Asking listeners to put aside his political orientation for a moment, Cumulus Media Networks talker Michael Savage questioned the federal government’s recommendation that citizens get a flu shot 1/14 on his show. Savage tells RBR-TVBR: “IF TALK RADIO IS USEFUL FOR ANYTHING IT’S TO DISSEMINATE THE TRUTH FOR THE PEOPLE! THE LEFT-WING HAS FOUND THE PERFECT MAN TO UNDERMINE THE ENTIRE STRUCTURE OF OUR NATION. WE WHO PAY TAXES KNOW THIS. THE PROBLEM IS THE SILENCE OF THE ‘REPUBLICAN PARTY.”
“Did Harry Reid take a flu shot? Did Barack Obama take a flu shot? Did Barack Obama’s lovely family take a flu shot? Did Joe Biden take a flu shot?” Savage asked.
“Which of the mandarins took the flu shot?”
He explained that he was talking specifically about vaccines and was not advocating the avoidance of all pharmaceuticals.
Known for his many books on herbal medicines, Savage acknowledged he has benefited from “an awful lot of life-saving regular medicines.”
“The flu vaccine?” he asked. “No, I wouldn’t take it.”
Savage noted “not everything your government tells you is true.”
“So it’s good to have a cynic in radio who questions authority,” he said.
The vaccine, he pointed out, contains formaldehyde and thimerosal – an organic compound containing mercury, which impairs the neurological and immune systems – along with detergents, antibiotics and allergens that cause infertility.
The CDC itself, he noted, lists some of these ingredients on its own website as harmful, though it insists the amounts in vaccines is negligible.
Someone may well say, Savage acknowledged,” Well, I took the shot and it didn’t kill me.”
But when you’re older, he argued, “and you get ALS or Alzheimer’s disease or MS, or you watch your kid develop seizures, or your kid becomes autistic, God forbid, what are you going to say?”
The relationship between the vaccine and any one person acquiring these diseases can’t be known for certain, he said, “But why increase the chances of inducing such illnesses in yourself and your children?”
He argued that when it comes to flu vaccines, his political leanings are not relevant.
RBR-TVBR observation: One of our children’s pediatricians admitted to me a few years ago the flu shots still have thimerosal in them. It also seems like you can’t go to a drug store or supermarket anymore without getting inundated by the flyers and displays and notices about getting the flu shots….they really push them on you as soon as you walk in. A bit much.