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SAVAGE TALK: A former herbalist has remade himself into the vitriol-spewing king...
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/6/2003 | Dan Fost, Chronicle Staff Writer

Posted on 02/06/2003 6:55:25 PM PST by SunStar

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:41:48 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Michael Savage is egotistical, opinionated and profane. He yells at callers to his radio show, "The Savage Nation," and hangs up on them -- even some who agree with him.

He's the son of an immigrant who bashes immigrants, a former academic who rips academia, a well-heeled professional who strikes a chord with the common people.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: michaelsavage; sanfrancisco; savagenation
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1 posted on 02/06/2003 6:55:25 PM PST by SunStar
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To: SunStar
But the Libs have no problems with pukes like Howard Stern.
2 posted on 02/06/2003 6:58:08 PM PST by John Lenin (even after the collapse, Enron stock is still worth more than the entire Social Security "trust fund)
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To: SunStar
I'm sure publishing this article damaged the delicate psyches at the oh so important San Fransicko Comical.

Heh heh.

4 posted on 02/06/2003 7:08:47 PM PST by petuniasevan (No such thing as bad publicity - Mike will cash in on this!)
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To: SunStar
I know this meant a lot to him because it's from his "own back yard."
Congratulations Dr. Savage!


5 posted on 02/06/2003 7:09:14 PM PST by Libertina
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To: William Creel
Howard is a libertarian. When he was going to run for Governor of NY, he was a Libertarian. How the 'L' stands today, I don't know.
6 posted on 02/06/2003 7:11:13 PM PST by StriperSniper (Start heating the TAR, I'll go get the FEATHERS.)
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To: William Creel
Doesn't really matter, I still think Stern is a piece of trash.
7 posted on 02/06/2003 7:12:46 PM PST by John Lenin (even after the collapse, Enron stock is still worth more than the entire Social Security "trust fund)
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To: Libertina
Gives me a complex . . . audience // reality deprived - - - TELL IT LIKE IT IS // no holding nothing back ! ! !
8 posted on 02/06/2003 7:13:28 PM PST by f.Christian (( Orcs of the world : : : Take note and beware. ))
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To: Allan
Bump
9 posted on 02/06/2003 7:13:50 PM PST by Allan
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To: John Lenin
But the Libs have no problems with pukes like Howard Stern.

They would yesterday when Howard was PRAISING Bush on his Iraq policy.

10 posted on 02/06/2003 7:21:35 PM PST by PJ-Comix (Redundancy Can Be Quite Catchy As Well As Contagious)
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To: John Lenin; William Creel
Doesn't really matter, I still think Stern is a piece of trash.

Howard Stern is indeed a filthy, disgusting piece of trash - who sees women only in terms of how easily their breasts can be groped. He's a lowlife of lowlife's - and he appeals only to like-minded lowlifes.

11 posted on 02/06/2003 7:29:27 PM PST by yendu bwam
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To: SunStar
Talkers magazine, which follows the talk radio industry, listed Savage as the fifth most popular host in the country, behind only Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Dr. Laura Schlessinger and Howard Stern.

Hannity is #2? How absurd. Not an original thought in that man's head, and a totally ineffective debater. I am amazed. I find his fratboy drivel unlistenable.

12 posted on 02/06/2003 7:31:52 PM PST by montag813
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To: SunStar
Savage was having a blast reading exerpts from this today!
13 posted on 02/06/2003 7:33:18 PM PST by null and void
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To: SunStar
Eventually, the tribal chiefs turned on Charles Savage, killed him and all of his children, and boiled his bones because they didn't want his spirit to return to earth, Michael Savage says.

This is an excellent model for what should be done with the Bin Ladens.

14 posted on 02/06/2003 7:35:14 PM PST by montag813
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To: null and void
Savage rocks!
15 posted on 02/06/2003 7:39:01 PM PST by Reactionary
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To: SunStar
Amazingly, this was not a hit piece.
16 posted on 02/06/2003 7:40:31 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: Reactionary
Savage rocks!

