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As we mentioned earlier this week, homophobe and hate monger Michael Savage completely trashed all autistic children and their parents on his radio show recently.

Most memorably when he said "I’ll tell you what autism is. 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.”

And now, finally, some radio stations are fighting back.

Making a step in the right direction is Mississippi.

Steve Davenport, head of the Super Talk network in Mississippi, called Savage's remarks "beyond inexcusable."

The network of seven stations has announced they will no longer carry Savage's radio show, Savage Nation, after his ridiculous remarks.

Davenport continues, “Effective immediately, Michael Savage and his Savage Nation Radio Show have been cancelled on all Super Talk Mississippi stations,”

Savage has also lost a major advertiser for his program in AFLAC insurance.

A statement released by the company says, “AFLAC has a strong commitment to helping children through the AFLAC Cancer Center and AFLAC foundation. We understand that radio hosts pick on any number of targets however we found his recent comments about autistic children to be both inappropriate and insensitive.”

Savage on the other hand is trying to validate what he said.

On his website, Savage writes, “My comments about autism were meant to boldly awaken parents and children to the medical community’s attempt to label too many children or adults as ‘autistic.’”

But if that were the case, why would he say that the problem with most autistic kids is that "They don’t have a father around to tell them: ‘Don’t act like a moron. You’ll get nowhere in life.”

John Gilmore, executive director of Autism United, says "We are asking him to be fired and we want to make advertisers aware of what he is broadcasting.”

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689 comments to “Savaged!”

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  1. Ashle says – reply to this


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    25th!!?!??!

  2. Kelle says – reply to this


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    He's a jerkoff but he's entitled to his opinion.

  3. melis says – reply to this


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    first… and maybe he's the one with mental problems. people like him need to be lined up and taken care of

  4. jacki says – reply to this


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    first.
    sack the bitch

  5. sierr says – reply to this


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    didn't you once call autistic kids 'retards' at sundance, perez?

  6. Ashle says – reply to this


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    OH SHIT 1ST!!!

  7. bunny says – reply to this


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    I'm so glad someone finally spoke up about this BS autism crap. i agree with him 100%. it's so fake. learn to control your kids, don't drink or smoke while you're pregnant. oh and it's not from vaccines either so anyone who believes that is an IDIOT.

  8. Jo says – reply to this


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    Just because Savage said something that is shocking doesn't mean he should be censored and taken off the air in specific markets. That is censorship plain and simple.
    That is what the Chinese gov't does. We should be able to take his comments for what they are worth, someone's opinion, then choose to either continue to listen to him or choose another station.

  9. jspaz says – reply to this


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    FIRE HIS HAIRY ASS

    stupid ignorant piece of shit



  10. 10

    blablabla

  11. fhim says – reply to this


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    Fucker should be fired. That was rude and ignorant. Why does he even have a job?

  12. Jink says – reply to this


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    perez sits on his fatass all day and eats greasy popcorn
    he eats candy and pop and popcicles and goes to the SWEET FACTORY AND MCDOLANDS every damn day!!!!!!!!!! everytime his tub o' lard takes a step the whole house jiggles and the neighbors wake up.

    his poops are very large!!!! the size of boats.

  13. Tracy says – reply to this


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    I think we live in a country of FREE SPEECH. Oh, someone was offended BOO HOO……………….

  14. Trim says – reply to this


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    Typical of a liberal Perez. You have probably never listened to himi, so you have no clue how he said this or in the context it was in. Get your head out of your ass and report on celebrity crap, not this kind of stuff!!!

  15. Justi says – reply to this


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    Savage is an exaggerator. He's trying to make a point. If you actually listen to what he says, it makes sense. We live in a world where every child who acts a little different gets medicated.

  16. dezbo says – reply to this


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    So AFLAC doesn't give a shit that he encourages gay bashing but they draw the line at making fun of Autism. god bless america.

  17. brenz says – reply to this


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    They should fire his ass for being an ignorant ass…what does he know about autism? Is he a doctor?

  18. hotti says – reply to this


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    fucking retard, fucking fucking fucking fucking fucking retard

  19. Maryy says – reply to this


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    I think he should be fired and someone should inform Jenny Mccarthy

  20. Ninna says – reply to this


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    Fire that asshole. I've been hoping that he'd do something this dumb for awhile so get thrown off his show.

