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MSNBC fires Savage after anti-gay remarks
Associated Press ^ | Jul. 7, 2003 01:00 PM

Posted on 07/07/2003 1:11:21 PM PDT by sakic

Edited on 05/07/2004 5:21:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

NEW YORK - MSNBC on Monday fired Michael Savage for anti-gay comments.

The popular radio talk show host who did a weekend TV show for the cable channel referred to an unidentified caller to his show Saturday as a "sodomite" and said he should "get AIDS and die."


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Good riddance.
1 posted on 07/07/2003 1:11:21 PM PDT by sakic
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He asked for another phone caller who "didn't have a nice night in the bathhouse who's angry at me today."

This had me roaring..

2 posted on 07/07/2003 1:14:28 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: sakic
"sodomite" and said he should "get AIDS and die."

DoH !!!!
3 posted on 07/07/2003 1:14:38 PM PDT by cmsgop (Has anyone seen my Schwab ?)
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To: sakic
"You should only get AIDS and die, you pig. How's that? "

Sounds like Savage has a few personal issues to deal with.

4 posted on 07/07/2003 1:14:56 PM PDT by new cruelty
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To: sakic
Suprised he lasted that long.
5 posted on 07/07/2003 1:15:51 PM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: sakic
This will only help him. He is now a pariah again.
6 posted on 07/07/2003 1:16:00 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus,Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: sakic
Not exactly full of Christian charity.

Mike must have been having a bad day.

7 posted on 07/07/2003 1:16:35 PM PDT by The Iguana
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aww, someone poor little ears got offended.
8 posted on 07/07/2003 1:16:45 PM PDT by jacket (http://www.mattmargolis.com (Political dicussion blog and more!))
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To: sakic
Like nobody saw this coming?
9 posted on 07/07/2003 1:16:52 PM PDT by fuente
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To: sakic
I have only listened to Savage for about the past two months and only off and on. He struck me as unbelievably shallow and just a mean guy who often would never allow a caller to flesh out their opinion before slapping them down with non sequiturs and verbal abuse. He was the anti Rush.
10 posted on 07/07/2003 1:16:58 PM PDT by Burkeman1 (w)
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To: new cruelty
More than a few issues. Makes me wonder whether he self-destructed subconsciously on purpose.

Always seemed like a self-promoting ahole to me. Every other sentence was devoted to hawking his book.

11 posted on 07/07/2003 1:17:30 PM PDT by sakic
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To: sakic
"...get AIDS and die, you pig...go eat a sausage and choke on it."

Classic.

12 posted on 07/07/2003 1:17:34 PM PDT by quark
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To: sakic
Well clearly Savage is into saying what's on his mind. Mike should not feel too bad. MSNBC is a loser network with garbage ratings.
13 posted on 07/07/2003 1:18:50 PM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: sakic
MSNBC on Monday fired Michael Savage for anti-gay comments.

I consider the title misleading. Those weren't anti-gay comments. They were ruthless, irresponsible comments that he should not have made & I don't feel sorry for him for getting fired.
An anti-gay comment would something to the effect that "homosexual behavior is wrong". I'll stand by anyone's right to make that comment.
14 posted on 07/07/2003 1:19:02 PM PDT by usastandsunited
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To: jacket
aww, someone poor little ears got offended.

Those ears belong to the folks that pay him quite a few dollars. Savage ain't the brightest bulb.

15 posted on 07/07/2003 1:19:21 PM PDT by sakic
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To: sakic
Savage says this all the time on his radio show...MSNBC didn't think he'd say on TV?
16 posted on 07/07/2003 1:20:23 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Burkeman1
Yep. I saw his show once and that was it for me.
17 posted on 07/07/2003 1:20:52 PM PDT by BrooklynGOP
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To: sakic
I noticed Imus has started playing nice with MSNBC. He denied being pressured to do so, but his sudden praise is 180 degrees from what he was saying a few months ago.
18 posted on 07/07/2003 1:21:04 PM PDT by new cruelty
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To: sakic
It appears to me that Michael Savage is losing his mind. His politics are all over the place and his rants verge on psychotic.

