Chris Matthews Is Right: Savage And Levin Routinely Peddle "Ugly Talk"


While discussing extreme rhetoric and the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona, Chris Matthews singled out right-wing radio hosts Michael Savage and Mark Levin for their "ugly talk." While Savage and Levin have reacted by calling Matthews a "loudmouth fraud" and an "A-hole," Matthews is right: Savage and Levin are regularly "in some rage" filled with "ugly talk."

Matthews Notes The "Ugly Talk" From Savage And Levin

Matthews: Savage And Levin "Are Just In Some Rage Every Night With Some Ugly Talk." MSNBC host Chris Matthews discussed "the role of talk radio in fueling the heated language," and said:

E. Steven, I have to tell you, though, I'll mention a couple of names without getting into too many fights. People like Mark Levin, or Michael Savage for example, who every time you listen to them are furious -- furious at the left -- with anger that just builds and builds in their voice and by the time they go to commercial, they're just in some rage every night with ugly talk, ugly-sounding talk.

And it never changes. It never modulates. They must have an audience. I looked at the numbers today. They have big audiences. And I guess that's the question: Why? And is there ever going to stop if it keeps working? [MSNBC, Hardball, 1/11/10]

Levin, Savage Attack "Loudmouth Fraud," "A-hole" Matthews In Response To His Criticism

Savage Responds: Chris Matthews Is "A Loudmouth Fraud." Talk radio host Michael Savage said:

I see on Drudge MSNBC loser Chris Matthews cites Michael Savage as reason for Arizona shooting. You know, if he actually said it, I'll sue him, that's all. That loudmouth fraud. Hey, Chris, why don't you come on the show with your foaming big mouth, and why don't you say it to me? Chris, you fraud, you. You loser. You jealous loser, you. Why don't you come on The Savage Nation and say that? You fraud, you.

Chris Matthews cites someone named Mark. I don't know who is it. Oh, the other talk-show host, the imposter. Mark, the guy who sounds like a Jewish grandmother having a hysterectomy without anesthesia. How could he be responsible for the shooting? Chris Matthews cites Mark Levin as reason for Arizona shooting. Mark Levin is the -- it "just builds and builds in their voice and by the time they go to commercial, they're just in some rage every night with some ugly talk, ugly-sounding talk. And it never changes," Matthews said.

Matthews, you've always been a Democrat hack. You've always been a loser. You've always been jealous of people who are far more superior to you in virtually every aspect of this medium. You could never make it in radio, so you wound up on that flop MSNBC, which wouldn't exist, were it not for government contracts for General Electric. So, Chris, why don't you come on to The Savage Nation. The phone number's 1-800-449-8255, "Every time you listen to them, they're furious" -- do I sound furious? Furious at the left. I'm not furious. Obama is a Leninist and a Marxist. Does that sound like I'm furious, Chris? You are a pimp for the Democrat socialist party of America. [Talk Radio Network, The Savage Nation, 1/11/10]

Savage also told Newsmax:

This is a blood libel by Matthews. His remarks may cause me serious economic damage. I only hope his inconsiderate, malicious libel against me does not bring harm to myself or my family. I pray that an imbalanced left-wing fanatic does not take Matthews' libel against me to heart and seek to inflict bodily harm on myself or my family. [Newsmax, 1/12/11]

Levin Responds: Chris Matthews Is "Some A-Hole ... With No Numbers, No Ratings, No Audience." Real Clear Politics reported that talk radio host Mark Levin responded:

Defending ourselves against what? Some a-hole on MSLSD with no numbers, no ratings, no audience, no substance, no common sense making an allegation. We know without question that the murderer in Tucson was mentally ill, a liberal pothead and all the rest of it. We know this for a fact. [Real Clear Politics, 1/11/10]

In Fact, Savage, Levin Are Experts At Spewing "Ugly" Remarks

Savage: Wolf Blitzer And Larry King "Look Like The Type That Would Have Pushed Jewish Children Into The Oven." From Savage's radio show:

SAVAGE: The reason they curry favor with the turbanned hoodlums is to gain access to the turbanned hoodlums, domestic and foreign, for their news shows. They need more turbanned hoodlums to build ratings.

