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Why Did C-SPAN Blacklist Savage?
TBP | Now | Moi

Posted on 06/12/2007 12:42:17 PM PDT by TBP

Michael Savage, the #3 most listened to talk-show host in America, was honored by Talkers Magazine, the "Bible" of talk radio, with this year's Freedom of peech Award.

Recently, Talkers held a bash at which they presented the award. C-SPAN, which claims to be nonpartisan and nonideological, was there and carried most of the speeches. But for some reason, it blacklisted Savage's speech accepting the award.

Why would a nonideological network do this? More liberal media bias, obviously. C-SPAN has now willingly made itself part of the liberal effort to suppress freedom of speech in this country.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: blacklist; cspan; hisnameisweiner; liberalbias; quisling; savage
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1 posted on 06/12/2007 12:42:24 PM PDT by TBP
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To: TBP

Because he’s as crazy—I mean pathologically, as a loon


2 posted on 06/12/2007 12:44:08 PM PDT by middie
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To: TBP

Have you sent a letter to C-SPAN asking them?


3 posted on 06/12/2007 12:44:32 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: TBP

Who knew Savage was so popular. Does anyone have the complete list. Rush and Stern have to be some combination of #1 and #2. Or is Howard out because he is on satellite?


4 posted on 06/12/2007 12:45:27 PM PDT by Loyolas Mattman
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To: TBP
A year ago I thought Savage was another raving talk host.

What he said then, today makes him sound more like a visionary.

5 posted on 06/12/2007 12:46:03 PM PDT by AU72
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To: TBP

Let me guess. Because C-Span is an organ of the government, and Savage often says those three words the government won’t tolerate: Borders; language; culture.


6 posted on 06/12/2007 12:46:18 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: TBP
Maybe they had X amount of time and Savage wasn’t as important than the other speakers. The last thing we need is the parody Savage making people think that all Conservatives are as nutty as he.
7 posted on 06/12/2007 12:46:31 PM PDT by mnehring (Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit)
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To: TBP
I heard him say on his show several nights ago that he was going to use sarcasm, ridicule and uhhh, something else, don't recall what, in the acceptance.

Apparently he did.

8 posted on 06/12/2007 12:46:59 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TBP

Last I checked the liberals were trying to revive the Fairness Doctrine with an eye to banning talk radio so it’s no surprise they’d start by denying publicity of any kind to Savage.


9 posted on 06/12/2007 12:47:00 PM PDT by PeterFinn (Oderint Dum Metuant - "Let them Hate, as long as they Fear.")
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To: TBP

I am a huge Savage fan but CSPAN usually doesn’t run entire programs of events like that. I don’t think Savage was necessarily snubbed. As tony Soprano says, “he’s trying to make a molehill outta’ this.”


10 posted on 06/12/2007 12:47:40 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: TBP

Howie Carr could join the top “talkers” in the country if only his show would go national!


11 posted on 06/12/2007 12:47:43 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: mnehrling

Except that Savage is not conservative (just a liberal in sheep’s clothing).


12 posted on 06/12/2007 12:48:40 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier fighting the terrorists in the Triangle of Death)
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To: TBP

What do you mean? Did they not show part of the Talker’s convention?


13 posted on 06/12/2007 12:49:03 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: TBP

I remember seeing the John Birch Society annual convention on C*SPAN. I have no idea why they didn’t broadcast Savage, but it’s probably not because of his politics.


14 posted on 06/12/2007 12:49:49 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: TBP
Savage is a liberal portraying a caricature of conservatives.

Doesn't bother me a bit for him to not get airtime.

15 posted on 06/12/2007 12:50:52 PM PDT by ibheath (I liked America better when the threats to our freedom came exclusively from abroad.)
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To: SoldierDad
I was trying to not start any fires, but you are exactly right! Savage is, and always was, a parody of what the left things conservatives are.
16 posted on 06/12/2007 12:50:52 PM PDT by mnehring (Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit)
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To: middie

Crazy like a fox, which makes him the most repugnant charlatan preying the airways since Jim & Tammy Faye or Jimmy.


17 posted on 06/12/2007 12:51:38 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: leadpenny

Wow. Conservatives are 8 of the top 10.

Rush, Sean, Savage, Dr. Laura and then some guy I’ve never heard of...


