7.23.2008

How Savage Do You Want to Get?

I've been avoiding the Michael Savage Brouhaha, because we don't reinforce inappropriate, negative, attention-seeking behavior in this house.

But then Left Coast Mom sent me this gem, from the inimitable Gene Weingarten:

"Do you remember Michael Savage, the poisonous right-wing radio talk show host whom I reported about in my piece on 24-hour punditry? Michael is back in the news for expressing the opinion, on the air, that "99 percent" of all children diagnosed with autism are "brats" who haven't been told to "cut the act out." He said: "They don't have a father around to tell them, 'Don't act like a moron. You'll get nowhere in life.'"

Savage is not retracting this, even though he admits it might be a little wrong. And I don't blame him. Getting things a little wrong is okay.
I remain a supporter of Michael Savage, because I am a fan of his column "Savage Love," in which he deals forthrightly with the fact that he is gay and proud of it, and joyfully gives out highly knowledgeable advice on techniques for active, hedonistic, sexually adventuresome gay males like himself. I LOVE that column."

12 comments:

  1. queermom7:44 PM

    umm. that's Dan Savage...

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  2. Kind of the point. :) Give the two paragraphs a re-read.

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  3. That is F***ing brilliant!

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  4. Anonymous10:41 AM

    This Michael Savage is the one who commented on air to a gay caller, "get AIDS and die, you ***" He's pretty vile.

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  5. Okay, why oh why are people not getting the joke?

    Please, READ CAREFULLY - and once you do it's hilarious.

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  6. OMG I just guffawed and it has not been a ha ha sort of day!

    People are getting the joke right...? I think I may just perpetuate that little bit wrong. Michael Savage plays very well behind the Orange Curtain, and it (sadly) wouldn't take too many emails before my brother the indiscriminate emailer (read:family spammer) would send that mistake out to a lot of people.. oh wouldn't that be funny.

    Alas I am too much a stickler of truth telling.

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  7. Anonymous3:11 PM

    So, you think, perhaps, that you can start an effective rumor? And, then, never retract it?

    bj

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  8. hmmmm makes me wonder where he gets his information to form his opinions.

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  9. From a DC-native(ish), I love me some Gene!

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  10. Sooo funny!

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  11. I've just discovered your blog and had to stop and comment on how fabulous it is. Thank you.

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