Two of the most interesting stars in the world of conservative broadcasting have newly published books timed for the for the Christmas season. Michael Savage and Greg Gutfeld are both masters of ridicule, a tool extensively deployed by the left but too little by the right, especially its more respectable regions. The left, after all, was instructed by Saul Alinsky in Rule Number 5: Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It's hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."(full story at americanthinker.com)
Talk radio, the king of conservative media, reaching by far the largest number of people, is home to a number of superstars, who use ridicule extensively. Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, and Michael Savage, each in his own distinctive style, make fun of liberals.
Gutfeld is the exception, working at Fox News, where he co-hosts an afternoon talk show, The Five, and is the creator and host of Red Eye, a 3 AM humor show featuring wisecracking guests, YouTube videos, and general wackiness. The intended demographic seems to include college kids through the upper middle aged, looking for hip and edgy commentary on the news.
The title of Greg Gutfeld's new book, The Joy of Hate, reveals the in-you-face style within, mocking the liberals who call conservatives haters, throwing the charge back in their faces, as in Chapter 7, "A Pep Smear."
Ridicule is man's most potent weapon - Saul Alinsky
• Summary of Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals'
• AlinskyDefeater's Blog
• Rules for Radicals at amazon.com
"We All Live To H8 Now"
Greg Gutfeld: The Joy of Hate, Liberal Speech Police, & Conservative Punks