Outcry on Savage’s Savage Comment About Autism
Posted on Jul 23, 2008
Shock jock Michael Savage clearly has an overblown sense of the extent of his “expertise” on a wide range of topics, but he overstepped his bounds by attempting armchair psychology about a sensitive subject last week—autism—and drew fire from angry parents and supporters.
The New York Daily News:
On July 16, Savage infuriated parents by declaring, “I’ll tell you what autism is. In 99% of the cases, it’s a brat who hasn’t been told to cut the act out.”
On his show Tuesday night, Savage continued to argue that very few children suffer from “real autism” and that most kids diagnosed with autism are misdiagnosed troublemakers or faking.