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    You mean Michael Alan Weiner?

    My previous dentist used to rave about him while he worked on me and I used to laugh inside at that, he had no idea who he was working on, he just expected that everyone agreed with his politics I guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiddo View Post
    I think it's a pretty good comparison. He believes the government is being controlled by socialists whose goal it is to destroy religion and the American family and he uses the media to spread those sensationalized views. How is that any different than what McCarthy did? He even brings people on his show and cuts them off if they do anything but agree with him, exactly like McCarthy used to during Congressional hearings.
    This Michael Savage guy seems like a bit of a wackjob and definitely a blowhard, which is rather McCarthyesque. However, there was a major Communist infiltration of the federal government in the 1930s and 1940s. McCarthy was a demagogue and about ten years late to the party, as it were, but it is indisputably true that Soviets had agents and sympathizers at very high levels of the U.S. government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    This Michael Savage guy seems like a bit of a wackjob and definitely a blowhard, which is rather McCarthyesque. However, there was a major Communist infiltration of the federal government in the 1930s and 1940s. McCarthy was a demagogue and about ten years late to the party, as it were, but it is indisputably true that Soviets had agents and sympathizers at very high levels of the U.S. government.
    Well said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiddo View Post
    I think it's a pretty good comparison. He believes the government is being controlled by socialists whose goal it is to destroy religion and the American family and he uses the media to spread those sensationalized views. How is that any different than what McCarthy did? He even brings people on his show and cuts them off if they do anything but agree with him, exactly like McCarthy used to during Congressional hearings.
    My point is that he's nowhere near as bad as McCarthy was.

    There are some similarities, but I think Savage is a lot smarter than McCarthy. McCarthy was a dumbass and a drunkard. He had no business being in the position he was in.

    I'm not defending him, because even I've heard him say some outlandish things. But on many of his views, he does come across as having intelligent reasons for them. He blows a lot of things out of proportion, so it can cause people to be very stand-offish when listening to him.

    I think he's funny as hell, though.

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    He better be smart. He has a PhD.

    I like what these guys say about him.

    YouTube - Do You Know Why Michael Savage is So Crazy? Find Out Why?

    A closet homosexual who has daddy issues. Poor guy is using action formation to escape from his feelings of weakness and inadequacy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    This Michael Savage guy seems like a bit of a wackjob and definitely a blowhard, which is rather McCarthyesque. However, there was a major Communist infiltration of the federal government in the 1930s and 1940s. McCarthy was a demagogue and about ten years late to the party, as it were, but it is indisputably true that Soviets had agents and sympathizers at very high levels of the U.S. government.
    As for Savage, its true. He is a little nutty on some things. But I would recommend listening to him a bit, first. I mean, let's face it. No one is going to agree with someone 100% of the time. He has some ideas that are out there, but he has some that, in my opinion, may have some truth to them. I don't listen to him regularly, but when I catch him on, I do.

    As for the Cold War, while McCarthy was unfit for his post, I agree with mercury that there were Communist agents within the government. This is proven. So I would say that while a man such as the Senator had no business as the leader of HUAC (House of Un-American Activities Committee), the need for such a committee at that time was needed. Under McCarthy; however, it violated too many civil liberties of the people it tried. Luckily, the US caught on and the Senate went after McCarthy himself in the mid-1950s. Edward R. Murrow said it best in regards to McCarthy's methods. He said that there was a fine line between investigation and persecution, and that McCarthy had stepped over that line too many times.

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    There are actually people who still believe that Alger Hiss and the Rosenbergs were innocent. It's absolutely insane to me. That being said, it's totally within your rights to be a communist in our country. I think that communism is both retarded and evil, but we cannot legislate thought crimes, or we're no better.

    Gay people do not bother me in the least. If they did, I wouldn't be heading into show biz in Hollywood (this is the same guy who was discussing his Madonna fandom earlier today). One could accurately describe/deride me as a "cosmotarian." My libertarianism has a very uneasy relationship with the Right in modern-day America. And I'm a decadent, agnostic, druggy elitist, so they don't have much care for my ilk to begin with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    One could accurately describe/deride me as a "cosmotarian."
    Seriously? Doesn't that make you...a hippy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiddo View Post
    Seriously? Doesn't that make you...a hippy?
    No, I hate hippies. I'm more like an open-minded, skeptical yuppie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiddo View Post
    I think it's a pretty good comparison. He believes the government is being controlled by socialists whose goal it is to destroy religion and the American family and he uses the media to spread those sensationalized views. How is that any different than what McCarthy did? He even brings people on his show and cuts them off if they do anything but agree with him, exactly like McCarthy used to during Congressional hearings.
    It doesn't sound any different from any other of the ranting, raving, "kill the anything resembling a gay liberal unamerican godless !$@#$ (head explodes)" types of people who have existed throughout U.S. history (Other places in the world have probably had their own equivalents to this as well.)

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