Long Islanders to join SF protest ove...

Long Islanders to join SF protest over Michael Savage comments

There are 147 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 24, 2008, titled Long Islanders to join SF protest over Michael Savage comments. In it, Newsday reports that:

Long Island autism activists plan to take part in a San Francisco protest Sunday of radio show host Michael Savage's remarks on autism.

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Daniel

Providence Forge, VA

#1 Jul 24, 2008
What is wrong with these fascists, people are demanding his entire career end because they had their little feelings hurt? I'm sorry are we living in the soviet union? We are quickly losing our freedom of speech in this country to the left wing zealots that run the media. How about this guys:
The only reason this IS a controversy is BECAUSE there is so much money at stake. It IS a racket. What? are you gonna demand that I get fired from my job now? Go ahead and try it you freaks. I'm sick and fed up with all you little activist nazis. People are sick and tired of this PC bulls***.
Another thing, Google is obviously showing their communist bias by having this as the number one hit for autism
JACK

Bassett, VA

#2 Jul 24, 2008
THE TROUBLE WITH WHAT SAVAGE SAID, LIKE SO MANY OTHER SO-CALLED OFFENSIVE REMARKS, LIES IN THE FACT THAT MUCH OF IT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE.
Pit Bull owner

Caldwell, NJ

#3 Jul 24, 2008
whatever happened to Constitutional Rights
Free Speech he's allowed to make stupid comments
Jason Smith

Houston, TX

#4 Jul 24, 2008
Since when does being offended equal trying to get someone fired? If you don't like what someone says on TV or Radio DONT WATCH THEM, but trying to get them fired, because you disagree or are offended is ridiculous. I hope the company lets them all know that freedom of speech is exactly that; the freedom to express yourself no matter who you offend.
tracy

United States

#5 Jul 24, 2008
If Savage really understood how autism affects a family, how it is diagnosed, and how people get assistance, he would have never made his comments. His words just illuminate his own ignorance.
I can understand how someone might wrongly be labeled ADD/ADHD. Sometimes that has to do with psychological factors such as a poor fit between the child and his school environment. Changing teachers or schools can help. Sometimes the ADD/ADHD symptoms are actually caused by “allergic” reactions to things in the environment or diet such as chemical fumes or food additives. The American Academy of Pediatrics finally acknowledged that there is a link between hyperactivity and what kids eat. This is something so many parents already knew/suspected but doctors would not believe.
There’s a great book out by Dr. Kenneth Bock called Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies.
Notice that the title includes ADHD, asthma, and allergies along with autism. All of these are actually linked together because they have similar root causes: genetic predisposition triggered by environmental insults such as our poor diet and an overload of toxins.
Ever notice that more kids these days have asthma and allergies too? Check it out. Our kids really are sicker today than they were in the past. And it’s not because of poor upbringing or the medical community mislabeling our kids. This is real. Open your eyes. Maybe you'll find out for yourself when it hits close to home.
rockford

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jul 24, 2008
None of you are lawyers apparently.

Free speech applies and he has the "right" to say it. But that doesn't mean he has the right to a national platform. The people that are protesting are exercising THEIR RIGHT to free speech. They are upset that a person with a national platform has said what he said. They have every right to try to remove his platform to speak on...that is free speech too. The man is clearly insane and quite often a liar, wreckless, and simply wrong. He doesn't have the RIGHT to that job, it is a privilege and if enough people are angry...so be it, revoke it. That's how the capitalist system works.

And there is good cause for them to be upset. First, it is 100% incorrect. He states this on a national platform and if many ignorant people begin to believe this, as shown by the outraged comments from TX, NY, and the enlightened VA...then it can hurt research and funding for those afflicted with autism. Further, it's regressing back to ancient views that those with autism were simply just being bratty...an antiquated viewpoint.

