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The "xenophobic" reactions are tthe end result of our government's refusal to do anything about illegal immigration. We're finally seeing the results of the unregulated tsunami of illegal immigrants that have been flooding our country for the past 30 years.
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"xenphobe" is liberal "code" for "Patriotic Legal US Citizen"
 
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I went to their website and 'contacted' their main office. I send them this:

Mexicans sneaking into the us are criminals...they violate our laws by doing that. When they are here they are called aliens.

Criminal aliens - criminaliens for short.

Firing anyone for telling the truth just because you or the criminaliens don't like it is a real sad commentary on what our country has become.

You should be ashamed of yourselves for stifling free speech.

By doing that you are responsible for the slow and steady decline into decay and ruin of this once great country.


I have listened to your station faithfully for years, but no more.
+1 very well put [smile]
 
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I got the same response as namedpipes.
It looks like Peter Smyth forwarded my email to these two people, then Grace answered my email.

From: Peter Smyth [mailto:p[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2009 10:34 AM
To: Tom Baker; Grace Blazer
Subject: FW: Jay Severin


Dear Becka,

Thank you for your e-mail regarding Jay Severin. We value your input and welcome your feedback. Please be assured that WTKK and Greater Media value an open and vigorous dialogue, but we also adhere to basic principles of civility, common decency and respect for all cultures. We believe Jay’s suspension is the best way to uphold both of these corporate policies.

Sincerely,

Grace Blazer

Program Director

Boston ’s Talk Evolution 96.9, WTKK
 

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Has anyone heard back from WTKK or their sponsors if they have written to them?
I received two responses. The first was a surprised/concerned reply from the fixit doc, who hadn't heard about Jay yet. The second was a totally nasty email from Reeds Ferry sheds, even though my email to them was extremely polite, honest and respectful. They ridiculed me for telling the truth that I was soon going to buy one of their sheds (I really was going to buy one -- I have seen their sheds after hearing the ads and wanted to replace my rotting one). I will NEVER do business with them no matter what happens with Jay. Here is their email:

Reeds Ferry advertises on radio stations that have listeners. WTKK has listeners. We will stop when they no longer have listeners.

Some people want Jay Severin dead, others pray at his alter. We will sell a shed to either group. We don't care...

You both wrote that "you were just about to buy one our sheds until Jay blah, blah, blah"... It's remarkable; it seems when Jay listeners get angry about something they suddenly believe they were just about to buy a shed, even though they never were. It's an amazing phenomenon.

Everybody also writes that they are going to tell "all their friends" not to buy one of our sheds, but after reading the emails we are certain it's impossible that these people have many friends; we figure they are too busy writing annoying emails about meaningless radio programs to find time to bond.


In summary

We will sell a shed to a left-wing nutbag

We will sell a shed to a right-wing whack job

But to be honest, we prefer normal folk who don't send useless emails

You have our permission to buy your "imaginary shed" someplace else. That's a price we will gladly pay.
 
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I received two responses. The first was a surprised/concerned reply from the fixit doc, who hadn't heard about Jay yet. The second was a totally nasty email from Reeds Ferry sheds, even though my email to them was extremely polite, honest and respectful. They ridiculed me for telling the truth that I was soon going to buy one of their sheds (I really was going to buy one -- I have seen their sheds after hearing the ads and wanted to replace my rotting one). I will NEVER do business with them no matter what happens with Jay. Here is their email:
Check this out:

http://northeastshooters.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=64830
 
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This is ridiculous. I have been listening to him since the beginning, and it would be horrible if he got fired. I already sent a few emails to WTKK, everyone else should too.
 

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I posted before I read through the 7 additional pages. Anyway, of all the emails I sent, I only told Reeds Ferry that I was about to do business with them. I couldn't honestly say that with the others, so I didn't. I respect their right to sell to anyone, but calling me a liar and ridiculing me is no way to get my business.
 

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Here's the real reason Jay was let go.... PC in the Media.

