Michael Savage gets his Bill O’Reilly Those Who Trespass On.

Looks like Michael Savage has written his first novel.  See if you can guess who his protaganist is based on.

Jack Hatfield is a hardened former war correspondent who rose to national prominence for his insightful, provocative commentary. But after being smeared as a bigot and extremist by a radical leftist media-watchdog group, he ultimately loses his job and finds himself working in obscurity as a freelance news producer in San Francisco.
One afternoon Hatfield is on a ride-along with the SFPD bomb squad when a seemingly routine carjacking turns deadly, after police find several pounds of military-grade explosives in the jacked car. And when the FBI urges Hatfield to stay out of it, he knows he’s onto something big.

Jack Hatfield is a radio host out of San Francisco who is smeared by a left wing media watchdog group.

Then he gets to play Terrorist Hunter.  Against a corrupt Intelligence Community.

I want to know what the smear that the Left Wing Media Watchdog tore down Jack Hatfield with.  In the meantime, well… let’s see what Media Matters for America is saying.

In place of these pretenders, Savage suggested his own list of classics: Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls, Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer… and his own recently-released debut novel, Abuse of Power.

Savage explained that Abuse of Power is a “Great American Novel” because it “is about the saga of a single man fictionialized, and it tells the story of what’s going on in the world today — what happens when a man stands up and speaks the truth. He gets crushed by the power.”


In a February radio segment, Savage explained that his book would “surpass” Kerouac’s On the Road and beat “Dharma Bums in its depiction of San Francisco and the bay. Only Jack London will be left standing for me to top, and that’ll occur in the next incarnation of the next novel.” During that segment, Savage said that the book is “loosely based upon my being banned in Britain.”

Indeed, Savage includes plenty of hints that protagonist “Jack Hatfield” is a fictionalized version of himself:
Savage, who has spent years railing against Media Matters, describes Jack as a character who lost his television show due to a “smear campaign” that was “carefully orchestrated by a radical watchdog group called Media Wire.” (Hatfield loses his distinguished weekly talk show in the book due to comments he made about Muslims that were taken “out of context” by Media Wire. In real life, Savage lost his MSNBC show after making anti-gay slurs on the air.)
One of the main villains on Savage’s real life radio show is George Soros. In the book, an “eighty-one-year-old” billionaire who “made his fortune by betting against national currencies” is the man who orchestrated the campaign to destroy Jack’s career.
In the book, Jack — like Savage in real life — is banned from traveling to the United Kingdom.
In real life, Savage has a beloved poodle named Teddy. In the book, Jack has a beloved poodle named Eddie.

Darned.  I was hoping he’d base it on how “I hope you get AIDs and die” was taken out of context.  It is interesting that he changed his poodle’s name to Eddie, though.  Dropped the “T”.

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