air America was on, I didn't run crying whenever they said something I didn't like. I just didn't listen to them. Apparently, nobody else did either.
     
  5. jcetto0351

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    Jay's been saying criminaliens for awhile now...so has michelle mcphee, michael graham, curtis lewah(sp)....pretty much the whole crew! that can't be the whole story behind it.....either way....if Jay gets fired, I'll find a new radio station
     
  6. freedom2012

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    NOTE TO WRKO....... ACT NOW! GET RID OF THE FELON FINNERAN AND HIRE THE HONEST AMERICAN!

    This is a witch hunt, the gallows are reserved for "right wing extremists" while the First Amendment does not apply.

    I am starting not to recognize my country anymore.
     
  7. gene

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    Anyone got a list of their sponsors? Time to write letters and fight back!
     
  8. Big_Red

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    Look at post #49.
     
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    THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

    Letters have been written.
     
  10. Greg

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    It's a private business,they can hire and fire who they want and when they want.

    I didn't listen to the transcript,but did he use Mexicans as a whole,or did he single out illegal aliens from Mexico ?

    If he used Mexicans as a general term,he deserved to get fired.There are thousands upon thousands of Mexicans who fought and died for this country while Severin did nothing but be part of a political machine and never put on a uniform in service for his country.
     
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    Very true. And I can also choose to never listen to them or do business with their advertisers, which is what I am doing. Works both ways.
     
  12. Bob P

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    Jay can get tiresome and his rants have grown more vitrolic but as long as people are tuning in he shouldn't be suspended. Of course TKK is a private company and can fire whomever they want, I just think it's dumb to can him if he was making money for the station.
     
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    As a fan, his statements reflect the vitriole of many of his listeners. He's just saying what many are thinking.

    Anger does get tiresome, but these days, it's hard to avoid it unless you live in a cave.
     
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    We need lots more like him to clean this place up.
     
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    I have been thinking a similar thing lately - because of this swine flu thing the liberals are really playing with fire. If by some chance it every comes out that illegal aliens have carried the virus into this country - AND - we start getting a lot of people dying because of it - I think there will be hell to pay.

    The whole swine flu thing may just fade away. But it could also become a real problem, only time will tell.

    I listen to Jay Severin every night on my way home - he has been using that
    "criminalien" term for as long as I have been listening to him. I have noticed though the Graham and Severin seem to be getting more liberal callers lately who are trying to challenge them. I bet the radio station had a liberal bitchfest about Severin from a bunch of people trying to get him off the air.

    They should replace Severin with Mark Levin - the liberals will be begging to get Severin back.

    " You're a jackass!"
     
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    I've been listening to Severin since the Romney v. O'Brien election... the decision to can him has had to have been a lot longer in the making than some routine statements earlier this week.

    He brings in more ad revenue than the rest of the stations shows combined.

    Graham sucks, Imus sucks, Eagan and Braudie suck, McPhee sucks...

    Levin is the only other one not terrible, and of course the Phantom Gorumet guys.

    If they want to survive as a station, he'll be back soon.
     
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    I like Graham. I'm with you on all the others sucking though.

    Imus: Drunk babbling liberal idiot.

    Egan and Braudie (sp?): Obama-loving dolts, especially the guy.

    McPhee: Not very bad except she's moderate and boring. So, no point in wasting my time with her.
     
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    Agree 100%. He was the only one worth listening to on the whole station. I'm very interested to see what's behind this. He didn't violate any FCC regs and he was being paid to be contraversial. So why 'suspend' him for doing what they paid him to do?
     
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    Well I contacted all the advertisers on the list and have made it clear I will not do business with anyone that advertises on WTKK until Severin is reinstated. And several of them will be able to check their sales records and see my name more than once.
     
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    First and Second Amendments- 0[frown]
     
  25. Greg

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    Freedom of speech does not apply to private businesses.
     
  26. freedom2012

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    True, but as a businessman, pissing off your loyal customers does.
     
  27. Jose

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    The overwhelming majority ARE.

    Where have you been?
     
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    Here's my letter (I borrowed a bit from namedpipes and K-DUB, I hope that's okay).
     
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    It's more than ok...good job Becka. In retrospect, I should've taken a little more time writing mine, but I was angry when I wrote it.
     
  30. mikem317

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    Jose, I crudely estimated the number in an earlier post.

    What's also important to mention here is that communicable diseases like the flu, don't care about the lawfulness of one's migration status. Not sure if Severin eluded to this in his radio show but at least one other NESer has.
     
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