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More Idiocy From Hate Radio's Biggest Closet Case: Michael Savage

Via Media Matters:
Responding to a caller who said, "I had to explain to my young son why these two men were holding hands the other day," radio host Michael Savage stated, during the June 16 broadcast of The Savage Nation, "You've got to explain to the children ... why God told people this was wrong." He went on to say, "You have to explain this to them in this time of mental rape that's going on. The children's minds are being raped by the homosexual mafia, that's my position. They're raping our children's minds."

During a discussion about gay marriage with a previous caller, Savage said: "It's not a joke when you pervert an institution like marriage, which is in trouble enough. It's not a joke." He added, "Our children are being destroyed by this." He went on to say of gay marriage, "It's a very important story. The children don't know what to make of it. Children nine, 10 are saying, 'I'm gay.' They don't know what it even means." He added: "It's a giant propaganda machine trying to pervert children."
Savage (real name Michael Weiner) has a national daily audience reported at over 8 million. Late last year Savage made comments about Muslims that led to a moderately successful advertiser boycott of his show. In 2003, Savage was fired from MSNBC after he called a listener a "sodomite" and told him that he should "get AIDS and die."

Back in the early 70's, Savage lived in San Francisco where he befriended famed gay poet Allen Ginsberg. Letters and postcards exchanged between Ginsberg and Savage are maintained in the late poet's papers at Stanford University. Via Wikipedia: "One postcard mentions his desire to photograph Ginsberg in a provocative way, though Savage states that this correspondence is actually a forgery created by gay detractors." In 2006, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann said on air, "For God's sake, Mike. Will you just cut to the chase and come OUT of the closet?"

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