  21. HATE says – reply to this


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    K-SWIFT HAS PASSED AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOK IT UP PEREZ…. SHE WAS A VERY IMPORTANT FEMALE DJ KNOWN THROUGH OUT THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. p.f. says – reply to this


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    he's a mega loser douche bag BUT doesn't he have the right to free speech?

  23. Tara says – reply to this


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    Whatever happened to freedom of speech? Besides, does anyone really believe what he says? I'd like to believe that those who listen to his show have enough intelligence to know for themselves that what he said isn't true.

  24. libby says – reply to this


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    Re: bunny
    i hope you have 10 kids and they all have autisim, you retarded fucking moron.

  25. jenni says – reply to this


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    NO. He shouldn't be fired. What the hell happened to freedom of speech? His comments were horrible but he has the right to say what he wants. Look at the amendments, folks.

  26. katie says – reply to this


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    he has TWO PhD's!!!!!! He knows what he's talking about!!!!!!!!!!

  27. hotti says – reply to this


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    Re: bunny – you are a fucking retard as well

  28. Frank says – reply to this


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    I work with autistic kids, and for him to attack them is so disturbing. I'm sure there are plenty of other more suitable targets.

  29. suck says – reply to this


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    Re: Trim

    God you suck, I mean, God even thinks you suck. Go suck a rock you piece of shit.

  30. Jesse says – reply to this


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    I think dumbass Perez should do as he says and stop being a homophobe bigot himself. Granted, he is a fag, but notice anytime he knows anyone else is, he/she is first to make a derogatory name up relating to his prized "knowledge."

  31. hey! says – reply to this


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    FIRST???? if not first than 2nd???

  32. Becca says – reply to this


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    what an asshole……….i mean really…….what an ASSHOLE

  33. lilyb says – reply to this


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    Nothing I think he is right… too many kids are labeled autistic right away , when all they have to do is spank them on their bottom…

  34. idiot says – reply to this


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    Re: Tracy

    God you are stupid. You think you have free speech but Bush keeps trying to take it away you retard!

  35. Kaz says – reply to this


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    fire him

  36. jez says – reply to this


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    fire him!
    53rd!

  37. bosox says – reply to this


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    FREEDOM OF SPEECH!! If you start shutting down shows and websites of those practicing their RIGHT to free speech… be careful what you ask for.
    Yeah, you may not agree with him but that's a YOU problem.
    Grow up! Get over yourself.

  38. MCH says – reply to this


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    There is such a thing as freedom of speech and that is what he will use if any action is taken against him.

  39. dani says – reply to this


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    he should be forced to attend school, as obviously he is an uneducated attention-hungry moron. he should be educated about the struggle children and parents face everyday as families who have to deal with autism, then maybe he would think twice about making unbelievably despicable comments again.

  40. M C says – reply to this


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    Re: bunny – you are a fucking idiot and have no fucking clue as to what you're talking about. It's obvious your mommy smoked and drank when she was pregnant with your stupid ass.

  41. Marti says – reply to this


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    Hang him, no, I am serious.

  42. fagg says – reply to this


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    Re: TRUTHSUCK A SACK YOU LOSER!!!!!!HIV BITCH

  43. kay says – reply to this


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    Autism is such an overdiagnosed conditon. ADHD children now are said to have a form of autism. A learning disability is not autism. Autism is a severe lack of mental functioning psychosocially. Good for him speaking out about the fact that parents take their children to the doctors just because they're 5 and cant sit still or arent learning as well as the kid in their kindergarten class. Its stupid for parents to seek medical help just so they have an excuse for being a bad parent.

  44. taylo says – reply to this


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    I 100% DON'T agree with what he said…But why is it OK for you to say hateful things about people and however when it someone else and/or it has to do with homosexuality you want them off the air..Free speech swings both ways. Don't be surprise when you treated the same way Perez…

  45. love2 says – reply to this


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    I think FIRED, definitely.

    My son is autistic. You try telling me that the fact that he didn't speak until well past the age of three (and then, not much), that his obsession with lining objects up, his devastating fear of loud noises and haircuts, and poor motor skills is because he's a "BRAT"? I'd like to see Savage TRY TO TELL ME THAT to my face!!!!!