It has nothing to do with being PC. Those who whine about it being that way have absolutely no clue what the real issue is.
Holy smoke

AOL

#7 Jul 24, 2008
Too many bad mom and dad have lost control of their kids.
They do need an excuse.....
ReapWhatYouSow

Gilbert, AZ

#8 Jul 24, 2008
In a hate filled broadcast a failed author moonlighting as a shock jock attacks children disabled by autism and insults their parents saying their lack of mental abuse towards children such as insults and name calling, how he was raised, has merely made them brats with parents running a racket and scam against the system. He compares it to how asthma is abused and accuses non-Caucasian races of using that as their racket to scam money and services.
Dr. Michael Alan Weiner A.K.A. Michael "Savage" is an uninformed loudmouth who abuses the limits of basic respect to garner publicity for himself. He will spew whatever he has to as the attention brings him hits for those foolish enough to advertise and associate with him. Under the First Amendment he has a right to this free speech and as consumers we have a right to not only boycott his foolish books but every single business that advertises with him and any subsidiary of them. Give them not a single penny more. Write to them and let them know you are boycotting them and starting a boycott movement in your social circle against them for their blatant support and standing firmly by the fecal matter falling out of Weiner's mouth. No revenue means he becomes a liability and loses funding to pursue his personal vendetta against everybody else in the world. This is the only true way to "fire" vermin like Weiner.
Free speech should be protected even when abused by blowhards like Weiner. But that does not mean as consumers and decent citizens and human beings we cannot organize in mass groups like the NAACP and move to stop giving one cent to any business that supports him. Rosa Parks. Montgomery, Alabama 1955. We can fight back and force our views to be heard and respected.
Please pass this along to everybody you know through email, blogs, other sites, comments, word of mouth and any other means of communication possible. If you know the businesses supporting Michael Weiner with advertising please include them as things are passed along so a list can grow of who will never see another penny while they support this misguided cretin.
The following companies are anti-Autism and anti-Muslim and anti-Non-Caucasian and gladly support Michael Alan Weiner's hate mongering on his "Savage" radio show: Wyeth Consumer Healthcare (Chapstick, Advil, Robitussin, Centrum)(800) 322-3129. MyPyramid.gov (888) 779-7264. stamps.com . Rockstar Energy drinks. You can also email Weiner at: michaelsavage at paulreveresociety dot com. Or Call his radio show between 6-9PM ET here: 800-449-8255.
Rachel

Alexandria, VA

#9 Jul 24, 2008
"He said he was criticizing doctors and drug companies for over-diagnosing children out of greed, as well as "fakers" hoping for extra benefits."
Try again... there in only one drug of choice for autism - Risperdal, so there is little incentive there. As far "fakers" for benefits, again they need to find a better diagnosis. In many states, including mine, most of my son's care and therapies are uncovered and paid for out of pocket. Waiting lists for things like respite care are years long.
Even in trying to justify himself, he can't seem to be truthful.
Pit Bull owner

Caldwell, NJ

#10 Jul 24, 2008
yet nobody is screaming for Jesse Jackson's head after his remark about cutting Obama's balls off
remarkable !!!!
Barbershop talk

