Attorney: Savage Should Sue S.F. Over Proposed Resolution
August 13, 2007 at 5:29 AM (PT)
A civil rights attorney is offering to represent TALK RADIO NETWORK host MICHAEL SAVAGE in suing the CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO and Supervisor GERARDO SANDOVAL for introducing a resolution condemning SAVAGE for remarks against illegal immigration.
DANIEL HOROWITZ of OAKLAND sent a letter to SAVAGE telling the host, "You have a constitutional right to state your political opinions and no city official has the right to lie about what you said or to call for a mob to come to your door to threaten you and to try to have you fired.... The civil rights lawsuit is one way that we keep the government off our backs. I have no problem with SANDOVAL voicing his opinions. He can disagree with you all that he wants. What he cannot do is to harness the power of the state and use it to try and crush an individual citizen."
SANDOVAL's resolution condemning SAVAGE's "defamatory language" came in response to SAVAGE's JULY 5 comments about a group of students who announced a hunger strike to push for new pro-immigration legislation, in which he said "let them fast until they starve to death, then that solves the problem." The resolution is scheduled for a vote on TUESDAY.
SAVAGE airs in SAN FRANCISCO on Talk KNEW-A.