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LeafOnTheWind Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-20-06 12:16 PM
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69. A thought on how to write to the distributors and sponsors.
First timer here. Savage is appalling in every way!

Thought I'd share some thoughts on what to do about this nut.

Obviously write to the sponsors and carriers of the show. But how you say it is just as important as what you say in these circumstances.

Chances are really high that organizations like Clear Channel and companies that would advertise on obviously far-right talk radio are going to tune you out the second you sound like, well, a DUer. In fact, they may even get the perverse idea that because it makes people like us mad, therefore they're doing the right thing -- and many righties do think this way, sadly.

SO... to that end, what we need to do, I think, is couch it in terms of "supporting the troops" and "endangering the troops"... because it's a rock-solid lock that it does exactly that when Savage's opposite number is trying to recruit people, and can play this stuff for potential recruits and say, "see, they hate us and want to kill us. Get them first." Somebody above said that this is already being distributed in Sadr City and other places not-so-friendly -- I don't know if it's really so, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least. Make it sound like you're at the very least a centrist, if not a conservative yourself, who can't believe your ears at what an irresponsible jerk this guy is. (And you can't, so that's not a stretch.) Say that this kind of stuff has no place on the radio, and that the station is incredibly irresponsible for carrying it or the sponsor really doesn't want its name attached to what amounts to an open invitation to shoot Americans. Wrap it in the flag. In other words, use their own methods against them, and see if it doesn't get you further. After all, it's gotten the Mayberry Machiavellis this far, hasn't it?

