Savage is almost the radio equivilent of our dear poster Vader.
Yeah, he has a distinctive side of the aisle but the man is just an entity unto himself. His show is the most random ass thing at times depending on his mood and what hits him. I listened to him at times at home when he was on nights in the way one may look at a car crash as you go by or a big public blowup of a couple in the middle of the mall or something. You know its wrong and you shouldn't watch but you're just transfixed by the absurdity of it all.
I enjoy Limbaugh. I disagree with him at times, at times he infuriates me with his over generalizations or over the top rhetoric, but I think when you scrape away the "show" portion he has a much better grasp on core, well rounded, conservative ideology than many. I also "get" his humor to a point and appreciate his ability after these years to know how and what to say to get the reactions he wants. The man is the perfect troll. He also knows exactly what he is and will be honest and admit it at times as well, there's no illusions there. That's why I can take the show for what it is an enjoy at times.
On the flip side I can't stand Hannity for almost all the reasons I like Rush.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Neal Boortz is my favorite. Rush bores me. Hannity is an idiot. I don't like the fake outrage of Beck or Savage. The rest I can't say I've ever heard. In general I find talk radio to be boring as hell.
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Wow. Am I awesome or what?
There used to be a great one on one of our local stations who was a sort of libertarian/conservative, and they replaced him with Laura Ingraham. His show was great, but I guess didn't get the ratings. As soon as my current brain fart is over, and I can remember his name, I'll post it.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
Walter E Williams.
Well, he's actually something of a Libertarian, as much as a conservative. Also, he's not exactly a talk radio host, he's a professor of economics who occasionally subs for Rush and has a blog.
But, it's a free country, so I'm sayin' Walter E Williams!
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
There should really be a none of the above option.
Personally, I've never listened to any of their shows at all, so I can't really comment. I don't really enjoy political talk radio.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.