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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 12:57 AM

Michael Savage leaves radio show after legal win

Source: Associated Press

Michael Savage's talk show left the airwaves Thursday after the conservative host won a legal battle with his longtime employer, although his attorney said discussions with new networks are already under way.

Savage posted a message on his website Thursday evening under the headline "Free at Last!" that said he was free to work with any station or network from now on. He said he "will not be heard on the radio for some time."

His attorney Daniel Horowitz said Savage left Talk Radio Network after obtaining a favorable ruling in arbitration Thursday afternoon.

More than 8 million people listen to Savage's show each week, placing him behind only Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity in ratings, according to the magazine Talkers. The immediate effect that his abrupt departure would have on companies that advertise on his show was unclear.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Michael-Savage-leaves-radio-show-after-legal-win-3900767.php

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Reply Michael Savage leaves radio show after legal win (Original post)
Newsjock Sep 2012 OP
Bjorn Against Sep 2012 #1
olddad56 Sep 2012 #2
Agnosticsherbet Sep 2012 #3
CreekDog Sep 2012 #4
Comrade Grumpy Sep 2012 #5
Zambero Sep 2012 #7
Comrade Grumpy Sep 2012 #10
karmaqueen Sep 2012 #11
Lint Head Sep 2012 #6
Rhiannon12866 Sep 2012 #8
PossumSqueezins Sep 2012 #9
defacto7 Sep 2012 #12
littlemissmartypants Sep 2012 #14
SleeplessinSoCal Sep 2012 #13
NICO9000 Sep 2012 #16
SleeplessinSoCal Sep 2012 #45
Stewland Sep 2012 #15
oberliner Sep 2012 #25
Stewland Sep 2012 #29
oberliner Sep 2012 #31
Comrade Grumpy Sep 2012 #36
Stewland Sep 2012 #32
pstokely Sep 2012 #40
pstokely Sep 2012 #41
pink-o Sep 2012 #46
Hulk Sep 2012 #17
Suji to Seoul Sep 2012 #18
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2012 #19
Bluenorthwest Sep 2012 #24
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2012 #35
alp227 Sep 2012 #20
UTUSN Sep 2012 #21
pstokely Sep 2012 #22
Marrah_G Sep 2012 #28
Paladin Sep 2012 #23
rurallib Sep 2012 #26
formercia Sep 2012 #27
sarcasmo Sep 2012 #30
christx30 Sep 2012 #33
Enrique Sep 2012 #34
I love weed Sep 2012 #37
PossumSqueezins Sep 2012 #38
Ash_F Sep 2012 #39
alp227 Sep 2012 #42
Poll_Blind Sep 2012 #43
Dawson Leery Sep 2012 #44
petronius Sep 2012 #47
pstokely Sep 2012 #48

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:03 AM

1. It is not real often That I get happy about a win from the far-right.

I must say however that I congratulate The Savage Weiner on his win and I hope Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity and the rest of them soon win the loss of their shows as well.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:06 AM

2. Fuck Michael Savage

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:06 AM

3. I would never have thought that Savage would make radio a better place...

this one act makes it better for a while.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:07 AM

4. Ohhh no that's too bad!!!

said no one ever.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:08 AM

5. That man is a toxic psycho.

It's like stream of consciousness raving, with a really ugly politics behind it.

People he doesn't like are "vermin," "scum," "filth."

Obama is a "communist Islamist." He really says, or rather, spews, shit like that on a regular basis.

I admit, I listen to the guy sometimes, with a horrified fascination.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:14 AM

7. He's been quite brutal toward Anne Romney

Along the lines of: "That country club woman does nothing to benefit the ticket. I don't like her."

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Response to Zambero (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:25 AM

10. He's not too fond of Mitt, either. Calls him "the empty suit."

Romney is way too sane for Savage, despite all the tacking to the right he did earlier this year.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:29 AM

11. I admit, I listen sometime too.

I know what you mean about the strange fascination. Words flow from his soul that are hateful against liberals but he says it in a way that makes him sound as if he is joking. He is the only wing nut that is not totally ignorant, loves animals and believes in global warming. I never really listened to a whole show and only catch it once in a while in a car but for some reason I can listen to him where as Limbaugh, Hannity, and most others make me sick and I turn them off immediately. I HATE what he says but I can listen and that had me worried, lol. Glad to see some other normal person has listened too.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:14 AM

6. Hope he's off the air until after Nov. 6th. Forever would be better.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:15 AM

8. He is the worst!!! Anything that keeps him off the air is fine with me...

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:21 AM

9. Wingnut Weiner's absence will be a victory for people with radios!!!!!!!

His voice and ideas are mentally ill nails on a chalkboard. Hopefully the absence of this hate-filled corpulent bag of pus will turn into months and that will turn into years and then his putrefying inner hate will erode through to the degrading rotting exterior and someone will finally call the embalmer.

