Perhaps you’ve heard of Michael Savage. It’s okay if you haven’t. Nothing to be ashamed of, really. He’s mostly nuts. But he’s a powerful nut.
Savage is the third “most important” talk radio host in the country, according to the Talkers Magazine Heavy Hundred. His show is heard by nine million unique listeners every week. He has written eight books under this moniker (and more under his real name, Michael Weiner), four of which have hit the New York Times Best Seller list. He has a tremendous “Nation” of followers.
He’s considered so influential that the British government has banned his entry into the United Kingdom for “engaging in unacceptable behaviour by seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred which might lead to inter-community violence.”
Say this about Savage: He can make a headline or two. On a recent edition of Aaron Klein’s WABC radio show, Savage outlined his idea for a third party.
“We need a nationalist party in the United States of America … You have the rudiments of a new party in this country called a Tea Party. They need to restructure their party. They need a charismatic leader, which they don’t have. When you say Tea Party no one knows who the leader is because there is no leader. No man has stepped forward who can lead that party.”
A right-wing pro-nationalism party with a charismatic leader? Hmm. That kinda sounds familiar. Oh, right, this guy (sans the boyshorts)!
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