Bay Area radio host Michael Savage is licensed to carry a pistol and does so, The New York Times reports in today's edition. The Times said it was allowed to sit in on his broadcasts if it agreed to not "reveal the location of the waterside house where he was broadcasting that day, or of two other homes where he has studios and which he treats as virtual safe houses" due to death threats Savage said he has received over the years. The topic of the story was Savage's lawsuit against the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR.
The Times' Jacques Steinberg writes:
- "With his suit, Mr. Savage has put himself in an odd position for someone who makes his living talking and is a fierce advocate for free speech: He is complaining about others quoting him."