On the July 12 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, host Neal Boortz said he does not want to go on vacation “without having stirred the pudding with Media Myrmidons at least one more time." He went on to suggest that Media Matters for America President and CEO “David Brock is the illegitimate son of [Clinton deputy White House counsel] Vince Foster and [Sen.] Hillary Clinton [D-NY]” and later said, “Dave Brock is the illegitimate bastard child of Hillary Clinton and [philanthropist] George Soros.” In the same segment, Boortz said he used to refer to Hearst Newspapers columnist Helen Thomas as “the hag” but would no longer be able to use the term because at a “White House Christmas party one year, she took [his wife] Donna and me under our [sic] wing like a craggy old aunt and started showing us around the White House. ... I mean, she was just the perfect aunt or grandma.” Boortz continued: "[S]o I can't call her 'the hag' anymore. ... 'Left-wing bitch,' maybe." Boortz followed by saying, “I'm sorry. No, but she was just so sweet.”
He also suggested getting “rid of these scooters, these electric scooters that fat people ride in. Make 'em walk. It'll thin out the herd, in more ways than one.” Boortz further commented that removing “those little blinking red lights and stop signs on school buses” would be an acceptable form of population control because “when those kids get off the school buses, the fittest will get home.” Boortz prefaced his comments by saying that people are “not going to know whether I am serious or not because I could be just yanking Media Myrmidons' chains or I could be serious about this because I am a self-admitted social Darwinist.”
The Georgia Association of Broadcasters awarded Boortz and his radio show the honors of “Best Radio On-Air Personality” and “Best Radio Program, Any Type” in 2007. Boortz is a nominee for the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame 2007 Career Achievement Award. Boortz's flagship station is WSB in Atlanta.
From the July 12 broadcast of Cox Radio Syndication's The Neal Boortz Show:
BOORTZ: Welcome back. It's more of The Neal Boortz Show. Presidential press conference today. Royal [Marshall, engineer and “sidekick” ] monitored it. Royal, pretty much dull? Just same old, same old?
MARSHALL: Yeah, no fireworks today.
BOORTZ: Same old, same old.
BOORTZ: What do you think, what do you --
MARSHALL: Talk about [former vice presidential chief of staff I. Lewis] Scooter [Libby] now.
BOORTZ: Oh, Scooter. Yeah. Oh.
BELINDA SKELTON (producer): But I saw Helen Thomas ask a question. I thought she retired.
BOORTZ: No, she retired from AP or UPI or something like that, but she's still out there. You know, I used to call her “the hag.” But when I went to the White House Christmas party one year, she took Donna and me under our [sic] wing like a craggy old aunt and started showing us around the White House. And she'd say, “Now this is the -- this is the Green Room,” and she'd tell us all the things that ever -- “This is the Red Room, this is the state dining -- ” And she was, I mean, she was just the perfect aunt or grandma that was -- and so I can't call her “the hag” anymore.
SKELTON: Good, because I love her.
BOORTZ: “Left-wing bitch,” maybe. I'm sorry. No, but she was just so sweet. So. By the way, I'm going on vacation next week. And I do not want to go -- I -- tomorrow we'll be on the last -- I get five weeks a year. I don't take five weeks a year of vacation.
SKELTON: That's dumb.
BOORTZ: Well, I turn them into working vacations. Like a month ago, when I was in Tucson [Arizona], we turned -- I -- you know, I'm on vacation. We turned it into a working vacation. And then two weeks after that, I go to San Francisco for a week. I take you, Belinda. We turn that into a working vacation. I'm so dedicated to my craft, I try to stay on the air. Next week, however, I'll be out of touch. And I am very concerned, Belinda, that I am going to leave town without having done, you know -- without having stirred the pudding with Media Myrmidons at least one more time.
SKELTON: Oh, you've got plenty of time to do that.
BOORTZ: Today and tomorrow. I have an hour today. Do you know, do you know -- when was it, Royal? Was it earlier this week that I made the off-hand comment about George Soros sleeping with David Brock?
MARSHALL: I don't recall that.
BOORTZ: Well, it went by really quick, and I followed it with “just kidding.” But I thought for sure the Media Myrmidons would have their tape recorders running. I just knew by the middle of the afternoon, you know, “Boortz alleges blah blah blah blah blah blah blah,” and they'd print a picture of me. And, “Here's his -- here's the email address, rah rah rah rah rah rah. And here's the email address of his boss rah rah. Demand that this stop, rah rah rah rah rah.” It didn't work.
And then, today, I'm going to repeat what I had to say today, OK? And that is, maybe this will do it, ladies and gentleman, because you're not going to know whether I'm serious or not. I could be just yanking Media Myrmidons' chains or I could be serious about this because I am a self-admitted social Darwinist. I believe in survival of the fittest. I believe we have too many unfit running around. I think we ought to get rid of these scooters, these electric scooters that fat people ride in. Make 'em walk. It'll thin out the herd, in more ways than one.
Anyway. The Optimum Population Trust, a United Kingdom-based think tank, has released a report saying growth in Britain's birth rate is having an adverse impact on, ad-- excuse me, an adverse impact on the environment. [gasps] The report's author, Professor John Guillebaud, says the government should formulate regulations to force people to stop at two children or have one less child. Like, you know, kind of like China. Two children, that's all.
You know, maybe he has a point. Maybe less British people would be -- Anyway, I have an idea for Great Britain. I have suggested this idea for this country, but I can't get any takers. Get rid of those little blinking red lights and stop signs on school buses. OK? You know with, with most other animals in the animal kingdom, you know, little baby lions, little baby tigers, little baby bears, after awhile the mother starts nudging them out of the nest. They -- the nest. They got to get out there. They got to fight. They got to roll around. They got to climb over the rocks. They got to get hurt. And the ones, the ones with the survival instincts make it, the ones without the survival instincts don't, and if it wasn't that way we would be up to our ass in black bears. So get those stop lights off the school buses, rescind those laws, and when those kids get off the school buses, the fittest will get home. And we'll start weeding them out that way.
What are we teaching these kids? We're not teaching them any survival skills by putting those signs on school buses. What do they learn? “I step out in the street, everybody's supposed to stop. I know.” And then one day, they're not on a school bus, they're on a municipal bus. They step off, they step in front of traffic -- blammo, greasy spot, front bumper. Because they thought the traffic was going to stop for them. Uh-uh, it doesn't. Only when you're in that stupid loser cruiser. Take off the red lights. Let's get Darwin back in the equation here, folks. That'll take care of some of this overpopulation. We won't die -- we won't harm the environment as much.
What do you think, Royal? You think that'll do it? You don't. You think that's weak. That's not going to get the Media Myrmidons going?
MARSHALL: No, nah.
BOORTZ: [sighs] It's not, huh? How about David Brock is the illegitimate son of Vince Foster and Hillary Clinton?
MARSHALL: Now you're on the right track.
BOORTZ: I'm on -- OK. Dave Brock is the illegitimate bastard child of Hillary Clinton and George Soros. How's that?
MARSHALL: Look, don't try to impress me.
BOORTZ: I did enough of that yesterday.
C. Murphy Hebert is an intern at Media Matters for America.