Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Savage's colleagues react in horror

'Thank God we broke away from that cowardly country'

Michael Savage's talk-radio colleagues and competitors reacted in horror today to news that the No. 3 host in the U.S. was banned from entering the United Kingdom
"As a host who witnessed first hand the hate speech not only tolerated but encouraged by the U.K., I am appalled and amused at the suggestion that Michael Savage is banned from the U.K. for his speech," said
Rusty Humphries of Talk Radio Network. "Thank God we broke away from that cowardly country."

Lars Larson, a Pacific Northwest talker with national distribution, sees the action by the U.K. as a warning to all who exercise their First Amendment rights in the U.S.

"I often disagree with the WAY that Michael Savage says things," said Larson. "I think he's often rude and crude unnecessarily. But isn't that precisely the point?