Michael Savage: Partisan Loudmouth or Dangerous Hatemonger?

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    I've never heard of him, to be honest.

    But a lot of people in Britain and a growing number in the US seem to be surprised, upset or even angry that he has been included on a list of 16 people that have been banned from Britain.

    Jacqui Smith, the British Home Secretary, released the list a couple of days ago, and I happened to see something about it on O'Reilly last night.

    BBC NEWS | UK | Who is on UK 'least wanted' list?

    FT.com / UK / Politics & policy - Smith faces ‘shock jock’ anger

    The list seems a very strange, almost arbitrary collection of individuals. Strangest of all perhaps is the inclusion of a radio show host next to terrorists and murderers.

    Also included on the list are former KKK Grand Wizard Donald Black and Baptist Pastor Fred Waldron.

    This is all in the name of 'Hate Speech'. Is Britain right to ban visitors from all sides if the political spectrum for what is termed unacceptable behaviour (Brit spelling before a wise ass corrects me)? Is pre-emptive banning before they have done anything wrong in Britain stupid? Is Jacqui Smith's head disappearing up her own arse?

    This has been decried by several people not as banning people who are a genuine threat but as Liberals banning people whose views they don't agree with, which seems like an oxymoron (banning people because of their views is not a very liberal way to behave).

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    Interestingly, Lou Dobbs appears at first to agree with it but then reverses his position. This may be due to the editing in the tape.

    What are the views of self described liberals on this matter? The views of the right I think I can guess.

    Enquiring minds don't give a crap but I'd be interested to know.
     
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    The irony is that most of those banned seek to exclude others from their society. And Britain denounces that by... excluding them.
     
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    I wouldn't consider the UK to be that liberal. In some ways, yes, in others, no: they have cameras recording public places 24 hours a day for security. That's a little too 1984 for me. Anyway, I can understand why they would ban Michael Savage, but I think its stupid. If he doesn't do it here, he isn't going to foment violence in Britain.
     
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    Savage IMO is a classic demogouge and he regularly warns about the Muslim threat as well as the rest of his paranoid view of the world.

    I disagree with the concept of banning someone for their beliefs, however inane, if they are not inciting violence or harm against others. Maybe Savage is doing that, but I haven't heard him go quite that far.
     
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    I think Savage should be banned because of his obnoxious New York accent.

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    I listen to him sometimes on the ride home from work. He is a rude, crude, yet very entertaining, asshole! However Britian grouping him along with these others is just wrong. You all know what this about. Its because Savage is a Jewish commentator that preaches about the dangers of Islmofacism and racial Islam. The Brits who are deathly afraid of their every growing and highly disenchanted Muslim minority. In an effort to APPEASE them (sound familiar Chamberian?) they ban a outspoken Jew on Islmofacism!

    Note: Savage has spoken and differentiated peaceful Muslims from Islmofacist before.
     
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    He seems like just another Hannity to me and they both are a couple of Rush wannabes.

    So, partisan loudmouth..
     
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    That is because you never listened to him! He is very different than both. One of the most obnoxious people out there and he treats his callers like shit! But he was brutal on Bush, much different than Hannity or Rush. I also think Savage has the 2nd highest ratings on the radio, right behind Rush!
     
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    So he's kind of like a cross between Rush and Howard Stern?
     
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    That is ironic isn't it? :lol:
     

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