We hate to use the words "Michael Savage" and "civilization" in the same sentence, but such is the skewed world of Conservative Talk Radio.
Savage, Talk Radio's No. 3 blabber, can now be heard an hour earlier on Tulsa's KRMG Radio. The AM station broadcasts Savage's rants beginning at 6 p.m.
For those unenlightened innocents out in Radioland, Savage is a windbag of extraordinary hysteria. In the parched desert of Savage's head, anyone to the left of Oliver North is a traitor to America.
Hell, even Col. North is sometimes too left-wing for Savage. North, after all, has read a couple of books, a sure sign of a closet pinko.
Recent evidence: Savage went ballistic Monday on President Bush—that well-known Godless liberal—for awarding Presidential Medals of Freedom to people who don't meet the Savage test of ideological purity.
Some sample victims: Presidential honoree Harper Lee, who apparently had the nerve to write (who knew?) a great novel about Southern racism, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Another target: C-SPAN's president Brian Lamb, "recognized for elevating the public debate," according to an AP report.
But Savage wouldn't know anything about that.