18 posted on 06/12/2007 12:52:28 PM PDT by Loyolas Mattman
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To: TLI

sarcasm, ridicule, and satire


19 posted on 06/12/2007 12:53:44 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (We're living in the Dark Ages.)
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To: ibheath

Agreed. Savage is popular because people are stupid.


20 posted on 06/12/2007 12:54:41 PM PDT by Silly (http://www.paulklenk.us)
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To: TBP

I tried www.c-span.org to see if the event was there...but their search function is down...again. The full event may be there though.


21 posted on 06/12/2007 12:55:22 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: TBP
C-SPAN has become a media outlet for the nut jobs. If you listen to the callers, they call in with their conspiracy theories and Bush hatred.

If someone mentions to the C-SPAN host how left they have become, they of course deny it. Then the host will ask for an example.

Well C_SPAN, here’s an example. That Connie person had Jimmy Carter on for an interview one morning when a caller, on air said he was the worst president in history, this Connie person chewed told the caller that was not acceptable on the air.

That is just one example. However, NONE of their hosts tell the left wingnutjob callers that call President Bush a liar, Hitler and every other nasty name they can come up with to stop.

22 posted on 06/12/2007 12:55:37 PM PDT by BMC1 (If the Hildabeast becomes Pres in 08, we can work for impeachment. First Bill then her.)
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To: Loyolas Mattman

I watched some of it over the weekend and today when the Senate was in recess. C-SPAN certainly didn’t censor any of the language the panelists were using.


23 posted on 06/12/2007 12:55:54 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Alter Kaker
I remember seeing the John Birch Society annual convention on C*SPAN.

Sure. That's the only kind of conservative they want you to see.

24 posted on 06/12/2007 12:56:16 PM PDT by TBP
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To: mnehrling

Well, I’ve no problem with starting this fire. I recognized Savage for what he really is years ago (and immediately stopped listening to his rantings). The clincher was his financial backing of Moonbat Brown for CA AG (of which he won much to this state’s detriment). I’d like to see Savage go the way of the DoDo bird.


25 posted on 06/12/2007 12:56:17 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier fighting the terrorists in the Triangle of Death)
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To: TBP
Yesterday, Savage carried on about Kosovo and the Balkan states without the slightest historic knowledge or understanding of the dynamics of that region and its storied past. Serbia will acquiese in the separatist act because it, and only it is their ticket to EU admission. I think GWB was ill-advised to lead the cheer he did yesterday, but it's only another in a long line of dumb acts by him. Whether Kosovo is under Albanian influence or not simply doesn't matter; the world situation with Islam and the West will not be altered either way. Kosovo is 90% -95% Muslim anyway and has been a constant thorn in the Serbian eye. It's not a religious or even an ideological issue, it’s an historic quest dating back to 1815 and, while not the underlying cause, was the match that lit the fire of WW I in 1914. Poor Mr. Savage, he hasn’t a clue other than some cockamamie knee-jerk reaction to some wayward piece of propaganda issuing from some web site with an agenda.
26 posted on 06/12/2007 12:57:21 PM PDT by middie
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To: TBP

“Sure. That’s the only kind of conservative they want you to see.”

Now you’re sounding kooky. Brian Lamb doesn’t care, it’s just that there are so many camera crews and so much air time.


27 posted on 06/12/2007 12:59:46 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Silly

“Agreed. Savage is popular because people are stupid.”

That’s always been my take on Glenn Beck.


28 posted on 06/12/2007 1:00:29 PM PDT by The Worthless Miracle (I think Jamie Dupree is annoying.)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

That’s it. Thanks!


29 posted on 06/12/2007 1:00:30 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TBP

Savage is fun to listen to.


30 posted on 06/12/2007 1:00:50 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (I believe that's my stapler....)
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To: ibheath
Savage is a liberal portraying a caricature of conservatives.

Maybe, maybe not. But his message is conservative. His message is on mark. His message is allot clearer than some so called conservatives.

31 posted on 06/12/2007 1:01:57 PM PDT by b4its2late (Liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: The Worthless Miracle
I don’t care for Savage. He hates everybody and brags about himself too much.
32 posted on 06/12/2007 1:02:13 PM PDT by BMC1 (If the Hildabeast becomes Pres in 08, we can work for impeachment. First Bill then her.)
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To: BMC1
However, NONE of their hosts tell the left wingnutjob callers that call President Bush a liar, Hitler and every other nasty name they can come up with to stop.

