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May 7th, 2009
11:54 AM ET

Radio host Savage demands UK remove his name from banned list

NEW YORK (CNN) — American radio talk show host Michael Savage wants an apology from Britain’s home secretary and wants his name removed from a list of people banned from entering the United Kingdom, he told CNN’s “American Morning.”

“I’ve heard from British attorneys who are salivating to set the record straight and win quite a large settlement should she not remove my name from the list,” Savage said in an interview broadcast Thursday.

He was referring to Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, whose office recently excluded 22 people, including Savage, from entering the country because the government feels they have been “stirring up hatred.”

Savage — who is on the list under his real name, Michael Alan Weiner — is cited by the British government for “seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred which might lead to inter-community violence.”

He has made controversial statements against homosexuality, illegal immigrants from Mexico, and Islam. Savage said “borders, language, and culture is the real message of the Savage Nation,” his radio talk show.


Filed under: Controversy
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  1. I guess you guys missed the point completely

    Its not about him, its not about you, its about all of us having the right to express an opinion. If you remove his right, or make it against the law, then everyone here on this Blog should be banned as well.

    Because he is standing up, and fighting for his right, so far, you still have the right to bash him. If you remove his right, then you have to shut up as well, or be banned with him.

    Lets all calm down and think for a minute how important his case is. If you allow UK to do it, how long before its made policy in the US? and how long before they come for you about what you said on this Blog.

    If you guys cant understand something as simple as this, then you deserved to live in an oppressed and communistic society that doesn't allow free speech, freedom of expression and your right to be wrong.

    Think people...

    Robert M.

    September 8, 2009 at 5:01 pm |
  2. Tom K

    After hearing his rantings, I think we should ban him from re-entering th USA also.

    May 8, 2009 at 8:03 am |
  3. H Kirby

    I completely agree with Double A. I thought it was brilliant of Kiran to include the real Michael Savage, the ranting hate-monger spewing hate against the autistic and Moslems. Those are just two topics he has raged against. When he is interviewed to defend his latest disgrace he acts very polite and moderate, what a liar! I am so glad Kiran ran those two tapes.
    Stupid women call into his show saying that they love him! Can't they tell he is one of the biggest mysogenists of all time! He hates women and often insults them on his show. He has thousands of morons who follow his advice and he never allows his listeners to forget it.
    He is currently raving that England has defamed him, forgetting that he defames someone every 15 minutes. He yells insults to the people who call in cutting them off if they ask a question he doesn't want to answer. I think it is great that the Brits have given him a taste of his own medicine. You would like to think that this experience will change him, but it will not. He is trying to rant his way off this list, but somehow I don't think he will bully the Brits.
    More power to you Britain, a great big THANKYOU from me.

    May 8, 2009 at 12:41 am |
  4. PianoGuy

    It's nice to see that, in order to balance out poet e.e.cummings' predilection for writing in lower case, we now have Stanton Cummings who likes to shout his head off in upper case. The universe is now in balance.

    I'm not quite sure why this story about Michael Savage got this guy going on a rant about sex, but it's probably on his mind a great deal. Yeah, those Bible thumpers have been real successful in shutting down sex, haven't they, MR CUMMINGS?

    May 7, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  5. Double A

    Saw Kiran's interview with Savage. His name really is very apt.
    Besides that I found out that the man is a liar and coward. He tried to minimize his radio speak with a soft tone and lies. If you listen to his radio talk it much more savage and inciendiery. I am glad that you played a couple of sound bites. His lame explanations illustrate the point. I think he is an appropriate member of the cast in the UK list.
    In his diatribe on Islame the only concession he made was to use the word "behind" instead of "ass", which he is. Imagine justifying his hatred with lame examples of 9-11 purps being all Muslims. This one comment should have made him qualified for the list. I am sure the Brits do not want to have riots in their streets. I think he is doing all this TV circuit to increase his UK audience, which thankfully must have been small. Now he wants to incrite a certain segment of the populace in UK and hopes to increase the size of this segment.

    May 7, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  6. LOL ?

    Mr. Savage is the most brilliant man in talk radio, and in most circles of the media. Keep up the good work Mr. Savage.

    May 7, 2009 at 4:13 pm |
  7. R. Hoepelaman

    Who cares the guys an idiot. An author? you call psychological nudity a book? hes an old koot with nothing more to do than complain about nothing and never gives or answers to the full facts of a topic anyway. He and his compadre bortz should be banned.

    May 7, 2009 at 2:18 pm |
  8. stanton g. cummings

    FOR CENTURYS YOU BIBLE THUMPERS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CONTROL PEOPLE'S SEX LIFE !!!!!! SEX IS SOMETHING GOD GAVE TO MANKIND AND IS NOT FOR COLD SEXLESS LIFELESS HYPOCRITES TO TRY AND TAKE AWAY FROM THE REST OF US IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE E.D.COMMERCIALS TURN THE CHANNEL OR TURN OF THE T.V. BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE NOT GOING TO TURN ME OFF GET THE MESSAGE MR .MORAN !!!!!!!

    May 7, 2009 at 2:10 pm |
  9. Jamaica

    DEMANDING???? Or what?

    This is laughable. And being in the public eye to the tune of big money:
    we have the right to laugh at him for his drama queen silliness.

    People who have history of inciting violence are banned in other european countries too. David Duke was detained in several countries.

    Delusions of grandeur there.
    Has Savage considered medication?

    May 7, 2009 at 1:26 pm |