Thursday, July 19, 2007

Michael Savage: Deport Protesters

A group of illegal immigrants who demanded he be taken off the air because they didn’t like Michael Savage's comments about their hunger strike in favor of immigration rights drew a scornful response from the talk show host.

Commenting on a hunger strike by supporters of 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, Savage lived up to his name by suggesting that it might be a good idea if they kept fasting until they inevitably died of starvation.

During a broadcast of his nationally syndicated show "Savage Nation” on July 5, Savage told his millions of listeners: "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."

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, more than 30 protesters publicly denounced Savage and his remarks outside San Jose City Hall. They said his comments, which they labeled both vile language and "hate speech” should not be excused on the grounds of freedom of speech.

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

Entire article here.

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