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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-03-07 09:47 PM
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7. Savage is a litigious bastard. He sued DU's Symbolman and AmericanStranger.

http://www.alternet.org/story/16105 /

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Sigwart, who founded TBTM along with her husband Michael Stinson, aka "Symbolman," and Don Waller, aka "The American Stranger," points out that Savage has actually made it a point to threaten his critics with lawsuits and other harassment. On his radio show he called the defendants, GLAAD and other critics of his show "stinking rats" who "hide in sewers."

Savage said: "You live by handouts, all of you. You live off grants, all of you. You're a bunch of beggars... If you continue this, we're going to go after your funding sources. And we will do everything we can within the legal realm to cut off that funding. We are also going to go to the Justice Department under John Ashcroft."

The defendants say that the lawsuit doesn't make sense on a logical level for several reasons -- it names Sigwart individually, even though TBTM is a corporation and anything on the site is put there in the name of the corporation. The TBTM item in question is no longer on the site and was only there for a brief time to begin with.

"We took it off because we didn't think it was newsworthy anymore; Michael Savage is nothing to us," said Stinson.

Leavitt says that rather than defaming Savage, as he is accused of doing, he is merely quoting him. "He's the one that is defaming himself, and he's the one responsible for losing his own advertisers," he s

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