Severin Apologizes -- Then Gets Back To Being Severin
June 3, 2009 at 8:06 AM (PT)
As first tipped by ALL ACCESS (NET NEWS 5/30), JAY SEVERIN, the right-wing talk show host on GREATER MEDIA Talk WTKK/BOSTON who was suspended for a month after making derogatory statements about Mexicans, returned to the air yesterday and offered a "sincere apology" for his "hurtful, unkind, and wrong" commentary, reports THE BOSTON GLOBE.
"Most especially to the members of the Mexican community and Mexican-American community, I regret my remarks and apologize for them," SEVERIN said, reading from a statement in a mea culpa that ran two minutes and 30 seconds, at the start of the four-hour broadcast.
"But it didn't take long for SEVERIN to return to familiar subjects -- abortion, the Supreme Court, Muslims -- and switch from contrition to more churlish language.
"He danced around at his microphone, cocked his head, and repeatedly compared himself to LAZARUS, the biblical figure who is raised from the dead. He discussed his "love" for former VP DICK CHENEY and the possibility of impeaching President OBAMA, and questioned the qualifications of Supreme Court nominee SONIA SOTOMAYOR.
"It's over; the war is over," he declared not long after delivering his apology. "Does it sound like I'm happy to be back? To all who supported me ... I will never forget you."
"Then he added and repeated throughout the show: "For my critics, I want to say, in the ecumenical spirit of moving forward, I know where you live."