Ellis Washington's Savage Sycophancy
The WorldNetDaily columnist is now Michael Savage's "authorized biographer," and you know what that means -- acts of literary fellatio likening Savage to Prometheus and even Jesus Christ.
By Terry Krepel
"Professor of law and political science at Savannah State University" has fallen off of Ellis Washington's WorldNetDaily bio. In its place: "authorized biographer for the conservative intellectual Dr. Michael Savage."
It's a logical career move for him. After all, Washington's tenure as a WND columnist has not exactly been distinguished by his legal expertise -- as ConWebWatch has detailed, Washington is much more know for his florid literary allusions and vicious insults of President Obama, as well as a certain slobbering fealty toward Savage.
That, presumably, is what got Washington the job of Savage's "authorized biographer." As an apparent part of that job, Washington's treatment of Savage has become even more creepily sycophantic.
Take, for example, this May 27 column, in which he defended Savage's ad hominem smears of his fellow right-wing radio hosts and reveled in a near-orgasmic fit of exultation by likening Savage to, yes, Jesus Christ:
These conservative commentators realize that Savage is head and shoulders above them intellectually, philosophically and spiritually. Because of their lack of inner truth and intellectual honesty, rather than learning from Dr. Savage or taking his criticisms of them to heart, they take the intellectually dishonest approach, put on their hypocrite's hat and do the very things against Savage that they for 20 years have so incessantly and bitterly complained that the Democratic Party and the liberal mainstream media did to them ignoring them, slandering them, libeling them, mocking them. It is shameless hypocrisy writ large!
As does Washington's sycophancy.
How could Washington top likening Savage to Jesus? The answer was provided in his June 13 column, in which -- enraged by the British Home Office's decision to place Savage on a list of people not allowed to enter Britain because it claims he is "seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred which might lead to inter-community violence" -- he declared Savage to be nothing less than Prometheus:
Prometheus challenged the awesome authority of Zeus by stealing fire from heaven, which gave warmth to the earth thus saving all humanity. Likewise, Savage has put his reputation on the line daily for 15 years as a Ph.D. trained scientist, autodidactic philosopher and historian, zealously defending America's national heritage and waging battle in the arena of ideas against the Zeuses of our time like Jacqui Smith, the recently deposed home secretary of England who on May 5 libelously and slanderously placed Savage on a blacklist of 16 people banned from England, a list of infamy that included Muslim terrorists, homosexual hate-mongers, neo-Nazis and Russian mobsters.
You can wipe the drool off your chin now, Ellis.
From Jesus and Prometheus, Washington moves on likening Savage to ... Capt. Alfred Dreyfus. Which, of course, makes Washington Emile Zola. It also means that Washington spent his July 8 column throwing around the word "j'accuse" a lot.
But that's not all. Washington ventured into Jack Cashill territory and spun a transcontinental conspiracy to destroy the sainted Savage:
Britain's defensive and convoluted reply on the case of Michael Savage amounts to a non-denial denial. It smacks of conspiracy, cover-up, lies and collusion at the highest levels of the world's two most powerful governments.
Needless to say, Washington has no evidence whatsoever of any of this. Also needless to say, Washington's whole "j'accuse" framework is faulty. While Dreyfus was innocent of the allegations against him, Savage is arguably guilty of the hate speech the British have accused him of making, and Washington's feeble aping of Zola doesn't change that.
Washington's Sept. 16 column was yet another act of literary fellatio, touting an invitation by the Cambridge Union Society, "the world's oldest and most prestigious debating society," to speak at the British university. Washington asked: "Would he be allowed to debate the team at Cambridge Union Society alone, or would he be paired up with an assortment of radicals, racists and demagogues?" You mean besides Savage?
And the fellatio began:
Savage will be our voice, our representative in a foreign land, our Prometheus ... our gladiator in the arena of ideas who will wage intellectual battle against the socialist barbarians who have prevented him from stepping foot on their land.
Washington hilariously adds: "I don't want to be unduly melodramatic here." It's a little late for that, dude.
Washington pulled himself away from the homoerotic overtones of his creepy fealty to Savage long enough to sing the praises of a different radio host -- Laura Ingraham -- for his Sept. 19 column:
I have been with conservative intellectual Laura Ingraham ever since 2001, when the maiden voyage of "The Laura Ingraham Show" set sail. I am never disappointed when listening to Laura, for she is first a quintessential American. She has a forceful personality and has the intellectual gravitas to delineate her views on a wide variety of subjects (not just politics), without coming off as overbearing or doctrinaire. Indeed, I call Laura the lioness of talk radio.
It's good to know that Washington likes girls after all ... we think.
Then it was back to slobbering over Savage for his Oct. 7 column, a mishmash of allusions and attacks based around the title of one of Savage's book, "Liberalism Is A Mental Disorder."
Washington referenced Einstein and Galileo, noting that they "were intellectual giants who dwelt among the legions of mental midgets of their day, yet they ignored the cacophony of lesser men with duplicitous agendas and fulfilled the transcendent calling of their singular genius" and suggesting that Savage belongs in that pantheon. Washington went on to beat us up with his brain by name-checking as many deep thinkers as he can, all in the guise of an attack on you-know-who:
The Greeks have Socrates, Plato and Aristotle; the Italians have Michelangelo and Pavarotti; the Jews have Moses and Einstein; the Germans have Beethoven and Liebnitz; the Danes the Vikings; the Dutch Spinoza, Rembrandt and Van Gogh; the French have Napoleon and Montesquieu: the English have Richard the Lionhearted and Winston Churchill but who does Black America have? Double zeros ... Oprah and Obama. Why? Because liberalism is a mental disorder.
Washington once again defended the honor of Savage over the British blacklisting, baseless asserting that Savage was blacklisted because "1) He was a Jew, and Britain, using egalitarianism (equality of results), wanted to balance their list of Muslim terrorists with other people who were not Muslim; and 2) For 15 years Michael Savage has been the most eloquent and vociferous voice in the media chronicling how liberalism has perverted America, Western Civilization and the world."
Washington also wedged in a slobbering endorsement of the book whose central concept he stole for this column:
All people of rational intelligence, despite your political ideology, must agree with the premise of Michael's 2005 book, "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder," for it is thoroughly based on reason, logic, morality and truth in contrasts to every aspect of liberalism from abortion to separation of church and state, from the IRS, NEA, SEC, ACORN, Federal Reserve, to lawyers for dogs, pigs and rats, welfare for freeloaders, activist judges gone wild, the Stalinist-controlled media who refuse to accurately report about our fascist president, etc.
Only Washington -- no stranger to vicious insults himself -- could possibly believe that Savage's vicious insults are "thoroughly based on reason, logic, morality and truth."
And as "authorized biographer," it's Washington's job to believe such a thing.