"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."
For your entertainment, that was one of Michael Savage's greatest hits of hate speech- the one in which he offered a rather unscientific analysis of autism. I don't listen to Savage, but I understand that there have been many more. Gays, according to him, are responsible for the mortgage crisis. Don't ask me how that works, but somehow he figured it out.
In today's news, the government of the United Kingdom announced today that Savage is on their list of people not permitted to visit. Ironically, this move puts Savage into the same box, at least for the Brits, as the "Islamofascists" that Savage loves to spew venom at. Well, there's poetic justice for you. After all, the opposite of hate is not contrasting hate. No, the opposite of hate is love.
I am left wondering, why only Savage? Are Limbaugh and Coulter so courtly and civil in their utterances that they do not belong on the list? I am also left wondering, does this actually signify anything? I would not expect any of those people to be interested in spending any time in the UK, so you could tell all 3 of them they ain't going to London and they would not give a damn. Actually they might welcome the news, it would give them something else to fill air time with. They may mouth platitudes in public about the Brits being our brothers in freedom, but let's face it, Brits are not conservative enough to please American right wing radio jocks. Even if you call yourself a British Conservative, you are not right wing enough for any of those 3.