Jay Severin is back, and Scott Lehigh is watching

A couple items from today’s Boston Globe:

I’m afraid I don’t have time to comment right now (I’m not getting paid to do this, you know) but I did want to go on record to point out that SeverinWatch was here before Jay Watch. And I want to note that the two endeavors have very different agendas. Lehigh is more concerned about Severin’s tone and seems to think that checking Severin’s facts is a lost cause. I am much less concerned about derogatory language and much more worried about distortion of the truth.

We’ve all heard the saying about “sticks and stones,” and I think that applies here. Jay is unlikely to sway public opinion through name-calling alone. It’s the combination of name-calling and lies that is truly dangerous.

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  1. Jim
    Posted June 3, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Distortion of truth? I suppose that, juxtaposed with National Propaganda Radio, it must seem such. Granted, I don’t believe everything he says, but most of the information he presents, excluding flagrant, passionate opinion, can and should be verified from reputable news sources. He says the things that the rest of us are thinking and are too afraid to say, the least of which is that much of what is called “journalism” has become officially sanctioned editorial commentary. He cites his sources and listens to those with differing opinions, so long as they are respectful and can substantiate their remarks with fact. I can certainly relate to anyone who has an aversion to Jay’s acerbic remarks, but sadly, most of the substantial remarks are far from lies, albeit things I wish I didn’t know.

  2. DavidFromBrighton
    Posted June 3, 2009 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    You know, Jay actually bragged about being on NPR today during his Lehigh rebuttal ….

    Virtually every day Jay says something that shows either dishonesty or ignorance, or in some cases distortion without actual falsehood. Earlier this week, for example, he was asking why we hadn’t heard anything about the murder of a soldier by an American Muslim. Well in fact that story had been carried on page A2 of the infamous Boston Globe. Please review past entries in this blog for additional examples of Jay’s difficulty with the truth and watch this space for future examples.

  3. linda
    Posted June 19, 2009 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Here are two examples of Jay being Jay. Yesterday he mentioned that Hillary Clinton had broken her elbow. He noted that the Old Jay would have said “Hoof,” but the New Jay says “Funny Bone.” Then today he said he was retracting a statement he made yesterday that Hillary needed a veteranarian, and then he said, “Only Kidding!” He made a point of saying he is who he is, and he has never changed and never will. He went on to say that he has never once lied to his audience. This seems to indicate to me that Jay is temporarily, but only temporarily, muzzled. He couches his words so very carefully, but who is he kidding and how long can it last?

  4. Josh
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    How dare you disagree with Romney’s buttboy? He knows it all, he has all the women, he can cut you off when he starts to lose his tread.

    Severin sais he is a libertarian, now that he has joined Talk 1200, he is now a republican?? He is the perfect offspring of Romney, the ultimate Flip flopper

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