All last week after he gave his “endorsement” of John McCain, narcissistic talk show host Michael Savage claimed that his nod moved the Republican candidate up in the polls.
Over and over, in his school marmish way, the man born Michael Weiner claimed that his listeners would determine the election. Not could, but would. It was ridiculous on its face, but no one ever calls him on his lunacy.
He had me fearful that this country could really be that dumb. After all, it elected the failed administration of George W Bush not just once, and mounted an even more ignorant candidate in Sarah Palin.
It was a night of glee to see the Savage Nation for what it is. A load of bull, led by a charismatic but powerless demagogue.
Savage, by the way, is behind the energy drink Rock Star, which his son owns and the rest of his family sits on the board of.
You can buy plenty of other drinks, without supporting this racist homophobic hustler.
Brad Kava was a print news reporter and syndicated media critic for the Mercury News for many years and has also had numerous works published in the New York Times, Kansas City Star and Rolling Stone magazine.
Brad has had front page stories about everything ranging from satellite radio, digital music rights and terrorist bombings to features on well known authors and profiles on technology luminaries and CEOs. He was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for covering the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and has done writing projects for the Los Angeles blues and rock record label, Delta Groove.
He has been a guest on “Nightline”, NPR’s “Morning Edition” and Howard Stern’s radio show, and is a regular media commentator for KCBS Radio, KGO radio and Fox TV affiliate KTVU in Oakland. His published interviews translated around the world have included musicians such as Keith Richards, James Cotton, Paul McCartney, Snoop Dogg, and U2.
Brad has won several awards for his writing, including second place for the Best Bay Area Columnist and Best Feature Story, and honorable mention for the Best Serious Feature Story. He was also part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Loma Preita earthquake.