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Michael Savage, Sean Hannity dial up radio feud
POLITICO ^ | 1/24/14 | MACKENZIE WEINGER

Posted on 01/25/2014 7:09:13 PM PST by scott55

On the airwaves and behind-the-scenes, two major conservative radio hosts are waging a war for the afternoon drive — and the moral high-ground. A simmering feud between radio stars Michael Savage and Sean Hannity has burst to the surface now that the two men are going head to head in prime drivetime — battling for listeners and advertisers in an already competitive market.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/michael-savage-sean-hannity-feud-102597.html#ixzz2rTE022jK


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On the airwaves and behind-the-scenes, two major conservative radio hosts are waging a war for the afternoon drive — and the moral high-ground. A simmering feud between radio stars Michael Savage and Sean Hannity has burst to the surface now that the two men are going head to head in prime drivetime — battling for listeners and advertisers in an already competitive market.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/michael-savage-sean-hannity-feud-102597.html#ixzz2rTE022jK

1 posted on 01/25/2014 7:09:13 PM PST by scott55
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To: scott55
Michael Savage (aka John Wiener) WHO?

2 posted on 01/25/2014 7:13:38 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: scott55

Hannity is a nice guy, but shallow and boring.

Savage is not a nice guy, anything but shallow and boring, but has his own issues.

I used to be a Savage devotee, but no longer.


3 posted on 01/25/2014 7:13:44 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: scott55

Dueling Douchebags IMO


4 posted on 01/25/2014 7:15:20 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: scott55

These guys, and Levin need to bury the hatchet. Our nation is circling the drain and all they care about is listeners. If the Rats get control of all of Congress, they’ll be hit with some new Fairness Doctrine and they won’t have jobs.


5 posted on 01/25/2014 7:16:10 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: man_in_tx
That describes me as well. Twenty years ago Savage was entertaining, funny.

Now he comes on like a really nasty schizophrenic.

6 posted on 01/25/2014 7:17:17 PM PST by skeeter
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To: man_in_tx

Savage has become un-listenable. Self involved does not begin to describe him...he is the world’s authority on EVERYthing, but boring and often wrong.

Hannity lost me with his worship of Rove (aside from the fact that he’s repetitive and shallow).


7 posted on 01/25/2014 7:20:20 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: scott55

Well, one thing I can say about Savage is he doesn’t have Tamara Holder on his show ever.

So I’d say he’s quite a bit smarter than Sean and his endless parade of idiot guests.

But beyond that I cannot listen to and do not listen to Savage.

Dude has problems.


8 posted on 01/25/2014 7:20:50 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: scott55

Isnt Savage the same ass clown who said that Sarah Palin should “Choke on a cinnamon bun” or is that another Savage


9 posted on 01/25/2014 7:21:08 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: scott55

How anyone can listen to either one for more than 10 minutes must have a dysfunctional brain....


10 posted on 01/25/2014 7:21:41 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: scott55

3:00 p.m. means that the choices aren’t much better than they are at 11:00 a.m. FM usually wins on both, but Hannity over Savage.


11 posted on 01/25/2014 7:22:09 PM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: scott55

At least Hannity’s consistent.... You just never know when Savage is gonna’ be off his meds.

Having said that, I used to love to listen to Savage and I still probably would if he came on in my area.


12 posted on 01/25/2014 7:22:23 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: scott55

Not a huge fan of either but Hannity is better than Savage, IMO, at least he hasn’t donated thousands to Moonbeam


13 posted on 01/25/2014 7:22:54 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

lol


14 posted on 01/25/2014 7:23:11 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: scott55
"two major conservative radio hosts are waging a war for the afternoon drive"

Who ? Weiner and Willard's shoeshine boy ? They ain't Conservatives.

15 posted on 01/25/2014 7:24:05 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: scott55

Hannity is dry as toast and boring. Savage on the other hand, is stark raving mad and full of du-du.


16 posted on 01/25/2014 7:24:21 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: scott55

I am a fan of both of them. Gentlemen, just do your shows and may the best man win. There is no need to undercut each other.


