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TALKERS.COM TARGETS SAVAGE
http://spectator.org ^ | March 28, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord

Posted on 03/28/2014 4:04:56 PM PDT by scott55

Well. This is interesting. Over at Talkers.com (here) and Mediaite (here) Michael Savage is at it again. Saying, among other things, that he has “stomped” Sean Hannity in the ratings. But the Talkers story is particularly instructive since Talkers is devoted to the business of talk radio. In fact, the publication makes a point of saying that as a rule of thumb, precisely since it is devoted to promoting the institution of talk radio, it doesn’t like to get into what Talkers calls “personal vendettas” between hosts. So it is striking that this story appears at all — and obvious as to why it does. Writes Talkers:

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1 posted on 03/28/2014 4:04:56 PM PDT by scott55
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To: scott55

While occasionally having the guts to say what most on radio refuse to, Savage is no conservative. One cannot donate ones cash to Jerry Brown and keep his VRWC card. Period. (A real one, not an Obama one.)

Besides, he’s an idiot.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 4:11:50 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yeah he’s over the top. Same with that strange fellow called Medved (who I haven’t listed to in years).

It’s Limbaugh, Levin for me.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 4:14:59 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: scott55

He goes on and on about being back-stabbed and mistreated by his Berkeley professors and former employers.

That’s EXACTLY the same treatment he meets out to his co-workers and subordinates.

At KSFO in San Francisco before he was syndicated his wife subbed as engineer/producer sometimes and he had NO PROBLEM publically tongue-lashing her, and on a pretty regular basis, too.

He’s a wind-addled manic-depressive and the BIGGEST hypocrite in the world.

He doesn’t deserve his great family, and he lucked-out with his story-telling skills.

He’s a scum-bag.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 4:16:46 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: scott55

Every time I listen to savage he is talking about a restaurant he went to


5 posted on 03/28/2014 4:16:47 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Vote McDaniel June 3rd Mississippi!)
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To: gaijin

WINE-addled.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 4:17:51 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Hostage

I used to listen to Savage a lot on lunch break (only thing available at the time) so I have a good handle on him and what he’s about. He is what he is IMO. A con artist. But most are.

I like Rush though I don’t always agree with him. Mostly I do but when he said after the last GOP slaughter he had been carrying their water, I went forward as a listener believing him when he claims to be an entertainer.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 4:20:38 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: gaijin

Are you by any chance the poster with whom I exchanged some “mail” regarding Michael Weiner’s personality quirks?

If not I must offer that ..I once did some small business with him when he was Michael Weiner...and you nailed his game to the wall


8 posted on 03/28/2014 4:22:01 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Hostage
"It’s Limbaugh, Levin for me."

Yep, it's the only two I can stand.

And both are genius.

9 posted on 03/28/2014 4:23:50 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Your memory is sharp —yes, that was me.

Though I was utterly sincere, I was sad to type it because at some time long ago I was a very fanatical listener of his.

I have not listened in many years.

The sides of his that are good are truly great, but his bad sides are utterly terrible, and loyalty and gratitude are things I’m very fussy about.

Mike has betrayed almost every person he has worked closely with, and often quite needlessly.

I believe Mike will continue to make a good living, and because his family will benefit I’m happy.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 4:27:18 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: scott55

Savage is full of it most days (...himself...)


11 posted on 03/28/2014 4:29:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: scott55
Savage lost me for good when he pretended to know all about Zimmerman's Ke-Tec, claiming Zimmerman was guilty of murder because he had the safety off and a cartridge in the chamber.

1. Zimmerman's Kel-Tec was double-action only. It had no safety.

2. A semiautomatic pistol with an empty chamber is useless in self-defense situations like the one Zimmerman was in.

The whole point of a double-action only pistol is you can safely leave one in the chamber, ready to fire if you pull the trigger.

12 posted on 03/28/2014 4:30:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: scott55
Savage sounds like he is a maniac depressive. Rush, Sean and Mark along with Todd Schnidt and Glenn Beck are upbeat.

