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What are your thoughts on the radio commentator, Michael Savage?

Asked by kenmc (11763points) May 6th, 2009

I recently heard him on NPR speaking of his recent banning from the U.K.

A caller made a comment about the way he speaks about Islam and how if he referred to Christianity and Judaism in the same manner, he’d be off the air in one day.

Michael insulted the caller without defending himself and hung up.

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The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Jackass! Which is precisely why the UK wants no part of him. They’re not wrong in their decision.

kenmc's avatar

I find it bizarre that he went from working with Timothy Leary (the LSD guru) to… well, what he is now.

Blondesjon's avatar

Michael Savage speaks his mind. This should be the right of every human being on the planet.

When they shut you up it’s because they fear what you are saying.

kenmc's avatar

@Blondesjon I’m not clear on your last line. Who is ‘they’?

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Savage has the freedom of being a jackass if that’s what he chooses to do.
No one is censoring Michael Savage. However if Savage wants to come to my house, I have the right to say GTFO. This is just Britain saying GTFO.

Blondesjon's avatar

@boots,...Well boots, who would be the party responsible for banning Michael Savage in Britain?

@The_Compassionate_Heretic…Tru dat.

FrankHebusSmith's avatar

He, as with all hardcore right wing or left wing commentators…. is a nut bag.

SuperMouse's avatar

His nuttiness is right up there with Glenn Beck and the late great Morton Downey Jr. When I see fellows like this I think of something my dad once told me. He used to say “Mouse, of course someone has the right to burn the flag, but I also have the right to punch him in the mouth when I see him doing it.” I mean these guys have the right to say what they want, I have the right to change the station. I must admit though, I like listening to these freaks. They are kind of like The Kramer, I am horrified but I can’t look away!

cwilbur's avatar

He’s a homophobic nutjob.

PupnTaco's avatar

Douche Deluxe.

augustlan's avatar

All bombastic commentators drive me right the fuck over the edge… be they left or be they right. I want normal, rational, people talking about serious issues. Not hate and fear mongering.

squirbel's avatar

I’m with augustlan and Mouse’s dad – I don’t want to hear the extremist point of view for longer than the moment it takes to identify them as extremist; and if they want to run off at the mouth, I feel it is also my right to insult and stone them. Yeah, I said it – I’d throw a stone because I’d be too scared to get close to them.

Their sickness might be contagious.

Oh wait, it is…. /looks around her

Even the radio host on my favorite rock station is behaving like savage, I can’t even listen to the station in the morning anymore.

* hint *, I live in alabama. [disclaimer: I’m from Michigan, born and raised.]

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

@SuperMouse Morton Downey Jr?
Way to pull a name of of 80’s obscurity. Wasn’t that the guy who drew a swastika on his face in an airport bathroom and blamed it on skinheads?

squirbel's avatar

He says he shouldn’t be lumped in with murderer-haters, yet, his words will incite those who already hate. Check out the keywords I have taken the liberty to emphasize.

During the April 24 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Savage stated: “Make no mistake about it: Illegal aliens are the carriers of the new strain of human-swine avian flu from Mexico.” Savage also stated, “If we lived in saner times, the borders would be closed immediately.” Savage went on to theorize that the outbreak might be part of a bioterrorism threat: ”[C]ould this be a terrorist attack through Mexico? Could our dear friends in the radical Islamic countries have concocted this virus and planted it in Mexico knowing that you, [Homeland Security Secretary] Janet Napolitano, would do nothing to stop the flow of human traffic from Mexico?” Savage continued: ”[T]hey are a perfect mule—perfect mules for bringing this virus into America. But you wouldn’t think that way, would you? Because you are incapable of protecting America’s homeland, Napolitano.” Savage also stated: ”How do you protect yourself? What can you do? I’ll tell you what I’m going to do, and I don’t give a damn if you don’t like what I’m going to say. I’m going to have no contact anywhere with an illegal alien, and that starts in the restaurants.” He added, “I will have no any illegal alien workers around me. I will not have them in any of my properties, I will not have them anywhere near me.”

Even though he always addresses Napolitano, a Savage listener [pun intended] will only hear Savage calling him a coward for not protecting his country, not putting up the border. That kind of thought will incite violence down the line. And Savage is coy, because he ends his line with “I would not make contact”. That’s a double entendre – it has the obvious meaning, which is that he would not want to be in range of an infected person, and the hidden agenda that is saying he would never encourage violence.

This is why Savage is on the list of dangerous persons. He’s coy and cunning. Hitler was coy and cunning.

galileogirl's avatar

Is his name really Savage or is it a nom d’fanatisme?

The British don’t have to recognize his American constitutional rights and their slander and libel laws are stiff enough to make him unwelcome. I think it’s a hoot that he was banned when he questions the right to free speech of anyone who disagrees with his political view. Anyone remember when he was one of the herd who claimed it was unAmerican to criticize President Bush?

kenmc's avatar

@galileogirl His real last name is Weiner…

Blondesjon's avatar

I will openly admit that I listen to Michael Savage for all of the hate reasons you folks gave above. It’s hilarious.

I also find it hilarious that a group of people, who claim to despise the man, know so much about him.

i call it edna cravitz syndrome…google it

SuperMouse's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic Yes!! That’s him! Nice little trip down memory lane?

@Blondesjon, google it? Why would anyone need to google such a well known cultural icon?! However, as a child who spent approximately 18 hours per day in front of the television set in the 1970’s I feel compelled to note that her first name was Gladys.

Oops, I just dated myself again didn’t I?

Blondesjon's avatar

@SuperMouse…I stand corrected and red faced. Thank you for not hiding your light under a bushel and for being gentle with this newly bruised ego. :)

SuperMouse's avatar

@Blondesjon after my Ex-Patriots gaffe, I am still getting over a bruised ego myself!

I guess my parents were right to let me watch all that television, they knew my extensive knowledge of 70’s sitcoms would come in handy some day. Thanks Dad.

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