    Autism IS on the rise. We don't know why or how but we don't need idiots like him spreading lies and hateful comments.

  46. jenn says – reply to this


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    i think this @ss should be fired. My daughter has autism.

  47. Vegan says – reply to this


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    He should have lost affiliate stations and advertisers after the hateful homophobic things he's said for many years!

    I'm glad this prick is finally being punished, but IT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED A LONG TOME AGO!

  48. HATE says – reply to this


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    K- SWIFT HAS DIED !!!!!!!!! FAMOUS BALTIMORE DJ

  49. too b says – reply to this


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    love him

  50. dsjfe says – reply to this


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    i think he's sorely confusing autism with ADD and ADHD. in most of those cases it's the fault of the parent who's too busy or too stupid to take care of their child and make them pay attention and learn. it was not too long ago when kids were being prescribed riddilin to calm them down when they didn't even need it. punishing a child for being hyper? please. there are less children in actual need of a drug like that than there are getting it for no good reason.

  51. tripp says – reply to this


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    Fire his ass. I have an autistic child and if it were up to me my husband would be given 5 minutes alone with this asshole.

  52. Kt says – reply to this


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    he Has FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!!!!!!! It's his right to say what he wants! STOP trying to take that away from us PEREZ!!!!!'

  53. Abby says – reply to this


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    I support all sides of radio and free speech, that is his opinion, and that is fine. Do i agree? No. NOT AT ALL. Autism is a serious subject that affects many children and families. Certain comments while inappropriate in manner, are opinions. The sooner we start censoring eveyone, the sooner we fall. Keep speaking out on issues that motivate you, and remember RIGHT NOW we all have the right to free speech.

  54. HATE says – reply to this


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    K- SWIFT HAS DIED !!!!!!!!! FAMOUS BALTIMORE DJ

  55. lilz says – reply to this


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    fire this moron.
    he has no medical background to be blurting this kind of nonsense out.
    what a dick!

  56. mngrl says – reply to this


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    I think he has a right to his own opinion. But I think he should have kept this opinion to himself. Most people don't pretend to have a sickness just for the fun of it. While some do it wouldn't be 99% of everyone who has it.
    I think he should loose his job as some are trying to make happen. Yes he has "freedom of speech" on his side, but by saying what he did, he violated a lot of people in one manner or another.
    Apparently thumpers mom didn't get through to him as a child with the ever popular quote, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all"
    Maybe he'll learn to think hard before he speaks so harshly about something that the entire nation can hear.

  57. Peyto says – reply to this


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    FIRE THE DOUCHE!

  58. Bunny says – reply to this


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    Bunny you're a clueless fucking cunt who shouldn't have children. Ever.

    How's that for free speech you fucking bitch?

  59. BITCH says – reply to this


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    MY DAD HATES THIS BITCH!

  60. Becca says – reply to this


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    Re: bunny – your just as bad as that rotten asshole!

  61. k'mi says – reply to this


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    free speech people! get over it.

  62. jane says – reply to this


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    I do believe that the radio stations should cancel his show. It is inexcusable to attack families and children that are doing their best to learn how to take care of these children and adults.
    It is wrong to make racial remarks, it is wrong to attack a physical and mental condition. People need to have more compassion.

  63. ACK says – reply to this


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    Who is this douche? Why should I care? He's just a douche- he's not going to effect my thoughts…if he's thinks that, he's a loser.

  64. Jara says – reply to this


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    This guy is uneducated and has probably never met a child diagnosed with Autism. This is not something that you can simply confuse with hyperactivity or poor behavior. His opinion is completly irrational. J -E - R - K!!! perhaps someone should act like a father to him and tell him to stop acting liek MORON!

  65. Elise says – reply to this


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    Well I guess when he suffers from a stroke or heart attack we can just say it is a pompous ass's way of trying to attract attention…DOUGHE BAG!!!!

  66. Jess says – reply to this


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    This is what happens when people only read HALF of the quote. He was talking about the kids who are misdiagnosed. It looks like he met his match though going up against the healthcare empire. Free speech is only for liberals.

