UPDATE (5.6.09) Savage takes calls today on his show from Brits who are outraged over UK ban. He urges all callers to get his book at a discount and send it to the Home Secretary, sues her for defamation, demands an apology and asks that he be allowed to address Parliament to explain his views. The guy has balls.
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said she decided to make public the names of 16 people banned since October so others could better understand what sort of behaviour Britain was not prepared to tolerate. The list of the 16 “least wanted” includes radio talk show host Michael Savage, real name Michael Weiner.
[Michael Savage, American citizen, has never been accused of a crime, has not broken any law, and has never promoted violence.]
Source of UK report: http://news.independentminds.livejournal.com/2528656.html?page=32
Smith alleges Savage engages hate speech which could provoke violence should he set foot in England.
IS THIS RELATED?
THE QUESTION THEN BECOMES, SINCE WE HAVE SEEN THIS ADMINISTRATION ENGAGE REAL THUGGERY, AND WE HAVE SEEN OBAMA ENGAGE THUGGERY DURING THE CAMPAIGN, IS THERE ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THE ACTIONS OF THE BRITISH HOME SECRETARY?
In other words, because Savage called Napolitano on her DHS report targeting American conservatives as potential terrorists, and sued DHS as a result, did elements in the Obama administration make moves to encourage Smith to ban Savage from the UK, a political and PR hit if you will?
American broadcasters horrified by UK ban of Savage Shadow of things to come.