CALLER: Yes. I agree with you, and --

SAVAGE: That's why the department store dummy named Wolf Blitzer, a Jew who was born in Israel, will do the astonishing act of being the type that would stick Jewish children into a gas chamber to stay alive another day. He's probably the most despicable man in the media next to Larry King, who takes a close runner-up by the hair of a nose. The two of them together look like the type that would have pushed Jewish children into the oven to stay alive one more day to entertain the Nazis. [Talk Radio Network, The Savage Nation, 8/7/06]

Savage Called Civil Rights A "Con" And A "Racket" Designed To Steal "White Males' Birthright." Savage said:

But basically, if you're talking about a day like today, Martin Luther King Junior Day, and you're gonna understand what civil rights has become, the con it's become in this country. It's a whole industry; it's a racket. It's a racket that is used to exploit primarily heterosexual, Christian, white males' birthright and steal from them what is their birthright and give it to people who didn't qualify for it. Take a guess out of whose hide all of these rights are coming. They're not coming out of women's hides. Are they? No, there's only one group that's targeted, and that group are white, heterosexual males. They are the new witches being hunted by the illiberal left using the guise of civil rights and fairness to women and whatnot. [Talk Radio Network, The Savage Nation, 1/15/07]

Savage Called Barbara Walters An "Empty-Mind Slut." Savage said:

SAVAGE: So Braba Bwalters [sic] goes and interviews [Hugo] Chavez, who's a good friend of Ahmadinejad -- but let's put aside Ahmadinejad. Chavez has said he wants to overthrow America, OK? You get it? And so she goes down there, and listen to her kissing his behind in clip 25: WALTERS: You are a very dignified man, but we have heard you call the president of the United States a devil, a donkey, a drunk, a liar, a coward, a murderer -- what does all this name-calling accomplish? CHAVEZ: Yes, I called him a devil -- SAVAGE: Do you notice what she just did? She used this dictator in Venezuela as a forum, as a fulcrum, in order to call the president those names. Now, I don't like Bush's policies in most cases, but I would never call him those names. Notice what this double-talking slut just did, this mind-slut Barbara Walters. And I stick by those words. She's an empty mind-slut. She'd peddle anything for a ratings point. [Talk Radio Network, The Savage Nation, 3/16/07]

Savage: "The Children's Minds Are Being Raped By The Homosexual Mafia." Savage said to a caller:

CALLER: Yes, I'm calling from the People's Republic of Monterrey, and I had to explain to my young son why these two men were holding hands the other day and he said, "Dad, didn't they say that that's wrong in the Bible?" And I said, "Yes, they did, and yes it's wrong" and yes to everything that he had to say about it. And I told him, I said, "That's the wrongest thing you've ever seen besides the rest of the politicians and the media and CNBC." Because -- SAVAGE: You've got to try to explain to the children why the -- why God told people this was wrong. You've got to explain to them, to the children, how it twists everything. Just take them down to a duck pond and show them a boy duck and a girl duck and then show the ducklings and say to them, "There must be a boy duck and a girl duck for there to be babies." It's the same with a dog, puppies come from a mother duck -- a mother pup, a mother dog. There needs to be a boy dog and a girl dog. You have to explain this to them in this time of mental rape that's going on. The children's minds are being raped by the homosexual mafia, that's my position. They're raping our children's minds. [Talk Radio Network, The Savage Nation, 6/16/08]

Savage On Autism: "A Fraud, A Racket ... In 99 Percent Of The Cases, It's A Brat Who Hasn't Been Told To Cut The Act Out." Savage said:

Now, you want me to tell you my opinion on autism, since I'm not talking about autism? A fraud, a racket. For a long while, we were hearing that every minority child had asthma. Why did they sudden -- why was there an asthma epidemic amongst minority children? Because I'll tell you why: The children got extra welfare if they were disabled, and they got extra help in school. It was a money racket. Everyone went in and was told [fake cough], "When the nurse looks at you, you go [fake cough], 'I don't know, the dust got me.' " See, everyone had asthma from the minority community. That was number one. Now, the illness du jour is autism. You know what autism is? I'll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out. That's what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they're silent? They don't have a father around to tell them, "Don't act like a moron. You'll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don't sit there crying and screaming, idiot." Autism -- everybody has an illness. If I behaved like a fool, my father called me a fool. And he said to me, "Don't behave like a fool." The worst thing he said -- "Don't behave like a fool. Don't be anybody's dummy. Don't sound like an idiot. Don't act like a girl. Don't cry." That's what I was raised with. That's what you should raise your children with. Stop with the sensitivity training. You're turning your son into a girl, and you're turning your nation into a nation of losers and beaten men. That's why we have the politicians we have. [Talk Radio Network, The Savage Nation, 7/16/08]

