"I'll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out. That's what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they're silent? They don't have a father around to tell them, 'Don't act like a moron. You'll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don't sit there crying and screaming, idiot.' " -- Michael Savage
A true asshole who thinks autism is some kind of "racket." Savage is a paranoid right-wing radio jerk who's been bounced off TV and has offended just about every group he doesn't like. As someone who has two nephews who are afflicted by autism, I can't begin to say how offended I am by this. More about what this heartless jackass said here.
Autism groups will be protesting this shithead's thoughtless and insensitive remarks today in New York and will be demanding his firing. I hope they succeed.