Autism Talk By Michael Savage

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Not nice of Michael Savage to express himself about autism in such a way as autism is a huge problem for many families.

"Now, you want me to tell you my opinion on autism, since I'm not talking about autism? A fraud, a racket. For a long while, we were hearing that every minority child had asthma. Why did they sudden -- why was there an asthma epidemic amongst minority children? Because I'll tell you why: The children got extra welfare if they were disabled, and they got extra help in school. It was a money racket. Everyone went in and was told [fake cough], "When the nurse looks at you, you go [fake cough], 'I don't know, the dust got me.' " See, everyone had asthma from the minority community. That was number one. Now, the illness du jour is autism. You know what autism is? I'll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out. That's what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they're silent? They don't have a father around to tell them, "Don't act like a moron. You'll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don't sit there crying and screaming, idiot." Autism -- everybody has an illness. If I behaved like a fool, my father called me a fool. And he said to me, "Don't behave like a fool." The worst thing he said -- "Don't behave like a fool. Don't be anybody's dummy. Don't sound like an idiot. Don't act like a girl. Don't cry." That's what I was raised with. That's what you should raise your children with. Stop with the sensitivity training. You're turning your son into a girl, and you're turning your nation into a nation of losers and beaten men."

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He did say 99 percent of the cases, didn't he? He didn't
deny there is autism, did he? Please, get a grip people. . .

Michael Savage reveals himself to be either stupid, or an ignorant man with a cruel streak --- if he had ever witnessed a toddler with autism, or had to care for one of these children for even one day, perhaps he would have some understanding of this tragic condition. He is not even smart enough to keep quiet about something he knows nothing of. Let us hope he decides to become educated.

You are a complete idiot. I have no time to write more, because I'm to busy raising my two "sissy" boys with Autism.

i am glad this guy got shown up this guy talks about everybody and all he says is not true and there are people who buy what he says he want's to clean it up because his money is on the line he does not care that he is wrong because he believes he is the answer to our prayers and he will save us from ourselves he talks about everybody and i am surprised that he does not get more heat from some of the stuff he says he is a mean crazy bigot. the naacp and every other group ought to pull out from michael savage i believe in free speech but some of the stuff he says is just plain terrible. he rants and raves and he gives good info sometimes but he is so mentally desturbed until he goes out in left field and rants and raves until you have to turn the station to keep a little sanity and peace of your own thank media matters for catching this and bringing it to the light autism is a serious illness i worked with these children in facilities and it is nothing to say that they just need a father and they will be alright and no matter how he reads the bible and talk about his brother or get on this kick that someone is out to get him no one cares about him for real if they did he would not be so mean he is such a mean man and if you listen to him and do not think he is mean then something is wrong with you not me. this guy has run his course and it is time for healing not all this hate he teaches him jeremiah and levine are all haters and it does our country no justice fire them all i say

You are the one being ignorant...

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Ok, so i heard about Micheal Savage's remarks on the news today, and was confused because it sounded a bit odd. My uncle is a Micheal Savage junkie, so i texted him what i just heard. He exclaimed "It's out of context!!"
So, I googled this, and read the above quote. It sounds not like Savage is necessarily trying to offend Autistic children, it sounds like all he's doing is proving a point.
We live in the prozaac generation where EVERYONE seems to have something wrong with them. All it seems like he is saying, is that not ALL children have Autism (as many parents try to label there misbehaved children), and that the great awareness of children who ACTUALLY have Autism are affecting the hypocondriacs out there, making EVERYONE seemingly have Autism. He definately stated this argument in such a way that it could very well (and has) be taken out of context and easily misconstrued, but if one reads this blurb by him carefully, its easy to see that he's not targeting those with Autism, nor their families, but those who claim they do-to fraud the system and make excuses for behavior.
I have a couple friends who have Autism, so I am by no means acting as an advocate against Autism, just pointing out what Savage seems to actually mean. Im certain that if my close Autistic friend were to read this, she would be upset by it's truth, not by his words that protesters are taking out of context.
A movie that seems to make Savage's point in a way pertaining to a different illness, ADD, is Charlie Bartlett. It is the exact same message that Savage is attempting to convey. Just because someone is hyper and a bit unfocused does not mean that the person necessarily has Attention Devosate Disorder (I apologize for the spelling), just as someone who can't read emotion correctly or has a slight disibility doesn't always mean the person is autisitc. Anyone who has difficulty understanding Savage's argument should try to watch Charlie Bartlett to more understand this point. It is not a slap in the face to Autistic children and families, it is a stab at our hypocondriac generation.

Have you heard of sentences? And it's Attention Deficit Disorder. Sorry, I just think you should know what you're talking about before you decide to post a comment. I do agree with you on the ADD epedemic though, and Charlie Bartlett was a great movie.

It's pretty obvious who the fool is here. Mr. Savage's dad's lecture on not becoming a fool didn't work. It's to bad Mr. Savage doesn't do some research before he makes such a statement on autistic children. His comments only make him look foolish, uneducated and insensitive...which I guess is what he wants to be. I feel sorry for you Mr. Savage....

He's right. Libs are killing this nation

Your tune would change if it affected someone you love! Open your eyes & quit shutting out the changing world around you. Don't offer an opinion of something that you have had no experience or knowledge of - it goes against the basic principles of how we should treat others. Stop wasting energy judging others & expect the same courtesy in return!

If this is the case, Mr. Savage....you have found the CURE for autism. WOW....why didn't someone try this before??!! I am a therapist who has worked with children, teens, and adults with autism for over 8 years. I have over 6 years of education and training....including several credentials and Masters degrees. I sit on the board of directors and am co-owner of an Early Intervention Center for children with autism.

I wish I would have tried your 'therapeutic tehcnique' before wasting all my money and time and energy. You certainly know what you're talking about and you sound very intelligent....I will take your recommendations and hopefully I will have some success with working with my autistic clients. Really though....sounds like you have found the cure....we (meaning the rest of the living world) are fools for not trying this technique earlier. Contact the organization below....they've put BILLIONS of dollars into finding a cure. They will be thrilled to hear YOU have found the cure!!! Now only if there were a cure for ignorance.

www.autismspeaks.org

I loved your reply to Michael Savages rant. I am a proud parent of a son with Autism and currently am raising funds for Autism Speaks through a Marathon that I will be running in the fall. I hope someday there will be a cure.

I believe Mr. Savage is wrong just by reading the above responses. Most of them have such awful spelling and grammar that I suppose only autism could be the reason! Seriously, I don't think he meant there is no autism, however, I think he was being over anxious in saying that 99% are fakes. My son is autistic and it isn't because I never corrected him or never tried to raise him as a man. But if what Mr. Savage says has any truth to it then perhaps we do need to be careful and not waste funds on people who are not really autistic at the cost of not helping those who truly need it.

I wish Michael Savage could walk a mile in the shoes of a parent who has a son or daughter with Autism. The heartache we face everyday trying to read a glimpse of happiness from our precious children's faces. The hours and hours it takes to try to get them out of thier own little world and into ours even if it's just for a fleeting moment. I am proud to be the parent of my 6 year old son with Autism. He is who he is because God made him that way and knew that we would be the best parents for him. He is the light of my life and I love him with all my heart. I wish Michael Savage would open his eyes and stop provong how ignorant he really is.

I have Asperger's Syndrome and I was greatly offended by Mr.Savage's comments. He clearly has no idea what he's talking about, and it appears as if this is only a lame publicity stunt. So just ignore it until it goes away, because that's the only way to deal with people like him.

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