What Fresh Hell Is This?

July 25, 2008

Rep. Doyle: ‘If Mr. Savage wants to find someone acting like a moron, he should simply look in the mirror.’

Pittsburgh's own Rep. Mike Doyle responding to wingnut radio shock jock Michael Savage's claim that autism is "A fraud, a racket. ... In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out"

Media Matters' Savage/Autism archive here.

(h/t to Think Progress)


Anonymous said...

John K: Why do Democrat members of Congress (Reid/Schumer/Pelosi) waste time responding to radio talk show hosts? They never respond to cable talk show hosts. I question the sanity of anyone who in Congress who uses the floor of the House to respond to a guy who makes his living making statements on the radio to promote ratings. Doyle is a Democrat. though.

Justin said...

In this case, who knows, because it's just that ridiculous. In other cases, stuff they've said off the cuff, completely fabricated, has been thought of as truth because nobody combated it (cf. linking Saddam Hussein to 9/11).