He's become someone that when I hear him described as conservative I cringe. He underscores the stereotype that we're bigots. His manner of delivering his message undermines his credibility.
19 posted on 07/07/2003 1:21:26 PM PDT by shadowman99
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To: sakic
I can't believe they kept him this long. What a horrible man!
21 posted on 07/07/2003 1:22:14 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: shadowman99
Yea, this man is not a conservative. He is a psychotic idiot.
22 posted on 07/07/2003 1:24:10 PM PDT by Norse
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To: sakic
I agree with many of Savage's ideas. However, his delivery is raw and isn't made for mass consumption. His style works much better on radio.
23 posted on 07/07/2003 1:24:32 PM PDT by Pest
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To: menamena99
A great man? Savage is a self-promoting idiot who gives conservatives a bad name. Too bad he still has a radio show.
24 posted on 07/07/2003 1:24:44 PM PDT by kegler4
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To: The Iguana
Not exactly full of Christian charity.

He's Jewish.

25 posted on 07/07/2003 1:25:21 PM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: menamena99
sounds like some people can't take a joke.

You're absolutely right. I met a woman who said that she supported gay rights, and I told her to buzz off and have her children get molested and she became very, very upset. She just couldn't take a joke, I guess.

(for the intelligence impaired, the above is a joke. I never really said any such thing to anyone).
26 posted on 07/07/2003 1:25:30 PM PDT by Dimensio (Sometimes I doubt your committment to Sparkle Motion!)
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To: menamena99
I like Savage.

Someone has to be the last angry man in America.
27 posted on 07/07/2003 1:25:44 PM PDT by fishtank
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To: kegler4
give it a few months.
28 posted on 07/07/2003 1:25:50 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: sakic
The incident that resulted in his firing began innocently enough. Savage was taking viewer phone calls about airline horror stories, and a male caller began talking about smoking in the bathroom.

"Half an hour into the flight, I need to suggest that Don and Mike take your ..." the caller said, before he was cut off and his words became unintelligible.

So some twerp lied about what he was calling about, and in the middle of the story tried to slip in some obscene insult. I don't blame Savage for responding as he did. 0 Oh well, MSNBC sucks anyway. The only thing worth watching on the network is Scarborough Country.

29 posted on 07/07/2003 1:26:44 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: sakic
I'll miss the show.
30 posted on 07/07/2003 1:26:48 PM PDT by Coleus (God is Pro Life and Straight and gave an innate predisposition for self-preservation and protection)
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To: sakic
Darn. I've heard so much about him, but never got to see his show.

Oh, well. Sounds like he and Mike Gallagher should get together and star in a "conservative" remake of "Dumb and Dumber."

(No; Gallagher's just a ranting blowhard. Liberals love him because he makes conservatism look stupid.)
32 posted on 07/07/2003 1:27:01 PM PDT by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary. You have the right to be wrong.)
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To: Norse
He is a psychotic idiot.

Laughing all the way to the bank.

33 posted on 07/07/2003 1:27:03 PM PDT by BureaucratusMaximus (if we're not going to act like a constitutional republic...lets be the best empire we can be...)
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To: Drango
Savage says this all the time on his radio show...MSNBC didn't think he'd say on TV?

AGREED! Anyone who has listened to Savage's radio shows has heard far worse! He is totally "Un-PC" and proud of it! I think of him as the "Right's" "Off the Wall" answer to the "Left's" numerous "Shock Jocks"!

Quite frankly..., very few radio types are cut out for (or succeed on ) TV!

34 posted on 07/07/2003 1:27:36 PM PDT by ExSES
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To: usastandsunited
I agree. Wishing death on a caller by a horrible disease is the reason he got fired. If he merely expressed his moral outrage at homosexual behaviour he would still have a show. The only pig in that exchange was Savage.
35 posted on 07/07/2003 1:27:46 PM PDT by Burkeman1 (w)
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To: jacket
We were watching the show and we both looked up and my wife said"what prompted that" as we weren't fully listening but were reading...We like Savage Nation, he calls it like it is. I felt this was a bit over the top, but that seems to be his nature.