Amid swine flu outbreak, racism goes viral
Anti-immigrant hatred spreads on talk radio, Web sites



Is GOP playing fear factor with swine flu?



msnbc.com
By Brian Alexander
msnbc.com contributor
updated 1 hour, 19 minutes ago


Brian Alexander

“No contact anywhere with an illegal alien!” conservative talk show host Michael Savage advised his U.S. listeners this week on how to avoid the swine flu. “And that starts in the restaurants" where he said, you “don’t know if they wipe their behinds with their hands!”

And Thursday, Boston talk radio host Jay Severin was suspended after calling Mexican immigrants "criminalians" during a discussion of swine flu and saying that emergency rooms had become "essentially condos for Mexicans."

That’s tepid compared to some of the xenophobic reactions spreading like an emerging virus across the Internet. “This disgusting blight is because MEXICANS ARE PIGS!” an anonymous poster ranted on the “prison planet” forum, part of radio host and columnist Alex Jones’ Web site.
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There is even talk of conspiracy. Savage speculated that terrorists are using Mexican immigrants as walking germ warfare weapons. “It would be easy,” he said, “to bring an altered virus into Mexico, put it in the general population, and have them march across the border.”

As more than 140 cases of H1N1 virus, known as swine flu, have been confirmed across the United States — from San Diego to New York City — the growing public health concern has also exposed fear and hate.

Fear and blame are counterproductive and even dangerous in any disease outbreak because the more stigmatized any group feels, the more reluctant people in that group may be to seek medical care. That only helps propagate the disease.

The attempt to scapegoat Mexicans, immigrants and Hispanic Americans is no surprise to Latino rights groups, who are now mobilizing a countereffort.

‘Ignorant beyond the pale’
Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, called such comments “racist and ignorant beyond the pale … these so-called commentators shame themselves turning public health concerns into an immigrant bashing fest.”

“What we have seen is that the anti-immigrant groups are using this to shamelessly to promote their agenda,” said Liany Arroyo, director of the Institute for Hispanic Health at the National Council of La Raza.

While the war of words is mainly between the conservative commentariat and Latino advocacy groups, individual Mexican-Americas are beginning to worry.

“Our people are calling us and they are concerned,” said Florencia Velasco Fortner, chief executive officer of Dallas Consilio of Hispanic Organizations, an umbrella of affiliated service groups. “Even our staff members are starting to get a little discouraged. There was anti-immigrant sentiment prior to this and this adds fuel to the fire.”

The Consilio has mounted its own education campaign to teach Dallas-area Hispanic audiences proper disease prevention and hygiene techniques. Because many are uninsured and may avoid seeking medical care, the Consilio is also helping them find non-profit clinics and encouraging them to visit these immediately if they develop symptoms rather than waiting until they are severely ill.

As swine flu fears have spread, the backlash has also affected some Mexican restaurants’ business, possibly fueled by disparaging comments like those of Savage questioning the hygiene of workers.

Jennifer Pesqueira, whose family has owned and operated El Indio Mexican restaurants in San Diego since 1940, said her business has seen a 20 percent drop in business since the outbreak began.



Activist groups have advised their communities to be aware and on guard. “Board members put an alert out,” said Jan Hanvik, executive director of Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center in New York. “It was a heads up, saying ‘pay attention.’ ”


Fearmongering and blame are almost a natural part of infectious disease epidemics, experts say.

“This is a pattern we see again and again,” said Amy Fairchild, chair of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in New York City. “It’s ‘the other,’ the group not seen as part of the nation, the one who threatens it in some way that gets blamed for the disease.”

Often, a disease outbreak is an excuse to vent pre-existing prejudices. “It’s fear of people we do not know or who look different,” said Dr. Howard Markel, a medical historian at the University of Michigan and author of “When Germs Travel: Six Major Epidemics That Have Invaded America Since 1900 and the Fears They Have Unleashed.” “You take the fear of the unknown that already exists and then combine that with a real or perceived threat that is contagious disease and it’s explosive.”


