Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Michael Savage: Sharpton's a 'Bum,' Keep Imus

Calling Rev. Al Sharpton a "street bum,” megatalk show host Michael Savage said Sharpton is guilty of his own racism and shouldn't judge radio and TV host Don Imus.

In a statement given exclusively to, Savage asked if the so-called "reverend” was really serious in "calling the kettle black.”

"Which Sharpton is it calling for Imus's firing?” he asked. "The "reverend’ Sharpton [we cannot locate the church where he holds regular services, nor find out where he was ordained] or the talk-show host Sharpton calling for the firing of a competitor to his zero-rated radio ‘show’?”

"Does nobody in the media remember the Al Sharpton-Tawana Brawley hoax?" Savage asked. "Or the Crown Heights [New York] riots where rabbinical student Yankel Rosenblum was stabbed to death by a black mob? Or, the Freddie's Fashion Mart mob in Harlem that was told to 'boycott that Jew store' by activists, resulting in four innocent people being shot to death (all Hispanic workers) and the building set on fire."

"Why” asked Savage, "is the media asking this street bum, Sharpton about racism?"

Turning to Don Imus, Sharpton’s target, Savage said that Imus, "has no ratings, is a has been, and to me, is an ancient cracker whose veneer has worn off.”

Recalling that he himself had been fired by what he called "the MSNBC empty suits without any chance of redemption,” he said that the only reason Imus is being given a second chance "by the empty suit Phil Griffin [NBC corporate executive] is because he is a dyed-in-the-wool liberal.”

In spite of his expressed contempt for Imus, however, Savage said Imus should be kept on.

"Do I think he should be fired?” he said. "Absolutely not. Let the audience decide."

Savage added: "Last word, don't liberals believe in redemption? They oppose the death penalty, and tell us even murderers can be reformed. Yet, when it came to Michael Savage, they gave me the 'death penalty' by demanding MSNBC execute me from their geography - television.”

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