Like Stephen Bing firing Penn for fear of hurting his film project, MSNBC has every rightt o fire Savage.

Loved his bashing of Hollywood, though.
36 posted on 07/07/2003 1:28:01 PM PDT by jonalvy44
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To: kegler4
I didn't know that Don & Mike were gay!
37 posted on 07/07/2003 1:28:05 PM PDT by databoss
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To: Democratic_Machiavelli
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39 posted on 07/07/2003 1:29:08 PM PDT by HarryDunne
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To: sakic
"Half an hour into the flight, I need to suggest that Don and Mike take your ..." the caller said, before he was cut off and his words became unintelligible.

This reads like a possible set-up by syndicated shock jocks Don and Mike, who do an afternoon show that apes Stern's, except that it aims lower, if you can believe that.

Silly me. I thought that Mike was going to be more careful.

40 posted on 07/07/2003 1:30:59 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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To: ffusco
This will only help him. He is now a pariah again.

That's ridiculous.

41 posted on 07/07/2003 1:31:33 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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To: menamena99
what happened to the first amendment?

You seem to be ignorant of the purpose of the 1st Amendement. It does not guarantee non-public positions for idiots.

42 posted on 07/07/2003 1:32:14 PM PDT by stands2reason
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To: finnman69
MSNBC is a loser network with garbage ratings.

Yeah, like he has a chance to go on anything bigger.
43 posted on 07/07/2003 1:32:21 PM PDT by gcruse (There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women[.] --Margaret Thatcher)
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To: sakic
Does this mean that NBC would fire anyone that wishes for the death of Charlton Heston (NRA), President Bush (remember the pretzel jokes?), Henry Hyde (from the Clinton impeachement), Newt Gingrich, and Ronald Reagan?

I agree that Savage crossed the line in his comments, but let's not have a double-standard.
44 posted on 07/07/2003 1:32:44 PM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: BureaucratusMaximus
He's an entertainer, slightly unhinged, by his own admission. Sometimes he appears to be severely depressed and then the world is ending. Usually fun to listen to. He fell victim to his own temper here - no doubt the "sodomite"'s purpose was to provoke him just exactly for this end. Can't wait to hear what he has to say about this matter later on today (*LOL*)
45 posted on 07/07/2003 1:32:50 PM PDT by Al Simmons
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To: sakic; All
What Savage said was just plain nasty and MSNBC did the right thing. Did anyone catch Fox and Friends this morning? On the question of the day someone called in and said to the girl (I am not sure what her name was) that was substituting for E.D. Hill "Would you @#$% Howard Stern? I almost died! At least Fox and Friends had the decency not to stoop to that person's level by answering that person back!
46 posted on 07/07/2003 1:32:56 PM PDT by areafiftyone (The U.N. needs a good Flush!)
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To: sakic
The reason his show didn't succeed is because of the ridiculous time slot they had it on. Saturday 2:00 PM (Pacific). What moron scheduled that time slot? It was destined to fail at that time. Based on the story he was set up. It's sad that fringe groups can put so much pressure on today's media while inverse pressure is labeled hate speech. Mr. Savage has a particular style that is purposeful to get people to think about the message. It's a shame that he has been taken off the air.
47 posted on 07/07/2003 1:33:28 PM PDT by amexmike
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To: sakic
A buh bye.
48 posted on 07/07/2003 1:33:42 PM PDT by rintense
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Nice way to get out of a contract and a poorly rated tv show without having to suffer the embarrassment of cancellation.
49 posted on 07/07/2003 1:34:07 PM PDT by DryFly
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To: menamena99
what happened to the first amendment?

How does the First Amendment play into this? Is Michael Savage facing criminal charges specifically because of what he said? Is he facing any kind of legal consequences at all as a direct result of his words?
50 posted on 07/07/2003 1:34:14 PM PDT by Dimensio (Sometimes I doubt your committment to Sparkle Motion!)
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