  67. HATE says – reply to this


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    K SWIFT HAS PASSED SO SAD
    K SWIFT HAS PASSED SO SAD
    K SWIFT HAS PASSED SO SAD
    K SWIFT HAS PASSED SO SAD
    K SWIFT HAS PASSED SO SAD
    K SWIFT HAS PASSED SO SAD

  68. anon says – reply to this


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    he should be fired. someone that ignorant does not need to be on the radio. autism is real. it's not just "bratty" kids with an "act". i work at a clinic for autistic kids. autistic kids lack general communication skills. they may scream, hit, bite, pinch, whatever because it's the only way they know how to communicate and it's most likely worked for them in the past. he can come to work with me for one day and see if he leaves with that same mindset at the end of the day.

    autism is not a diagnosis du jour like some people may think. it may seem like it's overly diagnosed because all autistic kids are different, which is why it's called autism SPECTRUM disorder.

  69. wetba says – reply to this


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    In a country that holds it right to freedom of speech so close to heart why you all crying like bitches when someone uses there right of freedom of speech, just tell the insensitive f**K "Don’t act like a moron. You’ll get nowhere in life" and move on and hey maybe he has a point half the world needs kicking into shape and most of the problem is that parents cant punish there children when they step out of line cause there too afraid that the system will put them in jail. The same system that now doesnt know what to do about this problem so hey lets make it a medical excuse then we dont have to deal with it.

  70. love2 says – reply to this


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    Also, listen up people.

    My son is autistic and I did NOT drink, smoke or do one single drug while I was pregnant. Not even IBUPROFEN.

    Wait until you have kids and something is wrong with one of them and you'll be singing a different tune.

  71. erock says – reply to this


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    someone should ship him off to a remote island with bad kids

  72. K says – reply to this


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    This man deserves to be fired and then some. I work with autistic children and they are just like any other child but have to overcome so many things that are working against them. They did not ask for what they got and do not deserve to be degraded by ignorant men with a talk show.

  73. okay says – reply to this


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    i think maybe he meant.. ADD…?

  74. HATE says – reply to this


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    FAMOUS BALTIMORE DJ HAS PASSED IN A HORRIBLE ACCIDENT…. SHE WIIL BE MISSED GREATLY

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  75. DJ fr says – reply to this


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    Liberalism is a Mental Disorder….listen before you mis-quote him. Savage has a disabled brother and I believe its autism. Took it wayyyy out of context

    Quit living the liberal lifestyle of drugs, etc….and lot of problems when pregnant can be prevented.

    This world aint PEEEEEACEFFFFFFULLLL AND LLLLLLOOOOVING like you commie liberals think

  76. nitas says – reply to this


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    His comments are completely irresponsible, idiotic, uninformed and backward. My niece has been diagnosed as autistic since she she was 2! Both her parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts are always around to help and support with their love, time and money-she cannot speak, relate or communicate effectively with anyone!! It is not a discipline problem! You CANNOT discipline effectively since she does not know what's going on! If that bastard shithead was anywhere near me I'd spit on him before I hit him!! His is not a matter of "free speech" it is a matter of passing on the WRONG information about CHILDREN WHO HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS! It's like saying mentally handicapped children are just lazy! Or blind people can't see because they aren't trying hard enough. FUCKFACE IDIOT!

  77. BLUey says – reply to this


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    Ridiculous ! My bro & his wife have an autistic child and they don't smoke or drink and they're both in the medical field and extremely healthy. They did nothing wrong to create any defects while in the womb. My newphew is not a moron and is not a bad child. When you speak to him his eyes just wonder away and he has limited speech but is a progidy in some areas but handicapped in others. Savage needs to go and not be in the ear of the public with his stupid remarks. Until he has a family member with autism and lives with the disease 24/7 he has no clue. He would surely be humming a new tune. Obsene to make those remarks.

  78. mikki says – reply to this


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    Clearly anyone who thinks autism is just an over diagnosed disease knows NO ONE with it. a.d.d. and a.d.h.d. i can see his point with. but autism is something completely different! you wanna try and tell a kid that can't even learn how to speak that he is "a brat who hasn’t been told to cut the act out" and think that will fix him? it's basically the same as telling someone with down syndrome the same thing! this guy deserves to be fired. if you are going to hold a talk show then you need to know what you are talking about!

