MSNBC fired Michael Savage for some hateful anti-gay comments on his television show.
"Oh, you're one of the sodomites. You should only get AIDS and die, you pig. How's that? Why don't you see if you can sue me, you pig. You got nothing better than to put me down, you piece of garbage. You have got nothing to do today, go eat a sausage and choke on it."
Returning to an earlier theme, some liberals interpret any criticism of homosexuals or gay lobby groups as homophobia. Our beloved Brian Flemming, for example, accuses even me of "rampant homophobia." Our Mark Saleski expects "whining" about political correctness from the right in response to Savage being fired.
Mr. Saleski is mistaken. There will be no such outpouring of sympathy. See, Savage really IS what Brian seems to think everybody to the right of Howard Dean is. Conservatives and libertarians will look at this and say "off with his head." Screw this hateful jackass.
There's all the difference in the world between not being comfortable sending your young son out camping with a gay scoutmaster versus spitefulness and hatred. Even being an evangelical Christian who considers homosexuality a grave sin does not mean wishing suffering and death on sinners. Indeed, I would expect good conservative Christians to make a special point of condemning Savage's wickedness.
I was not sympathetic to gay groups trying to pre-emptively stop MSNBC from giving Savage a show. Even if he's pretty much of an ass, let him have his say. But the guy did this to himself. It didn't take a lobbying campaign from anybody to get him fired.
Indeed, this strikes me more as an act of self-sabotage than of homophobia. He couldn't have thought anything other than that he would be fired for this. Too bad, so sad.
Something's obviously wrong in the guy's head. Maybe he just needs a (very) understanding boyfriend to tell his troubles to.