Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Talk Radio Network Nonsense

Talk Radio Network shock jock Michael Savage has been rightly vilified for his hateful comments about autistic children calling them "brats, idiots, and morons." What is equally appalling, and equally asinine, is the statement offered up in defense of Mr. Savage by his syndicator Talk Radio Network:

"The network is satisfied that he did not mean any disrespect to autistic children or their families, but was, instead, reiterating his longstanding concerns on public health issues."

How is calling autistic children brats, idiots and morons NOT disrespectful? How is spewing such hateful remarks "reiterating concerns on public health issues"?

Talk Radio Network's defense of Savage is nothing more than cow manure.

All disrespect intended.


3 comments:

jonathan said...

all true, HD, but giving Savage any attention is just giving him what he wants to boost his ratings.

Autism Reality NB said...

I am sure you are right jonathan. I couldn't resist a couple of jabs at him ... and one at Talk Radio Network and their absurd rationalizations of his hate speech.

Erica said...

i don't understand why the network would excuse those comments...is it so they can boost their ratings. it could go both ways, right? either, people won't listen to him anymore or they'll get a ton of calls about how ridiculous the comments are.