Mass Gov. Blasts Severin On WTKK
June 4, 2009 at 12:51 PM (PT)
MASSACHUSETTS Gov. DEVAL PATRICK took aim at GREATER MEDIA Talk WTKK/BOSTON's JAY SEVERIN on his own radio station today, reports THE BOSTON HERALD, "calling his remarks about Mexicans 'way over the line' -- and said he was 'embarrassed' to be associated with the station.
"PATRICK -- who skewered SEVERIN during his monthly segment on JIM BRAUDE and MARGERY EAGAN’s WTKK show -- said he was 'disappointed' that the station let the host back on the air this week.
"I found JAY SEVERIN’s comments on the air about Mexicans hateful and hurtful, really just way over the line and I was just as disappointed, frankly, that the station chose to let him resume broadcasting this week," PATRICK said. "I like you guys, but it made me embarrassed to be associated with the station. I read and I appreciated his apology and I am here because I believe his apology is sincere."
The Governor added, "But, it seems to me, we have got to figure out a way on this station, and in our broader civic life, to engage even on difficult issues without demeaning people who differ from us in background or point of view."