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TV IS NOT RADIO (GLAAD vs Mike Savage tv show,cite tv's higher journalistic standards)
NY Daily News ^ | March 4, 2003 | DAVID HINCKLEY

Posted on 03/05/2003 9:04:44 PM PST by weegee

TV IS NOT RADIO: The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination (GLAAD) says it "has issues" with the content of Michael Savage's syndicated talk radio program, but it is more concerned now with the MSNBC talk show he is scheduled to begin this weekend.

GLAAD spokesman Michael Young says the organization has been assured it can meet this week with Robert Wright, president of MSNBC's parent, NBC, to express its concerns.

"We've heard the kind of things Savage says on the radio," says Young. "He bashes women, people of color, immigrants, anyone who isn't a straight white male.

"But for the most part, the stations that carry his show are catering to a right-wing audience. We think a TV news channel, where people presumably tune for a more balanced presentation, is a different animal and should be held to higher journalistic standards."

Savage, whose radio show airs nightly from 8-10 on WABC (770 AM), calls GLAAD a bunch of would-be censors and says he's confident the TV show will launch this Saturday as planned.

"If MSNBC does run the show," says Young, "at the very least we would like assurances Savage will be held accountable for what he says."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: censorship; freespeech; glaad; homosexualagenda; journalists; mediabias; michaelsavage; mikesavage; moronicstatement; news; pc; politicallycorrect; radio; savagenation; talkradio; television; tv; tvnews
I'm posting this because of this moronic statement used to justify the protest of the tv show and not radio:

"But for the most part, the stations that carry his show are catering to a right-wing audience. We think a TV news channel, where people presumably tune for a more balanced presentation, is a different animal and should be held to higher journalistic standards."

'You shut up, they'll decide.'

1 posted on 03/05/2003 9:04:44 PM PST by weegee
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To: weegee
Yep, nothing says "high journalistic standards" like "Joe Millionaire," "the Bachelorette" and "American Idol."
2 posted on 03/05/2003 9:07:59 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines (ithaca is the city of evil)
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To: weegee
I would like assurances that GLAAD will be held accountable for what THEY say.
3 posted on 03/05/2003 9:08:25 PM PST by BradyLS (But I ain''t holdin' my breath...)
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To: weegee
In other words unless it completely endorses their left wing agenda and censors out everything else it shouldn't be seen.
I didn't see any of them complaining about Donahue's full left wing tilt.
Kind of like most of these same guys didn't complain about Clinton's war in Kosovo.
4 posted on 03/05/2003 9:08:29 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (Liberate Iraq! Lets Roll!)
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To: weegee; AnAmericanMother

Weegee would have loved this bunch.

5 posted on 03/05/2003 9:10:16 PM PST by dighton
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To: weegee
I'm listening to a Savage re-broadcast of today's show now.

And, his book, The Savage Nation, awaits on the shelf behind me--have to finish Gertz' Breakdown first.

God forbid we offend homosexuals who orchestrate "fisting" demos for middle schools.

Memo to GLAAD: eat it.

6 posted on 03/05/2003 9:14:30 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: weegee
Just wondering - When does Savage's new show start? Anyone got a day/time for the first show?
7 posted on 03/05/2003 9:18:36 PM PST by frosty snowman
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To: weegee
TV has higher standards? Newt Minnow described TV as a "wasteland" some 40 years ago. And it gone downhill ever since. Who would have thought that we would look back with admiration and nostalgia to "Leave it to Beaver"?
8 posted on 03/05/2003 9:20:00 PM PST by Cicero
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To: weegee
GLAAD is a domestic terrorist group. It perverts the meaning of words such as "fairness" and "tolerance", in order to rape us of our civil rights.
9 posted on 03/05/2003 9:20:23 PM PST by Kuksool
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To: frosty snowman
okay found on another thread - "His show, "The Savage Nation," will air at 5 p.m. EST on Saturday [...]"
10 posted on 03/05/2003 9:22:49 PM PST by frosty snowman
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To: frosty snowman
I heard it was Saturday, 4:00 pm. I don't know whether it's EST or PST.
11 posted on 03/05/2003 9:24:11 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: frosty snowman
http://www.msnbc.com/news/871672.asp

Michael Savage
MSNBC Host, “Savage Nation”

Conservative talk radio phenomenon and best-selling author Michael Savage has been signed by MSNBC to host “The Savage Nation,” a one-hour weekly issue-oriented opinion show set to air live on Saturday afternoons at 5:00 pm ET.
12 posted on 03/05/2003 9:27:19 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: weegee
Brownshirts is the perfect reference here.

For those who may not recall, before the Nazis got to power (1933), they had a neat way of discouraging political opponents and their supporters: they would send the SA ("brownshirts", named because of their attire), roving bands of Nazi thugs, around to the meetings to intimidate and scare through violence. It worked, and by 1932, the Nazi Party got more votes than any other.

70 years later, another group is trying to suppress opposing views, and although GLAAD's intimidation methods are verbal and legal, not violent, they are still cowardly and morally reprehensible. These groups have been using these tactics in Canada for 20 years now, and have managed to scare off any dissenting voices in our media, government, and courts, with their shrill cries of "homophobe!".

