Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Michael Savage vs. Free Speech

This press release was sent to the press nation-wide.


CONTACT: Bradley R. Smith
Tel: 209 682 5327

20 May 2009


Michael Savage is suing British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith for placing him on a list of individuals banned from Great Britain as a risk to public safety. Savage insists he is being banned for his opinions. See

Referencing the British government, Savage might well argue with Baruch Spinoza that “The most tyrannical of governments are those which make crimes of opinions for everyone has an inalienable right to his thoughts.”

But Savage makes gross exceptions in his free-speech idealism. There are eleven countries in Europe, and it is true of Israel as well, that have made it a criminal offense to question the German gas-chamber stories. Savage has nothing to say about that. Michael Savage has never argued that any one visiting Israel should have the right to express doubt about the historical reality of the German gas chambers.

How far is Michael Savage going to be allowed to follow this double standard? He screams (as only Savage can) with rage that a European country would ban him from its shores for his opinions. But he says nothing about Europeans who are prosecuted and imprisoned by one European State after another for their opinions about German gas chambers.

Michael Savage can be seen as a victim of his own double standard with regard to free expression.

Bradley R. Smith, Founder
Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust
PO Box 439 016
San Ysidro, CA 92341

Tel: 209 682 5327

1 comment:

Ivan de Coward said...

Hi Bradley,

You didn't expect anything else from Michael Savage, did you. I guess, I owe you a beer. At the very least.