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Response to PossumSqueezins (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:30 AM

12. I can't tell. Do you like Savage or not?




nice comment and Welcome to DU!

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Response to PossumSqueezins (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:07 AM

14. Welcome to the DU!

I love people that paint pictures with words!

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:04 AM

13. 8 million listeners. I gather all in the U.S. And most of them male. Yuck.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #13)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:13 AM

16. The RW women listeners are even worse

Judging by the calls Stephanie Miller and Randi have been getting lately, a lot of the rank-and-file rethug women are just vile, hateful creatures.

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Response to NICO9000 (Reply #16)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 07:31 PM

45. When these right wingers began, Obama wasn't even in the Illinois state legislature yet . . .

They had no idea who was about to make their world go completely crazy.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:13 AM

15. Micheal Savage

 

I find his show to be right wing from a Zionist perspective. He is not a friend of Muslims to be sure. I do like his expressiveness but find it humor full. I am sure he is laughing all the way to the bank.

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Response to Stewland (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 08:54 AM

25. From a Zionist perspective?

Interesting.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #25)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:44 AM

29. He certainly likes hard liners

 

Yes, He certainly promotes a positive image of Israel and Bibi. HOw many times did I hear him call Muslims names like vermin, Pond sucking scum,towelheads ect.. Loved the way he expressed his Jewishness on moist every show. oy,oy oy he would say. He was no friend of gays or feminists. I found him amusing because you dont hear many Jewish right wing talkers. He could schlep with the best of them.

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Response to Stewland (Reply #29)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:00 AM

31. He is viciously anti-semitic

Savage Anti-Semitism
Radio host takes ethnic aim at Jewish enemies

http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1148

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Response to oberliner (Reply #31)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:28 PM

36. Perhaps Savage is that rare bird, the anti-semitic Zionist.

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Response to Stewland (Reply #29)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:16 AM

32. he likes right leaning neocons

 

Your right he does talk that way about progressive Jewish people. He speaks proudly about his parents and how hard they worked. He favors hard liners such as Kristol,Cantor, Wolfwitz ect. To him they are true Americans. He lives in San Francisco which I find amusing because it is one of the most liberal cities.

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Response to Stewland (Reply #32)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:25 PM

40. No station in San Fran even carried the show

nt

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Response to Stewland (Reply #32)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:25 PM

41. No station in San Fran even carried the show

Last edited Sun Sep 30, 2012, 08:57 PM - Edit history (1)

How many national hosts aren't carried in their home markets?

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Response to pstokely (Reply #41)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 08:12 PM

46. What's weird is he lives here!

A long time ago, when DU did Top 10 Conservative Idiots, the Savage Wiener was featured when 2 DU'ers sighted him @ Pier 39 being super nasty to a busboy. They recognized his mean voice, because basically he was ranting the same way he does on the radio.

I have to wonder if he lives here because all of us happy liberals fuel his rage and bitterness. This is a small town as compared to NYC or LA or Boston, but those places have far more sanctuaries for Repigs. They're pretty lonely in SF.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:15 AM

17. What a complete, low-life turd.

This is one bottom-feeding scum-sucker. Listening to him is painful. Gotta have LOTS of hate, and an empty brain cavity.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:19 AM

18. Hopefully he goes the route of Hal Turner and that ilk, since Savage is one step above that

disgusting RW turd.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:23 AM

19. I'm old enough to remember DJs that were cool.

They used to let you know where to meet for protests.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 08:41 AM

24. Savage is not a DJ by any definition. He's a radio talk show host.

Of the right wing sort. Right wing radio commentators NEVER let anyone know where to meet for protests.
DJ does not mean 'anyone who is on the radio' and today, most DJs are not on the radio at all....

