Savage on "gay, fascist website" Media Matters, a "bunch of punk coward psychotics"

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While discussing Bill O'Reilly's controversial comments about his visit to Sylvia's restaurant in Harlem, Michael Savage once again called Media Matters for America a "gay, fascist website." He added, "[T]hey attack me, O'Reilly, or whoever they can get their hands on that's a conservative because they think that we're anti-gay. They're psychotic. They're off their medication most of the time."

On the September 26 edition of his syndicated radio show, Savage Nation, Michael Savage once again called Media Matters for America a "gay, fascist website." He made the accusations while discussing Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's controversial comments on the September 19 edition of Westwood One's The Radio Factor about his visit to Sylvia's restaurant in Harlem. Savage was talking with a caller about O'Reilly's comments when he said, "They [Media Matters] are simply a gay, fascist website without any guts whatsoever." He added, "[T]hey attack me, O'Reilly, or whoever they can get their hands on that's a conservative because they think that we're anti-gay. They're psychotic. They're off their medication most of the time."

Later in the show, Savage urged African-American listeners to call into his show to voice their opinion on the O'Reilly issue. He followed this request by telling his listeners that the controversy would soon subside, saying, "It's gonna go away, you know, this is a gay, fascist website that's never had so much fun in their life. They're a bunch of punk coward psychotics, so -- I'm not on their side, don't get me wrong. They're vermin. They're utter vermin."

As Media Matters previously documented, on the September 18 edition of his radio show, Savage responded to a Media Matters item that noted his website used the following headline in linking to an article: "BULL-DYKE FASCIST TASERS STUDENT WHO ASKS KERRY TOO MANY QUESTIONS." Savage asserted that "a fascist, gay website named Media Matters has attacked me for pointing out that it was a so-called feminist type who tasered the student who asked [Sen. John] Kerry too many questions." In fact, Savage has attacked Media Matters on several occasions calling the organization a "hate group," a "group of gay Mafiaso," "the homosexual Mafia," and "a gay smear sheet."

In attacking Media Matters, Savage appears to have abandoned his commitment "not to even read" Media Matters' "name anymore."

Of O'Reilly's comments, Savage said: "But let's be fair to the issue here. To go to a black restaurant and say, 'Wow, they ate just like we -- they behave just like we do'? Good God, that's awful."

From the September 26 edition of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation:

CALLER: Yeah, I just wanted to give you a call. I watched O'Reilly last night, and that interview, those comments that Media Matters referred to, was an interview that he had done with Juan Williams from NPR [National Public Radio]. And Juan Williams was on there last night, and basically that whole conversation that O'Reilly had, and those statements, were totally taken out of context.

SAVAGE: Well, I know. Media Matters is a gay, fascist website. It's well-known to be a gay, fascist website. They rip me on a daily basis. I know who they are. I know who they are. They are simply a gay, fascist website without any guts whatsoever. Instead of attacking [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad or the Islamofascists, they attack me, O'Reilly, or whoever they can get their hands on that's a conservative because they think that we're anti-gay. They're psychotic. They're off their medication most of the time.

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SAVAGE: I want to hear what black people think. What's the difference what white people think? We can't have the same sensibility on an issue like this. It's gonna go away, you know, this is a gay, fascist website that's never had so much fun in their life. They're a bunch of punk coward psychotics, so -- I'm not on their side, don't get me wrong. They're vermin. They're utter vermin. WOR New York, Stephen, you're on The Savage Nation.

[...]

CALLER: Hey Michael, I don't think that Bill O'Reilly seems to have learned anything from Black History Month. We have it every year, ad infinitum. And this guy goes and makes such a bummer? What does he --

SAVAGE: Well during Black History Month, do you show blacks eating with knives and forks? Maybe he didn't see that part of the Black History Month presentation.

CALLER: Ya think?

SAVAGE: I mean this is -- Catherine, come on, what do you really think about this? I mean, now, look, let's start with the reality of it. The group that is doing this to him is a gay, fascist group: Media Matters. They're insane. And they are very, very evil. There's no question about it. But let's be fair to the issue here. To go to a black restaurant and say, "Wow, they ate just like we -- they behave just like we do?" Good God, that's awful. I don't know. I don't know, people. We can talk about bears if you want. That's not -- we can't get in trouble for talking about killing bears in New Jersey. Can we? Stick to that one.

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