  79. Eliza says – reply to this


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    Michael Savage is essential to American radio, period. We need his voice on the air, he gives a different perspective than most on almost all issues, he speaks his mind. If everyone doesn't agree, well that's called freedom of speech, folks. He is a brilliant man on a variety of issues and he has had many experts regarding autism come on his show since he made those comments to give their perspectives. THAT IS THE FAIR THING TO DO, GIVE OTHERS WITH DIFFERENT OPINIONS EQUAL TIME, HAVE AN OPEN DEBATE, ETC. MR. SAVAGE IS BEING FAIR AND OPEN MINDED, WHY CRUCIFY HIM FOR HIS OPINION - WE MIGHT AS WELL BE LIVING IN SAUDIA ARABIA, IRAN OR CHINA WHERE NO ONE EVER GETS TO VOICE AN OPINION!!!

  80. magen says – reply to this


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    He's full of shit and deserves to be held responsible for his so-called opinion. He doesn't have to be fired…it would just make him a martyr to his fans. Why not make him donate $$$ to autism research.

    And for those who think autism is bullshit…when did you become a neurologist? When have you ever known or loved with someone with autism? How the hell do you know what autism is when you are claiming the so-called reasons why a kid is autistic is that he is a brat born from a mother who smoke or drank?? Get your facts straight, ignorant idiots.

  81. Meg says – reply to this


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    He has the right to say what he wants, but not the right to be paid tons of money to do so. This is a pattern of behavior from Savage and his outright hatred of anyone not like him needs to be taken off the air. Don Imus was pulled so fast his head spun, but Savage stays on the air? Autism is real and there may be issues with diagnosis and the spectrum is muddled but it is a real disease. Sponsors need to pull their ads and remove his source of income!

  82. Elise says – reply to this


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    Re: bunny – Yeah since it is the unborn child's fault that parents drink and smoke when they are pregnant. DOUCHE! I hope you don't have children who suffer from any mental disorders, Lord help them!

  83. Lesli says – reply to this


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    Re: bunny – Wow, what a fucking bitch! And to all of you who criticize parents - what the fuck are you doing sitting on your fucking lazy asses all day yelling at people on perez-fucking-hilton.com? What does that say about you and your total lack of a fucking life and your lousy parents? Get a life, bitches.

  84. Nikki says – reply to this


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    I partially agree with him…
    I know he's not talking about people in wheelchairs who can't talk, etc.
    I think I know what he means and I could give a pretty good example.
    There was a boy where I used to work, I can;t remember his name but he got a few girls e-mail adresses and sent them creepy e-mails, and one girl he sent a letter through the door of her mums work and told her he was in love with her daughter.
    This boy is apparently autistic, but from all I can see is he has a bit of a stutter, and because of his "autism" some people feel sorry for her, whereas I know he terrorises a lot of people, and once I was out walking and I heard running behind me and he came running right at me and the last second he dodged me and screamed BOO in my face.
    It was creepy, and obviously his parents don't know what he's like, but I think there is no excuse for THAT.
    Maybe that's what he means, because there is no way he could be so ignorant to mean ALL people who are autistic.
    But the boy I mean could have probably done with being put in his place.

    And it's true, kids today are menaces, they do so much crime and everyone thinks there is something wrong with them, when really their parents just let them get away with it. People need to be brought up better, or just not have kids.

  85. Gail says – reply to this


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    Hate to say it since I don't care for the guy, but I do think that autism is over-diagnosed. Furthermore, I think that because the behaviors can be "justified" with this diagnosis, we are supposed to tolerate wildly inappropriate behavior.

    Case in point–I am a parent volunteer at my child's school. One of the reasons I did this was to understand why a certain child was "mainstreamed" full-time into my son's classroom. His behavior was appalling–he exposed himself in the classroom! He perpetually played with himself during class, yelled out inappropriately, and put his hands on other students uninvited. Every other child in the classroom suffered because every adult was afraid (lawsuits) to intervene with the kid's behavior.