Savage: President Obama "Is A Neo-Marxist Fascist Dictator In The Making." Savage said:

There are some other stories. "President Obama's czar system concerns some." That's from the LA Times, up on my website. "Super aides for health, the economy, energy, and urban issues, with more to come, prompt lawmakers and groups to worry he may be concentrating power and bypassing Congress." Of course he is. He's a fascist. I know that you don't want to hear this, but the man is a neo-Marxist fascist dictator in the making. He is not using his fascism yet, because he doesn't have enough power to wield the fascist instruments of power, but he is aggrandizing enough power to become a very dangerous president, and you must understand this is an important story. [Talk Radio Network, The Savage Nation, 3/5/09]

Savage On Swine Flu: Mexicans Are The "Perfect Mules For Bringing This Virus Into America." Savage said:

There is a risk of this pandemic spreading across America. Make no mistake about it, it is coming from Mexico. What's interesting to me is that Mexico has not suffered a serious flu epidemic before, which leads me to ask something that the dingbat who is running Homeland Security, who is attacking U.S. Marines, returning soldiers, anti-abortion activists, and anti-immigrant activists, why don't you do your job, Napolitano, you bum you? And why don't you ask yourself, you dumb fool, you, could this be a terrorist attack through Mexico? Could our dear friends in the radical Islamic countries have concocted this virus and planted it in Mexico, knowing that you, Janet Napolitano, would do nothing to stop the flow of human traffic from Mexico, and they are a perfect mule -- perfect mules for bringing this virus into America? But you wouldn't think that way, would you? Because you are incapable of protecting America's homeland, Napolitano. [Talk Radio Network, The Savage Nation, 4/24/09]

Savage: "Women Have Become More Like Guys, Thanks To The Hags In The Women's Movement, And That's Why The White Race Is Dying." Savage said:

Particularly today, the women are not, you know, what they were 30 years ago. The women have become more like guys, thanks to the hags in the women's movement, and the white race is dying. That's why they won't reproduce, because the women want to be men. They want to behave like men, they want to act like men, they've been encouraged to think like men, act like men, be like men. Consequently, they don't want to be women, and they don't want to be mothers. [Talk Radio Network, The Savage Nation, 8/4/09]

Savage: Victims Of Gulf Oil Spill Are "Deadbeats On Welfare" Who "Haven't Worked Most Of Their Lives." Savage said:

You think that the deadbeats on welfare want to go get their hands dirty when they can stay at home and smoke and drink and fornicate? Why would they leave their nests when the government's sending them a nice check? [...] They're laying on their behinds, they got -- what, they haven't worked most of their lives down there. What are you talking about? It's a welfare state. They think they're entitled to a government check after Katrina. [Talk Radio Network, The Savage Nation, 6/18/10]

Savage Wondered If Hawaii Will Have "Cannibalism Again" If They "Kick The White Man Out." Savage said:

I loved Hawaii, I lived there many, many years. It's an interesting language, all syllables. But you don't know about that, and they're going to be independent very soon. I don't know how they're going to make a living. They're gonna kick the white man out? Then what? Are they going to have cannibalism again? Oops, sorry, I know I [unintelligible]. Beautiful culture, up to a point. [Talk Radio Network, The Savage Nation, 7/19/10]

Savage: "Illegal Aliens Have Sucked Us Dry Like Locusts." Savage said:

The state is bankrupt primarily because the illegal aliens have sucked us dry like locusts. You know, you are lied to on such a regular basis that you don't even understand what's going on. Illegal immigrants don't pay federal income taxes, and those who do pay federal income taxes, OK, get the money back when they file tax returns. Many illegals are also claiming tax credits, which result in payments from the U.S. Treasury. [Talk Radio Network, The Savage Nation, 7/28/10]

Levin: "We Have Been Tormented And Abused " Under The Obama Administration "Far More Than The Colonists Were By The King Of England." Levin said:

The tea party activists are acting out of history and patriotism. I said many months ago that we have been tormented and abused far more than the colonists were by the King of England. Far more, far oftener, and far more aggressively. [ABC Radio Networks, The Mark Levin Show, 7/20/10]