17 posted on 01/25/2014 7:27:02 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: scott55

Every personality type seems to go in and out of fashion, talking heads are no exception to that rule. I get the distinct impression that Sean is (seriously this time) considering running for elective office. I say yes, he should go for it. Sean may have taken his format as far as it can go. Or maybe both he and his public could use a good twelve year separation, then start another talk show. I think Sean is ready for a challenge. I don’t listen to Savage anymore, too down all of the time. Sean is sunny, but he needs to recharge in the right environment.


18 posted on 01/25/2014 7:27:38 PM PST by lee martell
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To: scott55; 09Patriot; abigail2; Avoiding_Sulla; BellStar; b4its2late; BootsOfEscaping; ...

Savage ping!


19 posted on 01/25/2014 7:30:35 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Pharmboy

Hannity to this day has never confronted Rove about the Bush policies
that gave us Obama.


20 posted on 01/25/2014 7:34:22 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: scott55

Savage???

But he sucks so much...


21 posted on 01/25/2014 7:37:34 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
These guys, and Levin need to bury the hatchet. Our nation is circling the drain and all they care about is listeners.

Agreed.
22 posted on 01/25/2014 7:40:25 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Sarah Barracuda

It was the faggot Dan Savage:

http://www.examiner.com/article/gay-sex-columnist-dan-savage-says-he-hopes-sarah-palin-chokes-on-cinammon-bun


23 posted on 01/25/2014 7:40:26 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: scott55
I'm sorry, but Michael Savage is a pompous, smarmy, arrogant jerk. His very first night on the air here in the Chicago Market he went right after Hannity and Limbaugh calling them "fakes" and "frauds."

He went onto claim that Limbaugh "didn't really" move out of New York and had some rather disparaging things to say about Hannity.

I'm not a fan of Hannity, listen to Limbaugh for maybe 2-3 hours a week during my lunch break. I have my own issues with Limbaugh at times however he is probably one of the best Conservative minds out there on the radio.

Savage seems to have forgotten who the real enemy is (liberals) and seems hell bent on taking down his fellow Conservatives. Not someone I can support because of that.

24 posted on 01/25/2014 7:42:03 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: carriage_hill

My apologies, wrong Savage, thanks for letting me know


25 posted on 01/25/2014 7:42:36 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: chris37

Holder comes on, I tune out. Time to email Hannity and tell him so. We all should!!


26 posted on 01/25/2014 7:43:33 PM PST by Exit148
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To: Sarah Barracuda

He’s also the POS who was blowing his nose/coughing on rag and wiping it on Gary Bauer’s campaign HQ doorknobs to pass on germs. Nice, huh?

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/04/29/Savage-Bully-Gary-Bauer


27 posted on 01/25/2014 7:50:17 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: man_in_tx

Savage is definitely narcissistic, he cant help himself. I wish he would stop talking/attacking other hosts, its childish and only diminishes himself.


28 posted on 01/25/2014 7:53:15 PM PST by scott55
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To: man_in_tx

Savage is not a nice guy, anything but shallow and boring, but has his own issues.

Savage is so petty... Entertaining in his pettiness, but petty nontheless


29 posted on 01/25/2014 8:05:18 PM PST by GraceG
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To: scott55

I’d have a beer with Sean. If I had a beer with Savage it would probably end up with me knocking Savage out and going to jail for fighting again. Guy just rubs me the wrong way and while Sean is redundant his redundancy is for the most part conservative.


30 posted on 01/25/2014 8:09:20 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Exit148

Agreed, but she’s just one of ‘em, although she is certainly a primary idiot.

But Jamie, Dupris, any of his brothers from another mothers, Karl Rove, the mother of his adopted chirrens’, Linda the Producer, Tavaris, any of the GOP-e.

I cannot tolerate these folks at all. I do not want to hear anything they have to say about anything at all.


31 posted on 01/25/2014 8:10:14 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: scott55

I will take Sean Hannity over Michael Savage anyday. Savage is just to unstable.


