Shock Jocks Watch: Savage Gets Dropped in Cleveland
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Last week, Media Matters caught right-wing radio talker Michael Savage claiming that autism is a "fraud" and "a racket" where "99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out."
But Savage's controversial remarks about autistic children have gotten him booted off Cleveland's airwaves, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports:
WHK AM/1420, the only Cleveland-area station carrying Savage's radio talk show, is breaking its contract with Savage's syndicator, Talk Radio Network, said Mark Jaycox, who manages the Cleveland stations under the Salem Communications corporate umbrella.
"This guy's a knucklehead, and I want to get rid of him," Jaycox said. The radio station Super Talk Mississippi announced recently that they were canceling Savage's show because of the autism comments.