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Conservative Savage Slams Children with Autism

Michael Savage says to Autism Children "Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. ... Don't act like a girl. Don't cry."
Conservative Hate Radio star Michael Savage is back at it again. And although he continues to become more and more hateful against everyone, he took the gloves off to Children with Autism. Michael Savage still aires in the Portland Area on 750 KXL. And although there was an outpouring of anger at Michael Savage for his parody of Senator Edward Kennedy's brain cancer diagnosis, KXL and Rose City Radio refuse to remove the "Savage Nation" from it's line-up. Contact information for KXL, it's General Manager and Program Director can be found below.

News Piece:

The radio program of conservative "shock jock" Michael Savage has been canceled by one Mississippi network following his controversial claim that autism is almost always the result of "a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out."

"They don't have a father around to tell them, 'Don't act like a moron," Savage went on during his July 16 broadcast. "You'll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. ... Don't act like a girl. Don't cry."

"It was just horrible what he said," stated Steve Davenport, president of Telesouth Communications, in explaining the cancelation. "When you talk about people in politics, business people, that's one thing. But when you talk about defenseless children, that's another."

Some parents of autistic children want Savage to be fired entirely. Evelyn Ain, who organized a protest outside the studios of WOR-AM in New York on Monday, explained, "That isn't just freedom of speech, it is hateful speech." Wendy Fournier of the National Autism Association called Savage's remarks "over the line and cruel."

"It's heartbreaking," one protesting parent told CNN. "The whole lives of families change in raising a child with autism." Martin Schwartzman's 15-year-old son Robbie is moderately autistic. "It really hurt my feelings," said Robbie's twin sister Allyson.

Savage was previously fired by MSNBC in 2003 over anti-gay comments. At the time of writing, an online petition calling for his firing over the latest flap had already gained 1600 signatures.

However, a statement posted on Savage's website Monday offered no apology but insisted that autism is being overdiagnosed by greedy doctors, a statement with which Persily disagrees.

A video of Savage's comments can be viewed here:  http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Critics_call_for_boycott_over_Savage_0722.html

Contact for KXL:

Rose City Radio Corporation
0234 SW Bancroft Street
Portland, OR 97239

503-243-7595 or 800-990-0750
Tim McNamara  tim.mcnamara@kxl.com
General Manager

James Derby  james.derby@kxl.com
Program Director, NewsRadio 750 KXL

Go After Advertisers 22.Jul.2008 22:23

Southern Oregon Did This

Several Years Ago... We had a working group in the Rogue Valley which monitored hate monger Michael Savage on the radio down this way. We kept track of his worst hate sound bytes and also who was doing the advertising during Savage's most hateful episodes. Then we contacted the advertisers and let them know what was being said next to their name. A few of the companies doing the ads did change their ad times to get away from Mr. Hate.

In reality this approach was met with some success, but not all that much. The screwball has kept it up and has probably increased his outreach since our efforts...

List 23.Jul.2008 07:08

Den Mark, Vancouver

It would never occur to me to listen to kxl, but i know that others do in order to monitor that station's vileness. Monitors might list some sponsors here, & then people like me could contact them to complain about what they're sponsoring. Thank you. michael savage is a lunatic, & kxl broadcasts the ravings of a lunatic.

it's not just Savage 23.Jul.2008 13:50


Worse yet is when you hear it from school officials and personnel.

Bill O'Reilly, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity on accused shooter's reading list 30.Jul.2008 13:29

Knox News (Tennessee)

Bill O'Reilly, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity on accused shooter's reading list
by Knox News

Police found right-wing political books, brass knuckles, empty shotgun shell boxes and a handgun in the Powell home of a man who said he attacked a church in order to kill liberals "who are ruining the country," court records show.

Knoxville police Sunday evening searched the Levy Drive home of Jim David Adkisson after he allegedly entered the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church and killed two people and wounded six others during the presentation of a children's musical.

Knoxville Police Department Officer Steve Still requested the search warrant after interviewing Adkisson. who was subdued by several church members after firing three rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun into the congregation.

Adkisson targeted the church, Still wrote in the document obtained by WBIR-TV, Channel 10, "because of its liberal teachings and his belief that all liberals should be killed because they were ruining the country, and that he felt that the Democrats had tied his country's hands in the war on terror and they had ruined every institution in America with the aid of media outlets."

Adkisson told Still that "he could not get to the leaders of the liberal movement that he would then target those that had voted them in to office."

Adkisson told officers he left the house unlocked for them because "he expected to be killed during the assault."

Inside the house, officers found "Liberalism is a Mental Health Disorder" by radio talk show host Michael Savage, "Let Freedom Ring" by talk show host Sean Hannity, and "The O'Reilly Factor," by television talk show host Bill O'Reilly.

The shotgun-wielding suspect in Sunday's mass shooting at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church was motivated by a hatred of "the liberal movement," and he planned to shoot until police shot him, Knoxville Police Chief Sterling P. Owen IV said this morning.

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