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Mark Reed Levin (born September 21, 1957) is an author and the host of American radio show The Mark Levin Show. He began hosting his own show in 2002 on the radio. Levin is a conservative on the show, and sometimes has guests call-in to voice agreement or disagreement. He is notable for using nicknames or jokes about things, such as referring to the New York Times as the "New York Slimes".

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  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Bill O'Reilly, maybe.
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    • While he doesn't necessarily view people on the far left as "enemies", he does tend to hold a dim view of their beliefs.
  • Badass Bookworm: Is a bona fide Constitutional law expert and professor, and puts that knowledge to use in passionate defense of the Constitution.
  • Badass Beard: Has one (though depending on your political viewpoint, might qualify instead as Beard of Evil)
  • Catch-Phrase:
    • "Get off the phone, ya big dope!"
    • "Thank me for taking your call!"
  • Fun with Acronyms: He refers to white politicians speaking against their own "white privilege" as Caucasians Rejecting Anglo Privilege, or CRAP.
  • Large Ham: Hoo boy. When he gets a full head of steam, pity the poor listener tuning in through headphones/earbuds.
  • My Party, Right or Wrong: Averted. Levin is a registered Republican, and served in the Reagan White House. For all that, he has displayed a particular loathing for half the party, and even mused about resigning his membership over his disgust with Speaker John Boehner's stewardship of the GOP majority in the House.
  • The Nicknamer:
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    • Often refers to liberals as "drones".
    • Sometimes calls the Washington Post the "Washington Compost".
    • MSNBC was originally referred to as "MSDNC"note , but he now typically uses "MSLSD".
    • Frequently calls the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a "big business" lobby, the "Chamber of Crony Capitalism/Capitalists."
    • Has called the centrist/liberal wing of the Republican Party "Repubicans" in the past.
  • Pet the Dog: Literally. If he's not talking politics, he's usually voicing his love for dogs. He's nearly broken out in Manly Tears on air over the deaths of his dogs in the past.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: Levin uses the instrumental riff from Linkin Park's "Somewhere I Belong" as his opening theme. Also, on Fridays, he ends the show with part of Ray Charles' version of "America the Beautiful", followed by his opening theme.
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  • Shout-Out: Occasionally to Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: His book Ameritopia has this as part of the premise.
  • Worthy Opponent: Sort of. Apparently, Levin is on rather good terms with Fox News liberal Bob Beckel, but it's not likely that they'll agree on many things. They don't seem to directly debate each other frequently, though.

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