A city official is urging San Francisco to condemn Michael Savage for what he calls “hatred and racism” because of the talk-radio host’s stance against illegal aliens.
Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval introduced a resolution earlier this month condemning the “defamatory language used by radio personality Michael Savage against immigrants,” after the nationally syndicated host criticized a group of students at the University of California’s Berkeley campus who were staging a hunger strike to protest U.S. immigration policy.
The city’s Board of Supervisors had previously passed a resolution praising the Berkeley protesters “for their dedication to improving the lives of the immigrant community in America.”
“I would say, let them fast until they starve to death, then that solves the problem,” Mr. Savage said on the July 5 broadcast of his “Savage Nation” program, which is heard locally on WTNT-570 AM in Washington.
Mr. Savage, a longtime San Francisco area resident known for his bombastic style, responded by calling Mr. Sandoval a “shmuck,” and denounced the proposed resolution as “something out of Kafka and the ex-Soviet Union.”
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