Levin: "The Klan's Agenda" And "The Radical Left's Agenda ... Are Pretty Similar." Levin said:

You see, the left tries to write the history for this nation. And the left does that because it wants to encourage people, incentivize people to move left. To support some kind of a statist agenda. Not the Klan's agenda, but the radical left's agenda, which in the end are pretty similar, frankly. In the end it's all one big circle that meets at a point. Tyranny is tyranny, however it's dressed up. You've tyrants who wear suit and ties, and you have tyrants who wear goofy white uniforms. [ABC Radio Networks, The Mark Levin Show, 6/28/10]

Levin: Compares Obama Administration To "What's Going On In Venezuela." Levin said:

No, there isn't going to be a robust recovery, ladies and gentlemen. No, foreign individuals are not going to continue invest in this country, when they can get a better deal somewhere else. This is a disaster. And so what is Obama going to do about it? Keep building and building and building his empire. Keep seizing more assets. This is what's going on. This is what the quote,-unquote bailout is all about. They're seizing private-sector assets, transferring them from private parties and turning them over to politicians and government. Now, they put smiles on their faces. They do it with legislation. Sometimes they don't. But how is this any different in the end, and in theory, to what's going on in Venezuela? I ask you. No aspect of the private sector feels safe from this president and his administration and this Congress. No aspect. That's why people aren't spending and investing in R&D. We're not even standing still. We're regressing. Because we have a man in office who is a destroyer. He's destroying all the magnificence that was created before him. Because he's petulant, because he is inexperienced, because he's immature, and most of all because he's a Marxist. [ABC Radio Networks, The Mark Levin Show, 6/30/10]

Levin: "God Put Me Here For A Reason ... To Beat The Hell Out Of Liberals." Speaking with a caller, Levin said:

LEVIN: But you know, God put me here for a reason, like he put you here for a reason. You know why he put me here?

CALLER: So you could keep us informed?

LEVIN: To beat the hell out of liberals, that's why. [ABC Radio Networks, The Mark Levin Show, 6/24/10]

Levin: Obama "Wants To Change The Culture" And "Just Keeps Pushing Us Around Like A Bully." Levin said:

What does this man Obama want from us? What does he want from us? I mean, he's already taken our health care away. He's involved in virtually every aspect of our lives. Now he wants to change the culture. What do you want from us? All we're doing is trying to work every day, to be good citizens, to follow the law, to contribute, raise our families, put a little money aside for retirement. And he just keeps, just keeps pushing us around like a bully. [ABC Radio Networks, The Mark Levin Show, 7/1/10]

Levin Connects Obama To "The New Black Panthers," Who "Talked About Killing -- Murdering -- White Babies." Levin said:

Obama's surrounded by these people. He's surrounded by these people because he's appointed these people. He wants to be surrounded by these people. [...] We have an attorney general who embraces the New Black Panthers, the head of which has talked about killing -- murdering -- white babies. [ABC Radio Networks, The Mark Levin Show, 7/8/10]

Levin: Obama "Doesn't Care If All Those People Are Suffering" From Gulf Oil Spill. Criticizing Obama's response to the Gulf oil spill, Levin said:

I said yesterday, I hinted at it, that if those were blue states, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida -- which they're not; some are bright red, some are reddish -- Obama would have moved heaven and Earth to help. He wouldn't be sitting on his ass like he is now. And this Coast Guard admiral, I have no respect for anymore. He's a joke. And here's my bottom line. Obama doesn't care if all those people are suffering. He views them as unuseful to him and his agenda and what he hopes will be a successful run for a second term. So let them suffer. You know, authoritarians have done this before in history. So let the population be uprooted. Let the population suffer. Let the population, that population, in that area, those red states or reddish states, let them see what it's like. [ABC Radio Networks, The Mark Levin Show, 7/1/10]

Levin: America Is "Not A Representative Republic Anymore. It Is A Soft Tyranny." Levin said:

Health care, air itself, our finances, controlled by left-wing bureaucrats and left-wing committees. People who aren't even, in the case of Berwick, confirmed by the Senate. Not even a hearing? Somebody who's going to run a quote-unquote consumer agency that's going to oversee your wants and desires who'll have a budget that Congress doesn't even approve. The Environmental Protection Agency, which has taken for itself, thanks to the Supreme Court, the power to determine how much power we get, in terms of energy. No, no, it's not a constitutional republic anymore. It's not a representative republic anymore. It is a soft tyranny. As Alexis de Tocqueville predicted, the genius that he was. It's a soft tyranny. And it's very scary. [ABC Radio Networks, The Mark Levin Show, 7/28/10]

