Savage called Media Matters "the homosexual mafia"

››› ››› MICHAEL MAIO

On the July 3 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Savage repeatedly referred to Media Matters for America as the "homosexual mafia" and falsely claimed that a July 3 Media Matters item accused him of "insult[ing] Muslims" because he criticized descriptions of neurosurgeon Mohammed Asha -- one of the suspects arrested in connection with the failed car bombings in England -- as a "brilliant neurologist." In fact, Media Matters simply spotlighted Savage's attack on women who wear burqas, which immediately followed his comments regarding references to Asha as a "brilliant neurologist." Savage said: "Why are they calling one of the Muslim doctors -- one of the terrorists -- a 'brilliant neurologist'? What has he done that makes him brilliant? Dr. Mohammad Asha came in on asylum. ... Oh sure, come in. Bring your entire brood with you. Bring your ... I'd like to use the word I'd use in a bar -- bring your wife with you in a burqa." Savage then said: "[W]hen I see a woman walking around with a burqa, I see a Nazi ... a hateful Nazi who would like to cut your throat and kill your children."

As Media Matters documented, on the July 2 broadcast of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation, Savage wondered aloud why Asha was being referred to as a "brilliant neurologist" and criticized the decision to grant Asha and his wife asylum in the United Kingdom. Savage then proceeded to compare women who wear burqas to Nazis. Media Matters included his preceding comments about Asha as part of its policy of publishing the full context of all remarks discussed in its items.

Savage revisited the topic on the July 3 edition of his show, saying, " 'Brilliant neurologist.' I love that line for the Muslim doctor. What made him brilliant? What did he do that was brilliant? I asked that and the homosexual mafia at Media Matters said, 'He insulted Muslims by saying "brilliant neurologist." ' " Savage added: "What, he was a Muslim who was a neurologist? That automatically made him a brilliant neurologist?"

Earlier in the program, Savage had said: "The radical left, the homosexual mafia, and the Islamists are all working together to undermine talk radio to begin with." He continued: "Now, you have to ask yourself, 'Why would the homosexual mafia, in the form of Media Matters, and the Islamists agree that conservative talk radio should be picked off and taken off the air?' " Savage further stated that Media Matters is "continuously try[ing] to catch me in saying something they don't agree with. And yet, what they don't understand is I'm actually trying to save them from destruction." Savage has previously referred to Media Matters as a "gay smear sheet" and 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 July 3 edition of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation:

SAVAGE: Now, I know many of you are on vacation time. I understand that as well. Most of the country is in this kind of dozy, lazy, sleepy business as usual. I don't blame you. I don't blame you for wanting to pretend America is what it was when your father was in this country. No, it's not your father's America. It is not your father's America at all. The radical Islamists are amongst us. They are in cahoots with the radical leftists. They are vigilant and they work 24/7. The radical left, the homosexual mafia, and the Islamists are all working together to undermine talk radio to begin with.

Now, you have to ask yourself, "Why would the homosexual mafia, in the form of Media Matters, and the Islamists agree that conservative talk radio should be picked off and taken off the air?" You have to answer that question yourself because a) you know that liberalism is a mental disorder. We know that what Islamists will do should they win anywhere. They'll kill homosexuals. They'll take away all of the freedoms of women. They'll impose Shariah law, which means no law whatsoever; it's gangsterism.

And yet here's homosexuals at Media Matters. You want to talk about the gay mafia, you don't have to look any further than Media Matters. That's what it is. That's why they continuously try to catch me in saying something they don't agree with. And yet, what they don't understand is I'm actually trying to save them from destruction. Since I can't save them from self-destruction, maybe I can save them from destruction by the Islamists. But I could care less about them. That's their problem. This must be something their mother drank. I don't know what it is.

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SAVAGE: "Brilliant neurologist." I love that line for the Muslim doctor. What made him brilliant? What did he do that was brilliant? I asked that and the homosexual mafia at Media Matters said, "He insulted Muslims by saying, 'brilliant neurologist.' " What did the guy do that made him a brilliant neurologist? What, he was a Muslim who was a neurologist? That automatically made him a brilliant neurologist? Did he discover something I don't know about? How could he have discovered something in neurology if he was busy plotting to maim people, the brilliant Muslim neurologist?

From the July 2 edition of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation:

SAVAGE: Why are they calling one of the Muslim doctors -- one of the terrorists -- a brilliant neurologist? What has he done that makes him brilliant? Dr. Mohammed Asha came in on asylum. "Oh please, can we come into England? We're oppressed in our home country." Oh sure, come in. Bring your entire brood with you. Bring your, bring your -- I'd like to use the word I'd use in a bar -- bring your wife with you in a burqa.

You know, when I see a woman walking around with a burqa, I see a Nazi. That's what I see -- how do you like that? -- a hateful Nazi who would like to cut your throat and kill your children. Don't give me this crap that they're doing it out of a sacred ritual or rite. It's not required by the Quran that a woman walk around in a seventh-century drape. She's doing it to spit in your face. She's saying, "You white moron, you, I'm going to kill you if I can." That's how I see it! What do you want me to do, mince words with you? I'm not going to mince words. We're too far gone in this country.

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