Conservative radio host Michael Savage blames Drs. Maw and Birx of “Sorcery”
In an interview with Breitbart released Wednesday, popular conservative radio host Michael Savage accused Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s foremost epidemiologist, of not being a scientist. He also compared Fauci and Dr. Deobora Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, to sorcerers who use witchcraft to control populations.
For all the interview with Breitbart’s Joshua Caplan, the well-known radio host and best-selling author offered a number of dark perspectives on the presidential election, the state of the American economy and other topics covered in his next book, Our fight for America: the war continues. But it was Savage’s comments on the coronavirus pandemic that stood out.
First, Savage disputed the number of deaths resulting from the deadly virus, downplaying the death toll by attributing the vast majority of deaths to non-Covid-19 diseases that were comorbid. While the official death tolls in the United States to date exceed 190,000, in the interview Savage falsely claims that only 8,000 have actually died from the highly contagious coronavirus.
The radio commentator then accused Dr. Fauci of errors related to the nation’s response to the pandemic. The bad decision to block the nation, according to Savage, was “based on Dr. Fauci – whom I call Dr. Fraudy – is like a bad zombie,” said Savage. “He’s a power-mad career bureaucrat who has survived for over 40 years in the NIH. What does it tell us about him? He is a politician, not a scientist at all ».
Savage then elaborated further conspiracy theories about Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx, who have been at the forefront of the nation’s response to the coronavirus.
“Plus, I saw it coming because I’m an experienced epidemiologist,” Savage said. “I also keep referring to a scientific article that I have brought with me since the 1970s entitled Witchcraft, disease and social control in a Filipino municipality. It’s about how sorcerers used disease to control populations in villages through fear. People like Fauci and Dr. Birx are sorcerers, not scientists. They use witchcraft. “
Savage, whose real name is Michael Alan Weiner, has come a long way from his early days when he was a contemporary and friend of the legendary progressive beat poets Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. His radio show, The Wild Nationn, remains very popular with the conservative public who appreciate its political perspectives and commentary on a wide range of topics. Savage has also sparked controversy, having been accused in the past of making comments that many have deemed racist, homophobic and Islamophobic.
However, it’s Savage’s most recent comments that are sure to raise eyebrows between the pandemic and a heavily loaded presidential election. On the same day as President Trump’s audio recordings came out acknowledging he intentionally downplayed the lethality of the coronavirus, Savage postulated an equally biased theory that questions the integrity of the American medical leadership managing the crisis. Unfortunately, the real truth is that spreading such inflammatory conspiracy theories doesn’t require a sorcerer …
Apparently it just takes a savage.