If only it were true

This one is from Media Matters:

On his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Savage claimed that autism was “[a] fraud, a racket. … I’ll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it’s a brat who hasn’t been told to cut the act out. That’s what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they’re silent? They don’t have a father around to tell them, ‘Don’t act like a moron. You’ll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don’t sit there crying and screaming, idiot.’ ”

…Savage also stated: “[W]hy was there an asthma epidemic amongst minority children? Because I’ll tell you why: The children got extra welfare if they were disabled, and they got extra help in school. It was a money racket. Everyone went in and was told [fake cough], ‘When the nurse looks at you, you go [fake cough], “I don’t know, the dust got me.” ‘ See, everyone had asthma from the minority community.”

Wouldn’t it be great if autism and asthma weren’t real?

July 17, 2008

2 thoughts on “If only it were true”

  1. Sounds like Savage has never been sick, and whose family doesn’t talk to him anymore because – well you know why. Also when people like Savage do get sick, they are the types of patient who demands everything be done, second guesses their doctors (sometimes with internet crack-pot information), and shops endlessly for a doctor who will give them the diagnosis and treatment plan they want. All of which “really helps” improve quality and reduce healthcare spending….

  2. O.K., I’m not usually so violent in my comments, but let’s get this guy! Picketing won’t help (he’s in my City – San Francisco – yeah, irony), requesting an apology won’t help. We could get a Republican to beat him up, but not in SF. This actually calls for a Don-Imus dismissal. Let’s try.

    dan-vojir@sbcglobal.net

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