CINCINNATI (TDB) -- MediaMatters has the transcript and audio of right wing radio talker Michael Savage's comment that "it's within the realm of possibility" Democrats caused Chief Justice Roberts to be hospitalized for a seizure. Unknowingly, Savage probably made a stronger case for FCC restoration of the Fairness Doctrine. The doctrine would give the Dems equal time to reply and knock down what sounded like slander, or worse, a criminal libel.
Savage theorizes the justice may have eaten poisoned food, perhaps in Manhattan, during a Dem-masterminded plot that unfolded like a Russian hit on an opponent of Vladimir Putin. Savage speculated that Putin had a foe knocked off with plutonium-laced sushi -- a fate that Sen. Chuck Schumer may have had in mind for John Roberts.
The talker is carried by more than 300 stations, but it is unclear how many are in Ohio.
Savage pointed to New York's Schumer as the chief suspect in a Democratic assassination plot. Here is one cite:
"So why can't we assume for a moment that it's within the realm of possibility that Roberts was in some way -- his health was in some way tampered with by the Democrats because they can't believe that no matter what they do, no matter what they do -- even if they engineer a victory for Hillary Clinton/Obama -- they're still not going to be in control because the court's moved to the center? Just a thought. Just a little thought for you to ponder tonight, and all you left wingers who are so glib in your attacks on the conservative movement."
"That's what Schumer has lived for from the time he was a little boy. That's all he wants, so he had the nerve to say on Friday he will never, ever, ever permit a Bush appointee to get onto a court, to become a judge. Then today we read that the chief justice has had a seizure and fell on a dock. Something's wrong with the picture."
[UPDATE: 6:47 AM --
Drinking Liberally, Cincinnati says Savage belongs in a tin-foil hat, a comment that might be taken as an insult to all kooks who wear tin-foil hats. Savage, perhaps, should be placed in a completely separate wing of kookdom. That is up to the psychiatrists, however.]