Accusing CNN host Wolf Blitzer of being anti-Semitic and anti-Jewish in his coverage of the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, Michael Savage declared that Blitzer is "the type who would have let children into the gas chamber in order to stay alive an extra day."
Laura Ingraham replayed audio clips of her appearance on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, during which Bill O'Reilly attacked Media Matters for America and the Democracy Alliance, an organization of donors formed to support progressive groups, as a "left-wing Mafia" dedicated to "nefarious purposes." Ingraham referred to the Democracy Alliance and progressive financier George Soros as "a bunch of old cranks" with "warmed-over old socialist ideas." Ingraham also asked: "But why is Bill O'Reilly afraid of George Soros?"
On his nationally syndicated radio program, Michael Savage responded to the recent escalation of violence in the Middle East by declaring that Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah is a "good friend of the liberal left wing, the Michael Moore wing, the [Sen.] Barbara Boxer wing, the [Sen.] Ted Kennedy wing, the anti-American wing of the Democrat Party."
Michael Savage declared that "[l]iberalism is, in essence, the HIV virus" because it "weakens the defense cells of a nation," such as the police, the military, and the church.
On his radio program, Michael Savage called liberal financier George Soros a "punk, lying, coward, Satanist, backstabbing freak," adding, "It's people like you who brought about the Holocaust, Soros. I stand by those words."
On his nationally syndicated radio program, Michael Savage reacted to a San Francisco Chronicle article bearing the headline "How Aide's Betrayal Doomed al-Zarqawi" by saying the article is evidence that recently slain Al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is "sort of a Jesus figure now to the liberals." Savage continued, saying that liberals "could turn him [Zarqawi] into a hero" even though Zarqawi "was an altogether piece of human offal, you know. He was like a [Rep. John P.] Murtha -- he was like a human Murtha."
On his radio program, Michael Savage labeled as "vermin" and "scum" Iraqi civilians who have accused U.S. Marines of slaughtering innocent civilians in Haditha, Iraq, and claimed that the Marines being held in connection with the alleged Haditha massacre are "POWs [prisoners of war] ... being held in America by their own government." Furthermore, Savage attacked Time magazine reporter Tim McGirk, CNN host Wolf Blitzer, and Rep. Jack Murtha (D-PA), who have commented on the alleged massacre, saying that they belong in "shackles."
On his radio program, Michael Savage read from a New York Times article about the arrest of 17 Canadian residents on charges that they were planning a terrorist attack, noting that one of the suspects is a "well-known and fiery figure ... in the Toronto area's South Asian community" and the imam of a mosque. Savage then declared: "Whenever you see the word 'South Asian,' substitute the word for 'terrorist,' or reference to 'terrorist.' " Savage then reclassified the word "imam," stating, "that's another code word for trouble-making bum who should have been thrown out of the country."
Despite the clear risks undertaken by journalists covering the Iraq war, some conservatives in the media have repeatedly questioned the courage of journalists in Iraq, alleging that journalists covering the war fail to report "good news" because they are afraid to leave the heavily fortified Baghdad "Green Zone" to speak with Iraqis and coalition troops elsewhere in the country. Additionally, some conservatives have claimed that journalists' coverage of the Iraq war is distorted by their alleged hostility to President Bush and the war.
On his radio show, Michael Savage declared that former President Jimmy Carter is a "Jew-hater" and a "war criminal" who "is like Hitler" because of his criticism of Israeli policies in the West Bank. Savage also called Carter a "communist, anti-American, anti-Semitic bastard."
Nationally syndicated radio host Michael Savage unleashed a series of attacks on Hispanics, homosexuals, and Jews.
In a discussion with a caller he later described as an "ordinary Muslim," Michael Savage declared that, based on the caller's views about the war in Iraq and fading phone signal, he must have been using a cell phone "made over there in a bomb factory in the Gaza strip."