Autism activists protest in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO

They're demanding the firing of talk show host /*Michael Savage*/. The protesters are upset with Savage's controversial comments about autism.

On his nationally syndicated show on July 16th, he called autism a "fraud" and autistic children "brats."

A San Francisco mother talked about her autistic son at today's rally.

"Edward is one of the most sensitive individuals I have ever encountered. He is not a brat, and he has a loving father and mother who adore him," said

On Savage's Web site, he claims his comments were taken out of context, and that: "A cartel of doctors and drug companies is now creating a national panic by over diagnosing autism. Many children are being victimized by being diagnosed with an illness that may not exist."

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