SF radio talker, unclear on the concept, sues critics

weiner.gifComedian Michael Weiner — whose broadcast of right-wing cant is one of the highest rated talk radio shows nationally — is suing a Muslim organization for using clips from his show on their website. Weiner claims the group is using the clips, in which he says things like “take your religion and shove it up your behind,” to raise funds.

If you’d like to sample the invective and vicious ranting of the former Alan Ginsburg groupie, who uses the name “Michael Savage” on the radio, go on over to the Media Matters website for such hits as “90 percent of the people on the Nobel Committee are into child pornography and molestation, according to the latest scientific studies” and “[L]oving, kind lesbian” is “the type that stuffed ovens in Hitler’s concentration camps.”

Weiner’s family, by the way, owns the Rockstar energy drink company. It might seem like an odd connection, until you read in that NYT article that Weiner has a PhD. in “nutritional ethnomedicine.” Perhaps that’s where he first learned of the substance guarana, a caffeine-like substance used in many energy drinks.

Update: The NYT books blog has an interesting take and more info.

1 Comment so far

  1. Charles R. Sears II (unregistered) on December 18th, 2007 @ 10:28 am

    I have been boycotting Michael Savage ever since he said some "off the wall" things about gays and lesbian’s. He is crazy and says things just to get attention and keep his radio show.if we all just turned him off,then maybe he would go away and/or learn to get along with the rest of us.Thank you for letting me know about the family business…Rockstar,I will avoid buying any of this companies products so as not to put any money into Michael’s pockets.

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