Bravo to Savage for standing up to the pro-censorship bullies!
13 posted on 03/05/2003 9:32:20 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Yep, nothing says "high journalistic standards" like "Joe Millionaire," "the Bachelorette" and "American Idol."

Not to mention Brokaw, Jennings, Rather and Couric.

14 posted on 03/05/2003 9:36:57 PM PST by CFC__VRWC
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To: weegee
"Herr Savage vill be heldt accountable for vhat he says. mein Fuhrer."
15 posted on 03/05/2003 9:51:12 PM PST by gg188
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To: weegee
"He bashes women, people of color, immigrants, anyone who isn't a straight white male."

.. annnnnd .. ? .. sooooooo .. ? what's yer point?
16 posted on 03/05/2003 9:59:35 PM PST by Virtch
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To: CFC__VRWC
TV's higher journalistic standards? Like Rather's interview with Saddam? Brit Hume reported that Rather practiced the questions in advance in his hotel room, OUT LOUD, in front of a mirror, all thirty of them. In spite of the fact that he knew that Iraqi hotel rooms are routinely bugged. And the phony accent of the actor reading the translation?

Those higher TV journalistic standards?
17 posted on 03/05/2003 10:00:09 PM PST by Judith Anne (The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.)
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To: weegee
We think a TV news channel, where people presumably tune for a more balanced presentation, is a different animal and should be held to higher journalistic standards.

MSNBC is not a TV channel it is a cable channel and Savage is not a journalist, the show Savage is replacing is probably some nature show.

OTOH: I think Savage will probably fail due to his limited range of issues and awful time slot. I don't see Savage having a show with production values equal to that of Limbaugh's old TV show, which also failed due to bad placement.

Even Savage's core audience of Saturday Afternoon shut-ins will grow weary of the "Angry White Male" sthick.

19 posted on 03/05/2003 10:19:48 PM PST by Mike Darancette
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To: Cicero
"Leave It To Beaver" had "bright line" moral precepts and espoused decent, upright behavior. The people you were supposed to like in that show wouldn't have been comfortable working in X42's White House.
20 posted on 03/05/2003 10:26:32 PM PST by 185JHP ( Brisance. Puissance. Resolve.)
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To: Mike Darancette
The best thing that Rush's tv show had to offer was the rebroadcast of clips we all can recall such as Bill Clinton laughing at the Ron Brown funeral and then morphing into a crying face when he spots the camera (although his aide is still laughing).

The internet offers some opportunities to "see" the left's shady side but primarily it is a written (or aural) media (bandwith isn't high enough for everyone to be downloading a high res clip of a tv broadcast).

We can discuss how Peter Jennings rolls his eyes and says "some presidents do this sort of thing well, while others... do not" but it's just not the same.

He'll be another talking head. Cable loves them, I guess that audiences do too. I wondered as I flipped around cable, why most of the channels had these people at desks talking to cameras. I guess that it has something to do with "never being lonely" having cable and someone talking "just to you".

I don't have cable anymore; I realized I was only watching around 5 channels and broadcast Fox led that list.

It will be good to have some alternatives to the other talking heads but I don't expect it to do much good. The channels will claim, "see we're fair, we even have..." or even "we gave ... a shot and no one liked watching his program (at 3am)".

21 posted on 03/05/2003 11:19:27 PM PST by weegee
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To: Virtch
Has Michael ever bashed Ted Kennedy, Albert Gore, Bill Clinton, The Dashole, Sean Penn, Alec Baldwin...?

Are these not Straight White Men?

He's not an "equal opportunity bigot", he's an "equal opportunity misanthrope" who voices his dislike of leftists (and conservatives when he differs on opinions; I've even heard him speak out against George W. Bush).

22 posted on 03/05/2003 11:24:25 PM PST by weegee
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To: weegee
Silly statist left wing militant queers. If you had been paying attention, you would well know the media represents nothing but a crude profit motive.

that's why you colon cowboys always boycott media types you disagree with.

"Instant karma's gonna get you, gonna knock you off your feet...."

23 posted on 03/06/2003 5:04:47 AM PST by galt-jw
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To: weegee
We think a TV news channel, where people presumably tune for a more balanced presentation

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Give some news with pretty pictures so I can agree with everyone else."

24 posted on 03/06/2003 5:12:24 AM PST by AppyPappy (Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris.)
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To: weegee
I view GLADD and Michael Savage in EXACTLY the same light...

They're both immoral, phoney harpies.

Savage on TV will be bad for conservatives. The last time I listened to the fool, he said liberal reporters covering the middle east should be shot for treason.

I'm the first to get in line and bash liberals but comments like that are well beyond the pale. There is NO excuse.

25 posted on 03/06/2003 5:24:55 AM PST by The Lake City Gar
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To: weegee
"We've heard the kind of things Savage says on the radio," says Young. "He bashes women, people of color, immigrants, anyone who isn't a straight white male."

The exact opposite of what GLAAD does, unless the woman, person of color, or immigrant is a conservative, of course.

Repressing free speech once again.....

26 posted on 03/06/2003 6:34:29 AM PST by SpinyNorman
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