Coach Dave Daubenmire
January 20, 2011
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I am a talk-radio addict. I don’t know how it happened to me, or why, but there is something about the art that really sucks me in.
My wife often gigs me because it is not unusual for me to have on two different radio stations and the TV at the same time…especially when I am working on the computer.
I can’t explain it. I have this uncanny ability to focus in on different voices while other distractions swirl around me.
At anytime during the day, whenever I get into my car, I can tell you where you can go to listen to different “talkers.” I am not sure the FM band even works in my car.
My favorite, if there is such a thing, is Michael Savage. Out of all of the voices flying through the air, his is the one that seems to be most “independent.” Don’t get me wrong, I know that all of them are controlled to a certain degree, but Dr. Savage is the one who I think I can most trust to “call ‘em like he sees them.”
Here is the list of America’s top-rated talkers. All of them are “conservative” and are instrumental in shaping the thought process of millions of Americans.
Limbaugh is the king and could easily find a home on Fox News if he so desired. Hannity is second, partially because he has the advantage of a nightly television show to help build his radio audience. Glenn Beck is third, rising meteorically also because he has a TV home on Fox News. There repetition of the same problems and same solutions becomes tiresome….Republican good…Democrat bad…Liberal Bad….Conservative good.
Savage Nation is fourth. Can anyone tell me the last time you saw
Michael Savage on any television show?
Radio hosts love to cross-pollinate. Hannity loves to share the opinions of Mark Levin. Laura Ingraham has a regular gig with Bill O’Reilly, often guest hosting for Bill. Mike Gallagher is a regular Fox News contributor, as are Neal Boortz, Dennis Prager, and Hugh Hewitt. Bill O’Reilly has a weekly feature with talker Dennis Miller, and lib favorites Ed Schultz, Stephanie Miller, and Alan Colmes, often appear to provide “fair and balanced” commentary.
Why is it that Dr. Savage seems to be so persona non grata in the controlled conservative media?
Could it be that most of those listed above are nothing but political hacks…propaganda arms of the Republican Party…and that there are those in authority who do not appreciate how Savage so willingly undresses both sides of the political charade?
For those of you who have never heard Michael Savage take a minute and listen to this youtube audio clip as he exposes Sarah Palin. I warn you up front, be careful, as Dr Savage would say, “listener discretion is advised.”
Something is amiss here. It seems to me that all of the “conservative” talkers share their platform with other “conservative” talkers. It is all part of building a synergy to create momentum for the conservative insurgency.
But why is Dr. Savage so blatantly blackballed from the “conservative” talk-show club?
According to www.talkers.com The Savage Nation has a regular listening audience of over 8 million per week. Yet no one would recognize him if you passed him on the street. Why is it that a show this popular gets so little exposure in “conservative” circles? Why has Michael Savage been banished to the conservative closet?
Michael Savage (real name Michael Weiner) is a real doctor. While neither Limbaugh, Hannity, nor Beck have a college degree, Dr. Savage has an earned PHD from the University of California Berkley in epidemiology and nutrition science, has written 28 books, four of which have made the New York Times best seller’s list, his latest work “Trickle Up Poverty Stopping Obama’s Attack on Our Borders, Economy, and Security” is currently burning up the printing presses, and his program is carried by over 400 stations around the country.
Tell me again...when was the last time you saw him on Fox News?
In June of 2009 he became the first member of the media in history to be banned by a foreign country when he was placed on the “no-fly” list by the British government. None of his fellow “conservative” radio hosts came to his defense. He is stilled fighting the ban today.
Dr. Savage is credited with coining the phrase “compassionate conservativism” which President George W. Bush rode into the Whitehouse in the 2000 presidential election. His theme of “borders, language and culture” has served as a rallying call for the millions who tune in nightly.
On the air since 1994, Savage has earned a reputation as a watchdog of “both sides of the aisle.” Choosing to willingly take on corruption in government no matter whose ox gets gored, Savage has a long litany of issues that he has chosen not to ignore. He has no sacred cows.
He made enemies in 2006 when he accused the Catholic Church of violating the law by giving assistance to illegal immigrants. In 2008 he took on the “medical” community for the creation of new “disorders” designed to give the drug companies more reasons to “medicate” young children.
He has been on the forefront of the battle against radical Islam stating that Muslims needed to be deported. He called CAIR a terrorist organization, even going as far as to sue CAIR for copyright infringement over out-of-context use of his radio clips.
His personal involvement with individuals, especially military officers, who are being persecuted for speaking out against the politically-correct military, has raised millions of dollars in their defense, including money out of his own pocket.
It was Michael Savage who first informed America, and ultimately led the fight to keep President Bush from turning control of our ports over to Dubai.
His brief show on fascist MSNBC in 2003 was cancelled after Dr. Savage was set up, and sabotaged by a sodomite caller.
So, why have they banned him from the “conservative” boy’s club?
The Savage Nation has a deep spiritual side to it as well. Unlike any other talk show host in America, Dr. Savage regularly reads aloud from the Bible. Although he keeps his personal religious beliefs to himself (his personal heritage is Russian Jewish), He uses the Holy Scriptures as a warning to America of the consequences of our continued disobedience to God’s laws.
He certainly is not an Evangelical Christian, but his call for our allegiance to the Law’s of Nature and of Nature’s God reflects a greater spiritual depth than any of America’s top talkers. Limbaugh refers to “talent on loan from God”, Hannity loves to quote John 14:1, “let not your heart be troubled”, but neither appear to have real understand of the things of the Spirit, while Beck is a Mormon who loves to talk about “God” and our need to “find our own path.”
So, what is going on? Why has Michael Savage been so obviously blacklisted?
Perhaps it is because Dr. Savage still continues to push-back against the darlings of Republicanism and often exposes that those in the government all received their “minor-league training” at Goldman Sachs.
Over the years I too have seen experienced the ire of the “conservative” movement in America, especially when I used my own radio show to point out how certain behaviors by certain Republicans were not “conservative” no matter how “conservative” the Republican candidate claimed to have been. In order to make it in the “conservative” club you have to adhere to Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment, “Thou shall speak no evil of thy fellow Republicans."
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Rush Limbaugh admitted in 2008 that he was tired of “carrying water” for the Republicans. Hannity’s guest list is a constant parade of Republican Party loyalists.
Dr. Savage is as conservative as they come. He often warns his listeners to beware of the “government-media complex.” Could it be that his opposition to status-quo government and his independent streak are a threat to those who are guardians of the “conservative” movement?
Is that why Michael Savage is being blackballed?
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