Savage irony

Here’s right-wing radio shock jock Michael Savage — real name Michael Alan Weiner, nationally syndicated but based right here in San Francisco at KNEW 910 AMspeaking about ABC’s Diane Sawyer after her interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:

“Take me to a court of law for calling you a whore, because you are an intellectual prostitute for what you have done for ratings.”

Read as: “Hello, kettle? This is the pot. You’re black.”

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.