On the air, he says that Latinos "breed like rabbits", and that America's public schools are "teaching kids in the third grade how to put a condom on a cucumber." He explains that civil rights are a "racket" that is "used to steal only from the white male -- no one else pays the price." He is worried about "degenerates on the left who want to sell Americans on the idea that homosexuality, bisexuality, transsexuality, even sex with animals is normal." He demonizes pot smokers, refers to third-world nations as "turd world nations", and strongly opposes abortion (although his first wife had two while they were married). After the Dixie Chicks spoke ill of President George W. Bush, Savage inexplicably suggested they should be jailed as traitors. "We've all been warned about the dangers of a theocracy", says Savage, "where religious zealots rule. Today in America, we have a she-ocracy where a minority of feminist zealots rule the culture."Personally, I think his positions on sexuality must be the result of some self-loathing based the reality of some of his, both alleged and documented, past actions and statements:
One of his books was a work of fiction called Vital Signs, in which the protagonist wrestles with his attraction to masculine beauty. "I choose to override my desires for men when they swell in me", Weiner wrote, "waiting out the passions like a storm, below decks." At one time, Weiner self-published his own zines featuring inflammatory pieces about gay sex at San Francisco bathhouses. He was apparently opposed to such things. But he was a friend of beat poet Allen Ginsberg, the very, very out gay author of Howl. In a 1970 letter to Ginsberg, someone signed Michael Weiner described a semi-erotic encounter he had had with another man in Fiji. Weiner says he did not write the letter, though the return address was in Honolulu, where Weiner resided at the time. Savage now describes his one-time friend Ginsberg as "latrine slime," and says that upon hearing of his death, "I clasped my hands together and prayed to God. I said, 'Thank you, God, for answering my prayers. One of the blights of the human race is gone.'"Perhaps, his statements after Ginsberg's death might be the result of unrequited love? Though, I am not certain how this would explain his attacks on women, like the Dixie Chicks, that stake out strong political positions?
Beyond his flip-flopping sexuality issues are his well documented deficiencies concerning issues ofideology, race - which extends well beyond just the above mentioned Latinos - and religion:
Brave New Films has been conducting a a campaign to get advertisers to drop support of Micheal "Savage" Weiner's outrageous statements on his radio show "Savage nation." So far, four advertisers have buckled under the people's pressure:
"90 percent of the people on the Nobel Committee are into child pornography and molestation, according to the latest scientific studies" — Listen
Savage advocating "kill[ing] 100 million" Muslims — Listen
Savage on immigrant students' hunger strike: "[L]et them fast until they starve to death. ... Go make a bomb where you came from" — Listen
Citing more sex-change operations, increased lesbian fertility clinics, Savage said of 9-11: "That was God speaking" — Listen
On MLK Day, Savage called civil rights a "racket" designed to steal "white males' birthright" — Listen
To "save the United States," lawmakers should institute "outright ban on Muslim immigration" and on "the construction of mosques" — Listen
U.S. Senate "more vicious and more histrionic than ever, specifically because women have been injected into" it — Listen
"Jimmy Carter is like Hitler" — Listen
"Burn the Mexican Flag!" — Listen
Savage on the tsunami: "I wouldn't call it a tragedy. ... We shouldn't be spending a nickel on this" — Listen
He also seems to have a reckless tendency of advocating violence against those that he targets for his hate speech, as evidenced in his quotes above and something that his advertisers might want to be made aware of as well.
Contact his advertisers:
- Geico Insurance (800) 861-8380
Intuit (TurboTax)- THANK YOU INTUIT!
- Wyeth Consumer Healthcare (Advil, Robitussin, Centrum) (800) 322-3129
Chattem (Gold Bond, Icy-Hot, Garlique)- THANK YOU CHATTEM! ITT Technical Institute- THANK YOU ITT TECH! Union Bank of California- THANK YOU UNION BANK!
- Office Depot (800) 463-3768
- USO (Support the Troops) (703) 908-6400 *
- USDA (MyPyramid.gov) (888) 779-7264 ** USO is a non-profit organization that does not pay for its PSA's to air. Although it claims to have no control over when its advertisements air, it has refused to even request that its ads not run during the Michael Savage show.
And please remember to be polite since you will catch a lot more flies with honey.
But if they refuse to comply or are particularly obstinate in their statements I won't blame you for verbally unloading on them a little. lol
[update] Another advertiser, GEICO, has has agreed to pull their adds.
Contact his advertisers:
- Wyeth Consumer Healthcare (Chapstick, Advil, Robitussin, Centrum) (800) 322-3129
- USO (Support the troops) (703) 908-6400 *
- USDA (MyPyramid.gov) (888) 779-7264 *
Geico Insurance- THANK YOU GEICO! Intuit (TurboTax)- THANK YOU INTUIT! Chattem (Gold Bond, Icy-Hot, Garlique)- THANK YOU CHATTEM! ITT Technical Institute- THANK YOU ITT TECH! Union Bank of California- THANK YOU UNION BANK!* USO is a non-profit organization that does not pay for its PSA's to air. Although it claims to have no control over when its advertisements air, it has refused to even request that its ads not run during the Michael Savage show.
* We are getting reports that some corporations are denying their ads are running. This is not true. Here is just one recent commercial segment with Wyeth (Chapstick) and Stamps.com advertising.