Little Falls, NJ

#11 Jul 24, 2008
ReapWhatYouSow wrote:
In a hate filled broadcast a failed author moonlighting as a shock jock attacks children disabled by autism and insults their parents saying their lack of mental abuse towards children such as insults and name calling, how he was raised, has merely made them brats with parents running a racket and scam against the system. He compares it to how asthma is abused and accuses non-Caucasian races of using that as their racket to scam money and services.
Dr. Michael Alan Weiner A.K.A. Michael "Savage" is an uninformed loudmouth who abuses the limits of basic respect to garner publicity for himself. He will spew whatever he has to as the attention brings him hits for those foolish enough to advertise and associate with him. Under the First Amendment he has a right to this free speech and as consumers we have a right to not only boycott his foolish books but every single business that advertises with him and any subsidiary of them. Give them not a single penny more. Write to them and let them know you are boycotting them and starting a boycott movement in your social circle against them for their blatant support and standing firmly by the fecal matter falling out of Weiner's mouth. No revenue means he becomes a liability and loses funding to pursue his personal vendetta against everybody else in the world. This is the only true way to "fire" vermin like Weiner.
Free speech should be protected even when abused by blowhards like Weiner. But that does not mean as consumers and decent citizens and human beings we cannot organize in mass groups like the NAACP and move to stop giving one cent to any business that supports him. Rosa Parks. Montgomery, Alabama 1955. We can fight back and force our views to be heard and respected.
Please pass this along to everybody you know through email, blogs, other sites, comments, word of mouth and any other means of communication possible. If you know the businesses supporting Michael Weiner with advertising please include them as things are passed along so a list can grow of who will never see another penny while they support this misguided cretin.
The following companies are anti-Autism and anti-Muslim and anti-Non-Caucasian and gladly support Michael Alan Weiner's hate mongering on his "Savage" radio show: Wyeth Consumer Healthcare (Chapstick, Advil, Robitussin, Centrum)(800) 322-3129. MyPyramid.gov (888) 779-7264. stamps.com . Rockstar Energy drinks. You can also email Weiner at: michaelsavage at paulreveresociety dot com. Or Call his radio show between 6-9PM ET here: 800-449-8255.
You started an interesting comment but you gave yourself away at the end when you stated that his sponsors are anti-muslim.
Commie Stooge

Teaneck, NJ

#12 Jul 24, 2008
Michael Savage was booted off MSNBC years ago for insensitive comments on his short lived talk show.
The fact is all of these right wing gas bags thrive on making outrageous statements to inflame their audiences.
Geek

Germany

#13 Jul 24, 2008
reading this from another country from the autistic social-news Leonaut.com , i can´t believe this guy is still on air without knowing anything about autism. respect? Michael Savage a comedian without knowledge :)
mommameeks

Owensboro, KY

#14 Jul 24, 2008
Michael Savage has every right as an American citizen to speak his mind. It's called freedom of speech. I have every right as an American citizen to petition to get his ass fired.
Savage Sucks

Lombard, IL

#15 Jul 24, 2008
"The fact is all of these right wing gas bags thrive on making outrageous statements to inflame their audiences."

Like some of the right wing tools responding to this story.
X Parole Officer

Middle Village, NY

#16 Jul 24, 2008
There's alot at stake in special ed programs in schools and healthcare.
Teachers get small classrooms and special funding; parents get more from the government and have to rely less on their own resources as the burden is forced on the rest of society.
Savage is a stark realist that upsets the applecart.
Kids that need medication should have what they need, but don't tell me there aren't kids diagnosed ADD, or autistic that fall into a gray area who could be mainstreamed without being labeled. Unfortunately there are parents too eager for the government to take up the responsibility for their children. Government reliance in all facets of our life has become commonplace. We're becoming a society that requires all of us to be equal, and not be responsible for ourselves or our families.
X Parole Officer

Middle Village, NY

#17 Jul 24, 2008
Savage Sucks wrote:
"The fact is all of these right wing gas bags thrive on making outrageous statements to inflame their audiences."
Like some of the right wing tools responding to this story.
Talk about GAS BAGS
X Parole Officer

Middle Village, NY

#18 Jul 24, 2008
mommameeks wrote:
Michael Savage has every right as an American citizen to speak his mind. It's called freedom of speech. I have every right as an American citizen to petition to get his **** fired.
Real non-sequitur reasoning....wanting someone fired for exercising free speech means you DON'T believe in free speech...DUH
Ex-Oak Beacher

United States

#19 Jul 24, 2008
Savage Sucks wrote:
"The fact is all of these right wing gas bags thrive on making outrageous statements to inflame their audiences."
Like some of the right wing tools responding to this story.
Like there are no left wing tools out there. The only reason they never get fired is because their shows suck, get no ratings, and get canceled. The difference between the right and the left is when the right gets offended they change the channel, when the left gets offended they parade around like a bunch pansies in front of the camera.

To all the parents of autistic children, his comments were outrageous.
GNP

Hialeah, FL

#20 Jul 24, 2008
Why the hell does everybody have to get him fired over his first ammendment right to free speech? If you have a problem with his opinion, turn the dial! Stop whining!

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