Following this week's fiery CBS interview, Ted Nugent said on the radio Friday that the "left media" is out to smear him as "a mean, nasty man who wants to rape your puppy."
Nugent, coming off a recent controversy over comments he made about President Barack Obama, grew animated during an interview broadcast Friday morning after the reporter suggested he wasn't a moderate. The footage shows him launching into a fierce explanation of all the terminal children he takes hunting and fishing as their last request before they die.
"Because that’s really moderate. In fact, you know what that is? That’s extreme. I’m an extremely loving, passionate man and people who investigate me honestly, without the baggage of political correctness, ascertain the conclusion that I’m a damn nice guy," Nugent said.
Speaking with KFYI's Mike Broomhead in Phoenix after the interview aired, Nugent said he hadn't seen the final version but that CBS approached him after his comments about Obama and subsequent meeting with the Secret Service.
"So I'm a crazy man, I threaten the president according to Wasserman-Schultz and Nancy you-don't-need-to-read-this-you-need-to-sign-it Pelosis of the world," Nugent said, calling out both the Democratic National Committee chair and House Minority Leader.
Turning to the network, he said, “CBS...will never have anybody on their show that is called by more families of dying little boys and girls to request someone to take them on their last request in life. Hunting, fishing, usually. I’m called for the last 30 years by families in the most traumatic moments of their life....If I pass that test of decency, guess what I am? OK.”
"The left media and the Wasserman-Schultzes will try to tell you that I'm a mean, nasty man who wants to rape your puppy," Nugent said, before adding: "I wouldn't rape your puppy, but if the president needs a little chow I'm sure I could do some bushmeat for him."
Listen to the interview clip below, via KFYI. Relevant portion begins at the 1:20 mark: