Not-So-Noble Savage: Court Dismisses Michael Savage’s Lawsuit Against Islamic Group

In an earlier blog, we discussed a clearly meritless lawsuit by rabid radio take show host Michael Savage, here. A federal judge in San Francisco dismissed the conservative commentator’s lawsuit against Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, for copyright infringement.

Savage sued CAIR when it used parts of his show after he called the Quran a “book of hate.” In true Savage fashion, his lawyers used the lawsuit to rave about the group as being tied to terrorism and not a real civil rights organization.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston made fast work of the complaint in dismissing it. Undeterred, Savage’s attorney, Daniel Horowitz, says that they will refile. Hopefully, a new filing will allow CAIR to secure Rule 11 sanctions if Savage continues to use the court as an extension of his hateful rants.

In the meantime, Savage’s latest outrage was his attack on kids with autism, here.

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26 thoughts on “Not-So-Noble Savage: Court Dismisses Michael Savage’s Lawsuit Against Islamic Group

  1. This Michael Savage is aptly name. He is one of the biggest blowhards on radio. Not only is he a racist, he never worries about the facts getting in his way. The autism episode this past week is a perfect example of his total lack of understanding of the facts involved when he is discussing issues. The radio world and the country in general would be a better place if he was off the air entirely.
    Buelahman,
    It is good to see that Savage is getting kicked off some stations. I saw an article the other day about him getting kicked off of a Cleveland station. Two down, a few hundred to go.

  2. Seems if it was so easily dismissed by a federal judge then it already could be construed as “frivolous” under rule 11 definitions.

    I would think a counter suit would do well, for Savage harrassing them with frivolous complaints.

    Not to mention this guys public hate speech against religion in America. Here, just a sample from this morons polarized mentality with regards to our constitutional rights to worship, and his professed “worship” of the Constitution.

    What sane nation that worships the U.S. Constitution, which is the greatest document of freedom ever written, would bring in people who worship a book that tells them the exact opposite?

    and this

    I don’t wanna hear one more word about Islam. Take your religion and shove it up your behind. I’m sick of you

    and this

    “What kind of religion is this? What kind of world are you living in when you let them in here with that throwback document in their hand, which is a book of hate . . . Don’t tell me I need reeducation. They need deportation.”

    Perhaps Mr Savage should stop “worshipping” the Constitution, and try actually “reading” it.
    :|

    Tell him to start with the First Amendment.

  3. For anyone who loves freedom, the defeat of the Savage lawsuit is a cause for celebration.
    Savage hookwinked us all by telling us that this lawsuit was a cause for free speech. Yeah, it was about free speech but it was CAIR’s free speech that was being infringed, not Savage’s. Indeed, if Savage had prevailed, first amendment rights would have lessened for all of us.
    America is such a great country that we even extend free speech to questionable organisations like CAIR.
    Michael Savage is an ENEMY of free speech:
    http://tinyurl.com/27ladx

  4. I can’t believe you people are picking on this brave, courageous man with such a deep understanding of autism. Not everyone has the guts to take on children with his kind of mental equipment. He’s my hero.

  5. There goes more proof of freedom down the drain. Savage owns his book and NOBODY should be able to cut & paste parts of it just to slander him with lies.

    Savage: APPEAL THIS!

  6. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – snip

    Savage sued the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, for copyright infringement and racketeering lawsuit late last year, claiming the group violated his rights by using a segment of his “Savage Nation” show in a letter-writing campaign to get advertisers to boycott the program. In the broadcast used by CAIR, Savage also called the Muslim holy book “a throwback document.”

    snip

    The racketeering element of the lawsuit alleged that CAIR was not a civil rights group, but a political organization with ties to terrorist groups. CAIR denies those claims, saying it opposes terrorism and religious extremism.

    In an interview with The Associated Press after he filed the lawsuit in December, Savage said he was referring to Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his violent brand of Islamic extremism in the broadcast, not about the religion in general.

    Savage’s attorney, Daniel Horowitz, told the San Francisco Chronicle he plans to file a new racketeering suit.

    GO SAVAGE! FILE A NEW SUIT AND KEEP THEIR PANTS TO THE FIRE! GO SAVAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. martha h
    1, July 26, 2008 at 6:17 pm


    Savage owns his book and NOBODY should be able to cut & paste parts of it just to slander him with lies.

    uhh….they’re called “excerpts” Martha, and they happen about 1000 times a day on every news channel in America.
    :|

    Or did you expect people to print the entire book, when referencing it?

  8. martha h
    1, July 26, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    GO SAVAGE! FILE A NEW SUIT

    Yes, please. By all means encourage him to do so.

    Then the case for filing frivolous suits will be that much easier to demonstrate.

  9. Jill: “I can’t believe you people are picking on this brave, courageous man with such a deep understanding of autism. Not everyone has the guts to take on children with his kind of mental equipment. He’s my hero.”

    That was sarcasm; right?

    After all, if Mr. Savage comes off as anything; it’s (implicitly) “autistic”– i.e. having “a variable developmental disorder that appears by age three and is characterized by impairment of the ability to form normal social relationships, by impairment of the ability to communicate with others, and by stereotyped behavior patterns”

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/AUTISM

  10. Bob Esq.

    It was definitely sarcasm! Although that idiot probably does think he’s one of American’s most courageous people for taking on children who have autism. Hence my crack on his, “mental equipment”!

    Jill

  11. zakimar,

    Do you truly believe that all Jewish people are bad and that all Muslim people are good? This is a serious question. I just don’t think that can be maintained in the face of all kinds of evidence to the contrary.

  12. The above is a story about a Zionist Jew attacking Muslims. If it were a racist Muslim attacking Jews, you, about 10 Jew organizations and the entire media (I know that redundant) would be jumping on the Muslim.

    That being said, I was talking about ONE Zionist (= racist) Jew and you would ask such a loaded question. That says a lot more about you than it does about me.

  13. zakimar,

    I am not Jewish. My questions was a genuine one based on the number of what I consider, hateful statements you have made about Jewish people. I do not know of any groups of people that have a lock on goodness or evil. That’s my answer and that’s what you can say about me!

  14. First of all, I did not accuse you of being a Jew. Secondly, please do not libel me further. I have not made ANY “hateful” comments about the “Jewish people”. I have pointed out the hateful things SOME Jews do and I make no apologies for hating Zionists, who do have a “lock on evil”. Zionism is Apartheid which is Racism and should be hated by all decent people. No person is better than any other and should be given special rights in this life or the next solely based on their race.

    Unfortunately, some races, religions and groups believe in hate and Zionists belong to this group. I am not surprised that many Americans and the US Government sees nothing wrong with Zionism because many Americans have no regard for their own indigenous people (that’s Injins to those that don’t know what indigenes is), didn’t oppose Apartheid in South Africa and until a few months ago had Nelson Mandela on their terrorist list for decades.

  15. Earth to martha h:

    In your 6:21 pm posting (above) of July 26, 2008, you reproduced snippets from a copyrighted AP story.

    Do you not realize that you did exactly the same thing that CAIR did?

    You are allowed to reproduce snippets of copyrighted material under the “Fair Use” Doctrine. Had Savage’s lawsuits prevailed, both you and CAIR would in the future NOT be allowed to do that.

  16. I’m telling you, she’s a liar or plain stupid. In one of her insane posts she claimed that Islam had a Prophet in 1300 AD. Like I responded there, either she just makes up propaganda, is demented enough to believe her own lies or is simply stupid.

  17. Tony Kondaks
    1, July 27, 2008 at 5:51 pm
    Earth to martha h:

    In your 6:21 pm posting (above) of July 26, 2008, you reproduced snippets from a copyrighted AP story.

    Do you not realize that you did exactly the same thing that CAIR did?

    LOL

  18. On July 26, 2008 at 6:21 pm, BARTLEBEE asked martha h if she expected people to print an entire book instead of copying and pasting, as she complained CAIR unfairly did with Savage’s copyrighted material.

    It seems as though entire reproductions of one’s copyrighted works would be the ONLY way one to satisfy those who claim that reproducing snippets takes them out of context. But the problem there is that complete reproductions are piracy! And piracy is — and should be — illegal.

    That is one of the reasons why the “Fair Use” Doctrine allows one to reproduce sections of copyrighted material. And by its very nature, limited reprodutions will always be out-of-context. But it isn’t as if Savage is without a bully pulpit in order to correct any misunderstandings that may arise out when a party, like CAIR, allegedly takes him out of context; Savage can pontificate to the 8 million listeners he claims he has for 5 hours a day, 5 days a week in order to set the record straight. We should all be so lucky to have such means at our disposal to counteract those whom we feel misrepresent us during the cut and thrust of political debate. Savage also has his website to use for this purpose as well, which he claims has millions of hits per month.

  19. Michael Savage (actual name Weiner), ironically Weiner Nation would be a more appropriate name for his show, is a Zionist Jew who hates, Muslims, Hispanics, autistic children, homos, the Catholic Church…

    I don’t know why martha and bb were even arguing, they were both on the same medication. If they were any more closely related, they could have been married at their trailer park.

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