I don't care about a restaurant Savage went to. I want to know what Conservatives are doing to defeat Liberalism.

13 posted on 03/28/2014 4:47:03 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: scott55

I like Savage 10 times more than I ever liked Hannity. However, he talks about himself so much and what he eats, it is tough to stay tuned. Last night he played a 10 minute long recording of him talking to his mother over a decade ago. He is also extremely jealous of Hannity.

I didn’t like Hannity, because he often seemed ill-prepared for the show. He seemed to just listen to Rush, jot down some notes, and start his show. He also decided to change his stance on amnesty. He announced that the day after the 2012 election.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 4:50:20 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Hostage
Yeah he’s over the top. Same with that strange fellow called Medved (who I haven’t listed to in years).

Medved is so over the top anti-conservative, anti-tea party, anti-Palin, anti-Cruz, that he is almost becoming entertaining again.

He is one vicious chick against the Reagan/Palin wing of the GOP.

15 posted on 03/28/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: scott55

You will never hear a liberal attack Michael Savage. Why? He makes conservatives look very bad.

Savage = verbal diarrhea. In great quantities.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 4:59:12 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: scott55

It has always been very obvious to me that savage is a far left liberal posing as a “conservative”, he was planted on talk radio by the liberal media establishment solely to make conservatism look bad.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 5:16:09 PM PDT by Newtoidaho
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To: AdamBomb

ping-a-ling!


18 posted on 03/28/2014 5:21:45 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: castlegreyskull

I have no use for Savage. Hannity is a decent guy, I believe, but I can’t listen to him. The repetition drives me insane.

I prefer Levin....Rush is good, too.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 5:23:29 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: scott55

I probably enjoy listening to Laura Ingram as much or more than any of them. Except perhaps Rush.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 5:28:29 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

Listened to savage for over 10 years...love his stories, and many of his stances. He’s not boring and he fills a niche in conservative radio that is needed. Does he talk about himself alot...yeah...its just who he is...you can turn the channel if you dont like it.


21 posted on 03/28/2014 5:35:40 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: CatherineofAragon
Michael Savage is a bona-fide IDIOT. Most talk show hosts will discuss other points of view with their callers. If you don't agree with Savage totally, he will say "you're an idiot!!" or some other derogatory remark and hang up.

I think he is incapable of discussing any point of view than his own. Perhaps he can't deviate from whatever is on his teleprompter, like some other idiot we all know about...LOL

22 posted on 03/28/2014 5:41:46 PM PDT by snowtigger
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To: CatherineofAragon

We’re lucky in the New England area. We have Howie Carr at 3PM. WRKO has streaming, so when I move to Florida I’ll still be able to listen to Howie. I gather he’s moving to Florida too.


23 posted on 03/28/2014 5:42:58 PM PDT by FXRP
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To: Norm Lenhart

Savage is not conservative. I guess that’s why he always attacks Hannity ect. Savage is a nut


24 posted on 03/28/2014 5:47:23 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: Norm Lenhart

What does VRWC stand for please? Thank you.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 5:47:42 PM PDT by Jean2 (i)
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To: Jean2

Vast Right Wing Conspiracy


26 posted on 03/28/2014 5:48:08 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: FXRP

We don’t get him around here. I’ve never even heard him. I should hunt him up online.


27 posted on 03/28/2014 5:50:39 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: snowtigger

LOL

Yep, I really think Savage is not well mentally....especially after reading these comments.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 5:51:35 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Newtoidaho

Agree he’s a plant. He attacks conservative leaders endlessly.


29 posted on 03/28/2014 5:54:40 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: Norm Lenhart

Gotta toss Jerry a bone though on not signing Leyland [douchebag] Yee’s AWB recently though.

I’ve heard round-about that he’s gotten a bit of the shooting bug from the missus to boot, but I’ve no hard cite of it...


30 posted on 03/28/2014 6:12:50 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Axenolith

OK, so he’s 99.999998% a piece of human garbage ;)

Kidding aside though, considering the state of the right wing today, it would not shock me to see someone try claiming that he was a potential GOP pick for the presidency. I mean look at Christie...


