Accusing CNN host Wolf Blitzer of being anti-Semitic and anti-Jewish in his coverage of the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, Michael Savage declared that Blitzer is "the type who would have let children into the gas chamber in order to stay alive an extra day."
On the July 24 edition of his nationally syndicated radio program, Michael Savage declared that CNN host Wolf Blitzer is "the type who would have let children into the gas chamber in order to stay alive an extra day." Savage accused Blitzer of being "anti-Semitic ... anti-Jewish, and pro-Arab" because he "doesn't want to appear too Jewish ... and too pro-Jewish." Savage also claimed Blitzer is "Israeli originally." Blitzer was born in Buffalo, New York, according to a September 7, 2005, article in The Hill. According to Blitzer's bio on CNN.com: "He began his career in 1972 with the Reuters News Agency in Tel Aviv. Shortly thereafter, he became a Washington, D.C., correspondent for The Jerusalem Post."
As Media Matters for America has noted, Savage previously stated that "it's people like" philanthropist George Soros "who brought about the Holocaust," and labeled former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright a "brisket maker."
From the July 24 edition of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation:
SAVAGE: Ohio, Josh, you're up on The Savage Nation. Go ahead, please.
CALLER: Michael, how does CNN get off making these Hezbollah, malicious -- I can't figure this out, they -- they they're making them seem like they're treating the Lebanese people right, just like any other warlord, from Colombians when that started. They're just like any other --
SAVAGE: Well Josh, we keep hearing from Wolf Blitzer, the greatest quisling in the media's history. You know, Wolf Blitzer's Israeli originally. Did you know that, Josh?
CALLER: Hey, any nationality doesn't bother me. I love --
SAVAGE: No, no, let me explain why Wolf Blitzer is so anti-Semitic. He doesn't want to appear too Jewish. And in order to make sure he doesn't look too Jewish, and too pro-Jewish, he becomes anti-Jewish, and pro-Arab. That's number one. That's Wolf Blitzer's entire zeitgeist. So he's the worst of the bunch. He's the type who would have let children into the gas chamber in order to stay alive an extra day, in my estimation. The little, bearded Wolfy boy.