We shall overcome ...I have recently, too many times, declared the death of Bay Area AM Terrestrial Radio, and for a variety of reasons; this one advent at a moments notice; I may have jumped the gun. That is hopeful but still guarded.
At the same time, I have continuously marveled; almost to a point of redundancy, and beyond my own prickly expectations; the phenomena known collectively as "Borders, Language, and Culture" and more exclusively as Michael Savage; the popular, provocative, enlightening and increasingly mass-culture raconteur who transcends mere broadcast and political pathos into mainstream culture.
For all his strikingly, illustrious, poignant, tour de forces--heard weekdays here (on KSFO --Noon-3 PM), Savage's pointed menu is almost lost in the daily domain--conservative, liberal, mainstream, you name it; fortunately, Salon has risen from the ashes of media bias and what Savage calls the "cartel"; those media fortresses that have refused to acknowledge his place in the American media culture; and provided a well thought-out thousand or so words that expertly define the Savage intrigue.
Savage is an acquired taste and I say that as a compliment; too many erudite wannabees refuse to give Savage his due and, thus, refuse to listen to even a morsel of his radio program; they can't stomach the idea that a Brooklyn native's (who is now firmly a Bay Area resident) personal pedigree has stomped across the American Heartland; as Salon points out, part of the current populist disgust and revolution that permeates the political arena and provides the inertia of Donald Trump's message, can be attributed to Savage himself --(Trump is a regular on the program). This is not an endorsement of Donald Trump; far from it. It merely reflects the present climate and how the ultimate force can be tethered to Savage's powerful tentacles.
Stop and give a listen. You will definitely learn something, I can promise you that.
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