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MSNBC fires host for gay remark (The 'Savage' in his Savage Nation)
Boston Globe ^ | 7/8/03 | David Bauder (AP)

Posted on 07/08/2003 5:06:24 AM PDT by harpu

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:10:27 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

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Savage Loses TV Show

The Real Story (from MichaelSavage.com)

What happened on the air is much different than what is being reported. It was in the middle of an airline horror story segment with a great set. Out of no where a crank caller from a competitive talk show went from describing his airline horror story to making vicious personal attacks against me. I signaled and thought that this crank caller was cut from the air. His insults continued in my ear piece and I reacted to him personally as an individual who was attacking me to defend myself.

Unfortunately, my personal comments to this crank caller were broadcast. In no way did my comments reflect my views of disease and suffering in any way. I have spent my entire life in the field of alternative medicine trying to heal the world and bring comfort to the sick. If my comments brought pain to anyone I certainly did not intend for this to happen and apologize for any such reaction.

Let me repeat, this was an interchange between me personally and a mean spirited vicious setup caller which I thought was taking place off the air. It was not meant to reflect my views of the terrible tragedy and suffering associated with AIDS. I especially appeal to my many listeners in the gay community to accept my apologies for any inadvertent insults which may have occurred.

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Savage only speaks what most of us think but are too paranoid to say about what's on our mind!

1 posted on 07/08/2003 5:06:25 AM PDT by harpu
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2 posted on 07/08/2003 5:08:17 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: harpu
Savage only speaks what most of us think but are too paranoid to say about what's on our mind!

Yap, if you're tired of the butt-kissing, fawning, "celebrating", "empowering" and kow-towing.

3 posted on 07/08/2003 5:10:30 AM PDT by banjo joe
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To: harpu
Well, this

In no way did my comments reflect my views of disease and suffering in any way.

seems to be contradicted by this

''Oh, you're one of the sodomites,'' Savage said. ''You should only get AIDS and die, you pig. How's that? Why don't you see if you can sue me, you pig. You got nothing better than to put me down, you piece of garbage. You have got nothing to do today, go eat a sausage and choke on it.''

Savage should've known that mikes can be live at all times.

4 posted on 07/08/2003 5:17:05 AM PDT by Catspaw
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To: harpu
Savage only speaks what most of us think but are too paranoid to say about what's on our mind!

No, I don't want any homosexual to die of AIDS, anymore than I would wish for hetero fornicators to die from some incurable new strain of syphilis. If Savage's account is true, then some agitator really managed to get his goat.

5 posted on 07/08/2003 5:18:36 AM PDT by xJones
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To: harpu
"I hope you get Aids and die." Now, there is an intelligent, adult response. It sounds like two kids name calling on the playground. Mikey needs to grow up.
6 posted on 07/08/2003 5:25:37 AM PDT by MJM59
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To: MJM59
"I hope you get Aids and die." Now, there is an intelligent, adult response. It sounds like two kids name calling on the playground. Mikey needs to grow up.

I concur...I'm a Mikey fan, but indeed he went too far! The caller was apparently a Don and Mike fan (of WJFK Washington, D.C.)--two Howard Stern wannabes who stoop to the most infantile of radio shows. Mike should have recognized the caller for what he was and parried him for a fool he was instead of losing his temper...

7 posted on 07/08/2003 5:35:50 AM PDT by meandog (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you...)
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To: harpu
No, he doesn't speak for me. I don't hope homosexuals "get aids an die." I hope they meet a powerful Christian who leads them to Jesus and turns their life around, then gets them to a counselor who can rid them of their "preference."

It's like saying you hope all drinkers die in car crashes, or all smokers die of lung cancer.

By Savage's standard, and apparently yours, Paul should have gotten "leperosy and died" because of his complicity in murder. But God saw the divine spark in Paul that He put in Him, and He put that same spark in every person, regardless of their current sinful condition.

8 posted on 07/08/2003 5:38:50 AM PDT by LS
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To: harpu
Savage only speaks what most of us think but are too paranoid to say about what's on our mind!

Really? Savage doesn't speak for me. I find his comments appalling. I do not wish anyone to die from a dread disease. Saying what Savage said puts him on the level of the folks at DU.

9 posted on 07/08/2003 5:47:18 AM PDT by Catspaw
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"Savage doesn't speak for me. I find his comments appalling. I do not wish anyone to die from a dread disease..."

I agree. He certainly hasn't won anyone over to our side.
10 posted on 07/08/2003 6:18:40 AM PDT by cloud8
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To: harpu
Savage only speaks what most of us think but are too paranoid to say about what's on our mind!

"Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor."

11 posted on 07/08/2003 6:24:51 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: harpu

Duplicate thread. Click here for yesterday's 800+ posts.

13 posted on 07/08/2003 6:55:29 AM PDT by freebilly (I think they've misunderestimated us....)
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"Oh, you're one of the sodomites," Savage said. "You should only get AIDS and die, you pig. How's that?

Yeah, that's the same reason USA Today fired Julienne Malveaux when she said of Clarence Thomas, "You know, I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early like many black men do, of heart disease. Well, that’s how I feel. He is an absolutely reprehensible person."

What? They didn't fire her? They hired her after she said that?

*Reels in shock*

14 posted on 07/08/2003 6:59:05 AM PDT by Sloth ("I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" -- Jacobim Mugatu, 'Zoolander')
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To: brucew
Not at all. I know some quite un-powerful Christians. Being plugged into a light socket doesn't mean your light is on.
15 posted on 07/08/2003 7:09:54 AM PDT by LS
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To: LS
2nd Cor 12:9 Jesus said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
17 posted on 07/08/2003 7:19:14 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: meandog
Indeed. The caller was simply one of those fans of that infantile Don & Mike Show who routinely call into other shows & either make silly comments or try to prompt an angry response from the host.

One fan once called CBS posing as an "eye witness" to a purported terrorist act fooling Dan Rather. (Which actually was not hard to do). Rather did not appear to realize that he was being had by a Don & Mike fan.

I can not believe that Savage fell for an act by a Don & Mike fan. I am guessing that Don & Mike will be having a field day today with this.

18 posted on 07/08/2003 7:20:17 AM PDT by Republic_of_Secession.
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To: harpu
Are the gay sodomites any worse than those of us who had premarital sex? Just as much a sin. Chief of sinners though I be. (Lived with hubby for 2 1/2 years before we got married 30 years ago)
19 posted on 07/08/2003 7:23:33 AM PDT by buffyt (Can you say President Hillary, the Hildabeast, Mistress of ALL Darkness? Me Neither!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: new cruelty
Sorry, quoting scripture out of context does not make it right. The fact is, having access to power is not having power. You just turn on the switch.

The children of Israel had the power to bring down the walls of Jericho, but if they just stood there when God told them to march, nothing would have happened. ALL the disciples had the "power" to walk on water, but only one actually got out of the boat, and even he got distracted.

20 posted on 07/08/2003 7:36:05 AM PDT by LS
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