by Scoobie Davis
I had a great time on vacation from blogging. I needed one. Around Christmas, I was not only listening to the main talk radio jocks, but when I heard that WorldNetDaily was publishing radio jock Michael Savage’s book, I started listening to him (I had heard of Savage before his book was published, but I didn’t listen to him much—he reminds me more of Wally George or the late Morton Downey, Jr. than he reminds me of Rush Limbaugh). Limbaugh is obnoxious but Savage takes the cake. In Savage’s ass-backward world, Trent’s Lott’s pining for the good old day in his notorious Strom Thurmond speech are “innocent comments” and the Congressional Black Caucus members who criticized Lott were “a lynch mob.” I burned out quickly after listening to a few hours and I have not listened to much talk radio since then. I needed a break from that; Also, I was trying to do some deals and make the rent.
Anyway, there were a bunch of loose ends I left. My e-mails are largely unanswered. When I transcribed Al Franken’s talk with Conan about Katherine Harris disenfranchising voters, I didn't get to transcribing the other part of it in which Franken talked about the racist dirty tricks by the Bush Campaign against John McCain in South Carolina. I’ll find the tape and transcribe it soon. I had promised to let you know why I thought it was ridiculous that the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page reprinted a column by Micah Morrison; the piece is half-finished and it’s over 800 words. One quick reason: it gave credibility to David Bossie. Look Bossie up in The Hunting of the President; here’s a good article by Terry Krepel of ConWebWatch that discusses Morrison.
Department of Duh: headline on Gallup's site: “Republicans More Likely Than Democrats to Use Talk Radio for News”...Do-it-yourself-surgery?: according to my Sitemeter report, this site received a hit because an internet surfer did a Google search with the words, “pilonidal cyst home cure” (I had used the words “pilonidal cyst” when I transcribed the hilarious caller to Rush’s show who took him to task for using a boil on his butt to get out of military duty)...lefty bloggers get hosed again. On the McLaughlin Group, Michael Barone mentioned how bloggers took up the slack when the mainstream media dropped the ball on Trent Lott’s racist comments and ties. However, in addition to mentioning Joshua Micah Marshall who was on top of things, the only other bloggers he mentioned were Andrew Sullivan and Not-So-Instapundit—who were late on the story.