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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:42 AM
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michael savage 'hate radio' bigotry exposed by Jimmy Carter's
Edited on Thu May-06-04 09:45 AM by amen1234
tolerance.org, a Southern Poverty Law Center web project...."FIGHT HATE AND PROMOTE TOLERANCE"

http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=982


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Then, in July, Savage described a caller to his new show as a "sodomite" and a "pig," and told him to "get AIDS and die" and to "go eat a sausage and choke on it." The cable news network fired him within hours.

As many as 7 million people around the country most of them white men aged 35 to 55, according to the industry-watching Talkers Magazine listen to "The Savage Nation" through some 330 affiliated stations. To them, Savage is a celebrity.

That Savage is also a bigot is well known. He has called inner-city victims of gunfire "ghetto slime." He refers to non-white nations as "Turd World" countries. Latinos, he says, "breed like rabbits." He regularly bashes gays and liberals.

"Savage's anti-Semitism is nothing new," said Rendall, a long-time analyst of Savage's show. "But this takes him a step beyond, into the company of neo-Nazi conspiracists like Matt Hale and Don Black. "What's most remarkable, though, is how Savage has put the blatant racism and anti-Semitism of the shortwave dial onto commercially sponsored am stations."

For their part, officials at Clear Channel Communications, after reviewing Savage's remarks about Cohen, limited themselves to a simple statement. "Clear Channel's radio stations," it said, "are operated and programmed locally based on extensive audience research."

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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:45 AM
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He is beyond dreadful. I wish he had zero supporters so
he would just disappear from media all together.
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KensPen Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:45 AM
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1. I was always amazed at NY's WABC
There is an incredible amount of hate generated and distributed on that network.

and a Liberal viewpoint is NOT allowed.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:49 AM
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2. He Doesn't Have 7 Million Listeners!!!
Once again, we have to fight that canard. The 7 million is a cumulative sum of the weekly audience. Since he's on 5 days a week, that average 1.4 million people.

Now, take into account Arbitron's adjustment values for multiple listeners (commuters, people working in small businesses with the radio on, etc.) and passive listeners (those coming into the business), the number is probably only about 80% or so, of that.

So, he's got 1.1 million troglodytes listening to him, not 7 million. You can apply the same math to any radio personality.

If you look at the Arbitron numbers, and added them all up, nationwide, you'd find that there are more people listening to the radio than understand English in this country.
The Professor
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:03 AM
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6. Thanks for the info
I've always wondered if I'm technically a "Savage" listener if I'm AM channel surfing, hit his station to listen for a traffic report, then go onto something else.

Radio must be incredibly profitable if so few listeners can "pay" for so many RW talk show hosts. (How many male impotence and balding advertisements are really necessary?)

In Seattle, outside of NPR, between 4 and 7 PM weekdays we only have right wing talk radio available - it is suck a delight! :puke:
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:53 AM
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3. Just a reminder: His legal name is Michael Wiener
"Savage" is just a stage name. (It also makes it more difficult for people to find out that he was once health craze nut who pushed wierd things like coffee enemas)



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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:56 AM
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4. Rumor has it he was also one of Allen Ginsburg's lovers.
Can't find a link right now, but I'm sure some DUer with a good memory will provide the infamour "letter to Allen...."
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DaveSZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:02 AM
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5. Did Jimmy Carter really start
Did Carter really found tolerance.org?

I wasn't aware he was affiliated with that website.

:)
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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:07 AM
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11. you should look up history.....learn....both these sites are great tools
Edited on Thu May-06-04 11:12 AM by amen1234



to stop hate in your own neighborhood...BTW...WAR is hate too....
YOU can stand up and take action TODAY....just press these links and you can read how to STAND UP and stop hate ....

http://www.tolerance.org/index.jsp



The Year in Hate
U.S. hate groups undergo realignment and rebuilding in 2003


The Center's yearly hate roundup finds 751 hate group chapters in the U.S. in 2003, up 6% from the previous year, while 'Patriot' groups saw a surprising 20% increase.
http://www.splcenter.org /



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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:22 AM
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7. So, it's all about money. They'd broadcast Hitler if it made money.
Even if all he did was call for the extermination of Jews, as long as he got listeners, and made money, they'd broadcast it. Lovely.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:26 AM
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8. Blatant LIE
"Clear Channel's radio stations," it said, "are operated and programmed locally based on extensive audience research."

If this were true, they would not have cut off Howard Stern's 8 million white male listeners. The only "audience research" is whether they're likely to vote republican or not.

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Sir Craig Donating Member (222 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:34 AM
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9. "Operated and programmed locally based on extensive audience research"

Apparently this rule does not apply to Howard Stern, whose only infraction (other than having little to no taste) was allowing a caller to say "nigger" before cutting him off. For that his show was yanked from something like six stations and fines were levied.

From what it sounds like, Savage has said a lot worse, only he's careful not to use those hot button words. I'd like to know what market research Clear Bullshit uses to justify this kind of programming.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:58 AM
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10. MEMO TO AMERICANS:
The airwaves BELONG to the People. They have been STOLEN. TAKE THEM BACK or your "democracy" will die. www.takebackthemedia.com
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