Michael Savage Controversy Over Autism Comments
Conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage is under fire for comments he made calling autism a fake disease spread by children who "fake it."
During Michael Savage's syndicated show "Savage Nation" last week, he called children with autism "brats," "idiots" and "morons." Needless to say, parents and autism awareness groups throughout the country are up in arms. Lori McIlwain, a board member of the National Autism Association said "to have an uneducated opinion about autism is perfectly within one's right, but to earn a living by shock-value exploitation of children's suffering, while suggesting they should be called 'idiots,' is disgraceful."
Some people are asking that Michael Savage publicly apologize for and retract his comments. Others believe Michael Savage should be fired for his attack on autism. Here is one of his controversial comments: "You know what autism is? I'll tell you what autism is in 99 percent of the cases. It's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out. That's what autism is."
For more information about autism, please visit www.nationalautismassociation.org. For more information about Michael Savage, please visit www.michaelsavage.wnd.com.
Sources: http://www.myfoxnepa.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7027783&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.1.1, http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/33377.html
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