Über-conservative commentator, Michael Savage was reported to have gone on another anti-French tirade on his show, aired Friday February 8th. He revisited one of his favourite theories, according to which Jerry Lewis’s status in France is due to a form of closet Anti-Semitism. Michael Savage believes the French do not admire Jerry Lewis nor Woody Allen, but hold them in deep contempt, as “schlemiels”. During this Friday show, he also declared France “culturally worthless”, probably an echo to Time magazine’s recent article on the supposed death of French Culture.
Being unable to locate a podcast, or transcript of the show, at this time we cannot give our readers any more details that were reported to us. However, Michael Savage has been known to go on vicious anti-French tirades in the past as mentioned on this site and elsewhere.
Putting aside for a minute the fiction Jerry Lewis is popular in France, a myth well exposed by SuperFrenchie, this tirade begs the question: why is Savage revisiting his old material from his MSNBC years? Could it be from the mounting pressure from several activist groups currently organizing an advertising boycott campaign? For instance, CAIR – the Council on American-Islamic Relations, has managed to get ITT Technical Institute, Chattem Inc, Union Bank of California, Intuit and GEICO Insurance to pull their advertising from Michael Savage’s show.
Is Michael Savage, the last of the French-Bashers?
Schlemiels: Yiddish, a simpleton, a simple – a person lacking intelligence or common sense.
Thank you to R.S.