During the medieval Black Plague, Europeans blamed Jews, saying they poisoned the wells. In an 1892 cholera pandemic, the U.S. blamed immigrant European Jews. In the flu of 1918, Markel said, “Italians blamed the Spanish. The Spanish blamed the Italians. For HIV it was gay men and Haitians.”

Americans “have a history of trying to keep ourselves ‘pure,’ ” Fairchild explained. “You saw it after the Civil War when slaves were denied citizenship, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when we were alarmed over southern and eastern European immigrants. There were fears that they would pollute America’s germ plasm, make us a weak nation of imbeciles.”

Americans have time and again responded to emergencies by clamoring to shut the borders and pull up the bridges.

“I’ve blogged for years about the spread of contagious diseases from around the world into the U.S. as a result of uncontrolled immigration,” conservative columnist Michelle Malkin wrote on her Web site. “9/11 didn’t convince the open-borders zealots to put down their race cards and confront reality. Maybe the threat of their sons or daughters contracting a deadly virus spread from south of the border to their Manhattan prep schools will.” (The cluster of New York school students who first contracted H1N1 brought the virus back from Mexico. The school is in Queens.)

“People who do not really know anything are creating ideas that don’t really exist,” said Sergio Ornelas, owner of a bi-national publishing and advertising business in El Paso. “I am worried these kinds of articles and comments might create panic.”


Blame-the-victim reactions can be fought with clear, accurate information about the disease and about how it is spreading, said Dr. Larry Kline, a San Diego physician and member of the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission. “People get snippets of information here and there, and unfortunately much of it is inaccurate. That makes things ripe for blame and blame and fear never helped anybody.”

Tamping down blame and fear isn’t just the right thing to do morally, experts agree, it’s also the right thing to do medically. Germs, Markel stressed, don’t care about skin color or national origins or borders.

“These are naturally occurring events,” he said. “We expect flu pandemics every 30 to 40 years. It’s the cost of living in a world of emerging infectious diseases. That’s the folly of prejudice. They are wherever humans are.”


The people who have refused to do something about the illegal immigration coming into this country are responsible for all of this. They have continued to push illegal immigration down our throats for a long time - and now that the economy is coming unglued the illegal immigration thing is finally coming to a head.

People who thought that allowing millions upon millions of illegal aliens into the country was NOT going to lead to xenophobia, attacks against illegals, radio show hosts going out of control (because they are so pissed) - have had their heads firmly implanted in their asses. THEY have caused this thru their ignorance. You don't get to run around and destroy the organization of a civil society by refusing to obey laws and the members of that society's requests to stop the illegal immigration - without suffering blowback.

What we are seeing now is blowback. People are not stupid. They can add two plus two and see that there are approximately 12 million or so illegals in the country - and so far the unemployment numbers are somewhere around 6 million. So right off the bat you take people who work in lower paying jobs - and fire them - while they still see illegals around town working - and you have an instant recipe for xenophobia and much worse.

Trying to act like a dumb ass liberal and claim that we should not be racist and not discriminate against other cultures starts to sound like a huge pile of bullshit to many people when the culture that you (an actual US citizen) live under has been under constant assault for decades now.


We are lucky this whole thing isn't worse. If the dumb f***s in the liberal media and our current administration do not start to act against illegal immigration in a profound way - there is going to be hell to pay down the road. It is pretty apparent that people are getting truly pissed off about this whole thing.

And I doubt that Jay Severin has much to do with whipping people up - he is just riding the wave.
 

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What we are seeing now is blowback. People are not stupid. They can add two plus two and see that there are approximately 12 million or so illegals in the country - and so far the unemployment numbers are somewhere around 6 million. So right off the bat you take people who work in lower paying jobs - and fire them - while they still see illegals around town working - and you have an instant recipe for xenophobia and much worse.
I remember all I heard on the news 2 years ago was "But they're taking the jobs that regular Americans don't want, we NEED illegal immigrants."

Two years, tent cities, and millions of layoffs later, they keep theri mouths shut.
 

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I appreciate the coward who negative rep'd me without signing off on it.