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  -Savage advocated "killing 100 million" Muslims AGENDA21  Apr-20-06 06:57 AM   #0 
  - Savage disgusts me to my core.  Pacifist Patriot   Apr-20-06 06:59 AM   #1 
  - That is exactly what I was thinking  bloom   Apr-20-06 08:32 AM   #37 
  - A friend in my neighborhood had his book on her counter.  Pretty_in_CodePink   Apr-20-06 09:08 AM   #47 
     - Here in Georgia he's a saint  Terran1212   Apr-20-06 04:20 PM   #84 
  - He does me, too. I've tried listening to him, but he's a whiney idiot.  IndyJones   Apr-20-06 10:09 PM   #102 
  - He is a vile beast...  marmar   Apr-20-06 07:00 AM   #2 
  - attention monger is right  Bagsby   Apr-20-06 08:42 PM   #85 
  - Welcome to DU!  DemonFighterLives   Apr-20-06 08:49 PM   #88 
  - Attention = money  classysassy   Apr-22-06 12:26 AM   #125 
  - I didn't realize Savage was a supporter of Muslim terrorists  ayeshahaqqiqa   Apr-20-06 07:02 AM   #3 
  - Seconded.  Heywoodj   Apr-20-06 11:54 AM   #68 
  - Savage attack on a rape victim.  shain from kane   Apr-20-06 07:03 AM   #4 
  - Roasted weiner. Hell welcomes him.  shain from kane   Apr-20-06 12:38 PM   #72 
  - My sister never misses a word that he says  blue cat   Apr-20-06 07:05 AM   #5 
  - My sympathies to you...I know how difficult it is to have...  rfranklin   Apr-20-06 07:33 AM   #11 
  - What the hell is wrong with him?  shenmue   Apr-20-06 07:06 AM   #6 
  - He's an attention whore. He probably says that stuff to draw  IndyJones   Apr-20-06 10:10 PM   #103 
  - What an ignorant fool!  0007   Apr-20-06 07:10 AM   #7 
  - "...would you rather us die than them...?"  niallmac   Apr-20-06 07:12 AM   #8 
  - That's the most disturbing line of the whole thing  OnionPatch   Apr-22-06 01:35 AM   #126 
  - "Intelligent people, wealthy people..."  Donald Ian Rankin   Apr-20-06 07:25 AM   #9 
  - God smiles on those people and tells us to look down on...  rfranklin   Apr-20-06 07:34 AM   #12 
  - His own straw man  FuzzyDicePHL   Apr-20-06 07:44 AM   #18 
  - I noticed that too. Insidious. I've never had the pain of listenting  freefall   Apr-20-06 08:13 AM   #31 
  - If he's so rich, why ain't he smart?  Jackpine Radical   Apr-20-06 02:48 PM   #79 
  - Isn't hate talk illegal?  screembloodymurder   Apr-20-06 07:33 AM   #10 
  - Sounds like incitement toward violence ...  YDogg   Apr-20-06 07:41 AM   #14 
  - First Amendment.  bunkerbuster1   Apr-20-06 07:42 AM   #16 
  - Clear Channel etc. and sponsors  PATRICK   Apr-20-06 07:50 AM   #19 
     - Who are his advertisers? Do you know? I would do my best to stay away  freefall   Apr-20-06 08:18 AM   #32 
     - My guess is the small steps  PATRICK   Apr-20-06 08:37 AM   #43 
     - This and your post above merit a separate thread.  blondeatlast   Apr-20-06 04:18 PM   #82 
     - I was thinking the same thing.  DemonFighterLives   Apr-20-06 09:01 PM   #90 
     - youngred told me you are a Rochestarian, is it true?  dionysus   Apr-20-06 09:35 PM   #97 
     - A late answer  PATRICK   Apr-21-06 08:19 AM   #110 
     - Thanks, Patrick. You have inspired me to find out what stations in  freefall   Apr-21-06 06:09 AM   #104 
     - Michael Savage advertisers  klook   Apr-20-06 10:39 AM   #56 
        - Thanks so much!  redqueen   Apr-20-06 10:52 AM   #59 
        - Sorry, I somehow missed your post and posted on post 100  DemonFighterLives   Apr-20-06 10:06 PM   #101 
        - Hey, no prob  klook   Apr-21-06 09:16 AM   #113 
        - Wow! Thanks for all the information, klook. You give me a place to start  freefall   Apr-21-06 06:10 AM   #105 
     - A thought on how to write to the distributors and sponsors.  LeafOnTheWind   Apr-20-06 12:16 PM   #69 
        - Welcome to DU!  blondeatlast   Apr-20-06 04:20 PM   #83 
        - Welcome to DU!  DemonFighterLives   Apr-20-06 09:25 PM   #94 
        - Welcome to DU,LeafOnTheWind!  ncrainbowgrrl   Apr-20-06 09:26 PM   #95 
        - Excellent thinking!  freefall   Apr-21-06 06:12 AM   #106 
        - Right, focus on  PATRICK   Apr-21-06 08:28 AM   #111 
           - The meaning of the message  LeafOnTheWind   Apr-21-06 10:12 AM   #116 
  - Eww...  seawolf   Apr-20-06 07:40 AM   #13 
  - Dumb fool  Oversea Visitor   Apr-20-06 07:41 AM   #15 
  - You are so right, Oversea Visitor.  Teena   Apr-20-06 08:01 AM   #26 
  - His comments clearly  Simply Fugue   Apr-20-06 07:43 AM   #17 
  - mike gallagher  madrchsod   Apr-20-06 07:51 AM   #20 
  - Gallagher? Is he still around?  Canuckistanian   Apr-20-06 08:13 AM   #30 
  - Gallagher is the same kind of A-hole  Mad_Dem_X   Apr-20-06 09:20 AM   #48 
  - does he think the reaction would be different if  TheFarseer   Apr-20-06 10:50 AM   #57 
  - There are no words  LibertyLover   Apr-20-06 07:51 AM   #21 
  - How can anyone with half a brain  connecticut yankee   Apr-20-06 07:55 AM   #22 
  - As it is,  ZanZaBar   Apr-20-06 10:22 AM   #54 
  - Wait a second...  NovaNardis   Apr-20-06 03:58 PM   #81 
  - 100 million muslims=100 million human beings nt  dogday   Apr-20-06 07:57 AM   #23 
  - Has anyone here been able to listen long enough  annabanana   Apr-20-06 07:57 AM   #24 
  - Remember This Next Time You Hear about Some Radical Cleric  Ravenseye   Apr-20-06 08:00 AM   #25 
