“These are big times. BIG, big-big-big-big times…”
So began a rare, cameo appearance by media revolutionary Matt Drudge. He was in-studio with Talk Show Hosts Barry Young and Michele Larson on Wednesday June 10th, at Phoenix, Arizona’s Newstalk 550 KFYI radio.
I often refer in this column to some of my own talk show hosting experiences, including some that occur at my Phoenix talk radio home, Newstalk 92-3 KTAR. But Drudge is wickedly accurate in his assessments and predictions, and the conversation that I heard on another talk show was absolutely riveting. Here are some of the highlights.
After a few moments of mutual admiration (“You’re my first read every morning” Young announced, with Drudge responding with “I listen to you two every day from wherever I’m at in the world” and “Barry, you are a tonic for our time”), Drudge launched, pointing-out the absurdity of the day’s headlines.
“The new head of G.M. has declared that he knows nothing about cars - this, after our government just took-over G.M. These are big times. The world is upside down. Obama has been in office less than six months, and I’m telling you the world is upside down. Oh, and I’ve posted a photo of Michelle Obama dressed in a clown outfit this morning. Did you see it?”
“How could I miss it?” Young replied.
“And do you know where she was at?”
“Yes, of all places, Westminster Abbey” Larson answered.
“Walking out of a church. If Sarah Palin were to appear in public looking like this, there would be cat-calls about her having mental illness. But this is Michelle Obama, so her clown outfit at Westminster Abbey is fashionable. This is one of the reasons I’ve been linking more and more to foreign news sources. There’s a hunger for critical thinking in these big times, and American news outlets don’t provide it. Michelle Obama dressed like a circus clown is just ‘fashionable’ for American media…”
“You were with us shortly before the Democrats took-over the Congress back in 2006” Young stated. “You said then that if the Democrats ruled Washington, and the economy tanked, people’s property and assets would become endangered…”
Austin Hill is an Author, Consultant, and Host of "Austin Hill's Big World of Small Business," a syndicated talk show about small business ownership and entrepreneurship. He is Co-Author of the new release "The Virtues Of Capitalism: A Moral Case For Free Markets." , Author of "White House Confidential: The Little Book Of Weird Presidential History," and a frequent guest host for Washington, DC's 105.9 WMAL Talk Radio.