Levin: "Obama Can't Stand Us" And "Doesn't Like What Our Ancestors Did," And Harry Reid Is "The Mussolini Of The United States Senate." During a tirade criticizing health care reform legislation, Levin said:

Just because Obama can't stand us, just because Obama doesn't like the Constitution, just because Obama doesn't like what our ancestors did, doesn't mean we agree with him. As a matter of fact, we reject him in this regard. And what's going in the United States Senate today, 24-hour meetings and, you know, violating their own rules and not making laws available for people to read. We're going to have to follow them under penalty of fines and, if not, imprisonment? That's not democracy in action. I said the other day, Harry Reid is the Mussolini of the United States Senate. He's one sick man. He's one power-hungry rogue. And a true lightweight. [ABC Radio Networks, The Mark Levin Show, 12/18/09]

Levin: Al Gore Is "The Jim Jones Of The Environmental Movement." Levin said:

And let me say so the whole world can hear, and the left-wing blogs can repeat everything I say -- which is very helpful to me -- that Al Gore has lost his mind. These are the ramblings of soft brain tissue, and it's embarrassing to watch. It's embarrassing to watch. The man needs a checkup. Instead, he's the hero. He's the Jim Jones of the environmental movement. That's right, I said it. Now repeat it. He's the Jim Jones of the environmental movement. [ABC Radio Networks, The Mark Levin Show, 12/14/09]

Levin: Conservatives "By Definition Are Enemies Of The State. Well, So Be It. It's Us Against Them." Levin said:

I've been saying for months, they keep creating new enemies. This is how the statist operates. I write about it at length in Liberty and Tyranny. This is how they operate. The enemy today is the insurance companies. The enemy actually this evening now is the doctors, because Harry Reid has now turned on the American Medical Association -- yes, because they won't go along. The enemy yesterday was Fox. The enemy before that was talk radio. The enemy before that was the oil companies. Lots and lots of enemies. You see, we're enemies of the state. We individuals or organizations who resist this are enemies of the state. So, we, as conservatives, by definition are enemies of the state. Well, so be it. It's us against them. [Citadel Radio, The Mark Levin Show, 10/21/09]

Levin Says Obama Sounds Like "The Leader Of A Counter-Revolution To The American Revolution." After airing a clip of Obama saying, "We are at a rare moment where we've been given the opportunity to remake our world for the better," Levin said:

Let me tell you, this guy does not sound like a president to me. He sounds like a radical revolutionary, the leader of a counter-revolution to the American revolution in his policies, in his plans, in his rhetoric, which is loaded with propaganda. The effort to build a cult of personality around him. No. He doesn't sound like a president to me. He sounds like exactly what I said: a counter revolutionary. [Citadel Radio, The Mark Levin Show, 10/16/09]

Levin: "The Left" Wants To "Turn This Nation Into A Weak, Second-Class Society, Because They Believe That Fundamentally, This Is A Bad Place." Levin said:

This country is becoming balkanized. The left is succeeding in doing what it is that it does. It's becoming balkanized. They want to change the citizenry to accommodate their schemes, and they're doing it. They want to bankrupt the nation so they can rebuild our economy in their own vision. And they're doing it. They want to turn this nation into a weak, second-class society, because they believe that fundamentally, this is a bad place, it's an imperialist nation, and they're doing it. [ABC Radio Networks, The Mark Levin Show, 7/28/10]

Levin: "Obama Has Abused More Children As President Than Any Other President." Levin said:

When you are debating a liberal or when you are listening to a demagogue like Obama, do not accept their characterization of events. This $26 billion is not about our children. Obama has abused more children as president than any other president in American history. Now, Mark, what do you mean by that? I'll tell you exactly what I mean by that. He is destroying their future. He is creating massive debt they can't possibly carry on their little shoulders. And it's not just the next generation, it's the next generation after that. These kids, yet born, are going to have to figure out how to unravel all of this, how to undo all of this, if it's even possible. This is what Obama has done, and Pelosi, and Reid. They will be long gone when the real consequences of the disaster that they have planted takes root. We spent 26 billion for the kids and schools. [ABC Radio Networks, The Mark Levin Show, 8/10/10]

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