The Savage is Restless … and Jobless

Three cheers to the fan/crony/colleague of the ‘Don and Mike Show’ who made the call that provoked the bigot that spewed the hate that triggered the outrage that scared the network that fired the bigot that rationalized the behavior that insulted the ‘gay mafia’ that lives in the town that media built.

In case you missed this episode, I’m referring to the firing of Michael Savage from MSNBC, which doesn’t have a whole lot of wiggle room these days when it comes to losing viewers. I have only two questions: (1) What brainiac put this lowlife on the air in the first place? and (2) What took the network so long to take him off?

The only downside of the firing is that this asswipe will now have martyr ammo. You know how these right-wing hatemongers like to make themselves into the victims, especially when their media empires begin to crumble. Dr. Laura used this approach. So did Bob ‘Child-Beater’ Enyart.

Never heard of Bob Enyart? A few years back, he eked out a pathetic little local TV career doing God’s work by reading the obituaries of local people who had recently died of AIDS and calling them sodomites and telling his UHF/cable-wasteland audience how much these folks deserved to die. What a lovely way to make a living. But this loser didn’t get fired for this, in spite of the protests. No, the axe only fell after he was convicted of child abuse for beating his own kid. (Expect at least one more Dylan Klebold or Eric Harris in Colorado when this poor spawn of satan grows up.)