31 posted on 03/28/2014 6:18:57 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: Carry me back

Most of them deserve it. There are very few “conservative leaders” who DON’T rate being sent a box of Kotex.


32 posted on 03/28/2014 6:19:09 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Oh, I’d give him more than that, while he’s a libtard, he doesn’t actually appear to be an “evil one” (inasmuch as evil and Democrat can actually be separated). Probably more true of him to be in something like the Green party.

If you want a good chuckle from an oldie, fire up California Uber Alles by the Dead Kennedys while ruminating on the ole CA governor...


33 posted on 03/28/2014 6:22:47 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: scott55
Woohooo! Great article!

Direct link: http://spectator.org/blog/58560/talkerscom-targets-savage

Savage is, always has been, and always will be an asshole.

I don't listen to Hannity very often because I don't enjoy his style. But I know people who've worked with him. Without exception, every one of them says he's an extremely nice and generous man.

34 posted on 03/28/2014 6:36:40 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: Axenolith

HA! I just listened to it a couple days ago! Just a random You Tube ‘what the hell’ click. Had to laugh at the prophecy involved.. And for the non Dead Kennedys fans...

“California Uber Alles”

I am Governor Jerry Brown
My aura smiles
And never frowns
Soon I will be president...

Carter Power will soon go away
I will be Fuhrer one day
I will command all of you
Your kids will meditate in school
Your kids will meditate in school!

[Chorus:]
California Uber Alles
California Uber Alles
Uber Alles California
Uber Alles California

Zen fascists will control you
100% natural
You will jog for the master race
And always wear the happy face

Close your eyes, can’t happen here
Big Bro’ on white horse is near
The hippies won’t come back you say
Mellow out or you will pay
Mellow out or you will pay!

[Chorus]

Now it is 1984
Knock-knock at your front door
It’s the suede/denim secret police
They have come for your uncool niece

Come quietly to the camp
You’d look nice as a drawstring lamp
Don’t you worry, it’s only a shower
For your clothes here’s a pretty flower.

DIE on organic poison gas
Serpent’s egg’s already hatched
You will croak, you little clown
When you mess with President Brown
When you mess with President Brown

[Chorus]


35 posted on 03/28/2014 6:40:52 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: Mariner; Hostage

I listen to Levin and the Indiana station I listen to on my phone (I use the Tune-In application) has Savage coming on after Levin... I don’t even wait for Savage to start talking about himself anymore and change over to a station out of Joplin, MO (I think) and listen to a guy named Jason Lewis.... he is really good, I think. You guys might enjoy his show.


36 posted on 03/28/2014 6:46:54 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

Jason Lewis, based in Minnesota, is pretty well-known. He has subbed for Limbaugh.


37 posted on 03/28/2014 6:55:30 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: lonevoice

Michael Sewage is sick.
Latest wisdom from him is:
About events in Ukraine.
According to Sewage: Ukrainian people sick of corrupt Yanukovych commie government, peacefully protesting at Maidan, freezing their butts, granmas bringing food to brave freedom yearning protesters, grtting killed by snipers are according to Sewage - “Nazis” bought by Soros and EU.
“Elected” corrupt Yanukovych Putin’s lackeys, trying to reglue the Soviet Union and terrorize the people are the good guys.
What’s the agenda Sewage?


38 posted on 03/28/2014 7:29:15 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: gaijin

He’ll do all that after spending 10 minutes telling you what a genius he is and in so many subjects, too.

What an insufferable gasbag. He’s up in Obama territory for instant channel changing.


39 posted on 03/28/2014 7:33:24 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: scott55
Michael Savage is what you get when you let an inebriated buffoon get behind a microphone. He's more of a drunken blowhard than a broadcaster, and your average drunken radio blowhard in Burnt Scrotum, New Mexico, is easily Savage's equal in talent and skill. There are times where Savage can actually make it worth my time to listen, but those occasions are so rare that it's just not worth tuning in on the off chance he happens to be lucid that day.

