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Savage May Sue Britain for Banning Him

Radio host fumes over making extremist list
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2009 9:12 PM CDT
Savage May Sue Britain for Banning Him
In this 2007 file photo, radio talk show host Michael Savage poses with his dog Teddy in Tiburon, Calif.   (AP Photo/John Storey)

(Newser) – Radio yakker Michael Savage isn't amused that he's ended up on a list of people banned from Britain for spreading hate. The conservative talk show host told the San Francisco Chronicle he's considering legal action. "Today it's me. Tomorrow it's someone else," he said. "The land of the Magna Carta has now become the land of the mini-Carta."

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Savage—who has branded the Koran a "book of hate"—says he has no idea how he ended up on the list, which also includes Muslim extremists and Russian gang members. "Does she not think people might hunt me down?" he asked of British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. And in a reminder of the scope of his audience, he added, "Who else will be banned? All the people who listen to my show, 10 million people? Should they also not go to Britain?" (Read more Britain stories.)

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