San Francisco City Officials Condem Radio Talk Show Host Michael Savage

Mick Gregory

Michael Savage will be the poster child for the “Fariness Doctrin.”

Bay Area illegal immigrant advocates say radio host Michael Savage should be fired for using hate speech when suggesting supporters of an illegal immigration reform bill who fasted in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza last week should continue their fast and starve to death.

During a July 5 broadcast of “The Savage Nation,” his nationally syndicated talk show, Savage said, “I would say let them fast till they starve to death … because then we won’t have a problem about giving them green cards because they’re illegal aliens.”

A dozen or so protesters denounced Savage and the on-air remarks outside San Jose City Hall on Thursday and said his comments should not be disregarded on the basis of constitutional free speech.

The group, which included San Jose State students who participated in the hunger strike and a variety of community activists, called on radio stations such as Clear Channel Radio’s KNEW 910 AM in San Francisco to apologize for airing vile language and hate speech and cheered in support of the immigrant students who fasted.

Calls to several members of Savage’s production team at Talk Radio Network and Clear Channel were not returned Thursday, and an assistant contacted in the afternoon said Savage would not be available for comment until after his show, which airs until 7 p.m.

The immigrant students fasted to show support for the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, which would make higher education or military service a part of the path to citizenship for young illegal immigrants. The DREAM Act was introduced in Congress in 2001 and most recently stalled in June as part of the Senate’s hotly debated immigration reform bill.
Mark Silverman, an attorney with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, said Savage’s comments were as offensive as those of controversial radio host Don Imus, who was fired from CBS after making racist remarks about the Rutgers women’s basketball team earlier this year.
“I think wishing the death of people is just beyond belief for someone who has access to 10 million listeners,” said Silverman, a longtime immigrant rights advocate.

San Francisco city council members are trying to force taxpayers to pay for immigrants’ green cards and citizenship – and to bolster their case for the new tax, they’ve introduced a resolution condemning national radio talk-show host Michael Savage for what they call his “defamatory language … against immigrants.”

Supervisor Chris Daly, reacting to the new and significantly higher federal fee structure for immigrants seeking citizenship, imposed last week by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, complained that the fee hikes raise concerns that immigrants “cannot obtain safe pathways to legal immigrant status and citizenship” and “further exacerbates pressures on families, increasing stress,” according to the San Francisco Examiner.

Under the new fee structure, the cost to apply for a green card is now $930, up $605 from the old fee. Citizenship applications went from $330 to $595. On Tuesday, Daly asked the city attorney to draw up legislation that would subsidize immigrants applying for citizenship, green cards and petitions for relatives and workers.

On the same day, apparently to further generate sympathy for immigrants and bolster Daly’s bailout effort, Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval introduced a resolution condemning popular radio talk-show host Michael Savage, a mainstay of the San Francisco airways for years. Since he was syndicated nationally by Talk Radio Network, Savage has become one of the nation’s most-listened-to radio talkers.

Sandoval’s resolution calls Savage’s comments “symbolic of hatred and racism,” according to the Examiner.

“I really for the life of me cannot understand why there is not more media outrage to what Michael Savage said,” Sandoval said in the Examiner report, which added that Sandoval plans to hold a press conference on the steps of City Hall Tuesday just before the entire Board of Supervisors votes on his resolution against Savage.

“The intolerant and racist comments of Michael Savage demand a strong condemnation,” Sandoval insisted.

However, almost all of the Examiner’s readers who posted comments on the newspaper’s website after the story sided with Savage.

Representative responses included these:

“Hey Sandoval, we are not outraged at Michael Savage because we agree with him … check the polls on immigration, lame-o.”

“If we had more Michael Savages and less milk toast leaders we wouldn’t be in this situation. They are taking over and bringing our country down to a 3rd world level. Thank God for the Michael Savages and the other true AMERICANS.”

“Screw Sandoval and the illegal alien criminals who continue to invade this country. It’s people like him who are causing the downfall of the west. Savage is 100% right on! My mom came here LEGALLY – FROM MEXICO … I have every right to be totally nuclear about these illegal aliens bringing their bankrupt culture from Southern Mexico.”

“The Mexican illegal immigrants think they don’t have to obey our laws and are taking advantage of our health care system and robbing our Medicare, emergency rooms at hospitals and then have the gall to mail there American dollars back to Mexico!!! I listen to your talk show every night Mr. Savage and can’t wait to listen to you tell it like it is …”

“God Bless M. Savage. Down with La Raza “The Race.”

“Making me learn your language (Spanish) to even get a job isn’t racist? C’mon, we the legal citizens are tired of the catering to the illegals. Come here legally and follow our laws, that is all we ask. Michael Savage is the voice of the true Americans, not the scum (politicians) who get bought off to cater to lawbreakers.”
“Savage is a true man of the people of this country. That is, the people of this country who live here legally. The rest can go to hell – or starve to death.”