  - Damn right...And CDs of Savage's rant are already being sold in Sadir City  farmbo   Apr-20-06 08:30 AM   #35 
  - Agreed, except  LibMan11   Apr-20-06 02:49 PM   #80 
     - Yes he is...  dionysus   Apr-20-06 09:44 PM   #98 
  - Dirtbag is too kind a descriptor for Savage.  Akoto   Apr-20-06 08:02 AM   #27 
  - Well, at least he didn't criticize the president  Canuckistanian   Apr-20-06 08:07 AM   #28 
  - Hmmmm  FredScuttle   Apr-20-06 08:11 AM   #29 
  - He'd have us top Hitler by 95 million? Ya gotta have goals.  shadowknows69   Apr-20-06 08:22 AM   #33 
  - Why is this man (monkey? idiot?) allowed to say this stuff across MY  sinkingfeeling   Apr-20-06 08:30 AM   #34 
  - He should never work again!!!!!  Lucy - Claire   Apr-20-06 08:31 AM   #36 
  - Huh....  rateyes   Apr-20-06 08:32 AM   #38 
  - And yet not one damned complaint from FoF  simskl   Apr-20-06 08:34 AM   #39 
  - Be careful!  Orrex   Apr-20-06 08:37 AM   #42 
  - After Gulf War One, I knew a guy  Orrex   Apr-20-06 08:35 AM   #40 
  - Clearly his rating are so low that he has to resort to sensationalism  oc2002   Apr-20-06 08:36 AM   #41 
  - So much for Christian and family values  PinkyisBlue   Apr-20-06 08:54 AM   #44 
  - Just wanted to say that this line  darkmaestro019   Apr-21-06 06:25 AM   #108 
  - Why does anybody care what he says?  rockymountaindem   Apr-20-06 08:56 AM   #45 
  - Can someone report Michael Weiner (a/k/a "Michael Savage") to the FCC?  The Stranger   Apr-20-06 09:03 AM   #46 
  - Thanks for endangering my life, Weiner.  onager   Apr-20-06 09:29 AM   #49 
  - Thank you.  redqueen   Apr-20-06 10:51 AM   #58 
  - great post. n/t  President Kerry   Apr-20-06 09:04 PM   #91 
  - You are correct and Thank you for all you do  DemonFighterLives   Apr-20-06 09:23 PM   #93 
  - That was plenty coherent to me : ) and very sad.  darkmaestro019   Apr-21-06 06:27 AM   #109 
  - If we *ever* see our way clear of these freaks in office,  Lars39   Apr-20-06 09:30 AM   #50 
  - Why don't pundits and reporters in the MSM  tblue37   Apr-20-06 09:31 AM   #51 
  - This guy needs a doctor--and a 'normal' pill.  scordem   Apr-20-06 09:56 AM   #52 
  - Evil, Petty & Ignorant sells BIG nowadays...  Boxerfan   Apr-20-06 09:57 AM   #53 
  - Could you refresh my mind on the Savage Weiner and his doggie?  DemonFighterLives   Apr-20-06 09:30 PM   #96 
  - K&R  The Stranger   Apr-20-06 10:36 AM   #55 
  - Huh?  redqueen   Apr-20-06 10:54 AM   #60 
  - Sounds like a good time to make another round of calls and  redqueen   Apr-20-06 10:55 AM   #61 
  - One fine day, Savage is gonna piss off the wrong damn people...  mark11727   Apr-20-06 11:02 AM   #62 
  - Why can't he just make ROCKSTARS  Mrspeeker   Apr-20-06 11:03 AM   #63 
  - This type of rhetoric  colorado_ufo   Apr-20-06 11:08 AM   #64 
  - The Rwandan comparison makes them nervous  mojowork_n   Apr-20-06 01:10 PM   #75 
  - Are they Nazis yet?  Rocknrule   Apr-20-06 11:21 AM   #65 
  - How dare you make that comparison  shadowknows69   Apr-20-06 11:44 AM   #67 
  - anyone who listens to him is a traitor!  Neo   Apr-20-06 11:40 AM   #66 
  - Funny, I was just thinking that exact same thing!!  Mr_Spock   Apr-20-06 12:31 PM   #71 
  - He's a sweet man  Mr_Spock   Apr-20-06 12:30 PM   #70 
  - what was his stance on the port deal?  LSK   Apr-20-06 01:01 PM   #73 
  - Hated it  mduffy31   Apr-20-06 02:44 PM   #78 
  - He may not know anything about the law or this case but ...  Sentinel Chicken   Apr-20-06 01:04 PM   #74 
  - And this guy is still on the air because....?????  Up2Late   Apr-20-06 01:33 PM   #76 
  - Good Lord  TheLeftyMom   Apr-20-06 01:40 PM   #77 
  - eh! The name speaks for itself although hearing him off radio?  Imagevision   Apr-20-06 08:45 PM   #86 
  - Why Does Anyone Listen To Savage?  Southpawkicker   Apr-20-06 08:46 PM   #87 
  - or why he isn't fined almost daily by the FEC for violating  salin   Apr-20-06 08:52 PM   #89 
  - And they wonder why they get compared to Nazis.  SofaKingLiberal   Apr-20-06 09:04 PM   #92 
  - In the RW radio buffet of choices that the brainwashed dine at every  LibInTexas   Apr-20-06 09:52 PM   #99 
  - I went on a mission to his crappy website  DemonFighterLives   Apr-20-06 09:54 PM   #100 
  - Thanks - see my post above  klook   Apr-21-06 09:09 AM   #112 
  - As for RockStar energy drink...  cquik18   Apr-21-06 06:57 PM   #124 
  - Is this another hit and run flame bait thread, or I am imagining things?  Neil Lisst   Apr-21-06 06:17 AM   #107 
  - Moi wonders if they had hatemongers like that in Germany, in  Amonester   Apr-21-06 09:35 AM   #114 
  - I know this is juvenile but I wish  drduffy   Apr-21-06 10:11 AM   #115 
  - u know  lilypad_567   Apr-21-06 12:04 PM   #117 
  - You are right  DemonFighterLives   Apr-21-06 04:20 PM   #121 
  - the arab wants an apology  lilypad_567   Apr-21-06 12:24 PM   #119 
  - Sigh - more shit from the morals and values, "pro-life" crowd...  EOO   Apr-21-06 12:09 PM   #118 
  - He might want to watch the movie "Talk Radio"  Radio_Guy   Apr-21-06 12:56 PM   #120 
  - Michael Savage = FASCIST PIG!  MarinCoUSA   Apr-21-06 06:26 PM   #122 
  - Michael Savage...  cquik18   Apr-21-06 06:54 PM   #123 
  - Even my conservative neighbor can't stand Savage  Hawaii Hiker   Apr-22-06 08:58 AM   #127 

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