Neal Makes His Own News

Or Nuze. Your pick.

Anyway, this afternoon, in reaction to a particular headline in the New York Daily News (“Who Tipped Big Shots?“), syndicated (yet very local) Cox Radio-head Neal Boortz made known a new opinion.

You see, that’s the kind of thing that’s going to end up in news stories: “Neal Boortz said that in times of disaster we should save the rich people first.” Well, hell, yes, we should save the rich people first. You know, they’re the ones that are responsible for this prosperity. I mean, you go out there and you look at this vast sea of evacuees, OK? You want to get an economy going in some city? Well, who you gonna take back? The people who own businesses? Or the people that sit around waiting to get their minimum wage job, work ’til Friday, get a paycheck and then not show up again until the following Wednesday? Come on. Just put a little logical thought into this, folks.

Maybe Neal should just stick to ranting about the fair tax ….

3 Comments so far

  1. Steve Beville (unregistered) on October 15th, 2005 @ 2:22 am

    This seems to me to be a reaction to Neil’s severe dislike of the “liberal media” more than anything else. However, he went way overboard on his “insensitivity” radio show by-line with that statement. He has a tendency to do that far too often. I don’t know if it’s to get the calls coming in or if it’s because he really feels that way.

    I like Neil a lot, as he’s a fellow Libertarian, but, the party line vs the ratings for his show don’t always match.

    After reading the article in the NY Daily News, I can’t really understand what set him off. What many conservative talk show hosts – and he is a conservative – fail to understand is that yes, there are those people out there that don’t pull their weight in society – yes, there are those people who are “rich” that have inroads to privileged knowledge, and yes, in a science fiction movie you might want to save those first who can rebuild a destroyed society, but, anger over a “liberal” news item and/or anger over a preference of the poor or less fortunate over the “amazing abilities of the rich” does not always carry weight in reality.

    If I worked with Homeland Security and I knew about something big, I’d call Mom first, family second, and my close personal friends third. Chalk that up to Human nature. But, if, indeed, Homeland Security held major knowledge from the general public on purpose or in error, they need to have their asses kicked all the way to the subway station.

    As far as Neil Boortz, his logic doesn’t fly. I think he’s mad at his nemesis, the “liberal media”, more so than he’s willing to admit, based on listening to him for many, many years. He’s probably worried about sounding like a “democrat”.

  2. Jim V. (unregistered) on October 15th, 2005 @ 11:12 am

    It seems to me that Neal Boortz is simply carrying his political philosophy to its logical conclusion.

    Ultimately isn’t that what Libertarism is? That the market should be the determining factor at to who has access to basic necessities of life? If you can’t afford medicine, in a libertarian world, you don’t deserve a life saving medical procedure If you can’t afford housing, you deserve to be homeless. If you can’t afford politcal connections, then you don’t deserve to get early warning of a potential bombing.

  3. am radio (unregistered) on October 15th, 2005 @ 6:15 pm

    Wasn’t Boortz the one who penned THE tome on logic and ethics? I can’t remember. But even if he sounds irrelevant and illogical from time to time (or all of the time to some), his ‘shtick’ is to provoke you: to create listeners of his program, logic notwithstanding.

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