By Kim Stagliano
Pop open a cold Bud, order some Tough Skins jeans (remember those?) grab a pack of batteries, join a buying club, top off your insurance and buy a share of a high tech company..... Several advertisers have pulled their support of the Michael Savage show. I don't think this means he's "out of business." But it does send a message.
The community that I know and love will not allow people with autism to become acceptable whipping boys, girls, men or women. High functioning, severly impaired, genius Aspergian, verbal, pre-verbal, in recovery, in college, in a group home - if you have autism in any of its Baskin Robbin's array of flavors, you deserve better than Michael Savage's disdain.
BY CHRISTINA BOYLE
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Friday, July 25th 2008, 8:45 PM
Six more major companies have yanked ads from Michael Savage's talk-radio show after he branded autistic children "brats."
Home Depot, Sears and Budweiser all withdrew their support from the fiery hatemonger's program, along with Direct Buy, Cisco and Radio Shack, according to Autism United.
Insurance giant Aflac was the first company to pull its commercials off the nationally syndicated show, which has more than 8 million listeners.
Read the full article HERE.
Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism.