Rush Limbaugh once scored some points with me when he accurately pointed out that the person Bill O’Reilly most resembles in life is Ted Baxter. Now Michael Savage is doing much the same thing, rightly calling Sean Hannity the shallow political hack that he is.
It seems as though Savage also has beef with Levin’s good friend Sean Hannity, mostly on the grounds that the Fox News host is a “fake conservative.” On his Monday evening show, Savage took to bashing Hannity for what he believes is the cable news host’s desire to go to war with Syria.
“Some of the so-called conservatives are in favor of American men dying,” Savage began. “For example… Sean Hannity — who is known to be one of the, let us say, most shallow men in the America media, who gives conservatism its reputation of being shallow — back in 2012, called for war in Syria.”
Reacting to the old Fox clip in which Hannity decried the “prescription for disaster” seen in Syria now that the regime has the capabilities to use chemical weapons, Savage said: “You’re like a bad pharmacist. And if anyone takes your pill, they’re liable to get poisoned rather than cured. Because what you’re doing there is putting out so many ideas that are fraudulent that it gives true conservatives a bad name.”
I suspect this reflects the long split on the right between the paleo-cons, who tend to be isolationist, and the neo-cons, who can be counted on to lead the cheering for any war that anyone suggests. But I don’t really care, I just find it funny.