Thread: Levin rips savage a new one
March 3rd, 2009, 5:28 pm #1STRONG MARINE
Levin rips savage a new one
The other day I had Levin on & he starts ripping on Michael Savage & the Wiener Nation. It was one of the best rants I heard in while from him & it was all true & great at the same time. Mark Levin & Savage go at it & are in full competition. Even though Mark says Savage is a phony I enjoy listening to both. I prefer Mark because I feel his passion through the radio more & believe he is honest in his beliefs but I can relate to Savage being from the same neighborhood & have gone through a lot of the same upbringing. Just not his old Liberal ways!!
What do you guys think? Is Savage a Drone?
March 4th, 2009, 11:22 am #2Oddball
Levin's naked hatred of Savage has been evident from day one.
I don't hold his diatribes about Savage in any higher regard than Keith Olberdweeb's carrying on about Bill O'Reilly every chance he gets.
March 4th, 2009, 11:35 am #3No one of Consequence
I look at it this way...
March 6th, 2009, 4:04 pm #4Man On The Street
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i would hate him if i didn't agree with him
March 16th, 2009, 12:20 pm #5TolJaSo
I'm sorry I missed Levin vs Savage. I've gave Savage some air time once in awhile and found that I did like a lot of his views. My problem is that I evidently haven't listened enough to Savage to really know what field he is really coming out of. I saw a comment that he was referred to as "old liberal ways". That shows what I know about him I guess. Someone please enlighten me. I always thought he was an "slightly off center" conservative. Duh, sorry my mistake. As for Levin, Marks' no nonsense and straight forward approach is what I have always liked about him. You can count on Levine for telling it like it is. Savage a Drone? Can't say that about him, I'm not sure just where he is coming from now that I don't know all the details about him.
March 17th, 2009, 6:32 pm #6electricianron66
Speaking to a friend the other day, he told me he doesn't listen to Wiener Nation anymore. He's officially back in the Mark Levin family.
Let's face it, Levin is smarter than Michael Savage.
March 26th, 2009, 1:03 pm #7crescentcity-1
You never really can tell were Savage stands in his thought process. I listen to him, and am left with confession. Levin stands for something you can understand"FREEDOM".
March 27th, 2009, 11:23 am #8JohnGaltSaysNo
Savage is one of the most abrasive talk-show hosts I've ever heard. He's rude to his callers and he's incredibly self absorbed.
However, I can't find much with which to disagree regarding him. Whenever I want a slap up side the head, I listen to Savage.
I'm dismayed to learn that Levin rips on Savage. That disappoints me. I think Mark's book is fantastic, easily one of the best I've ever read. I rated it 5-stars on Amazon (and I've been wrestling with some guy called "Deckard" who posts terribly anti-semitic comments for anyone who agrees with Levin). I bought a half dozen copies and have given away all but one for myself.
Back to the topic at hand...
What I've found is that too many conservatives rip on each other. Savage rips on Rush. Levin rips on Savage. Sean rips on Ron Paul. It's discouraging.
We have so many reasons to unite -- especially now. Our differences are minor compared to our similarities. I applaud Ron Paul for the same reason I have incredible respect for MEP Daniel Hannon and have e-mailed links to his YouTube clip to everyone I know. I even posted it to a couple of my web sites. Ron Paul may stammer and ramble. But holy cow is that guy bold.
I listen to Sean every day. Without fail. I listen to Rush every day. Without fail. I listen to Savage once a week because his show was moved to a later time slot that isn't as convenient.
My point is this: I get tired of all the independent/conservative in-fighting. I get tired of Ron Paul supports calling anyone who isn't Ron Paul a "Neo-Con." I get tired of anyone who isn't Ron Paul thinking Ron Paul is a jerk.
Dudes and Dudettes, if we can't quit ripping at one another, the public -- whose hearts and minds we're trying to reach -- are going to turn away in confusion and disgust.
If Levin is ripping on Savage that's to his shame. Mark is a brilliant writer and has an opportunity right now with Liberty and Tyranny to become the torch bearer for conservatives. But he needs to take the high road.
That's my two cents worth.
March 27th, 2009, 1:10 pm #9nointed
Thank You... I am one of those hearts & minds you are trying to reach and I don't need confusion, I already have that! I need leadership... I need someone to give us clarity and direction to help us take back our Country from the liberal(ly) greasy slide into socialism. I applaud all the great work of the likes of Hannity, O'Reilly, Beck, Levin and others. You guys give me hope!
April 2nd, 2009, 1:12 am #10KyanWan
Savage is an interesting guy in my books.
