Defend Against "Savage" Attack on Autism

On the July 16 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Savage claimed that autism is "[a] fraud, a racket." Savage went on to say, "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.\' " Savage concluded, "[I]f I behaved like a fool, my father called me a fool. And he said to me, \'Don\'t behave like a fool...\' FULL ARTICLE & VIDEO http://mediamatters.org/items/200807170005 Please sign the petition below to make Michael Savage responsible for his uninformed and harsh remarks against the thousands affected by autism. Michael Savage has a listening audience of over 8 million people. His message sabotages the efforts of many to educate the public on a disorder that is reaching epidemic proportions and is offensive to the autistic population and the families, educators and health care providers that work so hard to meet the challenges autism brings.

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