Radio host Michael Savage warned a colleague today that many conservatives on air are “committing suicide” by incessantly criticizing Barack Obama.
“Many people on the conservative side of the dial are making the same mistakes now that the liberals made when Bush was in power,” Savage told Aaron Klein of WABC Radio in New York. “[Radio America] went bankrupt, why? Because all they did was … Bush bashing, and they were just crazy in the Bush bashing. Boring, boring. How much could you listen to? It wasn’t even clever Bush bashing.
“This is what’s going on now with the conservatives,” Savage continued. “They’re committing suicide. Just attacking Obama – although he deserves it – is not good radio.”
Savage explained, “At the end of the day, Aaron, it’s like a good teacher. Who were your best professors? They were the ones who could get up and tell you a story and make you smile and in the midst of it teach you something.
“Remember one thing,” Savage told Klein, “radio is primarily an entertainment medium. It was not created to be the voice of the Republican Party or the Democrat Party.”
Savage, who is also a bestselling author, appeared on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” to celebrate joining the WABC lineup and tout his new book, “Train Tracks: Family Stories for the Holidays.”
Savage demonstrated how the book is an example of the storytelling style that makes his program so unique among leading radio shows.
“The book ‘Train Tracks’ takes us back to when I wore hand-me-downs and my dad had a small store on the Lower East Side of New York, on Ludlow Street, and I was given dead man’s pants,” Savage said. “It’s a funny story if you’re telling it years later, but as a kid I didn’t know they made me look like Abbot and Costello. What did I know? They kept my feet warm.”
Savage also shared how growing up an immigrant’s son shaped his life and views.
“My grandfather fled communist Russia, and he fled communism to come here so we could all have a better life,” Savage related. “Now, I’m sorry to say, quite a few years down the road, we have under Obama the Marxist system that most countries on earth have eschewed, thrown away, rejected as failed. Everything they’ve rejected these idiots propose as something wonderful and new and modern and the way to save the country. It’s astounding to me what I’m living through.”
Audio of the interview can be heard below: