Wingnuts love prattling on about how the Fairness Doctrine would stifle free speech. If implemented, they whine, their right to free speech would be stifled. No longer could they call non-wingnuts terrorists, America-haters and homos. No longer could they say, as Jay Severin did
So now, in addition to venereal disease and the other leading exports of Mexico – women with mustaches and VD – now we have swine flu.
When we are the magnet for primitives around the world – and it’s not the primitives’ fault by the way, I’m not blaming them for being primitives – I’m merely observing they’re primitive.
It’s millions of leeches from a primitive country come here to leech off you and, with it, they are ruining the schools, the hospitals, and a lot of life in America.
We should be, if anything, surprised that Mexico has not visited upon us poxes of more various and serious types already, considering the number of criminaliens already here.
They’d be held immediately responsible for the shit they spew since the opposing side would be on the other mic. Wingnuts are quite literally against fairness.
If you don’t know Michael Savage, consider yourself lucky. He’s the number three wingnut radio host in the US and hates just about everything and everyone. And his actual name is Michael Weiner so you figure out what happened in his childhood. It’s not just Muslims he hates
Now, the illness du jour is autism. You know what autism is? I’ll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it’s a brat who hasn’t been told to cut the act out. That’s what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they’re silent? They don’t have a father around to tell them, “Don’t act like a moron. You’ll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don’t sit there crying and screaming, idiot.”
Yeah. He’s like that.
England just banned him from entering the country which, as a sovereign nation, it’s in their right to do. Honestly, I’m not sure why they’d bother with him, but they did and it gave him something else to get pissed off about.
Normally, it’d be a big “who cares” except that NPR, for some reason, put him on Talk of the Nation for his reaction. Weiner is so hard wired for assholery that he couldn’t even remain civil on someone else’s show. Think about it – the most liberal radio station reaches out the third most conservativeve talk show moron, giving him a platform make the case for free speech and what does he do – he acts like it’s his show. It’s akin to improv performers who are always on and won’t shut up. Pretty much right off the bat, he tries to tie Neil Conan to the liberal agenda and hurls insults at England (bad teeth, bad food).
Conan does his best not to take the bait, preferring, instead, to keep the conversation on track rather than follow the gerbil in the habitrail that leads into Weiner’s ass. There are moments that Weiner sounds down right sane and professional. But then Conan takes the first call and Weiner’s auto-pilot kicks in.
CONAN: Let’s see if we get a caller in on the line. 800-989-8255, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our guest is Michael Savage, the host of “Savage Nation,” learned earlier today that he’d been banned from entering the United Kingdom.
Jeffrey is on the air. Jeffrey is calling from Des Moines, Iowa.
JEFFREY (Caller): If you listen to Michael Savage – if every time he says Islam or Muslim, you insert either Jew or Christian, he would be off the air in one day. I’ve had…
Mr. SAVAGE: Wait! I don’t want to listen to this foaming lunatic. I came on the air to give you my opinion, not to listen to someone in pajamas in a mental asylum in Iowa. So if…
(Sound of laughter)
JEFFREY: You know…
Mr. SAVAGE: No, no, you listen to me. You’re a nobody!
CONAN: Michael Savage?
Mr. SAVAGE: You’re nobody and I’m not going to talk to you!
I listen to a lot of this stuff so I’m somewhat numb to the ad-hoc attacks. It’s one thing to do it on your own show. It’s another to piss all over the guests on someone else’s show. And a billion-tuple more so when you’re bitch about your right to free speech getting taken away.
Let’s distill it down to it’s essence
Conan: Here’s a caller.
Caller: I don’t like Michael Savage
Savage: Shut the fuck up, you don’t deserve to talk.
And this is the guy that says liberals want to stifle free speech. Savage can’t even be bothered to try to defend himself because he’s indefensible. He knows this. Even David Duke and Fred Phelps do their level best to sound sane when they speak. They understand that calling someone a mental patient in pajamas (and I’m compelled to point out it’d be about 1pm or so in Iowa when the guy called) alienates the person you’re talking to and kills your chance of converting them. That means that you’re point, assuming it’s valid, can never be heard. That’s the whole paradigm behind wingnut radio – assholes calling people assholes.
It’s not often that someone delivers their own coup d’grace. Weiner, though, has no self-control. As the dictator of his own show for so long, he can’t break his habit of threats and bullying. Lucky for us, he’s not on his own show and he falls into the trap of thinking that he can run over weak-kneed, lily-livered liberals by threatening to walk out of the interview.
He was wrong.
SAVAGE: Now, Neal, if you’d like to continue the discussion, I’ll do so. Otherwise, I have more important things to do than talk to someone in pajamas in an institution in Iowa.
CONAN: Then go do them, please.
SAVAGE: [Hangs up]
In a sane world, this is the end of Michael Weiner. His base would call him a pussy for running away from a fight. They’d see him for the coward he actually is. Sadly, it’s not a sane world because people who listen to wingnut radio are cowards. They live in their little echo chamber where torture is hazing and where they piss on the ACLU that has defended their own right to free speech. I’m guessing the reaction to Weiner’s rapid and shameful retreat will break down into
1) Boy, oh, boy, you sure showed them!
2) See how those liberals tried to make him look stupid?!
Yeah. It’s pretty sad.
Thanks very much to Wolfetone for getting the transcript from NPR