Sources: Savage Nation, WorldNetDaily, SFGate.

10 thoughts on “San Francisco City Officials Condem Radio Talk Show Host Michael Savage

  1. My wife came in legally and it took over a year close to two. Why should we let these criminals cut the line.
    Their culture is one of cheating, lieing and stealing.
    Savage has 1000 % of my support. May the civil war begin.
    Go to hell Sandoval.Michael and Maulkin for the White House !!!!!!

  2. I never understood the hunger strike thing — seemed to be of the “listen to me or I’ll just hold my breath until I turn blue” mentality. If any of these students actually harmed themselves by this fast — the organizers of the protest could have and would have been legally held accountable.

    Speaking of Hate Speach…
    Perhaps these San Jose State students should concentrate their efforts in removing this racist organization from their campus.

    El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán
    In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal “gringo” invasion of our territories, we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the northern land of Aztlán from whence came our forefathers, reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny.

    We are free and sovereign to determine those tasks which are justly called for by our house, our land, the sweat of our brows, and by our hearts. Aztlán belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gather the crops and not to the foreign Europeans. We do not recognize capricious frontiers on the bronze continent

    Brotherhood unites us, and love for our brothers makes us a people whose time has come and who struggles against the foreigner “gabacho” who exploits our riches and destroys our culture. With our heart in our hands and our hands in the soil, we declare the independence of our mestizo nation. We are a bronze people with a bronze culture. Before the world, before all of North America, before all our brothers in the bronze continent, we are a nation, we are a union of free pueblos, we are Aztlán.

    For La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada.


    WHY is this racist organization on our college and high-school campuses???

    Excellent questions, DWW. If they were white racist “clubs” they would not only be closed down, but the students would be expelled.

  3. “we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the northern land of Aztlán from whence came our forefathers, reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny.”

    What’s funny about this is the NATIVE AMERICANS lay claim to this land long before Mexico; and it was the Spanish, not the Mexicans that settled in the southwest.

    Mick’s right, these people are able to get away with this “hate speech” because they are minorities. What gets me is that many of these student groups get federal funding. Your tax dollars hard at work.

    That makes my stomach turn. While I have to work a second job to make sure my 4.6 GPA daughter gets into a good university next year. The racists are getting free rides.

  4. Sandoval calls Savage’s comments “symbolic of hatred and racism.” Ironically, Sandoval is the one who is filled with hatred demonstrated by his mob tactics. All U.S. government office holders should first and foremost defend our rights to free speech and open debate.

    Talk about a racist, Sandoval is deeply involved with La Raza. Nothing is more racist than La Raza! I think Sandoval is the one who needs to be removed for his abuse of power and slander. Shame on you Gerardo!

    La Raza = The Race
    La Raza is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democrat party. Imagine, a group of illegal immigrants coming into our country, immediately receiving free health care, SSI benefits, and their teenagers get admissions over American born students and join the affirmative action quota system.

  5. Typical whinny American bull-Shit. This is the height of hypocrisy. The Europeans who came to this country did anything but “play by the rules”. They saw what they wanted and took it. They exploited the weakness of others and employed cunning strategy obtain the things that they desired ,namely, a better life for themselves and their children. The people who come to this country illegally and then use the establish system to gain a foot-hold are no different. I applauded them.

  6. How many illegal immigrants or, any immigrants for that matter, into university free?

    Meanwhile, the middleclass has to pay full price and their children have to be in the top 10 percent of their graduating class to get in.

  7. EZEKIEL 33:
    3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;
    4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
    5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
    6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.
    7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
    8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
    9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

  8. Hugo Chavez, a socialist and fierce U.S. critic, warned that relations with Washington D.C. could worsen if Republican candidate John McCain wins this year’s presidential election. So, there you have it. Chavez, a proud Marxist is for Hillary and Obama.

  9. Interesting Bible prophecy discussion Savage and Hagee had together. If Hagee loves Jews as much as he says he does, why does he want to be raptured off the earth before the predicted time of “Jacob’s trouble” instead of wanting to remain in order to love and befriend and help Jews then? The 179-year-old pretribulation rapture view is basically anti-Jewish (Google “Roots of Warlike Christian Zionism) and full of dishonesty (Google “Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty” and “Pretrib Rapture Diehards”). Just my two cents. Dana

  10. Pls i need you to link me with friends who believe May21,2011,and Oct21,2011. Am from Ijebu Ode,Ogun state,Nigeria. And this is my phone number +234 8079202825. Spiritual life is lonely with me here. I will be so greatful. Am sorry that i cann’t comment on the above discussion. It is bcos am not qualified.

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