Savage: "[L]oving, kind lesbian" is "the type that stuffed ovens in Hitler's concentration camps"

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On the November 8 edition of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation, a caller told host Michael Savage that while waiting at a stoplight in Midtown Manhattan, "I'm listening to you with the window open. This mean-faced, clipped-hair, liberal type -- you know, the type you always talk about. ... She comes up to my window and she goes, 'You're listening to hate speech. Why are you listening to that?' " Savage replied to the caller's anecdote by saying, "Well, what does that tell you about the loving, kind lesbian who just assaulted you in your car?" He continued: "She's a -- the type that stuffed ovens in [Adolf] Hitler's concentration camps. Whenever I hear anyone preaching to me about how compassionate they are, I reach for my Glock. That's all I can tell you. They can all drop dead."

Savage later said: "They're the ones that Hitler used to stuff ovens with human beings in the concentration camps, only now they pose as compassionate, wonderful human beings. They don't fool me for one minute."

As Media Matters for America has documented, Savage has repeatedly referred to the Nazis when discussing Democrats, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), women who wear burqas, and the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. As Media Matters also documented, on the February 26 broadcast of his show, after playing an audio clip of the beginning of singer Melissa Etheridge's acceptance speech at the Academy Awards in which she thanked her wife and four children, Savage said: "I don't like a woman married to a woman. It makes me want to puke. ... I want to vomit when I hear it. I think it's child abuse." As Media Matters noted, Savage was reportedly dropped by Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency (CAA) following those remarks two days after it announced it had signed him as a client. Savage has also previously referred to "lesbian fascism," the "homosexual mafia," and the "radical homosexual agenda."

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

From the November 8 edition of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation:

CALLER: I just want to tell you a really funny story. I'm driving in Manhattan, in Midtown, and obviously, you know, I'm at the front of the light, there's people crossing in front of me, behind me, just now, maybe like 20 minutes ago.

SAVAGE: Right.

CALLER: I'm listening to you with the window open. This mean-faced, clipped-hair, liberal type -- you know, the type you always talk about.

SAVAGE: Yeah. Yeah.

CALLER: She comes up by my window and she goes, "You're listening to hate speech. Why are you listening to that?" And I go, "Wow, you sound pretty angry." And she goes, "You're listening to hate speech. Look at you, listening to a hatemonger." And then, like, there was other traffic coming, she ended up walking away, and I rolled down the window and I go, "You're a loser." And she just walked away and gave me this smug look. But it was pretty --

SAVAGE: Well, what does that tell you about the loving, kind lesbian who just assaulted you in your car? She's a -- the type that stuffed ovens in Hitler's concentration camps. Whenever I hear anyone preaching to me about how compassionate they are, I reach for my Glock. That's all I can tell you. They can all drop dead. They're not coming to get me; I'm coming to get them.

I'm not going to let them steamroll me into being who I -- who they want me to be. They can all go stuff a banana into their pipe. I'm sick of them trying to tell me what to think and what to do. They're the hatemongers. They're the Nazis -- the cryptofascists walking around. You gotta stop them where they are and say, "Hey lady, get out of my face, it's a free country."

Give her a Bronx cheer, Brad. Tell her she has no right getting in your face and if she doesn't get away from there, you call the police that she's assaulting you. You know, you have civil rights, too, that -- that's all.

See, I got mad now. I shouldn't have gotten mad. I mean, I know who they are. They're the ones that Hitler used to stuff ovens with human beings in the concentration camps, only now they pose as compassionate, wonderful human beings. They don't fool me for one minute. Just look at old Daguerreotypes -- excuse me -- old black and white photos of the period.

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