Within my computer capabilities, have not been able to hear this occur firsthand.. Curious to see if anyone else happened to hear it live..
The attached action alert lead, complete with sample message and multiple media sponsor contact resources, hit my inbox via the DisabilityParty Yahoo! group, by the way, in case anyone else is interested in joining.. :hint, hint, WINK:
Have an observation that came from (as always) trying to do a quick Internet search on it for verification before forwarding to you all.. One of the top new links on it already claims to be sporting an apology from Michael Savage.. When you get to the webpage, visitors instead find a print screen of a spoofed "404 Not Found" webpage..
Would be "cute" except..
Most Humbly, Most Respectfully From This Fingertips :: Through the use of over the top language of its own, the above referenced, otherwise creatively provided 404 Not Found piece dropped woefully, shamefully down to, if not nearly below the level of the very people reported to have horribly disrespected persons with disabilities.. Here's hoping it becomes but a miniscule drop in a million gallon bucket of pro-actively issued rebuttals in this particular instance of blatant disabilism perpetuated so publicly in our Nation's media..
United In Self-Advocacy Reflecting That Which We Ask Of Others..
From: 'Autism Action Network (RJK/HK)' firstname.lastname@example.org..
Date: Jul 19, 2008 9:27 PM
Talk Radio's Michael Savage Trashes Individuals With Autism - Act Now To Show His Conduct Is Not Acceptable! Michael Savage Calls Children With Autism 'Brats' and Autism a 'Scam' Take Action!
Use the Autism Action Network to Tell Savage's Broadcasters and Sponsors What You Think of Savage and His Offensive Remarks
That's What We Call The Words of Trash Radio Host Michael Savage (t/n Michael Weiner)
Take Action Against Michael Savage's Remarks!
'Idiot' 'brat' 'moron'
These are just a few terms Savage used to describe children with Autism on his radio program. He went on to say autism, a lifelong debilitating disorder that leaves many children without the ability to speak and in constant pain, was a 'fraud' and a 'racket' perpetrated by inept parents.
Do not permit Savage's offensive statements to go unchallenged. Savage and his broadcasting syndicators must be held accountable for his hateful and ignorant tirade. Contact his sponsors and demand that they withdraw their support. Most reasonable people, and most for-profit corporations, do not want to be identified as oppressors of the disabled. Your words will have great impact and will make the choice clear for them.
To Hear Savage's offensive comments for yourself with some helpful commentary that puts him in his place, click on these links:
Send a message to Savage's broadcasters, syndicators and commercial sponsors (Use our messaging system to contact them but also fax and call them directly – where a web address email is indicated go to their web site):
- Buckley Broadcasting/WOR Radio
General Phone Number: 212 642 4500
111 Broadway 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10006
- Home Depot
Sears Public Relations And Communications
Website Contact: searsmedia.com/tools/inquires/feedback.htm..
Mail Stop #CF7-130_300
Fort Worth, TX 76102-1964
Phone: (817) 415-3300
Fax: (817) 415-2585
Laura Kane, 2nd Vice President External Relations Aflac Incorporated
Mechell Clark, Media Relations Manager, 1-706-243-8004
One Busch Place
St. Louis, MO 63118
Website contact: contactus.anheuser-busch.com/contactus/email.asp..
1 800 DIAL BUD (1 800 342 5283)
- Michael Savage
- Talk Radio Network
P.O. Box 3755
Central Point, Oregon 97502
- The Savage Nation
The Paul Revere Society
150 Shoreline Hwy, Bldg E
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Here is a sample message you can use:
Dear Michael Savage Sponsor or Supporter:
We have learned that your company sponsors or supports Michael Savage's radio program.
On a recent program, he attacked children with autism, claiming that autism was a fraud and a scam. He went on to say:
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.
Savage also used offensive terms to describe autistic children, such as 'idiots', 'morons', and more.
We parents and family members of an individual with autism will not tolerate Savage's offensive and unacceptable conduct. We respectfully request that your company withdraws their advertising dollars from his programs and, if you broadcast or syndicate his radio show, that you dismiss him immediately.
Autism affects 1 in 150 children in the USA. Each of those children has a circle of family, friends and supporters who share the concerns of the child. We would say that there are likely 10 people for every child with autism who shares that child's concerns.
When you consider this request, please consider that as many as 1 in 15 Americans will be watching your decision and how you react will have a powerful impact on their opinion of your company.
We hope and trust that you will do the right thing.
The Autism Action Network