32 posted on 01/25/2014 8:15:41 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: scott55

I thought Savage had moved to nights. Is he back on in the afternoons again?

Since his time change, I haven’t like his show that much. He seems to have lost that spark that made him interesting. Most of the time he seems morose and self-obsessed.


33 posted on 01/25/2014 8:17:41 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: scott55
Yes, that is (to me) Savage's greatest failing. He is a baal givah (one who is arrogant) when he pans other talk show hosts, praises himself for knowing stuff or having certain abilities, etc. It is absolutely painful for me to listen to him when he is off on a baal givah rant. I can do without knowing his latest physical complaints as well.

At other times, I enjoy his analyses of various things, particularly of political ploys.

Listening to Hannity is like listening to a long-running soap opera. If you miss an episode, you really missed nothing because it's the same old stuff the very next day. Hannity is like white bread; bland and boring. A nice guy, but stays very much inside the lines.

Listening to Levin is nearly always interesting. He gets some great callers on his show also. It's very educational about our national political scene and what's really going on.

34 posted on 01/25/2014 8:18:17 PM PST by EinNYC
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“My competitor doesn’t have the capacity to go beyond the Democrat-Republican talking points,” Savage told POLITICO. “That’s all he’s ever done. That’s all he can do. He has no education. I’m just going to lay it on the line, I’m not going to mince words.”

My guess is that a majority of listeners lack college degrees also. Savage sometimes catches himself saying that about Hannity and quickly tries to exempt listeners from his "snobbery."

When Savage started first as fill in on KSFO sister station KGO then full time 4PM - 7PM on KSFO he caught hell from the liberals on KGO. He fought back but nowhere near the obsession he has vis-a-vis conservative competitors nationally. As a local host he didn't really compete against KSFO fellow hosts claiming instead that he alone was responsible for KSFO's success. Was he serious?

I literally never missed a minute throughout the 1990s and into the 21st century.

I no longer participate on his thread realizing the majority of my posts were reactions to things I did not like; mainly I despised his dumping the snark on conservative talkers and authors.

I still congratulate him for being more forceful than most speaking out against enemies foreign and domestic.

I am a fan of all talk radio. I have no "home team." I want all of them to remain in business.

I fear though that in Savage's own words he intends to become less partisan and more "diverse."

I recall remarks from the Dickey brothers that that suits them fine. IMO however it means Savage is being nudged into a self-imposed Fairness Doctrine. But some parts of his shows are like the "old Savage." Great IOW -- and we should be prepared to defend him against government persecution.

But when he starts dumping the snark on his competitors I turn the dial to Hannity; then to Tom Sullivan -- lastly switch on bluegrass to hear classics like Take Your Tongue Out Of My Mouth I Am Just Here To Kiss You Goodbye and Her End Justifies The Jeans.

My recollection is Savage started the feud mainly against Rush and Hannity; Levin handled the initial retaliation and started catching hell from Savage.

35 posted on 01/25/2014 8:20:17 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: scott55
While I used to find Hannity a bit too close to the likes of McCain and Peter King plus he'd allow some left-wing to commandeer way too many minutes of his show, so I'd just turn him off.

I swore completely off Hannity after the election when he parroted the RINO talking points of "making nice with immigration 'reform,' be friendlier to 'women's Issues,'" etc.

Savage is another subject. When he first hit our airways at night, I tried listening as he focused on some conservative points with which I agreed - then, he launched into some of the most childish name calling I had ever heard a grow up use! He had cheap, petty nicknames for more talk show hosts than I had ever known of.

Now, Savage has taken over Hannity's time and station spot but I'll merely forgoe listening to talk radio at all during those hours, for our local talking heads include a so-called conservative, yet one who despises the TEA party, and his wacko female side kick!

36 posted on 01/25/2014 8:22:11 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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Hannity vs. Savage: “Conservatism for Beginners” vs. “Conservatism for the Unhinged.”

Hannity is all-in for our troops. He may not be be the hardcore conservative we all love, but given those two choices on my radio dial it’s not a difficult choice.