Ugh.

They picked him up in Boston several months ago, and the next time I'm able to sit through 3 minutes of his show will be the first. Honestly, I find him absolutely awful - completely unbearable.

18 posted on 02/06/2003 7:44:21 PM PST by Lyford
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To: Reactionary
I will never understand the appeal of someone whose schtick consists of ranting about whatever subject pops into his head...and the vast majority of talk radio hosts, to a greater or lesser extent, use this format. That's why I don't listen to talk radio any more. Even if I agree with the host ideologically, I can't stand to listen to him. That includes Savage, Rush, and just about everybody else on the dial, with the exception of Liddy, who at least has some wit and a sense of humor.

Is there ANYONE out there who actually brings in guests to talk about relevant issues WITHOUT constantly injecting HIMSELF into the discussion?
19 posted on 02/06/2003 7:44:22 PM PST by kms61
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To: SunStar
Congrats Dr. Savage. He is a fascinating man!
20 posted on 02/06/2003 7:45:36 PM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace (The one and only.)
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To: SunStar
Here's a guy with a BA, two Master's, and a Doctorate and he's described as a 'former herbalist'.

I love it!
21 posted on 02/06/2003 7:46:40 PM PST by chaosagent
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Try listening to KGO's Bernie Ward (Jabba the Hut) sometime.. and you will love Savage.

Borders .. Language .. Culture

22 posted on 02/06/2003 7:53:37 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: SunStar
More power to Savage and The Savage Nation!!!!!!!!!!!!
23 posted on 02/06/2003 8:04:29 PM PST by rimmont
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To: miniaturegovernment
Howard Stern--smartest man? He would disagree with you. He's smarter than he lets on, but he's merely above average in IQ. He is also very funny, and very crude. I went through a phase when I listened to him on the drive into work. The lesbian and fart jokes ARE the giant elephant in the room. I think he would tell you, in all candor and after he made fun of you, that he's just an entertainer and a entrepreneur, giving the people what they want. Not an evil man, but also no intellectual.
25 posted on 02/06/2003 8:45:59 PM PST by maro
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To: American Preservative; deeel-me-in; Drango; jiggyboy; nastypumps; rogue yam; SeenTheLights Mom; ...
Chron goes Savage!
26 posted on 02/06/2003 8:48:02 PM PST by SeenTheLight
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To: William Creel
Howard Stern and many who run his show are Republicans

Just proves some people will do ANYTHING for money

27 posted on 02/06/2003 8:49:32 PM PST by apackof2
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To: SunStar
Funny isn't it that although he is portrayed as a right wing maniac in this article, he is the most popular talk show host in the Bay Area? Perhaps the reporter is out of step with more of the citizens than he would think.
28 posted on 02/06/2003 8:52:28 PM PST by ladyinred
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To: SeenTheLight
Wonder if we should FReep mail that idiot who has that anti-Savage website???
29 posted on 02/06/2003 8:53:04 PM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: SunStar
Savage with a TV show is not a good idea.
31 posted on 02/06/2003 9:01:01 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: All
I just went to the Anti-Savage website. This guy is 100% Grade A DUmmie! He didn't just drink the kool aid, he gulped down the whole freakin punch bowl. He's a waste of space.
32 posted on 02/06/2003 9:02:13 PM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: kms61
I don't care much for him either. When Clear Channel bought out the locally owned talk radio station and slowly dropped the local hosts (to be replaced with Clear Channel owned syndicated hosts or out of town talent relocated to Houston) the tone of 950AM went to a bunch of loudmouths with grunge riff bumpers etc. More noise than really issues: Outrage and controversy. Reasoned arguments are still put forth by the original Houston conservative talk show hosts now at 700AM KSEV.
33 posted on 02/06/2003 9:03:11 PM PST by weegee
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To: miniaturegovernment
Have to disagree with you on one thing. I think Savage, et al DO believe in what they say with as much conviction as Alan Colmes and James Carville believe that WE here are a bunch of whackjobs that endanger the country. I was in radio for 13 years. Unless you believe in what you're doing, the audience is gonna pick up on the fact that you're a fake real fast and tune you out.
34 posted on 02/06/2003 9:05:22 PM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: kms61
"Is there ANYONE out there who actually brings in guests to talk about relevant issues WITHOUT constantly injecting HIMSELF into the discussion?"


