The Michael Savage Phenomenon:
Why America Listens to Michael Savage
Michael Savage breaks all the rules, is abrasive, oftentimes offensive;
some people get upset at the very mention of his name. Yet he is heard by millions of listeners religiously,
politically incorrect though he may be.
Michael Savage informs, entertains, takes no prisoners, yells, gets
irate, and speaks with complete candor and passion. You may not like Michael Savage; you may get angry at some of the
things he has said and done, but you cannot argue with his success.
Why has Michael Savage succeeded beyond the wildest expectations of anyone?
Why does his following continue to grow? He's the man everyone is listening to, but few will admit to listening to.
What is it about Michael Savage that has created this baffling phenomenon and why is his show worth listening to?
First: Michael Savage is bold and believes in what he is saying. He is
willing to say the things that others cannot. He's not an entertainer; he's not putting on a show; he doesn't care if
you agree with him or not; and he's not bound by society's rules of what is and is not polite to mention. The rest of us are
indeed bound by these rules in our everyday actions; we must make sure we do not offend or tell other people what we really
think. We listen to Michael Savage and marvel at his jaw-dropping statements and his utter brazenness as he says
and continues to say things that guarantee that he will not find a place as a CNN anchor any time soon.
Second: Michael Savage is human. He is imperfect. He has made mistakes.
But he does care about our country and about people. He also tells us about his family (and his pet dog), including
a brother who was mentally challenged.
Third: Michael Savage is intelligent. Read articles about Michael and you will
find out that he has been down many roads in life, has spent years in the academic world. Listen to Michael and you
will find a wealth of information and a remarkable ability to hold forth on virtually any topic.
Fourth: Surprise - Michael Savage can be very funny, though it's not a side
he shows the world every day. Faithful listeners, however, are rewarded with the occasional comment that can have
you on the floor laughing, or a dead-on imitation when Michael breaks out of his New York accent to take on another
perfectly, with cutting humor (notably, the preacher).
A message to Michael Savage Bashers: Listen to Michael Savage with an open
mind, instead of just adding him to your knee-jerk hate-list right above Rush Limbaugh (another person from whom you can greatly
benefit by listening to with an open mind!). You might just learn something.