Talk show host: ‘This is the country where the Magna Carta was created? Shame on you’
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The third most listened to radio talk show host in America, Michael Savage, outlawed from traveling to the UK by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith because of his political opinions, has vowed to take legal action to clear his name on grounds of defamation after he was included in a list of banned individuals because of his opposition to illegal immigration.
World Net Daily reports that Savage is talking to attorneys and notes that England has very strict laws regarding defamation of character.
Reacting with shock to being linked with terrorists, racist groups and violent skinheads, Savage responded, “She said this is the kind of behavior we won’t tolerate? She’s linking me with mass murderers who are in prison for killing Jewish children on buses? For my speech? The country where the Magna Carta was created?’”
Smith said that Savage was an example of “someone who has fallen into the category of fomenting hatred, of such extreme views and expressing them in such a way that it is actually likely to cause inter-community tension or even violence if that person were allowed into the country.”
“Shame on you. Shame that you’ve fallen to such a low level,” responded Savage.
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“It’s interesting to me that here I am a talk show host, who does not advocate violence, who advocates patriotic traditional values â€“ borders, language, culture â€“ who is now on a list banned in England,” Savage said. What does that say about the government of England? It says more about them than it says about me,” he added.
Since the UK Home Secretary Jacqui Smith fits the dictionary definition of “the head of a government department….one that attempts to control public opinion or its expression,” she can accurately be described as a political commissar in the same mould as those that crushed free speech in the former Soviet Union.
As we reported this morning, freedom of speech on Britain is all but dead and expressing opinions that might be considered “offensive” to minority groups has effectively been outlawed.
Said Savage, “How can a nation put me on a list and leave hate preachers in England who say that we’re going to kill all of you? We’re going to convert all of you to Islam. How is it possible that those hate preachers can’t be deported from Britain, but I can be banned from Britain? People who advocate actual murder cannot be deported from Britain.”
“How is it that liberalism has gotten so distorted and cowardly?”
This article was posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 10:55 am