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Well, isn't this a real knee-slapper! It appears racist, homophobe, right-wing talk radio geek Michael Alan Weiner (rhymes with "weener") aka, Michael Savage (oh, my!) has been banned from entering the U.K. Let's see, the UK includes England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales and Weiner has now been banned from entering all of them. Do you know why? U.K. Home Secretary Jaqui Smith says it's because Weiner is in that select group of foreigners who "stir up hatred" and "foster extremism." No! Really? Who'd a thought?

According to The Independent, Weiner joins a group of Great American a**holes like The Reverend Phred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, whose screeds and slobbering hatred of gay folk (even after they've been murdered) is now recognized as being at least equal to the same ugliness that flows from Weiner's garbage-y mouth.

Weiner has authored books such as "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" and was one of 22 foreigners named by Secretary Smith as ineligible to visit Britain. Among the 22 are a former KKK Grand Wizard and a prominent European neo-Nazi. Also on the Weiner List are Artur Ryno and Pavel Skachevsky, the former leaders of a violent Russian skinhead gang which committed 20 racially motivated murders. Both are now in prison.

"Coming to the U.K. is a privilege, and I refuse to extend that privilege to individuals who abuse our standards and values to undermine our way of life," Smith said. "I will not hesitate to name and shame those who foster extremist views. They are not welcome here."  She added, "This is someone (Weiner) who has fallen into the category of fomenting hatred, of such extreme views and expressing them in such a way that it is actually likely to cause inter-community tension or even violence if that person were allowed into the country."

Well, fancy that. Good move, Secretary Smith. Weiner, however, is simply one act from a whole institution of radio talk freaks here in the U.S. who are known for their hate speech, their vile comments where it concerns poor people, the ill, the homeless, and those incapable of defending themselves against the ravings of a violent thug like, well, Weiner. This guy even -- on occasion -- out-hates Limbaugh! And, that, Dear Hearts puts him in the upper levels of gibbering, foaming idiocy. Ah, but, he is a right-wing media "star." So, what would we expect? Decency? Truth? Tolerance? Respect? Please . . .

According to Wikipedia.org...

On June 9, 2007, Talkers Magazine awarded Savage with the publication's annual "Freedom of Speech Award," and he accepted it with a pre-recorded speech.

(Freedom of What??????!!!!!!) 

Although the award ceremony had received coverage in previous years, C-SPAN did not televise it due to its policy of only televising such speeches when delivered in person. Savage stated that C-SPAN's decision was "censorship" and he told his listeners to express their ire to C-SPAN through calls and e-mails to the organization. On June 15, CEO Brian Lamb, personally hosting C-SPAN's Washington Journal program, showed and recited the contents of a number of the e-mails that C-SPAN had received at Savage's suggestion. Some of these e-mails referred to C-SPAN as a "Marxist-Leninist" entity, called Brian Lamb a "coward," a "homosexual," and a "d*ckhead," and demanded that C-SPAN's "taxpayer funding" be withdrawn (although in fact, C-SPAN does not receive any such funding).

There is just sooooo much that has been written about Weiner's sick take on life. More from Wikipedia...

Critics such as GLAAD, FAIR, and Dave Gilson of Salon.com accuse Savage of fascist leanings, racism, homophobia, and bigotry because of his controversial statements about homosexuality, Arabs, Islam, feminism, sex education, and immigration. Savage intimated in a broadcast on Disney-owned KSFO-FM, that the possibility of forcible rape was a reason why female high school students might find it exciting to feed homeless people in San Francisco.

On his September 21, 1999 broadcast, while voicing his contempt for San Francisco's homeless and the efforts to help them, Savage, a long time Bay Area radio personality, said that female students who come from a Marin County private school to feed and provide services to the homeless "can go in and get raped by them because they seem to like the excitement of it..." On the March 18, 2003, broadcast of The Savage Nation Michael Savage called (kidnapped child) Elizabeth Smart, "Snow White." Savage then went on to say that if he were writing a newspaper article about what had happened to Elizabeth Smart that the headline would be, "Snow White Gets Raped By Bum In White Robes." Michael Savage then said that if he were going to write a book about what happened to Elizabeth Smart that the title would be, "LIZZIE DOES UTAH."

And, there's oh, so much more about this jerk-off that absolutely guarantees his star will shine forever in the firmament of right-wing radio talk freaks. His audience loves him. If ordered to do so by Weiner, they would all commit suicide. Willingly. His connection to their inner self-contempt is that deep and abiding.

If you are so inclined -- and I don't know why you would be except to see how our sick society finds ways to reward slime like Weiner -- do a Google with the words Michael Savage + hate speech. Your computer screen will flood with poison. Oh, and don't forget what he said about children with autism. What a bastard.

Now, excuse me while I go grab a long, hot shower.

 

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Mike Malloy is a former writer and producer for CNN (1984-87) and CNN-International (2000). His professional experience includes newspaper columnist and editor, writer, rock concert producer and actor. He is the only radio talk show host in America (more...)
 
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I have already documented the disgusting crap you ... by Scott on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 8:44:52 PM
Where do you have it documented? I'd love to see ... by Sheila Samples on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 11:48:58 PM
There are insufficient words in the English langua... by Jeffrey Rock on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 11:25:32 PM
What I have always said. The radical left does not... by Scott on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 11:39:52 PM
But I disagree. The kind of speech Savage practic... by Jeffrey Rock on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 11:53:48 PM
...that Abe Foxman, Alan Dershowitz, and AIPAC are... by Sheila Samples on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 11:55:24 PM
should be arrested and sent to the camps for voici... by richard on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 12:11:10 PM
I guess you have said it best, even if you were ru... by Jeffrey Rock on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 1:18:29 PM
The radical left does not believe in freedom of sp... by Perry Logan on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 12:58:08 PM
Those Rolling Stones and Beatles people came from ... by Jennifer Hathaway on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 1:02:52 PM
Mr. Savage Weiner  does his venomous stuff be... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 2:53:11 PM
Just another self loathing GOP closeted gays ... by Ed Encho on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 5:48:49 PM
No. He spews lies, and he spews hate. Some of his ... by Scott on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 11:28:15 PM
We see yet another illustration of just how intole... by Scott on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 11:35:09 PM

 

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