That's why the hosts name is the name of the show. It's about what the host believes in, his views etc. etc. Same thing on the music side of the house too. The good jocks tend to make their show about them and how the music and the audience all relate to it.
35 posted on 02/06/2003 9:07:42 PM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: Lyford
Maybe when you do sit through the show abd be a little more tolerent of his blusterous style, you'll hear what he's trying to say. Instead of dismissing him as a blowhard.
36 posted on 02/06/2003 9:08:44 PM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: miniaturegovernment
"All the man does is say what he's thinking into a microphone, saying nothing if he's thinking nothing, and there's no-one who's even a tenth as compelling to listen to.


I can think of several Morning shows and a couple Scottish bagpipe bands that I'd rather listen to than Stern. But that's just my professional opinion having been in the business for 13 years. But what do I know anyway.
37 posted on 02/06/2003 9:10:37 PM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: SunStar
I caught a brief bit of Savage's quoting of this article on the radio tonight (my dad was driving; I would have prefered GG Liddy elsewhere on the dial).

I head Mike read this part:

On U.S. propaganda in World War II, including cartoons mocking Germans and Japanese, and how a similar effort is needed today: "We need racist stereotypes right now of our enemy in order to encourage our warriors to kill the enemy. Liberals are offended that I even ask the question. I should be arrested! Many of you are offended more by me than by Osama bin Laden. . . . Many of you are so twisted in your mind (that) you trust Saddam Hussein more than you trust President Bush. . . . This is what liberalism is. It's Trojan- horse fascism without the jackboots."

For those who haven't seen them, here is North Korea's take on this kind of poster in recent months. Read to the bottom of the thread and there is a slideshow on Yahoo.:

Propaganda Poster From North Korea: (Korean: US imperialists shouldn't carelessly provoke war)

38 posted on 02/06/2003 9:12:32 PM PST by weegee
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To: weegee
Savage is his own worst enemy. I listen to him frequently has no one is more passionate and incisive about immigration or how America suffers from spiritual sickness. But the next minute he will launch into a rant about something inane like how handicapped parking stickers should be eliminated, for example. He needs some tempering.

In this article, Savage hints that he may be leaving KSFO. I wonder how well he is liked by his co-workers. Not that he should hang with them or anything, but I don't think I've ever heard Morgan and Rodgers even mention his name.

39 posted on 02/06/2003 9:13:19 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: yendu bwam
Exactly, Sterns whole gig is degrading women. No wonder his wife left him.
40 posted on 02/06/2003 9:14:25 PM PST by John Lenin (even after the collapse, Enron stock is still worth more than the entire Social Security "trust fund)
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To: weegee
Well he does have a point. There are people in this country and in our government right now that have more (unfounded) hatred for Pres. Bush than they do the 9/11 hi-jackers, UBL and Saddam combined. That is something that should frighten everyone.
41 posted on 02/06/2003 9:14:59 PM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: SunStar
Phil Boyce, if you're reading this let it be known that I and countless other listeners to the Mike Savage Show want three full hours of his show and not be pre-empted by that boring hockey game.

God bless Mike Savage. God bless Bob Grant.

42 posted on 02/06/2003 9:21:56 PM PST by RecentConvert
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To: txradioguy
The same leftists who villainize Ashcroft, Bush, and the rest of the cabinet supported Bubba and Reno when tanks were sent into a confrontation in America over firearms sales and pointed a rifle in the closet at a man holding his nephew in his arms in a custody dispute to send a child to a dictatorship (where the father has now been rewarded with an "elected" but unopposed government position).

