Savage repeated false attack on Rep. Frank, smeared Biden's son

››› ››› GREG LEWIS

Michael Savage again falsely claimed that Rep. Barney Frank "ran a house of ill-repute for male prostitutes out of his apartment in Washington." In fact, the House ethics committee determined in 1990 that Frank "did not have either prior or concomitant knowledge of prostitution activities involving third parties alleged to have taken place in his apartment." Also, after noting that Beau Biden, son of Sen. Joe Biden, would be serving in Iraq as a prosecutor in the National Guard, Savage said, "[T]hey're going to see if they can burn any of the military men over there, and they'll use Biden's son to see if they can put them in jail. ... What would you expect from a Democrat going to Iraq?"

During the October 3 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio talk show, Michael Savage again falsely claimed that Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) "ran a house of ill-repute for male prostitutes out of his apartment in Washington." As Media Matters for America has noted many times, the House ethics committee -- which, at Frank's request, investigated the allegations made by Stephen Gobie that Gobie ran a prostitution ring out of Frank's house with Frank's knowledge -- determined in 1990 that Frank "did not have either prior or concomitant knowledge of prostitution activities involving third parties alleged to have taken place in his apartment." Moreover, the committee did not conclusively determine whether Gobie was even using Frank's apartment for "prostitution activities," noting in its report that purported evidence offered by Gobie that he had been engaging in prostitution from Frank's apartment collapsed under scrutiny.

Savage also said of Frank: "[N]ow he's talking about Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur for the Jewish people. It makes my flesh crawl when a lowlife degenerate vermin like him brings up the Jewish people. I'll tell you the truth, I squirm, I cringe, when I hear a degenerate like Barney Frank reverting to this." Savage continued: "Of all people to wrap himself in religion, of all the people to have done it, this lowlife communist rat is the wrong one to do it. You want to know where anti-Semitism comes from? It comes from men like Representatives Barney Frank and Rahm Emanuel [D-IL], in my opinion." Both Frank and Emanuel are Jewish.

Later in the broadcast, Savage stated that Beau Biden, attorney general of Delaware and son of Sen. Joe Biden, is "going to be a trial lawyer in Iraq. The very same kind of wonderful trial lawyers who were skewering the Marines left and right in the, in Iraq, that's the kind of trial lawyer that they're sending over." Savage then read a CNN.com article, saying, "Beau Biden -- a captain in the National Guard and Delaware's attorney general -- will be a trial lawyer [sic: counselor] in the 261st Signal Brigade." The CNN article also reported that Delaware National Guard Lt. Col. Len Grattieri "couldn't say where Beau Biden will be based, but his role will be that of a prosecutor enforcing the Uniform Code of Military Justice." Savage went on to say: "[T]hey're going to see if they can burn any of the military men over there, and they'll use Biden's son to see if they can put them in jail. Wonderful. Terrific. What would you expect from a Democrat going to Iraq?"

From the October 3 broadcast of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation:

SAVAGE: You know who's on the board of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Oh, some of your most distinguished Americans. Do you know that even a former FBI director who's been suspiciously, noticeably, suspiciously absent from the public for several years now? Oh yeah, he had a nice job waiting for him at Fannie and Freddie, that's the way it works. Sure.

And Barney's an upstanding man. He ran a house of ill repute for male prostitutes out of his apartment in Washington. But now he's talking about Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur for the Jewish people. It makes my flesh crawl when a lowlife degenerate vermin like him brings up the Jewish people. I'll tell you the truth: I squirm, I cringe when I hear a degenerate like Barney Frank reverting to this. Of all people to wrap himself in religion, of all the people to have done it, this lowlife communist rat is the wrong one to do it. You want to know where anti-Semitism comes from? It comes from men like Representatives Barney Frank and Rahm Emanuel, in my opinion.

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SAVAGE: Now, we can talk about last night's debate -- boring, been done. But there is something I want to mention. Biden is such a 24 -- a 14-karat phony. When he talks about the fact that both of them have sons going off to Iraq, he should have added that his son is going to be a trial lawyer in Iraq. Now that's, that's really a dangerous tour of duty. The very same kind of wonderful trial lawyers who were skewering the Marines left and right in the -- in Iraq. That's the kind of trial lawyer that they're sending over. You hear this? [Reading] "Beau Biden -- a captain in the National Guard and Delaware's attorney general -- will be a trial lawyer [sic] in the 261st Signal Brigade." So in other words, they're going to see if they can burn any of the military men over there, and they'll use Biden's son to see if they can put them in jail. Wonderful. Terrific. What would you expect from a Democrat going to Iraq?

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