Words Have Consequences
Top Radio Host Shifts Blame as Advertiser, Radio Network Drop Show
In response to Savage's remarks, the insurance company AFLAC announced it will no longer sponsor Savage's program, while the seven-station Super Talk Mississippi radio network has decided to drop Savage's program from its lineup.
"Savage can try to obfuscate matters all he wants, but the fact remains -- his words are his words, and they were clearly directed at children with autism," Palmer said. "Instead of trying to shift blame, he ought to do what's right and apologize to the millions of autistic children, their families, and others he insulted."
Parents call for Savage to be fired over autism rant
...law professor Nate Persily cautioned, "The Constitution protects your right to be a jerk sometimes. ... Jerky speech is protected."
Mr. Savage is indeed free to say whatever he wishes about pretty much anything. The rest of us are equally free to judge him based on what he says and to speak our own minds with regards to his remarks.