Jay Severin, a right wing shock jock desperate for ratings, has been suspended by WTKK-FM in Boston. Severin, in attempting to pander to racist/extremist members of his audience, utilized the most derogatory remarks to describe Mexicans/Latinos.
In describing Mexicans, he used the words: “lowest of primitives,” “leeches,” and “criminaliens” while talking about the swine flu. Severin called one of Mexico’s leading exports “women with mustaches and VD,” said Mexicans have poor hygiene, do not vaccinate their kids, don’t speak English and “retard” U.S. schools. (see video)
Severin utilized the same hatefilled tactics against Mexicans as propogandists in Nazi Germany used against the Jews: dehumanization of the enemy.
Sources within Greater Media, which owns the station Severin works for, has said their management has been dissatisfied with the “hateful” tone his show has taken. One source said Severin had been warned in the past.
If he doesn't get fired for this, what do you get fired for?
LATE BREAKING NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT: Monday, 5/4/09
"WTKK and Greater Media value an open and vigorous dialogue, but we also strongly 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 continue to remain on suspension until further notice."