The conservative gadfly, author, and raconteur who earned a Ph.D. in nutritional ethnomedicine was in the middle of a riff about whether Hillary Clinton is suffering from Parkinson's disease when powerhouse WABC radio in New York reportedly replaced Savage with a low-rated local broadcast.
Shortly thereafter, affiliate stations across the across the country allegedly pulled down the live feed in favor of taped programming of previous installments of The Savage Nation.
"[On Monday] he was discussing his perspectives on the presidential debate and giving examples of current and anticipated debate bias. In addition, the broadcaster began discussing Hillary Clinton's mysterious health condition that Savage believes might be Parkinson's," the Conservative Treehouse explained about the Savage shutdown.
Savage, a Donald Trump supporter and National Radio Hall of Fame inductee, told his listeners yesterday that he was sabotaged in his largest market.
"I spent 30 minutes talking about Hillary's health problems; I read you every fact about it. I then read you the pharmacology of Levodopa which is the main drug for Parkinson's, and right in the middle of that discussion of Levodopa and its side effects, I was cut off across the country," Savage declared on his show in real time (listen to the embedded audio below starting at about the 23-minute mark).The intense proponent of borders, language, and culture, Savage sent an email to Breitbart News about what may or may be censorship that occurred a few hours before the first nationally televised presidential debate between Trump and Clinton.
"Pure sabotage. No advance notice from me or my producers. Then 'ISDN problems' during my discussion of the side effects of Levodopa, used for treating Parkinson's. Then the two fill-ins trying to sound informed and clever from WABC who have 40% lower ratings than me, boasting on air during my hours that they conducted a 'coup' by taking Savage off the air.""The Savage Nation is broadcast on the Westwood One radio network and is syndicated over some 400 stations nationwide. Thew show reportedly has an audience of over 20 million listeners," Breitbart added.
Among other things, Hillary Clinton's collapse at the 9/11 ceremony has fueled speculation about the actual status of her health on social media, where the hashtag #HillarysHealth has often trended and ultimately in the mainstream media. Although Clinton's personal doctor pronounced her fit to serve as president in a July 2015 letter, and again after the previously undisclosed pneumonia diagnosis that prompted the 9/11 fainting spell, conspiracy theorists and other Hillary foes have conjectured about brain trauma, seizures, Parkinson's disease, and other alleged maladies.Parenthetically, shortly after expressing grave concerns during a Los Angeles radio interview about Hillary Clinton's health and what he considered primitive healthcare treatment she was receiving, Dr. Drew Pinsky, the ubiquitous TV physician and board-certified internist, lost his gig on CNN sister network HLN. All parties concerned insist that there is no cause-and-effect relationship between his radio comments and the show's cancellation as of September 22, however.A longtime Huffington Post was abruptly fired and his log-in credentials disabled in late August after writing two articles questioning Hillary's health. The stories were also scrubbed from the website.
Apart from his political rants, the controversial Savage regularly articulates unique life lessons derived from his Bronx, New York, childhood or everyday encounters in San Francisco. Given his academic training, Savage often expounds on holistic health and nutrition, too.
Presumably Michael Savage will have more to say about the "sabotage" incident on his radio show today, assuming the syndicator presents a live show. Watch this space for updates.
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Update: "The folks at Westwood One tell Radio Ink Savage's show was being pre-empted on WABC in New York so the station could provide their local audience live pre-debate coverage, which all affiliates obviously have the right to do. Westwood One did not pull Savage's show off the network feed, it was WABC's decision to go live," Radio Ink reported.