Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Michael Savage

Conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage should go play in traffic after he's fired from media altogether. As far as I'm concerned, he has no right to speak before a microphone. He doesn't understand what autism is, yet he has opinions about people with this heartbreaking disorder. Autism is a disorder that can often make people wander off (as with Alzheimer's), often into dangerous places such as bodies of water (drowning is a leading cause of death for people with autism) or traffic, but people who need help aren't idiots. What makes a person an idiot is acting like Michael Savage, a know-it-all who's only out to prove his own political convictions regardless of how many people he can hurt in the process.

Savage on autism: www.mediamatters.org
Michael Savage picks on my daughter, Greg's Take blog
Michael Savage defends autism remarks: I’m just “defending the defenseless!”, Crooks and Liars blog
Michael Savage Blames Parents for Autism, Social Skills for Kids, www.blog.patriciarobinsonmft.com
Michael Savage - Ignorant Conservative Radio Jackass Extraordinaire, Slams Autistic Kids, Capitol Street blog

"I found it ironic that Savage called for parents to chide a child with autistic tendencies to "act like a man," given that many leading researchers consider autism to be an extreme manifestation of the male brain. In fact, one theory that's attracting attention is that fetuses that produce high levels of testosterone in the womb have a tendency to exhibit autistic behavior in young children" - Read more: Michael Savage, at Odds With the Science, July 25, 2008 03:24 PM ET | Adam Voiland, US News

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