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Michael Savage speaks ill of Tom Lantos

(Hat tip to Media Matters for America)

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Michael Savage, based here at San Francisco’s KSFO-AM 560, talked smack during his show Monday about the late House Foreign Affairs Chairman Tom Lantos:

savage.jpgWho died? What’s his name? Lantos? You know, that’s a tough one for me to deal with. You’re not supposed to talk badly about the dead. I generally wouldn’t do it. But in the case of Tom Lantos, I’ll make an exception. I think he was one of the most — he was a scoundrel. And I’ll tell you why I detested Tom Lantos. The man survived the Holocaust of World War II and used it as a weapon the rest of his life. That’s why. Do you understand what I just said to you? You can’t have it both ways. You can’t suffer such a horror, and then use it as a weapon without people noticing it. You know what I’m saying to you? I didn’t like Tom Lantos. And by the way, Tom Lantos was responsible for a gigantic policy disaster in Iraq. Him and [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi [D-CA] came out and attacked Turkey, if you remember, six months ago and caused a tremendous upheaval in our military mission in Iraq against the enemy. You won’t read that in the press, because as you know, the liberals in the media are all soft and they like to write these puff-piece stories. You understand that? It’s way beyond the — well, forget about it.

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Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.