Now, I find Hannity to be redundant to the point of tedium. Gave up on listening to him a long time ago. But the management at Cumulus responsible for switching from Hannity to Savage must be looking at their ratings and asking themselves how it could have all gone so terribly wrong. (Answer: It's Cumulus Media, the least saavy radio operator in the business.)
40 posted on 03/28/2014 7:36:31 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Norm Lenhart; Jean2
Jean, you must be a young-un. Or a converted Democrat. Either way, congrats. Hillary Clinton, January 27, 1998

Fourteen years ago -- wow, it seems like yesterday. "VRWC" is going to outlive the commie who blurted it out, by far.

41 posted on 03/28/2014 7:38:51 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Yup. Immortalized. I think the phrase for dear Hillary! is ‘Hoist on her own petard” ;)


42 posted on 03/28/2014 7:41:55 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Hannity is a decent guy, I believe, but I can’t listen to him. The repetition drives me insane.

Sample Hannity segment:

Dah dah dah dah dah DAH, dah dah dah dah dah DAH DAH (you fill in the subject).
Dah dah dah Bill Ayers, dah dah dah dah Bernadine Dohrn!
I'm a Reagan Conservative.
Back after this word from Lifelock with The Architect, Karl Rove.

That said, I do give Hannity a pass because he's great about our troops. But you're right, once you've heard Hannity's spiel, you've heard it. And heard it. And heard it.

43 posted on 03/28/2014 7:49:16 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: scott55
Based on this thread alone, it delegitimizes FR as a player in the CW of USA. There is no doubt that Savage beats Hannity, and there is a reason. He is indeed more educated and more interesting. Rush is neither, well, perhaps entertaining. Rush spends half of the time talking about his children's books. How is that much different than Savage or Howie Carr?

Savage has a unique take on the issues of the day, and he keeps the listeners interest and they stay tuned. BTW, often he is more conservative than any GOP spokesperson or member of congress. Go figure....

44 posted on 03/28/2014 7:58:44 PM PDT by First Authority
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To: Colonel_Flagg

“Republicans want dirty air and water!”

“Throw Grandma off the cliff!”

During the 2012 season, I tried to listen to Hannity. But-—and I do not exaggerate-—when I heard him repeat each of those phrases three times in one day, I yelled at the car radio and turned him off.


45 posted on 03/28/2014 8:01:24 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Oh, yikes. You nailed it with both of those phrases.

Now I have to scratch my eardrums with a fork :)


46 posted on 03/28/2014 8:05:04 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

LOL!


47 posted on 03/28/2014 8:18:27 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: scott55

I sure don’t miss not hearing Savage ... total gas bag ... pining badly for Quinn and Rose ... victims of the FCC and “localism” ... always love the leftie’s new speak! Below is the most recent update from Quinn:

As you all know we are not permitted to do much of anything for a 6 months period starting back in November. With all that is transpiring now it is as frustrating to us as it is to you. Your support has been like nothing I have experienced in a lifetime of doing radio. Our affiliates report the same response and all are looking forward to our return. While there are developments on that front, they are still in the formative stages and it would be premature to discuss them at this time. Suffice it to say we truly miss all of you and thank you again for your dedication to our show.

In the mean time the cost of keeping up the web site and all that goes with it continues. I was considering standing by an on-ramp of I-76 with a sign that reads “Will rant for food” but with the coldest winter of the age of Global Warming I thought better of it. Instead I would ask that you check out the gift shop for some neat stuff that makes great gifts for your conservative friends. They can also serve to tick off that liberal co worker who keeps sending you articles from Mother Jones. Any support to help us keep the site up is greatly appreciated. In the mean time we will keep you informed of any upcoming appearances or return to the air.


48 posted on 03/28/2014 8:32:06 PM PDT by galtman (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I don’t dislike Hannity. I thought his show was subpar for what we need at this time, and there are much more qualified people. Savage is better in my opinion (when he isn’t tooting his own horn), but there are far better ones.


49 posted on 03/29/2014 8:20:03 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: scott55

Thanks for posting.


50 posted on 03/29/2014 8:24:18 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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