Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Monday, July 07, 2003
Some Good News
MSNBC has fired neo-Nazi talker Michael Savage after he told a gay caller to "get AIDS and die". Although the slur was the official reason, it was so normal for Savage that I suspect that the real reason was his anemic ratings, along with the success of activists in scaring away advertisers. MSNBC just seized on the latest psychotic ramble as an excuse to get rid of him without drawing further attention to its terrible ratings. With his radio show no loger heard on his home station and apparently getting weak ratings in other markets, Savage's 15 minutes seem to be coming to an end.
Update: Roger Ailes (permalinks bad) expresses similar views and gets in a good shot: "MSNBC wasn't bothered by Savage's anti-gay views; it only acted when Savage said he hoped for the death of one of the channel's three viewers."