Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Autism Controversy

Far right radio talk show host, Michael Savage, lived up to his pseudonym last Wednesday when he dismissed autism as a phony disease when he said, "In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out..."What do you mean they scream and they're silent? They don't have a father around to tell them, `Don't act like a moron. You'll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don't sit there crying and screaming, you idiot.'"

I'm wondering what medical school this obnoxious cretin went to to be able to pull such a harsh, absolute statement straight out of his ass? The man has a PhD, but that's not the same thing as being an MD.

You know the guy has to be a real wingnut when another right wing talk show host, Neal Boortz, htakes the time to criticize him on the air (unrelated to the autism issue). Last week, Boortz said something to the effect that he could understand why Savage would not want to use his real last name (Weiner) on the air, but one had to question the mentality of someone who would pick "Savage" as a pseudonym. Boortz went on to wonder what people in other countries must think of our country when they hear Savage refer to it as "Savage Nation".



Dee Jay said...

I'd like to see this guy look some of the parents of autistic kids in the eye and make that kind of claim. What an ass!

Melinda said...

well I had no idea he had said such things but I have heard many make similar statements in the past and trust me.....since I have an autistic child I have heard a lot.

Usually it is out of PURE ignorance. I would say for him to learn quickly he should be put right in the middle of an autistic child's life or a few autistic children. However....I am sure that would be considered "abuse" on behalf of the children and Mr. Savage I am sure would not be able to cut it or handle it. The first time he screamed or yelled at those kids and they flipped out because of the screaming and yelling and he got the complete opposite reaction from what he was trying to get....he would learn pretty quickly that his "thoughts" for lack of better wording....would be just that. Thoughts....MINDLESS ones to boot!