Today, the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) called upon Talk Radio Network, the company which syndicates host Michael Savage to drop Mr. Savage from syndication. NJDC’s call for Savage’s removal follows comments yesterday which defamed late Rep. Tom Lantos on the day he passed away.
Discussing the recent death of Rep. Tom Lantos, Michael Savage stated, ‘You’re not supposed to talk badly about the dead. I generally wouldn’t do it. But in the case of Tom Lantos, I’ll make an exception. I think he was one of the most — he was a scoundrel. And I’ll tell you why I detested Tom Lantos. The man survived the Holocaust of World War II and used it as a weapon the rest of his life.'” [SOURCE: Media Matters for America].
“Michael Savage has a pattern of saying awful, hurtful things. These latest comments about the late Rep. Lantos are disgusting. Enough is a enough. It is time for Mr. Savage to be accountable for his actions,” said NJDC Executive Director Ira N. Forman.
“Of course Mr. Savage has freedom of speech,” continued Forman. “But so do those of us who find his comments disgusting. And it’s time for all of us who find Mr. Savage’s behavior unacceptable to call upon his employers to replace him with someone who will use their freedom of speech more responsibly.”