Savage beats O’Reilly on List of Most Influential Conservatives


TRN’s Michael Savage has been placed on a list of the top 100 most influential conservatives. The British newspaper The Telegraph placed Savage at #47, which is up from #63 on the paper’s pervious list. Savage beat out Lou Dobbs (79), Ann Coulter (74), Chris Ruddy (64), and Bill O’Reilly (85).

With ten million listeners, the Berkeley PhD is the third most listened-to conservative talk show host in the US and has written more than 25 books, including Banned in Britain – Beating The Liberal Blacklist. He shot to attention in Britain last year when Jacqui Smith, then Home Secretary, included his name in a list of 16 people who would be barred from entering the UK on the grounds that they were “considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred which might lead to inter-community violence”. Savage, who had no plans to visit Britain, was at first bemused, then furious – and then took legal action.

“To link me up with skinheads who are killing people in Russia, to put me in league with Hamas murderers who kill people on buses, is defamation,” he said, adding: “What does that say about the government of England? It says more about them than it says about me.” He told Smith: “”Shame on you for violating the laws of your own land. Shame on you for taking the land of the Magna Carta and turning it into a sort of mini North Korea.”