Poor Michael Savage. Can’t summer in Dover any more, which he would hate and wouldn’t ever do absent a fat check or a penitentiary sentence. Matt Towery goes out of his way to try to pretend Savage is only a sharp-tongued radio provocateur, but he’s obviously a hate-monger.
Britain’s Ban on an American Talk Show Host is An Outrage
by Matt Towery
It’s been decades since I was a student at England’s Cambridge University. Since I graduated in 1984, I have returned only a few times to this wonderful country, which I love so dearly and whose people so warmly embraced me.
So I admit to shock over British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith’s publication of 16 names of persons now banned from the United Kingdom for allegedly fostering extremism or hatred…
So militants who advocate or glorify terrorism are now somehow the equivalent of one of the most listened-to talk radio hosts [Savage] in America?…
Most likely media disdains him partly because he is both well educated — he holds Master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from Berkley [sic]– and because his on-air personality is often gruff and cantankerous. Savage is prone to take on controversial social and political issues, often pushing things to the edge of opinion.
I went to Berkeley. And I remember running into guys like him there. The place was full of morons, believe me. Savage on autism: “[a] fraud, a racket. … 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.’ “
There is no controversy about the existence of autism. This is an incendiary, idiotic rant. It’s also guaranteed to hurt the already-hurting parents of these poor kids.
While some may find Savage’s opinions offensive — for example, he often acidly comments on what he refers to as his hometown of San Francisco’s obsession with gay and lesbian issues — he to my knowledge has never urged listeners to incite riots, harm other humans, commit terrorism or advocate other acts of hatred. Indeed, more often than not he bemoans the ineffectiveness of both Republicans and Democrats. He often drifts from political and social issues altogether to discuss everything from the food he ate the night before to some funny story from his childhood.
That was very slippery of you, saying he hasn’t urged his listeners to do those awful things. See, he’s not so bad, he’s not really fomenting violence, right? Savage merely urges reality that it should happen. That’s so much better, Matt.
Back in 2004, Abu Ghraib prison was one of his anti-Arab/Muslim hate-jump points. Savage:
–repeatedly called it “Grab-An-Arab.” Classic ethnic hate-mongering.
–said “Nick Berg, an American, not military, over there building transmission towers, was captured by the Untermenschen the sub-humans, who wrap themselves in a religion. He is seen saying his mother’s name, his father’s name, sister’s name, his brother’s name and then the smiling Arabs cut a living human beings head off as he screams.” The ‘Untermenschen’, or ‘smiling Arabs’? More of the same.
–said of Muslim women’s attire: “Don’t give me this crap that they’re doing it out of a sacred ritual or rite. It’s not required by the Quran that a woman walk around in a seventh-century drape. She’s doing it to spit in your face. She’s saying, ‘You White moron, you, I’m going to kill you if I can.’ That’s how I see it! What do you want me to do, mince words with you?”
–…and–for kickers–said of our home-grown foreigners: “Twenty-nine percent of all inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens. No, Mr. Bush, they do not all come here to work, they do not all come here to work. They come here to work the system, sell drugs, rape, and kill on contract. Don’t lie to us.” […and I got those last two here, Matt: http://www.stormfront.org/forum/showthread.php?t=503156]
But on what you think is your salient question–how could he possibly get thrown in with the types who “advocate or glorify terrorism”? Well, you screwed up big time, Matt. If Savage isn’t out to glorify terrorism, then what the hell is this?
–said of the Abu Ghraib prisoners: “And I think there should be no mercy shown to these sub-humans. I believe that a thousand of them should be killed tomorrow. I think a thousand of them held in the Iraqi prison should be given 24 hour — a trial and executed.”
–said “Instead of putting joysticks, I would have liked to have seen dynamite put in their orifices and they should be dropped from airplanes. How’s that? You like that one? Go call somebody that you want to report me to, see if I care. They should put dynamite in their behinds and drop them from 35,000 feet, the whole pack of scum out of that jail.”
Matt, there were about 7,000 detainees at Abu Ghraib at that time, and virtually all of them have been released back into the population. 1,000 of them alone were released in one week back in 2005. The homicidal mega-terrorists weren’t there, they were elsewhere: you’d have a difficult time finding even a single prisoner from there that was tried and executed, as Savage would have summarily done to the entire population. By dynamite sodomy and splatter-ment. But then, we both know he doesn’t care about such details of reality. Because the point of his rant was to take out his infinite rage on the people he supremely loathes, clearly wishing he could slaughter, or at least punish and permanently scar, them all.
More of the Savage ethos:
–‘On his September 21, 1999 broadcast, while voicing his contempt for San Francisco’s homeless and the efforts to help them, Savage, a long time Bay Area radio personality, said that female students who come from a Marin County private school to feed and provide services to the homeless “can go in and get raped by them because they seem to like the excitement of it…”‘
–‘On the March 18, 2003, broadcast of The Savage Nation Michael Savage called Elizabeth Smart, “Snow White.” Savage then went on to say that if he were writing a newspaper article about what had happened to Elizabeth Smart that the headline would be, “Snow White Gets Raped By Bum In White Robes.”‘
But then, what’s this? “She’s saying we killed tens of thousands of innocent people? Is that what’s she’s saying? What does this idiot know? Everyone knows she’s a communist. She’s a prostitute– she should be raped.”
That’s spicy, you’d say. The manner of provocateurs. It’s free speech, you might add. But that wasn’t Savage. Those were the comments of Warlords in the Afghan Parliament after a female MP, Malailai Joya, accused them of murder.
I’d bet, Matt, that the Britons would have a problem granting the pro-rape lobby access to their country. I’d even venture that a political warlord would get into the UK more easily than a useless radio fatmouth who called for the rapes of women who annoyed him. Savage adores violence and terrorism. He shouldn’t be tolerated by any country, Britain included.
It pains me to say this, but it appears that in this unfortunate instance, the true Savage Nation isn’t Dr. Savage, but the United Kingdom, for its equating of a talk-show host with killers and advocates of terrorism.
No, what’s painful is that you don’t have the courage to tell the truth. Michael Savage is a national troll.