I don't let the left's outrage at anything scare me. The Rats in office stood in opposition to seeing the economy imrove because it would worsen their (re)election chances. The left stands as obstructionists; not because they fear that America would fall down a slippery slope to destruction but because it wouldn't be politically smart to let "the other side win". The same behavior is why they ignored Bubba's various transgressions; if Clinton had been hounded out of office then his critics "would have won".

43 posted on 02/06/2003 9:23:09 PM PST by weegee
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To: GSWarrior
Uncre Ree Kikks BuTT !!! 8-)
44 posted on 02/06/2003 9:23:39 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
Try listening to KGO's Bernie Ward (Jabba the Hut) sometime..

< gag>No, thanks.< /gag>

45 posted on 02/06/2003 9:25:09 PM PST by exDemMom (W in '04)
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To: NormsRevenge
They're the best.
46 posted on 02/06/2003 9:25:17 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: weegee
You are wise beyond your years. The RATS rhetoric shouldn't scare anyone. It's founded on a bankrupt ideology (Communism/Socialism), that has no morals, no belief in religon (unless you count political power as a religon)and is tolerant of views and beliefs as long as those said comments and beliefs fit what the RATS think is the proper way for you to think. It also goes back to the answer as to why there are no successful national RAT talk show hosts. The callers are smarter than most of us in radio give them credit for. As soon as they heard some DUmmie behind the mic start spouting DNC talking points. The first three callers would shot down what he's saying and it would go downhill from there. That's why you still have people like Molly Ivans, Helen Thomas, and most of the apologists for B J Clinton either writing columns or on TV. They can spew their lies and NEVER have to be held accountable for them in the court of public opinion.
47 posted on 02/06/2003 9:31:47 PM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Ward and Gerrold nadler aren't related are they? I always thought Nadler (D-NY) was THE dead wringer for Jabba.
48 posted on 02/06/2003 9:33:17 PM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: txradioguy
Also note that of the other personalities that I've heard on 950AM (besides Rush Limbaugh) he is the only one who seems to hold to his convictions. I don't oppose Mike Savage, he just isn't something I care to listen to much (I can listen to his show though).

The host that is on before him is the guy who has the fake guests (who's voices he provides). The whole point of that show is to outrage the audience at what they mistakenly believe is some idiot taking some odd position. Again, a lot of outrage and shock without getting anywhere.

I can handle Howard Stern (the radio shows I've heard seem a lot unlike what I saw on E! when I had cable). He is not on the radio here locally so I've rarely caught his show (generally only an hour or 3). What I admire about Howard Stern is that he runs for 40 minutes without a commercial break it seems. Commercials and news seem to be blocked at the top of the hour. He'll conduct an interview but he doesn't approach the guests the same way. His political discussions rarely make it to E!. There's times where I don't listen to any talk radio because the show has a guest host, an interview guest, or some other topic that is of absolutely no concern to me (remote broadcasts generally aren't as good of programs). I do listen to music on radio at times too.

49 posted on 02/06/2003 9:33:26 PM PST by weegee
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To: exDemMom
I don't either... except 2 nights a go, My wife and I had to take ma to the emergency room for severe pain in neck and shoulders and KGO was one of the only stations I could pullin on my little headset radio I brought with to listen to while we waited for tests ,etc.

He is a decrepit POS... he loves to bash Bush and the Iraq situation especially gets him worked up about why we are going back in soon. It's all about Oil, yaknow. Listening to a couple of the bootlicking callers, I almost was gonna ask for an anti-nausea shot myself.

If we run out of Daisy Cutters , we could always drop him on our enemies (but I think that would be a violation of environmental laws). ;-)

For some reason, I have lost all my patience and tolerance for all the anti-war geeks. They just don;t get it.. and would probably rather see the US take another major attack and major casualties on our soil , and then have the audacity to say "We deserved it!"... again.

My wife just looks at me now when I start screaming at the TV when the anti-war folks come on with their lame, OH , we shouldn't pre-emptively attack, they haven't done anything to us,, or they would never use WMD on us. sighhhh...

50 posted on 02/06/2003 9:35:09 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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