Monday, October 20, 2008

Have you no sense of decency Mr Severin?

It was in June 1954 at the height of the Army- McCarthy hearings when the head attorney for the Army after having heard enough from Senator Joseph McCarthy said to him, with sadness in his voice "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency". I believe it is time someone at WTKK ask that very question of Jay Severin.

Today Jay Severin had the audacity to say that Gen Colin Powell, because of his endorsement of Barack Obama could no longer be counted as one of those who love this country. The retired General was mocked and the man who served this country well was repeatedly referred to as "Colon" Powell. Jay also described a world without Powell. A world where the twenty two year old Powell was killed by a bomb, along with his wife. Who planted the bomb? Bill Ayers of course.

Severin is no longer a personality on the radio looking for ratings. He has transformed his show and in good measure WTKK itself into a station of hate. He is no longer asking that one supports McCain and not Obama on issues. No he is beyond that. He along with Jay wannabe Michele McPhee in the evening now use fear and hatred as a tool against Obama and his supporters. Supporters I may say, who once counted themselves among the audience. Jay often uses the "us against them" argument. If Jay represents the "us", I have never been so happy to be counted among "them".

But for Jay Severin to mock and call UN American Gen Colin Powell is simply beyond the pale. Of course he will say the endorsement was given on the sole basis of race. That is easy and falls into his "us vs them". But let me be clear. Severin is one who distorts and twist the facts to fit his right wing agenda. In the "them world" we call someone like that a liar. In the "us" world that is being one of the best and brightest. If David Duke should ever need a political consultant he can find one between 3-10 pm on WTKKK

To quote Mr Welch- "Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency"

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