Savage's response on his website:
Savage Loses TV Show
The Real Story
What happened on the air is much different than what is being reported. It was in the middle of an airline horror story segment with a great set (see
photos above). Out of nowhere a crank caller from a competitive talk show went from describing his airline horror story to making vicious personal
attacks against me. I signaled and thought that this crank caller was cut from the air. His insults continued in my ear piece and I reacted to him
personally as an individual who was attacking me to defend myself.
Unfortunately, my personal comments to this crank caller were broadcast. In no way did my comments reflect my views of disease and suffering in any
way. I have spent my entire life in the field of alternative medicine trying to heal the world and bring comfort to the sick. If my comments brought
pain to anyone I certainly did not intend for this to happen and apologize for any such reaction.
Let me repeat, this was an interchange between me personally and a mean spirited vicious setup caller which I thought was taking place off the air. It
was not meant to reflect my views of the terrible tragedy and suffering associated with AIDS. I especially appeal to my many listeners in the gay
community to accept my apologies for any inadvertent insults which may have occurred.