[[http://www.wsbradio.com/s/inside/boortz/ Neal Boortz]], the self-styled "High Priest of the Church of the Painful Truth," is a former American Libertarian [[TalkShow talk radio]] host. He has also written several books, including ''Somebody's Gotta Say It'' and was co-writer of ''The Fairtax Book'' and its sequel.

He retired as a full-time radio host in January 2013 after [[LongRunners 42 years of hosting his show]], handing the reins over to long time colleague Herman Cain. He continues to provide his political commentary, maintains an active presence on [[http://twitter.com/Talkmaster Twitter]], and once served as a substitute host for Herman Cain and Sean Hannity. As of mid-2015, however, he is no longer a regular substitute for either, but maintains a podcast known as the [=BoortzCast=].

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!!Neal Boortz and/or his show provide examples of:

* UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}: Boortz splits his time between here and Naples, Florida. WSB served as the flagship station[[note]]or the "mothership" as Boortz called it[[/note]] for the Neal Boortz show.
* BerserkButton: The phrase "fair share" really ticks him off, since he feels it's used to justify punishing achievers and redistribution of wealth.
* BrilliantButLazy: Self proclaimed.
* DeadpanSnarker: So much that his buddy Sean Hannity repeatedly jokes that he's not responsible for ''anything'' Neal says, whenever the latter shows up on the former's show.
* DeepSouth: Acording to Boortz, stereotypical views on Georgia have gotten in the way of syndication of his program several times. Of course, he gleefully plays with it, such as using the phrase "Do a hog love slop?" several times in ''Somebody's Gotta Say It''.
* DirtyCommunists: Along with a lot of other conservative/libertarian commentators, he thinks Democrats are these.
* EverythingIsRacist: Boortz refers to people with this attitude as "race pimps" and counts Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton among their numbers.
* GranolaGirl: He frequently compares Nancy Pelosi to an aging hippie.
* HomoeroticSubtext: No so much subtext. Neal openly admits to having a man-crush on John Stossel, actually using the term "bromance."
* IfYouCallBeforeMidnightTonight: In [[https://twitter.com/Talkmaster/status/620365329449881600 one of his tweets]], he comments "Whenever a TV pitchman says "The next 20 people who call this number ...." they're lying. Don't trust them or what they're selling."
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: Averted. Boortz [[http://twitter.com/Talkmaster/status/13719864170 is well aware]] this is bad handling.
* InsistentTerminology: It isn't the Democratic party, it is the Democrat party. They aren't public schools, they are government schools.
* KarmicDeath: Stories where criminals are killed in the act of their crimes are frequently featured and referred to as "D.R.T." (Dead Right There) stories.
** NeverMessWithGranny
* TheLancer: Royal Marshall, who tended to be [[RedOniBlueOni more level-headed than the often boisterous Boortz]].
* LongRunners: He's been on the air for 40 years (though not all at a single station).
* TheNicknamer: Such classics include "The Aging Hollow-Eyed Hippie from Haight-Ashbury" for Nancy Pelosi and "The Cutest Little Communist in Congress" for former Georgia Congresswoman and Green Party candidate Cynthia [=McKinney=]. On his Twitter feed, UsefulNotes/BarackObama is invariably [[Letters2Numbers 0bama]].
** "Flaggot" for Confederate sympathizers (because they push for government support of the Confederate flag despite its UnfortunateImplications).
** His wife is often referenced as "She Who Must Be Obeyed," or else simply "The Queen."
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: A good portion of the "Government outrage" stories he gives on the air.
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: And this trope is another portion of said outrages.
* ProductPlacement: His deal to promote local computer outfit Vision Computers basically gave the company a national presence due to syndicated advertising on his show and that of fellow WSB'er Clark Howard.
* RageQuit: Neal occasionally talks about "I'm Never Going To Listen To You Again" emails, which typically flood in whenever he discusses a controversial subject. In ''Somebody's Gotta Say It'', he says he did the math and figured out that he's received more INGTLTYA letters than he has listeners, meaning either he's got a negative number of listeners, or the letters are a bluff.
* SeriousBusiness: In ''Somebody's Gotta Say It'' he has an entire chapter on ''The Rainbow Fish'', a children's book with AnAesop encouraging sharing or possibly socialism[[note]]The titular fish is convinced to give up its beautiful scales because an octopus says it's unfair for it to keep them all to itself.[[/note]].
-->"At this point you may be asking, "is this guy actually going to take some of the precious word allotment afforded him by the publisher to rant about a children's book?" You better believe I am! [[labelnote:1]]In case you needed proof that I have too much time on my hands.[[/labelnote]]"
* SideKick: Engineer Royal Marshall, who tragically passed away in early 2011.
* SitcomArchnemesis: Call screener Belinda Skelton, who is more liberal than Neal, and sometimes they get into debates. In a more recent example, they're arguing over GlobalWarming: Neal asks what the "ideal temperature" for the Earth is, Belinda says "You can't change it like a thermostat!", and Neal responds "Then why are we going to spend all that money trying?" After a {{Beat}}, Neal remarks "Ooh, I got a [[FlippingTheBird double flip-off]] that time!"
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: He's indicated that he doesn't like it when people spell his name as "Neil," which he considers "wimpy."
* UnusualEuphemism: [[http://boortz.com/more/boortztionary.html Here]] is a list, and even then it is rather outdated.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Boortz hates it when the family of criminals claim this of their errant offspring.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Callers are frequently berated on such misuse, some of the more common triggers include "hypocrite", "greed", and "racism".
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