He's tough, raw, straightforward - and - well - confusing. You can't pigeonhole him in any real ideology - except his own.
It's quite easy to see, he's a true New Yorker to the core. That much - I can guarantee you - is authentic with the guy.
I'll tell you one thing right now - with Savage, I know he's putting his real thoughts flat out plain-as-day on the table. What he says, I'll take as his true thoughts - and anything the guy says, I'll say is NOT a lie, and to his best knowledge, 99.9% accurate as he places it out.
And you know - I trust a man who will come up to my face, and say - "Hey, you're wrong. Your idea is idiotic, and you're an idiot for even thinking of it - you should do THIS instead." Savage will do that, and that's a quality that I like in a person.
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IMO - we've got great people on our side, who share many of our own points of view.
Rather than competing with each other - fighting - name calling - and the works ....
.... we've got a huge number of Americans looking for guidance, looking for people who they can consider their leaders. We've got some strong, solid voices out there. Levin, Hannity, Limbaugh, even Savage - they should work on tying us ALL together as tightly as possible- with bonds of steel. Make sure we NEVER fall apart again.
Focus on Conservative Unity - not which of us is more "misguided" than the other, or who is the bad voice in the conservative crowd. In my own opinion - a bad conservative is MANY bounds better than the best of socialists.
Never again -because in 2008- Obama didn't win the election, but we lost our course and allowed him to take the nation. We became misled and left in a state of mass disarray ... because we had no clear leaders - and too many voices arguing over who should take the lead.
We should organize ourselves early, pick our leaders, pick our lieutenants, make them strong and solid - then fight to win.
As for me - I'm not interested in fighting with a fellow conservative - I've got liberals to deal with.
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April 8th, 2009, 12:27 am #11
a lot of us Conservatives like both...
April 8th, 2009, 12:31 pm #12RVM
I usually listen to Levin but I have this thing about radio hosts who read things on the air. I can't stand it. It's like nails on a blackboard to me. So when Mark starts reading someone's column or something else (which he does regularly) on the air and it goes on for more than a minute, I switch over to Savage. Savage does the same thing, but he reads passages from his own book, which makes absolutely no sense.
I used to listen to Savage when he was on WABC. The guy is slowly losing it mentally and I don't think it's an act. When he starts talking about his childhood for the 10,000th time, or where he had lunch and why it was bad, or his boat, or his dog Teddy, I turn him off because it's going to go on for 10 or 15 minutes and it's not going to have a point. That said, he does make some good points and there are things I agree with him on.
I also agree with previous posts, this stupid in-fighting among conservatives needs to end. Savage rips apart Limbaugh, Hannity and O'Reilly. O'Reilly rips "conservative radio hosts". Levin rips Savage and other "backbenchers". Laura Ingraham destroys any candidate that doesn't 100% match her views on abortion and homosexuality. Then we wind up with a presidential candidate like McCain who is basically a Democrat and a President and Congress that are basically Socialists. It's madness.
April 8th, 2009, 2:11 pm #13Hannitized
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I've long thought Savage to be a "closet liberal" and have usually found his show to be offputting, if not outright appalling.
Levin is a class guy, and a pleasure to listen to, a stark contrast from teh hate filled Savage..(who I don't believe to begin with)
April 8th, 2009, 5:59 pm #14KyanWan
April 10th, 2009, 5:16 pm #15Equinoxranch
Take stock in what we have
With the exception of Savage and Levin, far too many local and national "conservative" talk show hosts continue to pander to political correctness, demonstrate apologist banter in the face of egregious "conservative" conduct, legislation and the like, make happy-funny face countenance in the face of attacks against our Constitution, nation etc, as if their program is some freaking game show and there's a prize at the end.
Sure, Savage and/or Levin can be and are caustic to no end at times, many times in the face of a caller who admittedly needs to be 'slapped around' as it were.........., yet, I do not wholly appreciate such slap all the time..........
Objectively speaking, it would be beneficial for the good of the not-so-proverbial-whole, that Messrs. Savage and Levin come to grips with the fact their attacks against each other - or anyone else - on the side of our Constitution and nation hurt in the end.
Savage is v. intelligent, educated and an immediate source (reminder) of a great deal of fact and history - more than anyone else, vis-a-vis this nation and the world over centuries. While purely hypothetical........., were Savage (or Levin) to be US president, I would be measurably happier, more assured and confident of the USA's future. For that matter he world.
And for the record, I so much miss with near tear in my eye Ronald Reagan. Boy, do I miss him! So do Savage, Levin and a host of other "conservative" talk show hosts. Perhaps you, too.
John Teeter (Colorado Springs)