Monday, July 21, 2008

Talk Radio's Savage Goes Off on Autism

The always overzealous right-wing talker Michael Savage, heard locally on Tulsa's KRMG AM 740, is at it again. This time, Savage's big mouth is making medical pronouncements without benefit of, well, actual facts.

Hey, it's a lot more fun being a conservative gadfly when you don't have to deal with pesky things like facts, fairness, or truth.

The incident in question concerns autism, which Savage last week claimed was pretty much a phony medical condition. Nearly every child diagnosed with autism, Savage declared, is "a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out."

Today, Savage told the New York Times he stands behind his remarks and refused to apologize to autism advocates and parents, who are none too happy with Savage's latest goof. They want the guy canned and are pushing broadcasters and sponsors to dump the Savage show.

Savage is the third-ranked AM radio talker after Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, both of whom have their own continuing problems with facts. But they are occasionally entertaining, even when they're wrong.

Savage, on the other hand, is a daily train wreck. KRMG ought to get off before the tracks before they get run over.

1 comment:

Tulsan said...

Weiner (Savage's real name) is a real weiner alright. So is KRMG for dishing up this offensive swill.