Friday, July 18, 2008


I'll never advocate censorship of any kind, simply because I don't believe in it. As much as it sucks that the Westboro Baptist Church and the Ku Klux Klan have the opinions that they do, ruling that they can't say the things they say is a slippery slope.

That being said, Michael Savage, the third most popular syndicated talk radio host in the country (not to be confused with the lovely Dan Savage), is an ass.

Recently on his show, he said:

"Now, the illness du jour is autism. You know what autism is? I'll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out. That's what autism is.

What do you mean they scream and they're silent? They don't have a father around to tell them, 'Don't act like a moron. You'll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don't sit there crying and screaming, idiot.'

Autism -- everybody has an illness. If I behaved like a fool, my father called me a fool. And he said to me, 'Don't behave like a fool.' The worst thing he said -- 'Don't behave like a fool. Don't be anybody's dummy. Don't sound like an idiot. Don't act like a girl. Don't cry.' That's what I was raised with. That's what you should raise your children with. Stop with the sensitivity training. You're turning your son into a girl, and you're turning your nation into a nation of losers and beaten men. That's why we have the politicians we have."

It's less of a matter of being angry with the government and way more to do with being disappointed in the masses. Rush Limbaugh is bad enough, why do people like this attract such a following?
{source: Media Matters}

p.s. His real last name is Weiner. How fitting!


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Anonymous said...

Haha. Pundits get paid to say anything they can to cause controversy. Too bad they don't support those crazy activists that are actually trying to change the nation and not just bitching about it.

But I mainly hear them for laughs. Which is like a second or to, then I get mad and change the station/channel. I too advocate free speech, but sometimes I wish I HAD taken archery at camp.

(edited for spelling)