Here is the audio from Media Matters:
Here is what Savage said, “And yet here in America, I’ve had some people come to my aid. They see the bigger picture. They’re not like [Bill] O’Reilly; they’re not like Limbaugh, who’s the biggest disappointment of all. Limbaugh has turned out to be the biggest phony of all of them, all of them. Amongst all of them, he is the biggest fraud. Rush Limbaugh is a fraud. When he was accused of the drug usage, I supported him. But that man is a one-way street. It’s all about him. He’s in it for nobody but himself.”
Does Savage sound like a jilted lover to you? Of course, Limbaugh and O’Reilly aren’t going to support him. They are in competition with Savage for ratings. What do they gain by mentioning Savage and his ban? I think Michael thought that all of his fellow right wing talkers would run to his defense, but this was never going to happen, unless Obama deported and banned Savage from the United States.
Rush Limbaugh is a man that responds to all criticism, real or perceived, so it will interesting to see if he responds to Savage, who desperately needs the help of Rush’s large radio audience if he has any hope of having his ban overturned. Honestly, the ban could have been a fantastic bit of publicity for Savage, but instead he is getting whiner every day.
Yesterday, he complained that MSNBC is full of really mean people, and today he complained about Rush not coming to his defense. It would be great if this turned into some sort of right wing talk show civil war, that could mirror the disputes going on inside of the GOP, but I doubt, that will happen. Instead, Limbaugh will ignore Savage, who will continue to complain, about the unfairness of it all.