Our city’s talk station recently picked up “The Savage Nation,” which as best as I can tell from 2-3 listens is sort of a Limbaugh-esque verbal diarrhea, only with a much more psychotic edge and without the parodies/attempt at entertainment.
The first time I heard Savage, the thought occurred to me that the whole show is a Phil Hendrie-esque act; I noted that Savage came out of SF and figured no one that right wing could be so highly rated there. I’ve listened to him a couple more times, and I’m guessing now that he’s quite serious about his uber-conservativism, really does favor internment of Arab-Americans, etc. Now he’s got a show on MSNBC and he’s syndicated on 350 stations, so I guess he’s the Next Big Thing.
So, my questions are: Is he for real or an act? (I guess for real.) Is his success stable? Is he going to be calling liberals “pukes” a decade from now? What does his success mean for the future of western civilization?