WTKK Suspends Severin
April 30, 2009 at 3:00 PM (PT)
GREATER MEDIA Talk WTKK/BOSTON has suspended afternoon host JAY SEVERIN indefinitely for comments he made about Mexicans and swine flu.
The BOSTON HERALD reports that SEVERIN's lawyer GEORGE TOBIA said, "I am confident that everything will be resolved and JAY will be back on the air doing great radio soon." EL DIARIO LA PRENSA in NEW YORK reported earlier this week that SEVERIN called Mexicans "criminaliens" and the flu "swine-aka-JANET NAPOLITANO flu," referring to the HOMELAND SECURITY secretary and former ARIZONA governor who has opposed crackdowns on illegal immigration.