37 posted on 01/25/2014 8:22:14 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: dynachrome

Thanks for the ping Savage has passion for sure


38 posted on 01/25/2014 8:23:03 PM PST by StoneWall Brigade
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To: man_in_tx

Also in same slot, Howie Carr out of Boston/New England. He does get into some New England stuff but does a lot of good conservative stuff

TuneIn.com : WRKO
IHeartRadio: WHYN

http://howiecarrshow.com/


39 posted on 01/25/2014 8:24:12 PM PST by raccoonradio
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Caller: “Hi, Michael, how are you?”
Savage: “Don’t ask me how I am. Just get to your point....”
Caller: “Sorry. I, uh..., I’m a long time listener, but I think your belief that George Zimmerman should have been convicted of murdering Trayvon Martin is wrong....”
Savage: “That’s because you’re a moron who can’t think logically. Don’t ever call my show again. Call that other guy, Harvey Wallbanger, who’s as ignorant as you are....”


40 posted on 01/25/2014 8:42:42 PM PST by freebilly
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To: dynachrome
Thanks for the ping.

One puzzle. Savage has made multiple references to Hannity's fund raising for worthy causes; it seemed to me that each time Savage suggested crimnal wrong doing by Hannity.

That goes beyond criticsm of a public figure IMO. If Hannity does not sue Savage are his accusations (if I heard Savage right) valid?

41 posted on 01/25/2014 8:44:18 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

He is all in for the troops, and despite the complaints of him being boring and redundant, that redundancy has kept things on the radar that most have long forgotten. No one talks about Benghazi, or Fast and Furious more than he does.


42 posted on 01/25/2014 9:08:03 PM PST by reaganviawalker
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To: raccoonradio

Ditto that!
Anyone looking for talk radio to listen to from 3pm - 7pm Eastern Time needs to listen to Howie Carr - WRKO-Boston.


43 posted on 01/25/2014 9:18:59 PM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

I much prefer Greta Van Susten and Kelly. Hannity is okay but lacks the intellectual acumen of Greta and Kelly. His ability to ask penetrating questions of liberal guests is sad. Instead he launches into a preset set of talking points. Orilley is a pompous ass.

In relation to Orilley he will interview Obama during the Super Bowl weekend. Oreilley does have the intellectual acumen to rip Obama apart. He will not do this because Obama would never ever enter an interview without knowing what questions will be asked and more importantly the questions that are forbidden to be asked. If this interview goes as I suspect, Orilley has become a mouth piece for Obama. I suggest we send heavy duty carbon fiber knee pads.

Savage is a moon bat not worthy of your time.


44 posted on 01/25/2014 9:25:42 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!!!!)
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To: cpdiii

I was a bit harsh on Hannity. I would also like to mention that his support for the troops and wounded warriors is the absolute 100% the best. He is a great man doing great things for our military. He is a patriot. Charlie Daniels is also right up there with Shane Hannity.

Hannity is one of the good guys and to be admired.

ps
Shane appeared with Charlie Daniels and played “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” I got to give the boy credit for playing with and against the greatest banjo picker of all time. Charlie Daniels spot as the best is not in danger. :)


45 posted on 01/25/2014 9:39:37 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!!!!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Dueling Douchebags IMO

Yep. Can't say that I'm interested in listening to either one.

46 posted on 01/25/2014 9:42:54 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: Bullish

Listened to Savage the other day. He was spewing venom at Hannity. It turned me off! Hannity is boring, but not nasty like Savage.

Maybe Sarah Palin can become a talk show host. I think she would be better than Savage or Hannity.


47 posted on 01/25/2014 9:46:49 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: luckystarmom

I think you are right, radio would be a perfect venue for Sarah Palin.


48 posted on 01/25/2014 9:48:09 PM PST by tioga (Wise men still seek Him.)
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To: skeeter; man_in_tx

“That describes me as well.”
_______________________________________
Add me to the list...I think Savage has a deep-seated inferiority complex.


49 posted on 01/25/2014 9:52:36 PM PST by AlexW
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To: skeeter; man_in_tx

And me.


50 posted on 01/25/2014 9:55:41 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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