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #24)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 12:59 PM

35. I know the difference between a DJ and a talk radio host. I'm just saying,...

....it's only been recently that there has been the shift to the Right. Before all the Limbaugh and Hannity clones you would have guys doing drive time like Lohman And Barkley.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 03:55 AM

20. Seems his last actual show was on Tuesday the 25th



My search on YouTube found that Talk Radio Network played a best-of compilation for the Wednesday Savage Nation.

I have sometimes listened to Savage (who's from my area...yikes) to get the latest right wing perspectives. Savage seems like a nice guy when talking about life and everyday topics but in political topics he starts sounding like an evangelical preacher with a John Birch Society membership card. ANYONE who strays from the "faith, family, and freedom" Christian patriot position is a COMMUNIST, VERMIN, insert nasty word here in his book.

Savage has called on the arrest and child porn prosecution of the photographer of the controversial breastfeeding Newsweek cover:



Also here is an example of how he argues with liberal callers. This one where he says Obama shouldn't be allowed to be president because his association with Bill Ayers meant Obama can't even be an FBI agent (since when were FBI agents elected officials?)



And of course Savage is OBSESSED with Obama's college transcripts:



However, he does have occasional good ideas like the war on Iraq being mistake, imposing tariffs on China, and reinstating the Glass Steagall Act.

Check out this RationalWiki article I wrote debunking claims about Obama from Savage's 2010 book Trickle Up Poverty.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:07 AM

21. Who are these 8M audience of WIENER?!1 Not to mention LIMBOsevic's & HANNITY's n/t

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #21)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:35 AM

22. old white men mostly

nt

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Response to pstokely (Reply #22)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:34 AM

28. Not just men though

Here in Mass there is an asshole talk show host called Michael Graham. He is a complete teabag nutjob, racist, bigot, etc. Alot of his callers are women, crazy, ignorant women, but women just the same. Religion and bigotry can blind people of both genders.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:50 AM

23. Fuck You Where You Breathe, Savage.


For your recent comments about epilepsy, in particular. Have a nice, big, grand mal, at your earliest convenience.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:45 AM

26. makes me think of that old line

"he brightens up a room just by leaving it."

Radio just got better.
The people who miss his brand of crap can spend their days down at the local landfill digging in the garbage.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:07 AM

27. Out in the Sticks

Just about all you hear on the Radio is Reich-Wanker assholes like Weiner, Evangelical nut jobs and Meth-friendly noise Bands. No wonder this Country is so fucked-up.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:46 AM

30. Another one bites the dust.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:42 AM

33. I used to like to listen to him

for that sick facination thing. But lately he just has had guest lecturers in there, with Michael's canned responces placed in there to give the illusion of a two-way conversation. It comes across as lazy, like this overpaid prick can't even be bothered to bring himself into the office. It's as effective as taping ping pong balls to your eyes to appear to be awake while you sleep in class.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:50 AM

34. if he's off the air

then it's a win for everyone.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:36 PM

37. Savage.

 

Well, he does hate Rush Limbaugh and believes in evolution. Also he spent years studying plants and herbal medicines as alternatives to big pharma.

I think his show is mostly shtick. Nobody could be that over-the-top in real life.

Talk radio is an entertainment industry, first and foremost.

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Response to I love weed (Reply #37)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:58 PM

38. Yes, it's schick

But it's dangerous schtick because he preys on the stupid and mentally ill. America would be better with the Fairness Doctrine in place.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:09 PM

39. One less nutter poisoning people's minds

At least for a little while.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:38 PM

42. Dr. Bill Wattenburg, the former KGO host and scientist, guest hosted today,

Meanwhile the TRN CEO announced an "October Surprise" to replace "The Savage Nation" starting Monday. Sounds like Wattenburg will be on the radio 6 days a week (he currently hosts a Sunday night talk show after KGO canceled his weekend late night talk show that had run since the '70s. That show had a following throughout the West Coast due to KGO's 50 kW blowtorch signal reaching far beyond the SF Bay Area at night.)

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:45 PM

43. That animal is one of the most caustic things on the airwaves today and it's stunning that..

...8 million people intentionally listen to that filth.

PB

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:29 PM

44. Bye

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 08:59 PM

47. Gotta love a story where everyone is a winner!

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Response to petronius (Reply #47)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 09:02 PM

48. There's still a Wiener

A Savage Wiener

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