    I was not. Interestingly, when I told him to cease the behavior, he did. I didn't threaten or intimidate–I simply told him that his behavior was not right for the classroom, and if he didn't stop, he would need to leave. The teacher had long stopped intervening with him, because he didn't want to be perceived as intolerant. So, this child, who was perfectly capable of behaving like a "neurotypical" person, endangered the classroom setting for everyone.

  86. Tracy says – reply to this


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    Re: idiot
    HOW ASSHOLE?????? give me an example. not a generalization but an EXAMPLE……

  87. Andi says – reply to this


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    I think he's a jerk and what he said is horrible BUT, last I looked (who knows lately) this was America and we have the right to FREE SPEECH. Period.

  88. tishy says – reply to this


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    As a professional who works with Autistic Children - I have no response to the comments -He's an uneducated ASS!

  89. magen says – reply to this


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    Two PhD's? In what, being a big mouth? You don't have to be a doctor to know about a neurological disease. Idiot.

  90. MICKI says – reply to this


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    Bunny- you are a fucking idiot who doesn't know shit about anything-you obviously don't know what the hell you are talking about.
    Being a mother of an autistic boy i know what the hell I'm talking about. Savage is a moronic butt head and I wish to God he could be in a room full of autistic children and know what the disorder is all about.
    My God give me a child that's a brat instead of having autism

  91. Emily says – reply to this


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    I think Savage is absolutely correct in what he is saying - perhaps a little too blunt and emotional but nonetheless way too many children are labeled inappropriately because parents refuse to "raise" them. They are shoving adult antipsychotics down the throats of these children and there are now 18 cases of BRAIN DAMAGE directly linked to this medication for supposed autism diagnosis. He never once said the disease doesn't exist - just that it is grossly overdiagnosed just like ADHD or ADD.

  92. Sativ says – reply to this


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    True- He is entitled to his own opinion, but as someone who is on the radio so much he should've picked his words wisely, i do agree with the fact that now a days doctors do try to fix everything with a prescription but when it comes to something like Autism and children thats just a subject you DO NOT make fun of. And once again someone has put their foot in their mouth.

  93. Kitty says – reply to this


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    I agree that Savage's comment was inexusable. I know personally and first hand that autism is not a made up issue because my brother is autistic. His reasoning was uneducated and unsupported. My dad was and is very active in both my brother's and I's lives and telling my brother to "cut the crap" would not change anything. However, I also believe that people are diagnosing people with autism too often. Not to say that one kid is more autistic than another, but just because someone has a lack of social skills does not mean they should be labeled as autistic.



  94. 94

    He must be confusing autism with ADD. ADD can be over diagnosed, but still is a legitimate illness.

  95. JJJ says – reply to this


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    I'm sick of everyone having to be censored/politically correct all the time. Michael Savage says innumerable idiotic and/or controversial things on his show. That's the whole point. The idea of taking him off the radio because of one of a hundred thousand offensive, shocking, or otherwise provoking things he's said is contrary to the ideas of free speech and expression. It's beneficial for people to hear all kinds of opinions, and for people to stir the pot and create dialogue. I don't agree with what he said about kids with autism (although his attempts to clarify comments taken out of context, if his spin is true, makes it less stupid), but it's hardly something that should result in shutting down his show. Instead of being wounded and offended and hurt, why don't people use it as an opportunity to engage, educate, and comment?

  96. s says – reply to this


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  97. Elise says – reply to this


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    Fire his ass. Anyone who actually knows a child with autism will tell you that it is no way an act. These kids struggle to do the simplist things. I have a friend with an autistic child and have watched him struggle to learn to walk and talk. One look in his vacant eyes and even a moron like Savage could see that something is terribly wrong there.

  98. Kitty says – reply to this


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    Also I think Savage is entitled to his opinions. But if he is going to announce them publicly, he should find a less offensive way to do so.

  99. ASDAS says – reply to this


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    FIRE HIS DUMBASS! PEOPLE LIKE HIM ARE CRAZY, DERRANGED, AND NEED A GOOD DICKING! HE NEEDS SOMEONE TO SHOW HIM THAT HE'S ACTING LIKE A MORON!

  100. Steph says – reply to this


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    As someone who wants to make a career out of working with children who have autism this comment is appalling. He should certainly lose his job.

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