Got a mirror?[thinking] Kinda funny, I figured you neg repped me with no sig.
Mike, I want to apologize for my trying to shamelessly get you to admit you sent unsigned neg rep. So petty and unlike me. While I never looked for facts or stats I got caught in another situation where a little forethought would have gone a long way. Rep means nothing in the long run anyway.

I still don't like all the illegals coming here no matter who they are or where they are from. Perhaps I should stick to subject matter that provokes less anger in the masses.
 

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I remember all I heard on the news 2 years ago was "But they're taking the jobs that regular Americans don't want, we NEED illegal immigrants."

Two years, tent cities, and millions of layoffs later, they keep theri mouths shut.

Yeah - I haven't heard much of that "they do the jobs Americans won't do" bullshit lately.
 

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Oh I'd love to do border patrol, except that they would never actually let me do my job. "Take pictures and let them pass. We don't want to offend them."

Does anyone have contact info for Jay? Obviously it can't be via WTKK's web site or email addresses anymore. A google of his name comes up with a bunch of dead/obsolete web sites he created, plus a couple of anti-Jay sites.
 
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Well, I'll just come right out and say it. I think Severin's a fraud and this is a publicity stunt. Howie went away for a while and came back stronger than ever, and they want to do the same thing with Jay over on the FM side.

Who gets "suspended" over something they've said for years?
 
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Mike, I want to apologize for my trying to shamelessly get you to admit you sent unsigned neg rep. So petty and unlike me. While I never looked for facts or stats I got caught in another situation where a little forethought would have gone a long way. Rep means nothing in the long run anyway.

I still don't like all the illegals coming here no matter who they are or where they are from. Perhaps I should stick to subject matter that provokes less anger in the masses.
I didn't leave you negative reputation. I think I left one negative rep on NES. And it was for a no-named troll who was clearly instigating a fight.

And yes, I agree with everyone else who's frustrated with the illegal alien problem. I still don't think Jay Severin ought to be the torch-bearer for the cause because a lot of his rhetoric is construed as hateful.
 
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Well, I'll just come right out and say it. I think Severin's a fraud and this is a publicity stunt. Howie went away for a while and came back stronger than ever, and they want to do the same thing with Jay over on the FM side.

Who gets "suspended" over something they've said for years?
It's supposedly because he said ERs are condos for Mexicans. And with the whole swine flu originating in Mexico, someone has their PC underwear on a little too tight, and feels that we need to be a kinder gentler nation and not do anything to upset Mexico right now.
He was booted because of a bit on Mondays show where he was talking to a nurse and the swine flu came up, and so did Mexicans, and it went on from there.
 
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You want to feel bad???

Wnat to feel bad?? I saw something the other day to the effect that China was the largest Englsih speaking country??? And soon we'll be the largest Spanish speaking country????

There are wake-up call's out there is anyone listening???

Hasta Proxima
 
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This is posted on their web site:
WTKK and Greater Media value an open and vigorous dialogue, but we also adhere to basic principles of civility, common decency and respect for all cultures. We believe Jay's suspension is the best way to uphold both of these corporate policies. WTKK Management met with Jay Severin and his agent today. He will remain on suspension until further notice.
As will my, and many others', listening to you station.
 
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I switched over today and heard VB on 96.9. A step up from that looser they had on last week, but he ain't Jay (I don't even particularly like Jay even!). I'll keep listening to am680 until the situation is rectified.
 

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VB is on 96.9 now? I'm only surprised because he had been on WRKO for what seemed like forever with Howie Carr.
 

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VB may get his points somedays but he is no Jay.

Speaking of FOX 25, VB, KC, and the others...

I swear I'm going shoot my TV the next time that pickle smootcher Harshburger opens his piehole. If there is one person I hate listening to more than anyone it's that prick.

Sorry, back to your local programing......
 

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If I know Jay, I'd be willing to wager he is already looking for another outlet in the event things never change with TKK. I'm thinking maybe a web broadcast or something. I don't see him slipping silently into the night. He has too much to say and his fans demand to hear it. Maybe just wishful thinking on my part.
 
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