Savage called Media Matters "a gay smear sheet," CEO David Brock "a psychopath"

››› ››› MATTHEW BIEDLINGMAIER

On the April 11 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Savage referred to Media Matters for America as "a gay smear sheet" and called Media Matters President and CEO David Brock "a psychopath in my opinion, who hates me." Savage read from an April 14, 2006, Media Matters item, which noted that Savage called the woman who alleged she was raped by Duke University lacrosse team members a "Durham dirtbag" and a "dirty, verminous black stripper," and that he also said, "This is the radical, feminist, lesbian agenda being acted out on our campuses in a witch-hunt manner against these white boys, very much like the socialist communist agenda being acted out on the American stage by the extras called the illegal aliens." After reading his previous comments, Savage stated: "That's me. I am proud to tell you I agree with every word that I said a year ago." Savage claimed that Media Matters "ought to apologize to me" -- presumably because of the April 11 decision to drop the sexual assault charges in the Duke case.

As Media Matters for America has documented, Savage has repeatedly claimed that Media Matters has an "obsession" with him and has referred to Media Matters as "a group of swine." As Media Matters has also noted, on the February 27 broadcast of his show, Savage called Media Matters "a gay website that attacks me every day."

The Savage Nation reaches more than 8 million listeners each week, according to Talkers Magazine, making it the third-most-listened-to talk radio show in the nation, behind only The Rush Limbaugh Show and The Sean Hannity Show.

From the April 11 edition of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation:

SAVAGE: There is a gay smear sheet out there called Media Matters. It's run by a psychopath in my opinion, who hates me. Hates me. And here's what they said on April 14, 2006, trying to crucify me. The madmen at this gay smear sheet said:

Savage called alleged Duke rape victim a "dirty, verminous black stripper"

Summary: Michael Savage referred to the woman who alleged she was raped at a party attended by members of the Duke University lacrosse team as a "Durham dirt-bag" and "dirty, verminous black stripper" because, according to Savage, she "lied when she said she was raped at a party." Savage added that "[t]his is the radical, feminist, lesbian agenda being acted out on our campuses in a witch-hunt manner against these white boys, very much like the socialist communist agenda being acted out on the American stage by the extras called the illegal aliens," whom he also referred to as "brown supremacists."

That's me. I am proud to tell you I agree with every word that I said a year ago. They ought to apologize to me. But as you well know, the left has no conscience.

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