Michael Savage: Protesters Should Be Put Down Like “Feral Dogs"
During his June 1 Savage Nation podcast and radio show, Michael Savage said, “you're going to see that the military not only has been called in, but will be called in and should've been called in on Saturday. And those punks should've been put down like the—like the feral dogs that they are.”
Media Matters, a “not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in” American media published a transcript of the audio.
- Michael A. Weiner, generally known by his professional name Michael Savage, is an American radio and podcast host who was “barred from entering the [United Kingdom] for fostering extremism or hatred” in 2005, the British Broadcasting Corporation reports.
- Savage said, “Twelve times in history, the president has called in the military on a domestic level.” He then spoke of “race riots” that erupted during integration efforts at Little Rock, the University of Alabama, and the University of Mississippi. He also mentioned the cities “Selma” and “Montgomery.”
- Savage added, “Giving a little history that you didn't learn in your history book, and you're going to see that the military not only has been called in, but will be called in and should've been called in on Saturday. And those punks should've been put down like the—like the feral dogs that they are.”
Savage also said,
See, it's always the race issue in America. The Civil War never ended. Civil War ended with hundreds of thousands of boys and men dead, to free the Blacks — and the Civil War's still being fought, in case you don't know it.
Have you paid the price yet, for the Civil War that we're fighting? I have, through affirmative action. I've had jobs stolen from me. I've been taxed to death, for high welfare costs. Shall I go down the list of the embarrassing things I'm not allowed to say? Selma and Montgomery—Civil Rights movement. Hmmph.
Bonnie K. Goodman, librarian, historian, and editor at the History News Network, wrote for Medium about the 1962 rioting that took place surrounding the integration of the University Mississippi. She described it as follows: “segregationists riot[ed]… clashing with federal and state troops” attempting to escort James H. Meredith, who would become the first black American student at the university.
A similar segregationist riot took place in 1963 as locals again attempted to prevent a black student from enrolling at the University of Alabama.
Amidst the current unrest, CNN reports that at least 23 states have already activated National Guard forces as of June 2.
President Donald J. Trump said in a June 1 speech,
If a city or a state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.