MICHAEL SAVAGE, as many of you know, is a favorite of mine--today, (Wednesday), Savage offered a thoughtful, intriguing, brilliant actually, fifteen-minute opening monologue on religion as it's positioned toward politics.
Tonight at sundown Jews around the world celebrate the New Year. It's Rosh Hashanah.
Savage's wording intertwined with an audio clip of the blowing of the shofar created the type of interesting segment that is not the norm for conventional radio broadcasting and I appreciated it. He also talked about how faith and religion can often collide with one's political leanings but need not have to--if this sounds somewhat complicated it is and the fact that it came from someone who is as polarizing as Savage is is frankly pretty remarkable.
I've often lectured Michael that political radio, in my opinion, has become lazy radio. Nobody really gives a damn anymore. People are for the most part fed up with all the pols, be they left, right, Democrat, Republican, et al --even the partisans have seen their ratings tumble. People want to be entertained and informed and they've mostly tuned out political radio. They want something different, something provocative, something unpredictable. A story teller--Michael Savage comes to mind.
Wednesday's Michael Savage monologue is worth listening to--here's the podcast.
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