If you were a real C-SPAN watcher you'd know that that is not their job.

33 posted on 06/12/2007 1:03:23 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: TBP
Sure. That's the only kind of conservative they want you to see.

If that's the case, then you think they'd have Savage on 24/7. To my mind, he's the single greatest recruiter the Democrat Party has. I

34 posted on 06/12/2007 1:04:04 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Loyolas Mattman

Hate speech - all of them!

/s


35 posted on 06/12/2007 1:04:51 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: leadpenny
I know it’s not their job. THAT’S WHY CONNIE SHOULD HAVE KEPT HER MOUTH SHUT.

If you are going to allow someone spew hatred, you should then allow someone to speak the truth.

36 posted on 06/12/2007 1:05:09 PM PDT by BMC1 (If the Hildabeast becomes Pres in 08, we can work for impeachment. First Bill then her.)
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To: TBP

Rush:Eloquent

Savage:Gruff


37 posted on 06/12/2007 1:05:27 PM PDT by goarmy ("The Washington Post was a little more sophisticated with their ignorance." -Michael Steele)
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To: Silly
Tell me I am stupid. I have a 4 year degree in accounting, I have an MBA in Finance, I worked in Finance in Healthcare for over 11 years, I have worked in Finance in the banking industry for over 12 years. And I have been a FReeper since 1999.

I am stupid I guess.....

38 posted on 06/12/2007 1:05:48 PM PDT by b4its2late (Liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: alexsmithers; beaversmom; b4its2late; BigTom85; BikerJoe; blackdiamondracer; Brad's Gramma; ...

Ping a ding ding!!!!!!!!!!!! SAVAGE


39 posted on 06/12/2007 1:06:01 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (My House is Guarded By A Shotgun 3 Days A Week.... Guess Which Days.)
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To: leadpenny
Brian Lamb doesn’t care

Actually, he does. He's a goofy liberal just like most of the rest of the media.

40 posted on 06/12/2007 1:06:19 PM PDT by TBP
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To: TBP
Borders; language; culture


41 posted on 06/12/2007 1:07:23 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: middie

ditto that to the maxxxxx...........I make the life threatnin’ mistake of visiting a Savage thread here and well.........barely survived.......


42 posted on 06/12/2007 1:07:32 PM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: Loyolas Mattman
Rush and Stern have to be some combination of #1 and #2.

According to Talkers Magazine, the top 5:

1. Rush
2. Sean
3. Dr. Savage
4. Dr. Laura
5. Laura Ingraham

43 posted on 06/12/2007 1:08:08 PM PDT by TBP
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To: lormand; brivette

over here


44 posted on 06/12/2007 1:08:14 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: PeterFinn
Last I checked the liberals were trying to revive the Fairness Doctrine with an eye to banning talk radio so it’s no surprise they’d start by denying publicity of any kind to Savage.

Apparently, O'Reilly has banned him too.

45 posted on 06/12/2007 1:09:31 PM PDT by TBP
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To: leadpenny
Did they not show part of the Talker’s convention?

Substantial parts of it, yes, but not the featured speaker receiving hsi "Freedom of Speech" Award.

46 posted on 06/12/2007 1:10:38 PM PDT by TBP
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To: TBP
Freedom of peech Award

Is that really what it is called?
47 posted on 06/12/2007 1:10:51 PM PDT by elizabetty (Perpetual Candidate using campaign donations for your salary - Its a good gig if you can get it.)
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To: TBP

It’s the best thing to happen to television since television was invented. You’re just looking for something to complain about, imo.


48 posted on 06/12/2007 1:10:58 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: middie
Because he’s as crazy—I mean pathologically, as a loon

So is Al Gore. Have you seen C-SPAN blacklisting him?

49 posted on 06/12/2007 1:11:56 PM PDT by Spiff (Rudy Giuliani Quote (NY Post, 1996) "Most of Clinton's policies are very similar to most of mine.")
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To: Spiff

I always call it C-Span(ning for democrats)


50 posted on 06/12/2007 1:13:17 PM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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