Okay, so I came across this article here.
The New York Times has stated the following:
A group of seven Mississippi talk radio stations owned by Telesouth Communications has dropped Michael Savage’s nationally syndicated radio program over comments the host made last week suggesting that nearly every child with autism was “a brat” of inattentive parents. “Michael Savage’s comments about autistic children were beyond inexcusable and are unacceptable,” the station group said in a statement posted Tuesday on its Web site, supertalkms.com. The cancellation follows the decision on Monday by Aflac, the insurance company, to pull its advertising from the show.
I say good for them for standing up and not letting these comments be acceptable!
On his Web site, Michaelsavage.com, the host posted a letter on Monday in which he iterated the central point he said he had been trying to make on his July 16 program: that autism is too often misdiagnosed in the cases of children, or falsely diagnosed, at least partly as a means of wringing resources. “Let the truly autistic be treated,” he wrote. “Let the falsely diagnosed be free.”
Hmm... I admire the actual physician in the video I posted yesterday that explained that children are often, get ready for this... UNDER-diagnosed. Michael Savage is dead wrong in his opinion.
On July 16, Mr. Savage, above, referred to autism as “a fraud, a racket,” and asserted that what “99 percent” of children with autism most needed was a parent willing to tell them things like, “Don’t act like a moron.”
He also said 'idiot'. I would love to know how many parents out there use this parenting method. Last I checked name calling was something you taught your children NOT to do.
I truly pray that this man will re-evaluate his position on this. Perhaps he will inadvertently gain some education in the field of Autism before he decides to take a stand again.