Sav­aging Sav­age

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

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.”

Greg Pierce can be reached at 202/636-3285 or gpierce@wash­ing­ton­

Con­tact Jen­nifer Harper at jharper@wash­ing­ton­ or 202/636-3085.

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