Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Radio Host's Ignorant Comments Re: Autism

Here are some links to Savage's comments about Autism:
Jay Bookma writes,
But last week, “Savage” went on his radio show and made fun of autistic children, calling autism “”a fraud, a racket.”

“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.’ ” ..

Now the parents of autistic children are striking back. At least one major advertiser, AFLAC, is pulling out and radio stations are canceling the show, which is silly. They knew the kind of garbage “Savage” spews, and they put him on the air anyway because they thought he could make them a buck. Pulling out now and claiming to be shocked, shocked!! is hypocrisy.

Oh, and “Savage” now claims he was taken out of context. Poor little misunderstood Mikey.

Cry me a river. Or as someone once said: “‘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.’ ” ..


Video Coverage on YouTube

Media Matters Article with video

ABC News

Unbelievable ignorance

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