Savage: "The government stole my manhood from me, or tried to, to give the job to an unqualified minority or an unqualified woman"

››› ››› HANNAH DREIER

During the October 7 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Savage said: "When things failed in my life, I picked myself up by my bootstraps. The government stole my manhood from me, or tried to, to give the job to an unqualified minority or an unqualified woman. They almost ripped my heart out, but instead of rolling over and dying, I came back, and here I am."

As Media Matters for America noted, Savage previously said, "I went through a sort of depression in my own life as a result of liberal social activism. They imposed affirmative action on me and stole my very birthright simply because I was white." Savage also previously called "civil rights" a "con" and asserted: "It's a racket that is used to exploit primarily heterosexual, Christian, white males' birthright and steal from them what is their birthright and give it to people who didn't qualify for it."

Talk Radio Network, which syndicates Savage's show, claims that Savage is heard on more than 350 radio stations. The Savage Nation reaches at least 8.25 million listeners each week, according to Talkers Magazine, making it one of the most listened-to talk radio shows in the nation.

From the October 7 broadcast of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation:

SAVAGE: I'm gonna talk about personal responsibility in my generation and my father's generation -- how it was drummed into me, personal responsibility, and how these yuppie scum -- these yuppie slime have no personal responsibility, with the yuppie slime in the government having no responsibly. Yes, I have personal responsibility. When things failed in my life, I picked myself up by my bootstraps. The government stole my manhood from me, or tried to, to give the job to an unqualified minority or an unqualified woman. They almost ripped my heart out, but instead of rolling over and dying, I came back, and here I am.

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Talk Radio Network
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Michael Savage
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